Written By CHRISTINA HAN
“People have an expectation for spring, which is all about nude, bronzy, pinky-apricot colors,” explains Greenwell of the season’s standards. “But what I love is keeping the skin pure and then having a really strong eye, or rather, a colorful eye— not necessarily strong, but colorful.” Below is the artist’s step-by-step guide to creating an eye with “pop,” plus two lip color options: one for a day in the boardroom, the other for the evening that happens after a disco nap.
Expert advice: If you do not have the Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage palette, select a similar shade from your own kit, but be sure that the pigment is shimmer-free. Matte shadows offer an optimal finish for a contouring technique.
Expert advice: “To really shade in your brows, go back-and-forth with the pencil like you’re scrubbing your laundry,” cautions Greenwell. “You want to tint the skin, not the hairs.”
Expert advice: “Take a little bit of the Smitten lipstick and pop it onto the highpoint of your cheekbones,” advises Greenwell for an extra hint of highlight.
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