Get the Look: Bold Plum Lips at NYFW

February 20, 2014
We love the dark plum lips at the Parkchoonmoo A/W 2014 show at NYFW, created by Clinique Global Colour Artist Jenna Menard.
Menard began with a soft, matte foundation, juxtaposed with slight contouring under the cheek, and a glossy texture added to an otherwise bare eye. The deep plum lip was the main focus of the makeup look. To reinforce the message of contrasts, Menard kept the top lip matte, while adding a gloss to the bottom lip, visually disrupting the status-quo while also creating more depth and dimension to the makeup overall.

Here’s how to get the look using Clinique:

Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
Almost Powder Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15

The skin should be flawless, matte and smooth. To achieve the desired porcelain finish, use a foundation shade one shade lighter than the natural skin tone. Dab and blend foundation with a brush and top with powder for a matte finish. For subtle contour and definition that retains the porcelain finish of the foundation, apply a powder makeup just below the cheekbone using a tapered brush.

All About Eyes
Using the tip of a finger, generously apply gel/cream on the upper lid of the eye to add an invisible texture to the look. When the light hits the dewy finish of the moisturizer, a subtle shimmer effect is created which is noticeable, but difficult to identify. Keep lashes and brows natural to avoid overwhelming the overall look.

New Long Last Lipstick in Matte Plum Online Exclusive (arriving August 2014), an intense plum lip.
Quickliner for Lips in Warm Raisin Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss, which is blended for a deeper and richer effect. Instead of defining the lip, by gradually blending the liner and lipstick, the overall shade deepens. Finally, apply Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss to the lower lip to add more texture and dimension to the shape of the bottom lip, making lips appear fuller and plumper, complimenting the dewiness of the eye, and creating another contrast with the matte finish of the face.

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