The holidays are approaching, and that means lots of special occasions. Between the traveling, the gift-wrapping and the baking, we rarely have a lot of time to spend getting ready…and besides, we want to take advantage of all the extra minutes we get with our loved ones. For this reason, we present the Perfect Pony, an effortless, easy look that will keep you looking chic all season! Thanks to Skyla Arts for this step by step guide to get the Perfect Pony.
From the red carpet to the runway, nude lips are having a moment this season. Select vendors Skyla Arts and Christina McNeill show us how to find the most flattering shades for your skin tone, and create a look that’s anything but dull! Follow these simple steps to achieve the perfect nude lip!
Between running errands and going out on the town, the bun may just be the ideal hairstyle. It’s quick, versatile, and provides a polished look in a matter of minutes. Thanks to Select vendors Skyla Arts and Christina McNeill we have an easy step-by-step guide in how to create the perfect bun!
1. Find the apple of your cheeks.
2. Start with your cheekbones – apply liquid highlighter on the temples and your cheekbones like a “c” shaped, use a stippling motion and a damp sponge.
3. Warm the cream blush on the back of your hand or with your fingers, apply with sponge or fingers.
4. Set with colored blush for long wear
5. Set with a light powder highlighter.
I love the look of red lipstick, but I’ve always been a little afraid to try it myself, so I’m thrilled to have Lora Kelley here to tell us how to do it without looking like a circus clown. And really, what better time to give it a go than Valentine’s Day?! Share your red lipstick look with us on Instagram and make sure to tag @snippetandink – we’ll re-gram some of your pics next week!
Lora’s Tips for Perfect Red Lips
Tip #1: Choosing the right color. The best advice I’ve heard is from makeup artist Rae Morris. Ask yourself if you prefer Tango Tangerine or Ballet Pink Rose. If you opt for Tango Tangerine, then you’ll probably love a warmer red. If you j’adore Ballet Pink Rose, you’ll probably want a cooler red. The great thing is that if you have a warmer red and want to add some coolness, you can pop a cool-toned pink gloss on top and voila! You have a new color. The same works for a cool red: sweep some golden gloss over the top for a warmer red.
Tip #2: Avoiding the “vixen” look. I’m dreadfully prudish and I love a good red lipstick. The way I avoid looking to crazy is by keeping my eye makeup in check. Our model is wearing little more than some sleek black liner, Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat, very light Sable Eye Colour in the crease, and of course mascara. You can add a retro swing by going cat-eye with the liner. I also recommend letting your red lip be the statement of your outfit, keeping colors minimal. If you’re making it an evening look, keep the dress Kate Middleton approved.
Tip #3:Be precise. I recommend Laura Mercier’s smoky eyeliner brush. Even though it’s not technically for lips, I have redefined its use to be my go-to lip brush. It’s a fine point synthetic brush with excellent precision for lining the lip.