Makeup Inspo for Atelier MODA
Fashion shows… We love them for the iconic looks, the runway models, the statement pieces. But my favorite part (and what’s often not even talked about) is what pulls the whole look together: the makeup. You can have the outfit, the hair and the personality to boot, but if you don’t have the makeup look, your ensemble will never be complete.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a makeup expert to pull a great makeup look together. For the MODA show, we want you to shine just as much as the models strutting their stuff on the runway. Maybe you’re not sure what look you’re going for, or maybe you’re just here for some inspiration. Keep scrolling for some great makeup looks to choose from:
Colorful + Unapologetic
The MODA Fashion Show is the perfect time to experiment with makeup looks that you’ve been dying to copy, whether it’s something you saw Kendall Jenner do (well, likely not because that woman does not do interesting makeup) or (much more likely) a look from Jeffree Star or James Charles you’ve been dreaming of since both of their palettes dropped.
Some inspiration I’d offer is to coordinate your eye looks with your outfit, whether that’s to create a bold cut crease with complementary colors or to entirely define your eyes with a matching eyeliner. Pop on a bold lash, and any look will be complete. Lately, lash companies have been creating eye-color flattering lashes, and I’d certainly say that’s an investment worth considering.
Too afraid to rock an eyelid look? Well, it’s finally time to break out that strange Kylie Lip Kit shade you bought but never use! Lip color is a true personality statement, and switching it up from pinky nudes and reds will be a breath of fresh air and a definite showstopper.
If you don’t have any fun lip colors, stop by your local drugstore or ULTA and I can guarantee that there are loads of affordable and fun options to choose from.
Matte + Nude
I get it. You want to keep it safe, and there’s nothing wrong with keeping things in your comfort zone (unless you’re Kendall, and then it just gets BORING). For a perfect nude makeup look, you can probably draw inspiration from one of the many iconic Kim Kardashian nude-makeup selfies done by makeup god, Mario Dedivanovic. The good thing about this type of makeup is that it’s a really good way to bring out the best of your facial features through contour without looking like you have cakey makeup on.
With a matte, nude look, you’re going to want to have a foundation and concealer duo that really does your skin justice. Consider finding a true match when it comes to these items, and you’ll be on the road to countless perfect skin days. Also, invest in a solid setting powder because it really pulls the whole look together.
Creative + Artistic
So you bought the James Charles Artistry palette, didn’t you? Yes, I am guilty of the same crime (of loving makeup!), and when you have palettes like this, it’s almost impossible to not want to venture into the realms of makeup blogger experimentation.
If you really want to go this direction, I highly recommend drawing eyeshadow inspiration from your outfit, whether that is patterns, color scheme, or just general vibey-ness.
Sister James has fortunately gifted us with all types of color-based looks from his palette, but there are infinite other looks you can find if you check out Nikkie Tutorials or Jackie Aina on YouTube.
General Makeup Tips
Eyeshadow is tough. There’s nothing worse than having what looks like a massive Pinterest fail on your face. But when things (inevitably) sour, fear not! A lot of blending will really help a look. Sometimes things are pigmented strangely and will look weird. Luckily, enough blending will always soften out a look, so you can keep your panic at bay. Unless it really is messed up beyond repair… Then I highly recommend a soft makeup remover, and try, try again!
Find a good setting powder, especially if you have an oily skin type. It’ll help your makeup last longer, look less cakey, and add a nice finish to your face. Of course, beware of flashback, especially because the MODA Show will have a lot of flash photography.
Find What’s Right for You
Just because everyone swears by Fenty Foundation or Shape Tape doesn’t mean that it’ll be great for you! Everyone’s face is very different from each other, and it’s definitely not worth putting your skin through hell for one night of glam. I assure you that there are the right products for your skin type out there! You just have to search a little and go through just enough trial and error.
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