Hourglass at Oscar de la Renta

This year for New York Fashion Week, Hourglass partnered with Oscar de la Renta and makeup artist Gucci Westman.  The look, worn by models including Karlie Kloss, featured luminous skin, berry-stained lips and a dramatic winged eye.  “I was inspired by some of the more graphic prints in the collection,” said Westman, who combined two Hourglass liners to create the playful geometric shape.  “It needed to be appear inky, so I started with Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner and then applied the 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner on top.”  To balance the bold liner, Westman fashioned a runway-worthy radiance by using Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint and the Ambient® Lighting Palette.

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COMPLEXION: Prep skin with Veil Mineral Primer and follow with Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint for a luminous complexion.  Conceal any dark circles or imperfections with Hidden® Corrective Concealer.

CHEEKS: Create a seamless, soft-focus glow with the Ambient® Lighting Palette.  Lightly contour with Radiant Light, a sun-kissed golden beige.  Then apply Ambient® Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat, to the apples of the cheek.  Finish up by highlighting with Incandescent Light.

EYES: Sweep Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner along the upper lash line, flicking the liner up and out.  Repeat the application to create a thicker line.  Follow with 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner to enhance the black tone.  Finish up with two or three coats of Film Noir® Full Spectrum Mascara on the top lashes.

BROWS: Perfect arches with Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil.

LIPS: Prep lips earlier with No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil. Apply Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Empress, a deep aubergine shade, and use your fingers to diffuse the color.  Finish with a dab of No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil for a subtle sheen.

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