STYLE & BEAUTY

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This feature was originally posted on whowhatwear.com.

3 Secrets to Toughening up Spring’s Floral Trend

What’s on every fashion girl’s mind? Spring’s arrival and the need to refresh–and ace–spring style. Take florals, for example: the classic print is taking center stage this season, and it’s begging to be modernized. So what’s the trick to making something timeless look more on trend? The solution isn’t in your closet, it’s actually in your makeup bag. With the help of COVERGIRL‘s truNaked Shadow Palette and Waterproof Eyeliner Duo, you can tackle any wardobe dilemna. From adding a smoky bronze eye to winging it, this is how to add some drama to your look and take your spring florals to the next level.

Scroll down for tips on making your floral prints edgy, along with some serious outfit inspiration. 

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   Looking to tone down the floral print? Top off your look with an edgy leather moto jacket, like this one from the Who What Wear collection exclusively sold at Target.


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 Skinny scarves are having a major moment right now, so take advantage, because they’re one of the easiest ways to make your look instantly cool, just like a smoky eye. To get the perfect smoky eye, using COVERGIRL’s truNaked Shadow Palette in 810, apply Ginger over the entire lid, add Sunkissed to the inner corner of the eye, and blend the eye shadow in.


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  Lauren Johnson for Who What Wear

When you’re unsure of how to style your florals, just wing it. A defined cat eye adds drama and edge to any outfit. To complete the look, grab the truNaked Waterproof Eyeliner Duo in Ebony to draw a clean cat eye, adding a more defined winged tip with Sierra from the shadow palette.


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How do you make your spring florals feel more edgy? Please share in the comments below!

Photographer – Justin Coit Website/Instagram

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This article is reposted from Byrdie.com.

“If you want a fuller pout, but happen to think that lip-plumping products have more of a placebo effect than anything else, don’t give up hope. Celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen showed us exactly how to enhance our natural lips with the strategic placement of a few key products. Grab your concealer, lip liner, lipstick, and gloss, and scroll through to see how it’s done!

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Step One: Conceal
Apply concealer to the center of your lips to brighten the area, which will make them look fuller.

Go all the way to the edge of your lip line, and blend the top edges up onto your skin.

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Step Two: Line
Using the lip liner of your choice, line your top and bottom lips.

The key is to apply it right on top of your natural lip line, exaggerating it ever so slightly.

Be sure to use a freshly sharpened pencil; the point will be helpful for placing the color directly on top of your natural lip line.

Feather the color in a bit at the outer corners. Don’t extend the color all the way along the bottom lip.

Leave the center bare. This makes the bottom lip look heavy and pouty.

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Step Three: Lipstick
Next, blend it all together with lipstick applied with a lip brush.

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Step Four: Lip Gloss
For the final volume-amplifying touch, add a light-colored gloss with a hint of shimmer,

like this Lip Glacé ($25) in Bare Naked from Laura Mercier, to just the center of your top and bottom lips.

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Done!
And there you have it: a pillowy pout in just four easy steps.”

 

Photographer: Justin Coit WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Hairstylist: Gregory Russell WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Manicurist: Barbara Warner WEBSITETWITTER

Producer: Jenna Peffley

Article written by Devon Hopp for Byrdie.com.

Lyzy Adler PORTFOLIO / INSTAGRAM

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This article was originally posted on Byrdie.com

We love our smoky eyes sparkly. We love our smoky eyes metallic. And we love our smoky eyes in every color of the rainbow. However, none of those looks are exactly daytime-appropriate. But when we hear the words “smoky eye” we can’t help but reach for the black eyeliner and silver shadow—the heart wants what it wants, right? To help remedy this “more is more” approach we’ve grown accustomed to, we called in celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen. Andersen assured us we can translate our love of the sultry smoky eye into a much more daytime-friendly version that’s just as captivating.

Keep reading to see how it’s done!

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Before

Before you begin your smoky eye, make sure you have groomed brows to frame your face.

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Step One: Lid Shadow

Using a large eye shadow brush, press a slightly shimmery, light taupe color,

like the one from Dior’s 5-Colour Eyeshadow palette in Montaigne,

into the center of your lid. Then, flip the brush to soften it at the crease,

and push the color into your lower lash line as well.

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Step Two: Crease Shadow

Using a darker brown shadow, take a blending eye shadow brush

and swirl the color in small circles into the outer corner.

Create a little more depth by blending it up into the crease.

Resist the urge to take this step into your typical night-out application.

Andersen says it’s always better to start with less, and build up as needed.

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Step Three: Liner

With eyeliner, Andersen says you want to define the eyes, but not see the liner.

Start at outer corner and use short strokes right at the base of the lash line.

As you work in toward the inner corner, make your strokes even lighter.

Then, grab the flat brush you used earlier and smudge it in.

We defined both upper and lower lash lines, but that choice is all yours.

Just skip the waterline for daytime. We used Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Roach, a cappuccino color.

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Step Four: Mascara

Day or night, no smoky eye is complete without curled lashes and a healthy dose of mascara.

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Done!

And when in doubt, blend. A daytime smoky eye should be blended out to a soft, hazy finish.

When you can’t blend anymore, you’re done!

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Photographer: Justin Coit
Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen
Hairstylist: Gregory Russell

Manicurist: Barbara Warner

Producer: Jenna Peffley

Take a look at Bridget’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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The first post-MDW weekend of the year is here, and you know what that means: it’s time to put on your prettiest brunch attire and head for the nearest spot with outdoor dining, a refreshing drink and an instagramable backdrop. Enter: Flynn Skye. Each and every piece will have you looking and feeling on top of the summer-weekend world.

A go-to brand for It Girls all over the country, we have had SUCH a great time working with Flynn Skye to bring you the very best #OOTD inspo. From solids to prints, and minis to maxis, it’s safe to say that everything from this brand is #modelapproved. Here’s a look back at some of our very favorite weekend/date/brunch/prettymuchanythinganywhere-worthy looks:

THANK YOU FLYNN SKYE!  We will always be fans, customers and friends.

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Danielle Herrington / Davia Gomez / Diane Murtha / Faith Picozzi / Holly Hicks / Lauren Johnson / Lyzy Adler

Monica Ollander / Paige Watkins / Polina Frantsena / Sakura Heffron / Sydney Schafer / Zeda Navarro