When it comes to full-on makeup looks, I'm not crazy-experienced. Thankfully, because of my job, I am able to call in a professional to help me express my ideas and make fun looks to share with xoY'all.
Makeup artist Tiffany Bartok is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She's chock-full of good energy and genuine radness. She and I help out dear leader Jane to look prids when she wants pro hair and makeup help, and that's why I had to bring her on to show off to all of you.
Very colorful makeup isn't super-popular right now; I've noticed that most looks are variations on cat- or smoky-eye styles, but you don't see too much actual '80s-inspired Jem-like makeup, and when you do, it's not very wearable for everyday. I'm always trying to challenge my makeup looks to be as bold as I want without worrying about fuccbois, and fortunately, Tiffany shares my opinion, so we rounded up the very best in bright makeup and went to town.
Here's some of the fun stuff we played with:
Tiffany hit my base with Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer and a soft buffing of Kevin Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer.
This look was meant to echo a true rainbow cartoon character. Such Frank, so Lisa! Heavy on the cool colors, my eyes—including my brows—were done with Urban Decay's Electric Palette and 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Electric, and topped off with Benefit They're Real! mascara in Beyond Blue.
On cheeks Tiffany used Urban Decay's ahhhhhhhmazing Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Bittersweet to sculpt cheeks and give them that vintage streak look in a more modern fashion.
Lips were my favorite part. Kat Von D's new Everlasting Liquid Lipstick shade, Echo, is about to blow up, and it's no secret why. The color is a deep, rich, velvety blue that turns heads. One coat of Echo was enough to add an ocean blue feel to my lips which she topped off with Palladio's Herbal Lip Lacquer in Belize Berry to give it dimension. This deep blue violet is a shade you would absolutely need to blend by using two colors, and it looks flipping amazing.
Here's where we got real VHS wit it! Eyes were done up in Urban Decay's finest pink shadow, Savage, from the Electric Palette and lined in their 24/7 pencil. I was really surprised how this made my brown eyes pop and look much lighter.
Cheeks were done with more Savage from the UD palette and highlighted with a silver Jane eyeshadow called River Rock Shimmer.
This is the look I could rock to a jammin' summer event or maybe even a wedding.
By mixing Kat Von D's Metal Crush Eyeshadows in Iggy and Paranoid with a generous lining of butter London's Wink Eyeliner in Holland Park to a winged cat eye, the effect was bold and striking while reminding me of shag haircuts and gauze peasant shirts—very '70s, very Jackie Burkhart yelling at Michael.
Does anyone else remember people's crappy artwork in the '80s and '90s? Everything looked vaguely comic-bookish with themes like black, white and gold plus jazz and random geometric shapes. It reminded me of doctor's offices and hair salons. That's the vibe I get here. Small bits of 1920s babes with a big dose of '80s post-disco passionate eye makeup. If I were a Freestyle recording artist, this is what I would have worn with my Gitanos and Guess bustier.
Generous blending of the yellow from Make's Post Impression Palette lends an autumn feeling, while brighter yellow from Mehron's INtense Palette in Wind took it to the realm of seriousness that only Lydia Deetz would understand. The eyes were also lined with a combination of Kryolan Proliner in Gold and butter London Wink Eye Pencil in Cheerio.
Mehron Cheek Cream was pressed into the top of my cheekbones and dusted with the rusty orange from the Wind palette.
Last but most certainly not least, a goth touch with Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Midnight.
I had too much fun letting Tiffany play with my face. The best part is that if you ever want to do so in person, you can book Tiffany yourself through Book Your Look, which I have used for other artists in the past.
- Which look would you wear IRL?
- What's you fav bold color?