Calls of the Wild

Bold strokes of color, inspired by tropical fish and jungle beasts, are the summer’s hottest trends. Here, BlackBook‘s Beauty Editor Walter Obal shows you how to achieve these stunning looks at home. 




Tropical fish boast iridescent scales as a defense mechanism to dazzle and confuse predators. Humans, however, can use glitter to attract their prey.
Line and fill in entire lip with Sephora Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil in Fuschia Fever. Add texture and shine by applying Make Up For Ever Glitter #3.



Many species seek shelter by blending into their surroundings. A simple coral coloring is discrete but gives the skin a healthy dewy look.
Using NYX orange cream blush, gently smooth the product on your cheeks, lips, and lids with your finger.




Scarlet macaws, the inspiration for this look, use their colorful plumage to attract mates. But the appeal cuts across species.
To create this prism effect on the eyes, use Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream, Water Proof Cream Color in 20 (blue), 22 (green), 11 (yellow), 8 (red). 

Check out video of these looks in action!

Photography by Sarah Silver

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