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. 

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GLITTER FISH

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.

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CAMOUFLAGE

 

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.

 

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BIRD OF PARADISE

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

Video Exclusive: Jaime King’s Luscious Looks in Leger

Jaime King showed off her luscious lips for our Beauty Junkie column, in which our Contibuting Beauty Director Walter Obal detailed how to get those gorgeous looks with a combination of lipsticks and liners. While the lovely King is used to sitting still for the camera, we couldn’t let the actress lay totally stationary. In a short film by photographer Sarah Silver, Ms. King jumps off the pages and shows that her versatility isn’t limited to her lips. Check out the video after the jump! 

Beauty Junkie: Turn Off The Lights and Glow

It’s Friday, the end of a long week. You are likely sitting at your desk trying to figure out what plans you are going to follow through with tonight. The evening looks like it’s going to be a clear one with no sign of rain for at least a few days. Those cold winter days are behind us and you’ve probably hung up your puffy coat for the season. The layers are shedding and if you are looking for a way to captivate the masses tonight (which you should be), take a look at this week’s Beauty Junkie for all the right tips to glow and flow around this city tonight. After you have jotted down everything you need to pick up at Sephora, sink in deep with the mesmerizing video shot in conjunction with this story, featuring the track "The Hours" by London-based artist Lapalux. Lapalux just released his first full length LP Nostalchic, so while you’re prepping to hit the town you might want to throw this on as well. 

Beauty Junkie: A Glowing Sensation

Bio-luminescence occurs widely among some groups of animals, especially in the open sea. With these amazing new products from Make Up For Ever the sea goddess is brought to land to show off her beauty. Her luminescence is used as a lure to attract her prey. Watch out though, she’s electrifying!

All photography by Sarah Silver

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Alarming Eyes

SKIN: Use Make Up For Ever Face and Body Foundation to create a flawless complexion.

EYES: Create a graphic shape around the eyes by using Make Up For Ever Flash color with Sephora liner brush PRO Bent Liner Eye Liner Precision 23.

Set the flash color with Make Up For Ever Fluo Night Pigment in 32-Blue using Sephora brush PRO Brow Sourcils Precision 20. To create stronger definition, use Make Up For Ever brush 5SB with a little blotting powder to define the skin tone on the outer edges along the liner.

LIPS: Moisturize lips with Make Up For Ever Moisturizing Lip Balm creating a healthy hydrated pout.

All cosmetic products can be purchased at Sephora

Alluring Beauty

SKIN: Use Make Up For Ever Face and Body Foundation to create a flawless complexion.

EYES: Create a graphic shape around the eyes by using Make Up For Ever Flash color with Sephora liner brush PRO Bent Liner Eye Liner Precision 23. Set the flash color with Make Up For Ever Fluo Night Pigment in 32-Blue using Sephora brush PRO Brow Sourcils Precision 20. To create stronger definition use Make Up For Ever brush 5SB with a little blotting powder to define the skin tone on the outer edges along the liner.

LIPS: Line lips with Make Up For Ever Auqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in Bright Orange 17C-Vibrant Tangerine Orange. Set the pencil with Fluo Night Pigments in 30-Yellow, 31-Coral using Make Up For Ever brush.

HAIR: Wet hair and spray on Bumble & Bumble Prep Spray to help de-tangle and add sheen to the hair. Style with a fine tooth-comb.

All cosmetic products can be purchased at Sephora.

Patent leather motorcycle jacket by Phillip Lim.

Captivating Pout

EYES: Use Make Up For Ever eye shadow in 127-Metallic Taupe on the orbital bone. Following the crease from the nose out towards the temple for subtle drama.

CHEEKS: Use the same shadow 127-Metallic Taupe to contour the cheeks.

LIPS: Line and fill in the entire lip with MAC Landscape Green Chromagraphic Pencil to create a base. Apply Fluo Night pigment in 33-Green with Make Up For Ever Brush 12S by patting the color into the pencil to create an opaque matte lip.

HAIR: Prep and de-tangle hair with Bumble & Bumble Tonic lotion. Style with Sumo Tech and a fine-tooth comb.

All cosmetic products can be purchased at Sephora

White leather shirt by Phillip Lim. Sterling silver spider earrings by Tom Binns.

Photgraphy by Sarah Silver
Model: Aysche Tiefenbrunner
Styling by Dianna Lunt
Makeup by Walter Obal
Hair by Patrick Melville
Manicure by Kelly Baber
Makeup Assistant: Tess Sawan

 

Glowing Tutorial

Check out this tutorial from the shoot. Let it be your guide as you achieve these perfect electric looks!

Heloise Guerin Goes Swimming

In the June/July issue of BlackBook, we featured a simmering fashion shoot with French model Heloise Guerin. Guerin has walked the runway for designers such as Marc Jacobs, Isaac Mizrahi, Jill Stuart, and others, but our pages she wore the summer’s hottest looks for the beach, the pool, or the private cabana.  Check out video shot by photographer Sarah Silver. 

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. 

1
 

 

GLITTER FISH

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.

3
 
CAMOUFLAGE

 

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.

 

2

BIRD OF PARADISE

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