• 3.6.14

    Elisa Flowers Brings Bright Hues to Nylon x Nicole Miller

    Elisa Flowers brought her craving for bright hues to NoLIta's Little Cupcake Bakeshop – specifically, the set of a Nylon x Nicole Miller advertorial printed in the magazine's March issue. "Nicole's collection contained a lot of black and white, as did the bakery's decor; plus, our model had brown hair and brown eyes," the makeup artist remarked. "I established my palette by looking at the pops of color in the garments and the location."

    Flowers applied Bourjois Regard Effet Metallise eyeliner in Bleu Clinquant to lids and the brand's Rose Frisson blush as eye shadow. "One of the Little Cupcake employees recognized the model's vivid pink lipstick, asking if it was M.A.C's Candy Yum-Yum," Flowers recalled. "I checked and she was absolutely right!"

    To adapt the splashy beauty look for everyday wear, Flowers suggests first evening out skin tone with foundation or concealer. "To find a lipstick that is the right shade for you, choose a cooler shade of red or pink if your skin is more golden," she explained. "For a more rosy complexion, go with a warmer shade." She cautions against using clashing colors on the face, which can be busy and distracting. 

    "Remember: It's beautiful to enhance a single feature," she added. "If you have a gorgeous smile, play up your lips with a luscious lipstick; if you're always complimented on your eyes, try a fun eyeliner."

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