Spring Beauty Trends: 11 Hair and Makeup Looks for 2020 — Photo Shoot, Interviews
Makeup: The firecracker lids at Pyer Moss, whimsical pastel sparkle at Marc Jacobs, and disco shimmer at House of Holland helped set the stage for Flowers’ extravagant cobalt embellished eyes. All prove more is more, and you might as well commit to the Pantone Color of the Year, Classic Blue, while doing so.
For Gabrielle’s eye shadow, Flowers overlapped five different products to achieve the dreamy metallic cobalt hue. The first one was the blue from the Sugarpill palette. Next, she deepened the color with a wash of the MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Triennial Wave. Then, Blitz Aquamarine from the now-out-of-stock Pat McGrath Labs Bliz Astral Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Nocturnal Nirvana was pressed onto the lids with Flowers’ fingertip for intense shimmer payoff.
To further amplify the glitz, a combination of a teal glitter and a holographic one was tapped on top of the shadows “to make it look wet and like there’s a gloss on there,” Flowers explains. And if that weren’t enough, Swarovski crystals were arranged symmetrically on each lid to complement Gabrielle’s eye shape.
Instead of contouring Gabrielle’s cheeks with a classic sculpting shade, Flowers reached for the MAC Glow Play Blush in Grand (a rich peach). Adding it to the hollows helped bring Gabrielle’s cheekbones forward. “When you’re doing glittery eyes like this, it’s important to make sure that your face has some depth,” Flowers explains.
For Gabrielle’s lips, Flowers lined them with a dark brown pencil, like the Lipstick Queen Visible Lip Liner in Rich Cocoa, before topping them with a creamy coordinating lipstick.
Because curls tend to spring up more some days than others, ask your stylist to cut your bangs in a triangle shape above your forehead about an inch or an inch and a half longer than the place you want them to lay. (Grazing your eyebrows is the most flattering, according to Jones.) This will give them “a little bit of wiggle room for your curls to have a mind of their own sometimes,” she explains.
After washing your hair, your typical product routine will work in your favor. Jones recommends applying your oils, creams, and gels to the rest of your hair first. Then, rake through your bangs with “whatever’s left on your hands, where your hands look a little shiny, there’s product on them but not necessarily a blob,” Jones says. “That is more than enough for your bangs alone.”
For days you don’t wash and need help taming rogue coils, a curl refreshing spray will help you tame the beast on your head. Jones says just spraying it on your roots is all you need to get your bangs in place again.