Whether you’re prepping for the day or getting ready for an evening out, music plays an integral, ambiance-setting role in your beauty routine. In the fascinating forum thread, “Music and Makeup,” we were excited to discover the tunes that ruled your makeup world, and the genre list couldn’t be any more diverse! Just like a painting or film, a new melody may inspire your next masterpiece.
THE LOOK: Natural & Daytime THE MUSIC: Indie/Classical
Keep things simple and pretty for a sunrise session at the vanity. For a natural or neutral look, turn to the symphonic notes of classical music or indie favorites Andrew Bird, Beirut, or Foster the People.
THE LOOK: Bright & Colorful THE MUSIC: Techno/Dance
Green cheeks and blue lips? Yes, please! Complement the color and energy of vibrant makeup with mainstream techno-pop artists including Daft Punk, Rye Rye, Robyn, or DeadMau5.
THE LOOK: Experimental & Avant-Garde THE MUSIC: Lounge/Chill
Ever lock yourself in your room with a brush and a palette in hand? Take advantage of a rainy Sunday in front of the mirror and zone out to lounge-y or experimental artists such as Thievery Corporation, Zero 7, and Björk.
THE LOOK: Vintage THE MUSIC: Period
Ah, beauty from the past. Whether you’re recreating a classic retro cat eye, channeling Chicago’s jailhouse vixen, or going ‘70s disco/grunge, hit play on period pieces that transport you to another time. Our seminal favorites? Louis Armstrong, The Beatles, Queen, and pretty much any Broadway musical you can think of.
THE LOOK: Dramatic & Club-Worthy THE MUSIC: Pop/Hip Hop
Get your group amped up for a night out with an electrifying party mix! Stay true to current powerhouse pop favorites: Lady Gaga, Drake, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and Madonna.
THE LOOK: Bronze & Beachy THE MUSIC: Surf/Ska
Days of sun, sand, and sea are fast-approaching, and nothing gets you more in the mood for bronzed skin and salty beach waves than surf music! Embrace “California Dreamin” with the help of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Best Coast, or No Doubt.
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BEAUTYLISH "LINER" NOTES
Andrew Bird - Heretics
Foster the People - Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)