Day and Night Spring Makeup Looks: Illamasqua's Paranormal
by Jill Russell
Published May 15, 2013
We already told you all about our love for Illamasqua's new spooky-chic Paranormal collection. So we decided to give the products a spin ourselves. Using the fresh, glowy colors as a jumping-off point, we created two looks—one easy day look, and another, more amped-up version that's perfect for dewy spring evenings.
Using the quad Paranormal Palette, we started with the eyes, applying Paranormal (vivid cerise) in the crease. Then, we added Aura (warm copper) on eyelid and inner corner, and used the same shade to line lower lashline with a flat brush.
Next, we highlighted cheekbones and temples with Gleam in Supernatural.
And finally, the signature element of this collection: the purple lip. Here we used Inglot Freedom Lipstick #18.
From the Paranormal Palette, we applied Trance (soft violet) in the crease and then blended the color out toward the temples. Then we filled in the entire lid with the same shade. We applied Aura along browbone, directly under the brows, using a flat brush. Then, using a fuller brush, we blended the violet shade up into the copper.
After lining both upper and lower lashlines with Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Purple, we smudged lightly using a brush.
To define the brows, we brushed on Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow #25. Multiple coats of Too Faced's Lashgasm mascara on both the upper and lower lashes helped us get a super long, dense effect. We then highlighted cheeks with Inglot Freedom Eyeshadow #431 pearl.
To cap it off, we used Inglot Freedom Lipstick, blending together #36 and #18 to get a lighter lilac hue.
What's on your spring beauty wishlist? Tell us, or post your spring looks and ideas below!