Libra babes, it’s your time to shine this month in our Zodiac beauty series, where we let your heavenly traits set the tone for truly balanced beauty. We are still swooning over last month’s Virgo vixen, with her bold graphic liner and triple berry custom lip. We called in our very own Bailey Stoner, an engineer here at B+C, as our lovely Libra. Here’s how to get the look inspired by her astro sign but meant for all.
LIBRA BEAUTY PROFILE
Librans are at their best when they’re in harmony with themselves and those around them. She loves to connect friends and get to the bottom of what makes others tick. She is the consummate peacemaker — anything to avoid conflict or separation from another person. All of these factors come into consideration when she creates her signature look, which consists of a monochromatic style that is easy on the eyes. A soft mauve cat eye goes perfectly with a berry cheek that works harmoniously with a barely bitten berry lip stain. To top off her look, add a little of that glowing goddess shimmer!
GET THE LOOK: MONOCHROMATIC MAUVE CAT-EYE, BERRY CHEEK + BITTEN LIP
Prep: Flawless Face + Luminous Highlighter: Follow this tutorial to get your flawless foundation and then build the rest of this glowing look. The key component is to get glowing skin with a really radiant highlighter like Benefit Cosmetics Sun Beam Golden Bronze Complexion Highlighter ($26). Apply with a fan brush to your upper cheekbones, slightly over your blush, up onto your temples, down the bridge of your nose, on your brow bones then finally right above your cupid’s bow.
Step 1: Mauve Cat Eye: Start off by contouring the creases of your eyes with a deeper neutral brown like Urban Decay Naked Palette in Buck ($54). Using a flat shadow brush, gently pat a shimmering cream shadow over your eyelids and inner corners of your eyes, like the shade “virgin” from the same Urban Decay palette. To get the mauve hue, go into the outer edges of your creases with a deep mauve shadow, like MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Haux ($16) — you can use this same shadow along your lower lash line too. Top off your style with a cat eye via your favorite liquid eyeliner or try Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen in Black ($22).
Step 2: Berry Cheeks: You can go a little heavier on the blush for this look as long as you get the right hue. For Bailey, we chose a light berry blush like NARS Cosmetics blush in Mata Hati ($30), which consists of a translucent pigment so that she can have that impactful look without overpowering her fair complexion.
Step 3: Barely Bitten Lip: When doing a monochromatic makeup look, you want to leave one part of the look — in this case, her eyes — on the bolder, more pigmented side of the fence. For the rest of her face, it’s best to go for a more muted version using the same hue. For the lips, we used a subtle berry lip stain or gloss like Japonesque Pro Performance Lip Lacquer in Shade 04 ($15), which leaves a beautiful stain-like finish after the gloss fades away.
Finishing Touches: False Lashes: If you have really long eyelashes then you can get away with a couple coats of mascara, or you can get on the falsies train and throw on a set of natural eyelashes, like my go-to favorites Kiss Ever EZ Lashes ($5).
Remember ladies, this look may be deemed by the astrological sign of Libra, but anyone can rock it. Have fun and play!
Art Direction/Hair + Makeup/Styling: Misty Spinney
Photography: Kurt Andre
Model: Bailey Stoner
Designer: Marisa Kumtong
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