FIONA  STILES

makeup artist

Get the Look: Nikki Reed at the Teen Choice Awards

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I was inspired by the combination of the architectural feeling of Nikki's top and the flirtiness of her skirt. I wanted to do something sexy but still fresh and young, and the navy cat eye felt a more playful than black; sex kitten versus sex bomb. 

I dusted a shimmery bone shadow over her lid and then used a taupe in the crease and under the lower lashes. Even when I do liner under the lower lashes I like to use a little taupe for depth. It adds a very subtle definition to the eye. Then I used a small pointed brush, swiped it over the pencil and painted on the line. I did two coats of the color because the second coat really made the navy color pop. I started the line about 1/4 of the way in on her eye, winged it out, and continued the liner 1/3 of the way under the lower lashes. 

I added a few individual lashes to make the eyes sexier and more dramatic. To keep the lower half of the eye less dramatic I used a burgundy mascara on the lower lashes. It's softer and I love the unexpected color when the sun hits it. 

In lieu of blush I used bronzer to contour the cheeks. A flush of color would have felt a little juvenile. The contour was a edgier. 

The lips were a warm nude which paired nicely with the contoured, bronzey, sunkissed skin.  MOst of the time I like to just focus on one feature, and the eyes were it this time around.


Moisturizer:
Yonka Pamplemousse

Foundation:
Armani Luminous Silk #7

Luminizer: 
Benefit Sunbeam 
Powder:
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

Cheeks:
Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in "Terra"

Eyes:
Josie Maran Argan Eyeshadow in "Vintage"
Chanel Ombré Essentielle Eyeshadow in "Slate"
Laura Mercier Caviar stick in "Sapphire"

Mascara:
YSL 5 Volume Faux Cils (burgundy)
YSL Volume Faux Cils (black)

Brows: 
Anastasia Brow Wiz in "Brunette" 

Lips: 
Nars Velvet Matte pencil in "Calliope"