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UO Bright Eyes, Bold Lips

Makeup artist and photographer Robin Black of Beauty is Boring shows us how to add a pop of color to your look for Spring using new products from our Beauty Shop.

Photography & Makeup by Robin Black
Step One:
Fresh Face

Skip the heavy foundation, but moisturize well and apply a tiny bit of Stila Stay All Day Concealer with a small concealer brush to hide any blemishes. Gently pat and roll with your fingertip to blend. Pay special attention to the area around your nostrils, under your eyes and the top of your chin (just below your lower lip). Get a sweet Spring flush by applying Bourjois Pot Blush in Rose De Jaspe directly on the apples of your cheeks. Use whatever is left on your brush to tap a bit on your temples for an overall glow. If you have thick eyebrows like Lily (jealous!), keep them groomed with Anastasia Brow Fix. Simply draw the wax pencil over the entire brow (it's translucent) and brush the hairs into place. If your brows are not ’80s Brooke Shields worthy, use the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color to fill in any bare spots. Several coats of Smith’s Rosebud Salve will give naked lips plenty of sheen. Tip: For dry lips, lightly pat with a piece of scotch tape then apply a moisturizing treatment and let set for at least five minutes before applying your lipstick.

Step Two:
The Eyes Have It

Start by sweeping the most neutral shade of the Pixi Eye Shadow Palette in Copper Peach over your entire lid and blend to just past your crease, leaving the browbone nude. With the deeper copper-colored eye shadow in the palette, fill in the outer half of the upper and lower lid. Blend with the lighter base color to create an ombre effect from the inner to the outer corner. Apply a tiny bit of the dark brown shade along the upper and lower lash line, stopping about halfway toward the center of the eye. For the finishing touch, use the shimmering gold on the inner corners of each eye. Apply two coats of Stila Volumizing Mascara on the upper lashes and one coat on the bottom. To evenly deposit the product, gently wiggle the brush side to side as you sweep it through your lashes. Tip: Quickly transform this look to party-appropriate by blacking out your waterline with NYX Kohl Kajal Black Eyeliner.

Step Three:
Color POP!

This Lime Crime Velveteen Matte Lipstick in Pink Velvet is a fresh take on Spring's bright lip trend. Blot your lips to remove any excess lip balm and then apply directly out of the tube (skip the lip liner, because you really don't need it with this product!). Keep a pointed cotton swab on hand to clean up the edges. The lipstick comes out of the tube as a liquid but dries to a velvety matte finish. Tip: This lipstick does double duty as a stain. Try painting it on and then immediately blotting it off with a tissue. Apply lip balm and you will have perfectly flushed lips!