The Look: Mariana In L’Oréal


Mariana Santana (The Lions), wearing L'Oréal Colour Riche Dual Effects shadow quad in Emerald Conquest (and other things, but we'll get to that)Do try this at home:

1. Prep eyelids with a shadow primer, or use an opaque matte concealer like the Visible Lift Blur. Its slightly tacky consistency was perfect as shadow glue, and the coverage is a notch less intense than some of the tattoo-strength concealers you get at Sephora. Suffice to say, it'd be pretty great for zits.

2. Load the tiny applicator sponge or a brush with the bright turquoise shade and apply over the lid, just up to the crease. Leave the inner corners bare about a quarter of the way in, and sweep the color beyond the outer corners of the eye to a soft point. Think not so much cat eye, and more like the shape of one of those pointy bike racing helmets. Work a tiny bit of color into the lower lash line just at the outer corner, and connect into the point.

3. Flip to the clean side of the applicator sponge or use a clean shadow brush to load up the opalescent vanilla shade (so beautiful, really) and apply to the inner corners, blending into the turquoise.

4. Color the pads of your pointer and middle fingers with Colour Riche Glossy Balm in Petite Plum and dab onto the apples of your cheeks for a healthy sheen. Greasy cheeks are the new greasy lids—you heard it here first.

5. Dab the pinky Innocent Coral Glossy Balm onto lips.

6. Dance, laugh, enjoy yourself, just be sure to fix your gaze slightly downward while doing so in order for the blend job can be fully appreciated by others.

Photos by Tom Newton, makeup by Annie Kreighbaum.

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  • jenn

    I need to know where she got her septum jewelry!

    • ITG Annie

      Oh man... are you ready? J. Colby Smith. ;)

      • Amanda Nudelman

        It's gorgeous! *swoon* (Along with Mariana and her makeup!)

      • Muhmmad Farid

        Yes iam readey

  • Nae

    Very fun! I've heard great things about that Visible Lift foundation.

  • Haiku Jew

    Amazing, Annie
    my birthday wish, to hire you
    to do my makeup.

    • ITG Annie

      What fun!
      That would be. Giving up. On this haiku. Can't. :(

  • Aubrey Green

    I've always wanted to look like this, olive/naturally tan skin with dark features. I love it. (nothing bad about not looking like this ;)) - I'm just sayin'.

  • Eliza

    Love colorful makeup on tan/dark-skinned people, but feel like it looks TERRIBLE on me because I have paper-white skin haha. I have teal eyeshadow and the contrast is just tooooo much sadly (and the colors usually suggested for Casper-toned people, pinks/pastels, always make me think of an eye infection).

    • Genevieve

      I am blonde and pale and feel the same about the colors always suggested for me. What about trying a much paler blue, like a sky blue, instead? I have one I love, I think from Illamasqua.

      • Eliza

        Thank you! That might look cool, but I have blue eyes--I always thought blue on blue washes them out?

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    I've been wondering about the visible lift line! Nice too see it in action.

  • Maggi

    Her hair is amazing.


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