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.