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Karen Walker Spring / Summer 2013

image001kwClassic Beauty with a Futuristic Flair

Smooth, porcelain skin, effortlessly defined eyes and pastel pink lip

The Karen Walker Spring/Summer 2013 Collection celebrates the simplicity of the 1950s aesthetic, as well as the generation’s optimism and galactic wonder. The designer kept things modern with offbeat proportions, sherbet tones, and her usual combination of unique patterns – this season showcases celestial prints and exaggerated dots.

The fashions call for a makeup look that walks the line of classic femininity and modern beauty: a futuristic take on classic feminine subtleties. Clinique Global Colour Artist, Jenna Menard combines the illusion of a moon-kissed glow and a slightly smudged eye for an effortless effect. The lip is the main attraction for this season’s look, created by layering textures, adding dimension and a gentle iridescence.

Jenna Menard explains how to get the look using Clinique:

FACE:

Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder

Superbalanced Powder Bronzer

The skin should be flawless, matte and smooth. To achieve a porcelain finish, use a foundation shade one shade lighter than the natural skin tone. Dab and blend foundation with a brush and top with powder in a slightly lighter shade for a matte finish. For subtle contour and definition, apply a matte bronzer just below the cheekbone.

EYE:

Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Ebony

Color Surge Eye Shadow Stay Matte in Midnight

High Impact Extreme Waterproof in Black

Bottom Lash Mascara in Black

Using a black eye liner, apply a very fine line along the bottom lash line, corner to corner. Smudge the outer corner only with a clean shadow brush leaving the inner corner thin and more precise. Layered on top of the liner, dust the eye shadow to help create an effortless but polished smudged look. Apply one coat of waterproof mascara on top lashes and use the Bottom Lash Mascara micro mini brush to define lower lashes.

LIP:

Long Last Lipstick in Watermelon

Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in
Seashell Pink/Fawn Satin and Pink Slate

This intense pastel pink color applied with precise edges adds a feminine touch. To add dimension and create a matte finish, lightly dust a mixture of light pink and lavender eye shadow on top of the intense lip color.