Beauty Files: A Spring Pantone-Inspired Makeup Look

By Kat Hinkle
In Style

Recently, I worked on a shoot with photographer Attilio D’Agostino and Mother Model’s Allie Fosheim. For her look, I wanted to accentuate her eyes and perfect the skin for a new round of modeling digitals that will take her into the new year—and create a Pantone-inpired look that is the perfect teaser to a spring makeup palette.

Left photo by Kat Hinkle, right photo by Attilio D'Agostino.

Left photo by Kat Hinkle, right photo by Attilio D’Agostino.

Skin Prep: To prepare her skin for makeup, I gently exfoliated and cleansed her face and neck with Bioderma Créaline H2O on an exfoliating round cotton pad. Next, I spritzed Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist for a boost of hydration and luminosity. Tip: The Red Algae in the mist rejuvenates the skin.

After applying Skyn Iceland’s Icelandic Relief Eye Pen to soothe and depuff her under eye area, I followed with Makeup Forever’s Ultra HD Stick Foundation with a slightly dampened Beauty Blender Sponge. I concentrated the foundation in the T-Zone (where we all need the most help) and blended outward toward her hairline and neck. After lightly setting her foundation with Pro Longwear Powder, I followed with Dainty Mineralize Blush on the apples of her cheeks (all products by MAC).

Color: Wanting to bathe Allie in pink to follow Pantone’s hot color for spring 2016 (Rose Quartz), I used Soft Ochre Pro Longwear Paint Pot as a base and Girlie Eye Shadow surrounding the eye in the crease and bottom lash line on top Tip: Using the Paint Pot first neutralizes the natural color on the eye, making the eye shadow color appear more true and ceaseless.

To create a shiny texture to the lid I added tan pigment and Haux Eye Shadow in the outer corner of her crease. Sketch Eye Shadow was blended around her lash line to deepen her lashes (all colors by MAC). To finish her eyes, I applied Maybelline’s Lash Sensational in multiple layers.

Lips: Her lips were moisturized by using Fresh’s Sugar Tulip Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 lightly patted onto the lips. Not only will Fresh’s Tinted Lip Treatments make your lips feel like silk, they will give you that just bitten, extremely natural look allowing them to feel great all day. To give more shine I topped the Tint off with Urban Decay’s Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in Naked.

I am hoping you will be inspired to add the new Pantone colors in ways that are either subtle or creative—and for those who like to keep their makeup natural, you can always add the idea of a color throughout your look in hints instead of bold applications.

For more before-and-afters, follow along on Instagram @katartist.

Kat Hinkle has worked in the professional hair and makeup industry for ten years. After graduating from Cosmetology School, she spent four years working for MAC and six years in affiliation with top agencies such as Factor Artists in Chicago and ABTP in New York City. Kat’s clients include Nigel Barker, Sports Illustrated, and The Duchess of York to name a few. Her passion for the industry has only grown over the years. She is equally happy creating beauty for her individual clients as well as Fortune 500 companies. 

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