Wearing white in the summertime is a dream when it comes to your makeup because you can get especially creative with your look. Personally, we like pairing a little white dress with a bold eyeshadow and clear lip gloss. Take a look at the tutorial NYC-based makeup artist Anne Kohlhagen created to help us master the look, ahead.
STEP 1: Pick Two or Three Colors Max
Choose up to three bright eyeshadow colors to create an eye look that’ll pop against your white attire. Here, Kohlhagen chose peach, gold and bright blue from the NYX Professional Makeup Off Tropic Palette in Hasta La Vista. “If you want to bring the look to the next level, feel free to add a little bit of eyeliner on the top lash line,” she says.
STEP 2: Apply the Colors to Your Lid, Lower Lash Line and Inner Corner (In That Order)
As far as where to put what color, you want to start with your boldest and brightest shade all over the lid. “I used the peach as an all-over lid color up to the crease and blended the edge to soften it,” says Kohlhagen. Next, she placed the most contrasting color (in this case, blue) on the lower lash line and blended the edges with a round-tipped eye makeup brush. “For more dimension, you can add a lighter color with a bit of shine, like the gold here, into the inner corner of the eye and the center of the eyelid,” she adds.
STEP 3: Keep the Rest Neutral
To balance out the colorful eye and white outfit, keeping the rest of your makeup neutral is key. “Avoid adding blush,” says Kohlhagen, “but you can add a soft contour to the cheeks with the NYX Professional Makeup Holographic Halo Finishing Powder in Rose Gold for extra luminosity and a natural, glossy lip.” Here, she finished the look with the NYX Professional Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Polish in Let’s Glaze for added shine.