THE TIP-OFF: ROCK STAR BLACK LIQUID LINER
A Brief History of Rock ’n’ Roll with ARDENCY INN PUNKER World’s Baddest Eyeliner.
ARDENCY INN’s new PUNKER World’s Baddest Eyeliner—a long-lasting carbon-black liquid liner pen exclusive to Sephora—was inspired by the coolest girls of all: punk rock stars. “ARDENCY INN was created out of our passion for makeup artistry and love for music,” says cofounder Gilles Kortzagadarian. “We are inspired by women in music, their creative talent and individual style, and the free spirit of the downtown New York music scene. Our mission is to put the power of makeup artistry in the hands of not only recording artists, but also every woman whether on or off stage.” In honor of the edgy, easy-to-apply liner, we present our favorite rock star–worthy liner looks from decades past with tips from ARDENCY INN’s director of artistry and education, James Vincent. RENEE TRILIVAS
’50S: FELINE FLICK
Fifties crooners stuck to ladylike cat eyeliner with precise, clean edges.
Tip: “This is the most wearable look,” says Vincent. “It’s also really easy if you know how to place it.” He recommends using the curve of your lower lash line as a guide for the winged-out edge and not extending it past the outer corner of your brow.
’60S: GRAPHIC MOD
Songstresses in the sixties etched tight curves along the lash line with an extra dose of black in the sockets for a sculpted effect.
Tip: To make this liner look less theatrical, Vincent advises “packing on the product in a way that feels dimensional and more modern.” Focus on a soft line at the lashes, add mascara to the roots, and build the intensity by layering on different formulas of liner for a multi-dimensional look.
’70S: BAD GIRL BLACKOUT
Seventies punk rockers rimmed their top and bottom lash lines with pure black kohl for a tough, smoldering gaze.
Tip: “Make sure you rim the top and bottom lash lines with a quick-dry liner like ours, so it doesn’t transfer onto your skin and smudge,” Vincent says. “It looks sexy and sensual—and it lasts all day.”
’80S: TRUE COLORS
Pop stars in the eighties added vivid candy-colored shades to their black-rimmed eyes for a playful pop of color.
Tip: Vincent recommends drawing a thin stripe of black liner on the lash line and adding colored liner directly above it to define the eye while making a statement.
’90S: SLEPT-IN GRUNGE
Nineties rockers haphazardly applied black liner on the waterline for a diffused, devil-may-care appearance.
Tip: “Liquid liner adds dimension—it’s actually very flattering.” For a last-night’s-makeup look, Vincent uses water-resistant liquid liner on the waterline, then diffuses the color with a smudging brush.
’00S: EXAGGERATED WING
Singers of the 2000s sketched bold masses of creamy, winged-out liner for an extreme lifted effect.
Tip: “Women usually approach something this bold with a bit of trepidation,” Vincent says. To create a “mistake-free” exaggerated look, Vincent recommends drawing on your desired shape with a stiff angled liner brush dipped in taupe shadow. “Trace the line in one swipe and just fill it in!”
TODAY: FUTURISTIC FLIP
Musicians today are experimenting with striking architectural lines to frame the eyes with subtle nods to the greats of the past.
Tip: “For more complicated and graphic looks, you can create your own template to make each eye look uniform,” Vincent says. Using paper or plastic, cut out the shape and size you want and use it as a stencil on each eye. “It speeds up the process and you’re less likely make a mistake.”
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Sometimes the best skincare remedies start in your backyard—OK, maybe not your backyard, but someone who lives on a fertile Mediterranean island’s backyard. Enter Greek-based KORRES’s star antiaging ingredient: quercetin, a powerful antioxidant and natural retinol alternative the brand derives from the bark of oak trees in its native country. Inspired by a Nobel Prize–winning study showing that the flavonoid boosts cell regeneration and significantly delays the aging process, KORRES first debuted its Quercetin & Oak skincare line in 2009. Now, it is introducing the first-ever makeup containing the potent ingredient. We asked KORRES cofounder (and chemical engineer!) Lena Korres how quercetin made its way from the tree into a bottle of the Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Foundation.
WHY DID YOU START USING OAK IN YOUR PRODUCTS?
“Oak-derived quercetin proved to have exceptional performance in reducing the appearance of the signs of aging. Of course, the fact that oak is one of the trees that stands out for its longevity tells us that there is a natural defense mechanism worth looking into; the lab in essence confirmed our fascination with this tree that fortifies itself!”
OAK FACT: Oak trees can live up to 1,200 years and grow to almost 100 feet.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO ADD FOUNDATION TO THE LINE?
“Our goal was to create a beautiful foundation formula that was long-wear, crease-proof, and that would also provide antiaging benefits by improving skin’s texture both inside and out. I have to say, the result is impressive!”
OAK FACT: There are over 400 species of oak trees.
TELL US ABOUT THE PROCESSING OF THE OAK.
“We use different parts of the tree—bark and leaves included—and those are all processed at our own extraction unit. It’s an exemplary unit that operates on a ‘no waste’ policy, allowing us to process all the parts of a plant while the residue is turned into organic soil and is sent back to our network of farmers.”
Oak Fact: Oak trees are a symbol of strength and endurance.
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SPOT IT: HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING POWDER
Recreate your most flattering light with these innovative new powders.
There’s a reason you love that sunset photo of you in Cabo—and it’s not just because you’re longing for poolside cocktails in the depths of winter. As any good photographer can tell you, it’s not just the R&R that made you look so good—it’s actually the stream of gorgeous golden sunlight giving your complexion a healthy, sunkissed glow. “You can enhance skin’s color and tone with lighting,” says London-based beauty photographer Elise Dumontet. Luckily, Hourglass’s new Ambient Lighting Powders mimic the glow of warm sunsets, cool moonlight, and more. We chatted with Dumontet to break down the lighting inspirations behind the six universally flattering shades.
THE SCENARIO: EARLY MORNING DAYBREAK
TRY: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
WHY: “Instead of bright direct light, pale yellow softens the color of skin and cancels out red tones,” Dumontet says.
BONUS: To recreate diffused light at home, add a sheer white curtain to filter out harsh sunlight that can wash out your skintone.
THE SCENARIO: MOONLIT NIGHT
TRY: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light
WHY: “Cool white light makes everything more monotone since there is no reflection on the skin,” Dumontet says. This makes skin appear more even and minimizes shine.
BONUS: For a similar result, make sure lights are placed to the sides of the room (not above or below, which can create heavy shadows).
THE SCENARIO: DESERT SUNSET
TRY: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light
WHY: “Golden beige light has an orange cast that makes skin glow,” Dumontet says. “It picks up flecks of gold on the skin and gives it a believable warmth.”
BONUS: Fake sunkissed radiance with a lavish chandelier that gives off orangey-gold tones.
THE SCENARIO: BEACH TWILIGHT
TRY: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light
WHY: Lavender-pink light brightens dull, lackluster skin. “It also warms up very pale, porcelain skintones,” Dumontet says.
BONUS: Replace your bedroom light bulbs with pink or purple-tinted bulbs for a sensual, moody atmosphere.
THE SCENARIO: SHADOWY BAR
TRY: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
WHY: “This peachy-beige light is very flattering,” Dumontet says. “Details like pores and fine lines become altered and softened because light is coming from all angles.”
BONUS: Mimic this effect with a string of fairy lights to blur imperfections and make skin look bright.
THE SCENARIO: CANDLELIT RESTAURANT
TRY: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light
WHY: “Because this shade is a blend of white and yellow—more white than yellow—it makes skin glow-y and look really juicy,” Dumontet says.
BONUS: Scatter a several candles across the room for a subtle iridescent sparkle.
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