A Practical Guide to Wearing 2017’s High-Impact Makeup Trend IRL


Selena Gomez at the 2017 Met Gala, a model at Prabal Gurung Fall 2017 Images: John Shearer/Getty Images, Imaxtree

Selena Gomez at the 2017 Fulfilled Gala, a design at Prabal Gurung Drop 2017 Visuals: John Shearer/Getty Visuals, Imaxtree

Storefronts screen neon signage for a cause. The acid-shiny pigments desire our attention, draw us in. So, much too, did the electric powered splendor looks that walked the 2017 runways. Spring 2017 was all about higher-octane draping — key proponents included Kenzo, Chanel, Adam Selman and Fenty x Puma. The Drop 2017 catwalks were just as color-content. At Prabal Gurung, Vivienne Westwood, Maison Margiela, Versace and more, lively pinks, oranges, blues and reds lit up lids, lips, cheekbones — even hair. In February, MAC introduced a selection of neon-shiny mascaras, lipsticks and multiuse pencils. At the Fulfilled Gala, shiny pink eyeshadow usurped typical smoky lids as the lewk du jour. Large-octane make-up is, in a word, trending.

It’s enjoyable. It’s remarkable. It’s not for the pale-hearted. Nonetheless all those of us who are not repeated wearers of make-up continue to uncover ourselves seduced by the very shades (currently being nervous for a distraction and all). Therein lies the challenge: How do we, earlier of the Bobbi Brown university of considered (considerably less is more, make-up as a normal splendor enhancer, yadda yadda yadda), use a pink cat eye without hunting clownish? How do we uncover that elusive center floor amongst wearable and out-there? Is orange eyeshadow ever Ok on a Monday?

You’d be surprised by how refined — and wearable — shiny make-up can be. Really do not imagine us? Permit our favored, ever on-trend Instagram #influencers show you how it is done. Click via the slideshow underneath for photographic proof (and a couple handy suggestions) on how to dress in statement make-up IRL.


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