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From the set of our shoot, Sephora PRO Artist Gilbert Soliz gives his best tips for slicking, swiping, and dabbing on the Color of the Year.
Whether it’s soft and sheer or sharp and saturated, Sephora + Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year Radiant Orchid—a perfect bouquet of fuchsia, pink, and purple shades—suits all skin tones. Embrace the modern, feminine hue on eyes, lips, and cheeks (or all three!) with these basic-to-bold tips from Sephora PRO Artist Gilbert Soliz. RENEE TRILIVAS, REPORTING BY GENEVIEVE LEON
BASIC: “To create a vivid wing, glide Gazing Paint Liquid Liner from the center of lash lines toward the outer corners, angling the line slightly upward toward the temples. Tilt your head back to check for symmetry.”
BOLD: “For extra graphic pop, sketch on white eyeliner before brushing on liquid liner.”
BASIC: “For a blurred effect, press on Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick with your finger. Concentrate pigment in the center, softening and spreading color to the outer edges.”
BOLD: “Control color intensity by patting on high-pigment lipstick with a lip brush: Start at the edges and work your way in. You’ll not only create a crisp, clean lip line, but you’ll build an even, saturated base.”
BASIC: “For a diffused flush, dab Ravishing Dew Cream Blush onto the apples of the cheeks, then gently buff color in a circular motion upward and outward along the cheekbones, using an angled sculpting brush.”
BOLD: “Dab excess pigment in the hollows of cheeks—layering cream blush lower in the face deepens the effect, creating a sportier, more robust glow.”