Try This At Home: A Minimalist, Bright, Jil Sander-Inspired Make-Up Look

Despite the fact that this was inspired by Jil Sander's Fall/Winter show, I think it's an awesome look to try for Spring (or like, right now).

Jan 31, 2012 at 9:00am | Leave a comment

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I've always been kind of anti- blue eye make-up with red lipstick. For a long time I thought it was a little tacky, a little too much. Then I saw the photos from the Jil Sander F/W '11 shows and I became obsessed with the colour combo.

The aqua kitten eye liner was a fresh take on the black eyeliner and red lip look, with a poppy, almost orange-ish mouth to keep things a little off kilter as well. It's fresh but still bold, minimalistic but still full of the right amount of details. I'm totally obsessed with this look and how easy it is to do. Read on for some tips and product suggestions that will help you achieve it yourself!

Step One:

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Apply foundation and concealer as you usually would, then dust a translucent powder all over your face for a matte finish. Apply primer (like Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-Ageing Primer [$21, sephora.com]) all over the lids.

Tidy up any stray hairs around your brows, brush them into shape, then comb a clear brow gel (like Anastasia's Clear Brow Gel [$21, sephora.com]) through to keep them in place.

Step Two

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Using a semi-iridescent turquoisey-blue eye pencil (like Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Electric [$18, urbandecay.com]), trace along the upper lashline to create a medium thickness line, with a slight cat-eye flick at the outer corners. If you don't have an eye pencil in that shade, eyeshadow in that hue and a wet angled liner brush can also be used.

Step Three

Using a lip brush, apply a poppy, orange-toned red lipstick (I'm wearing Avon's Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Poppy Love [$7, avon.com]), first focusing on lining the edges of the mouth, then filling in. Blot, apply a light dusting of translucent powder, and then apply again for lasting power.

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So what do you think of this look? Is it too much? Am I crazy for pairing blue eye make-up and red lipstick? Do I care? What recent runway shows have had make-up looks you're pining after? Put it all on me, guys.

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