According to a recent UK study, two-thirds of people abandon their new year’s resolutions within a month.
The lack of success is often a result of goals being too lofty or overwhelming. This year, why not dedicate your time and energy to improving something fun – your makeup!
To reverse the rut of a tired beauty routine and unleash your inner influencer, we’ve rounded up some bold and beautiful looks for 2023. Plus, celebrity makeup artist, Tomy Rivero, reveals step-by-step instructions on how to recreate them.
Penelope Cruz’s soft minimal makeup look at the ‘L’Immensita’ photocall was made complete with a strong winged eye
Celebrity makeup artist, Tomy Rivero, reveals tips to create bold eye looks
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Penelope Cruz attended the ‘L’Immensita’ photocall last month looking festive and fabulous in a black Chanel jacket and sparkly chandelier earrings.
The ‘Official Competition’ star wore her long brown locks in a half-up half-down ‘do with her wispy bangs parted down the middle.
Her soft minimal makeup look was made complete with a strong winged eye that’s perfect for just about any occasion.
To create a clean line like Penelope’s, Tomy’s secret weapon is a tapered angle brush.
‘Using a tapered angle brush and black eyeshadow, trace the placement of your wing. After tracing your map with the eyeshadow, bring in the sharpness with a liquid liner pen for precision.’
To clean up the edges, the expert recommends using a concealer brush and a dab of foundation.
‘I like using a concealer brush and concealer as an eraser after to sharpen the edge.’
To create a clean line like Penelope’s, celebrity makeup artist, Tomy Rivero, recommends tracing the placement of your wing with black eye shadow, then topping it with a liquid liner for precision
‘Some people find that using a handheld mirror and pointing it high and above their forehead helps them see their eyelid better,’ said Tomy.
But the New York-based artist and owner of an eponymous salon in Washington Heights warns that this method doesn’t work for everyone.
Some beauty junkies rely on eyeliner tape to deliver a straight line, but Tomy says ‘I don’t love using anything that pulls at my skin around the eye area. I also feel like tape can create a very unnatural shape to the eyes.’
To prevent smudging under the eye, the beauty expert recommends running a shadow under the lash line in the same color of your pencil.
Heidi Klum looked like she just stepped off a couture catwalk at the People’s Choice Awards with mesmerizing Ombre eye makeup
Supermodels are no strangers to experimental beauty and at the 2022 People’s Choice Awards, all eyes were on Heidi Klum.
The ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge looked like she just stepped off a couture catwalk with mesmerizing Ombre eye makeup.
‘Green is a fabulous color this time a year for your makeup wardrobe because it dresses up the eyes,’ said Tomy.
He adds: ‘Jeweled toned green eyeshadow looks good on everyone and can be worn as eyeshadow or just eyeliner for a pop without the commitment of a full green eye look.’
‘Green is a fabulous color this time a year for your makeup wardrobe because it dresses up the eyes,’ said Tomy
To get the show-stopping look, Tomy recommends applying a lightweight concealer all over the eyelid as a base and setting it with a loose powder.
Then, ‘add your highlight color to the corners of the eyes and right under the brow at the bone.
‘Follow that with a cream satin finish shadow (I love the EpicLight Whispering Peach) to create the chaos you want and as a base for the eyeshadow – this intensifies the pigments and locks it in for long wear.’
While Tomy is not a fan of eyeliner tape, he does recommend medical tape for its gentle adhesion.
‘Use a small piece of medical paper tape to create a sharp angle right at the lash line towards the end of the brow.
‘Then blend your eyeshadow in a padding motion over the cream shadow. Blur the edges with a small tapered blending brush (don’t over blend) and fill in the upper water line with a black kohl eye pencil. Fill in any gaps between the lashes with the pencil keeping it tight to the lash line.
‘Use a liner brush and blend in the pencil – you want a creamy texture in order to brush it through to create the illusion of a fuller lash line.’
Tomy favors individual lashes to create a fluffy wispy look like Heidi’s, and a double coat of mascara on top and bottom lashes.
While Tomy is not a fan of eyeliner tape, he does recommend medical tape for its gentle adhesion. He suggests using it to create a sharp angle from the lash line to the brow before shading
To recreate James Charles’ look, Tomy recommends tracing two lines with light pencil shades, then topping them with brighter liquid liner and using concealer in the exact shade of your skin tone to clean up any mistakes
More is more for beauty YouTuber, James Charles, so it was no surprise that the 23-year-old attended the 2022 People’s Choice Awards with an inspiring makeup look we couldn’t wait to copy – double wings.
According to Tomy, the trick to getting lines so perfect starts with finding a cream concealer that matches your skin tone perfectly.
‘Using a pencil that’s a couple of shades lighter than the final liner you will use, trace two lines on your eyelid.
‘Once you have your outline, paint over them with liquid liner.’
For a flawless finish, Tomy recommends using a brush and concealer to clean up any mistakes and reinforce the shape of the lines, then powdering with a colorless translucent powder to prevent the lines from blending together.
The artist suggests using pencil a couple of shades lighter than the final liner, tracing two lines where you want them, then painting over them with liquid liner