Be A Thinker: Beauty Trends 2016

Blue, bright eye makeup was a big trend for 2016 at New York Fashion Week…  varying shades from the sea made a big comeback this season, like this stunner that was shown at Diane Von Furstenburg.

blue DVF spring 2016

Although many thing this is look is tough to pull off, we should use this as an insertion rather than literal translation.  These are my favorite ways to use the Thinker makeup kit to create wearable looks.

The Thinker

2. Wet the blue shadow using an eyeliner brush and use it only to accentuate the bottom lashes.

Blue under eye


2.  Sweep the blue shadow on the lid with a large, fluffy brush for a soft shading effect.

Blue soft shadow

3.  Follow the face chart and use the Thinker palette create a smokey, gray/blue eye.


The Thinker jpeg

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Melissa McNamara
Melissa’s passion for makeup artistry began over 25 years ago when she discovered the art of making women look and feel beautiful. That experience has shaped a long career working behind the scene at magazine shoots, at fashion week and leading seminars teaching artistry techniques. Her 10 years as an artistry educator delivers real-life experience and hands-on expertise. Melissa has her own makeup artistry school and teaches women one-on-one, and group workshops how to discover their beauty from the inside out. Melissa is the co-creator of The Hollywood Beauty Detective’s 10 Legendary Looks, and designed the makeup for each look.
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