How to: classic meets grunge makeup

When it comes to beauty, the mix of two opposing elements almost always results to an interesting look. This was definitely the case for the Jonathan Saunders beauty look we spotted as the models walked down the runway. Who wouldn’t fall in love with soft grungy eyes and bold lips?

A good mix of classic and punk, this beauty look features the trending element of kohl lined eyes. What makes this unique though is that the eyeliner looks slept in: like you went out for a night of partying and then you woke up the next day and just left the house without even bothering to take it off. Mixed with a classically beautiful dark red lip, the whole look takes on new elegance. Check out the complete steps after the break.

classic meets grungy beauty

How to: Jonathan Saunders classic meets grunge makeup


Start this beauty look by prepping your skin with a good make up base. For the Jonathan Saunders show MAC Complete Comfort Crème was used. This keeps your skin hydrated and healthy.

Next, create a flawless base by putting on foundation evenly on your face. If you have areas that need extra coverage, feel free to use a concealer like MAC Mineralize Concealer.
Next, use a highlighter to highlight the high points of your face (down your nose, on the top of your eyebrows and above your cheekbones). MAC Cream Colour Base in Hush was used for the show.

Jonathan Saunders classic meets grunge make up


Nice, clean eyebrows go a long way. To do this take some eyeshadow that’s the same shade as your hair or slightly lighter and fill in your brows using a brush. Use short quick strokes for a natural look. You can also use MAC Brow Set in Clear to polish and groom your brows after you’ve filled them in.

classic meets grunge makeup


Start by taking kohl eyeliner and applying all over your eyes. Do this on the lash line and then make the eyeliner thicker on the outer corner of the eyes. Using your finger or a cotton tip, smudge the eyeliner for that morning after look. MAC Technakohl Eyeliner in Graphblack was used at Jonathan Saunders.

Add more definition to your eyes by lightly lining it with liquid eyeliner in black. Do this as close to the roots of your eyelashes as you can to make it look natural. MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack was used for the show but any similar liner will do.

classice meets grunge make up


It’s also very important to keep your lips hydrated for a smoother look. You can do this by putting on something like MAC Lip Conditioner into your lips.

Next, fill your entire lip with a burgundy colored lip liner like MAC Lip Pencil in Burgundy. This lasts longer than a lipstick and gives the lips a very defined look.
Finish the look off by applying clear lip gloss on your lips for that glossy finish.

classic meets grunge makeup

With soft smokey eyes and bold well-defined lips, this look is one that any woman can learn how to do. Simple yet stunning, it’s a look your can easily wear to any occasion, formal, casual or anything in between.

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