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F E AT U R E

THE ART OF

BEAUTY W R I T T E N BY Adrianna Kinal

L

ike most women, my quest for beauty started at an

chicer than "white-out" nails which are seen all over the runways.

early age. In junior high I roamed the aisles of the

Art and fashion have always been linked, but this season

local drugstore on the hunt for a transformation.

designers are proving it by sending gallery-worthy collections

There's something compelling-a rush, a sense of

down the runways (think Chanel, Prada, and Celine) with equally

empowerment-when you can change your entire

artful makeup looks to match. Beauty looks included vivid colors

your look with a little lipstick. I often left the store

while classics like the ponytail and the French manicure became

with a $5 stapled-shut white paper sack known as the "mystery

radically transformed resulting into a new look of modernity.

bag.� In my mystery bag a range of randomly chosen beauty items

Invigorated once again to experiment, I turn into my own canvas

could be found. Sometimes it was a total score. Sometimes it was

and Picasso my looks using spring's palette of fresh colors. In the

a complete bust. Once I got a bottle of white nail polish which I

art of beauty I hope my compositions inspire you to splurge this

was intrigued by until my friends asked me why I had white out on

spring on "investment" pieces at the makeup counter. No look

my nails. Total bust. Needless to say, my "mystery bag" shopping

beats being and feeling beautiful. The art of beauty lies in your

days came to an end. But, of course, this season there's nothing

own hands. What will you create?

L E F T Chanel Vitalumere Aqua Foundation (used throughout), MAC Pro Longwear eye liner, Chanel Cream Blush 69 Intonation (used throughout), Chanel Rouge Allure 138 Fougueuse Lipstick, MAC Cremesheen gloss, Maybelline Great Lash mascara (used throughout) and Butter London Cottonbuds nail polish and topcoat. C E N T E R L'Oreal Color Riche eyeliner in Cobalt and Chanel eyeshadow Abstraction. R I G H T Smashbox Socialite, Chanel Vitalumere Aqua Foundation, MAC Pro Longwear eye liner, Chanel Rouge Allure 138 Fougueuse Lipstick, NARS Copacabana Illuminator, Chanel Cream Blush 69 Intonation, YSL glossy stain Pourpre Previe, Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick Siren, MAC Pro Longwear eye liner.

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IN FLUENTIAL

March / April 2014 InFluential Magazine  
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