F E AT U R E
THE ART OF
BEAUTY W R I T T E N BY Adrianna Kinal
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.â€? 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.