Fall holiday makeup made easy

STY_Dolce&Gabbana_Lipstick_Darling_12
Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo lipstick in Feminine

Put your favorite orange lipstick from the summer away already: Dolce & Gabbana national makeup artist Christian McCulloch says that fall is all about the cooler tones, like fuchsia and burgundy.

To style the new bold pout, go easy on the eyes, he says.

“It’s fresher without a heavy eye,” says McCulloch. “A pale shadow, like a gold or champagne, is really pretty and easy, because it doesn’t require precision. Just something shimmery across your eyelid with great lashes.”

But what’s the makeup artist — who gets Scarlett Johansson and Michelle Williams red-carpet ready —  really loving?

“My big thing at the moment is lashes and lips,” says McCulloch. “Really amazing lashes, maybe with a winged eyeliner.” He shows us how to create the look.

STY_McCulloch_12
Makeup artist Christian McCulloch

Create a cat-eye
“It’s tricky,” admits McCulloch. He suggests sketching out your line softly first with a pencil. “This is to see the angle, and to see how it looks with your eye open before you go in with a liquid applicator,” he says. “If you paint a flick on an eye when it’s closed, it can look a bit too horizontal when you open your eye. Look in the mirror and see where you want that flick, and then create a tiny dot with a pencil and paint from that dot down toward the corner of your lashes. I also take the pencil and run it along the inner rim of the eye, top and bottom. That’ll create that [feline] Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn look.”

 

Thick or thin?
“I like a thicker cat eye,” says the artist. “Thick is cool; it makes it strong. It doesn’t have to be Amy Winehouse-level, but that Kate Moss-y thing is nice.”

 

Now for the cheeks
“I’m not one for heavy-duty cheek color,” says McCulloch. “But I do love to bring in bronzer to the cheek through winter. In winter, you want a little color in your face too! “Dolce & Gabbana has a bronzing color called Desert, which I use for contouring. The two blush colors I use most are an apricot and a pale pink to create a soft flush on the cheek.”

 

Party-ready
“I always like sparkle. Shimmery and metallic eye shadows are fun. Also, liquid liner is a great party look. I think a liner along the lash line and winged out is beautiful.”

 

His must-haves:

1. Dolce  & Gabbana Passion Duo lipstick in Feminine
“It’s a pinky-brown with a little bit of shimmer in it.” $35, www.saksfifthavenue.com

2. A good lip balm
“Nuxe has a lovely, waxy honey lip balm, which is great conditioning for the winter.” Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm, $19, www.amazon.com

STY_Nuxe_12

 3. Dolce  & Gabbana Passion Eyes mascara
“The new mascara actually has a curling quality. We’ve all been quite shocked that it actually lifts and curls the lashes without having to use an eyelash curler prior.” $32, www.sephora.com

STY_Dolce&Gabbanamascara_12

 4. Natural oils
“I like a lot of the natural organic products from the health food store, like mixing a little drop of argan oil in with your moisturizer for extra hydration.”

 

 

 

 



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

NYPD looking for man they say assaulted elderly…

      The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a Hispanic male 20's wanted in connection with…

Local

Three arrested after allegedly assaulting off-duty officer in…

Three men were arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly assaulting an off-duty officer at a Bronx bodega, and the NYPD is asking for the public's…

Local

Healthcare union creates vibrant West Indian Day Parade…

Volunteers worked almost around the clock through the weekend, putting the flashy finishing touches on hundreds of costume pieces 1199SEIU members will wear while marching…

National

Top 10 most hipster college campuses

Hipsters are everywhere these days. You can't walk down the anywhere anymore without seeing a pair of skinny jeans on a handlebar mustachioed 20-something, a…

Arts

Theater: Discouraging 'Poor Behavior'

Theresa Rebeck's latest off-Broadway play, about two couples sparring on a weekend getaway, repeats a few mistakes of her past.

Gossip

Chef Todd English arrested for DWI in the…

Celebrity chef Todd English is facing DWI charges after a traffic stop on Sunday.

Movies

Box office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is 2014's…

This weekend "The Guardians of the Galaxy" passed the fourth "Transformers" movie to become the highest grossing film of 2014.

Gossip

Spears back with controversial ex?

Is Briteny Spears back with Adnan Ghalib?

Sports

Novak Djokovic feeds off US Open crowd to…

Novak Djokovic isn't a native New Yorker, but he sure knows how to use the U.S. Open crowd to his advantage.

NFL

Odell Beckham still 'weeks away,' Tom Coughlin angry…

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has fought a losing battle against the media all preseason over the status of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

Education

These college students think breakfast is the most…

  It should be no surprise that the city that never sleeps is also home to the most students who like to order food in…

Sex

When it comes to dating, height matters

Does a man’s height really matter when it comes to dating? Unfortunately - according to a new study - the answer looks like it’s yes.…

Travel

10 free apps to make traveling easier

Finding the nearest bathroom, calculating currency exchanges and locating your departure gate must have been difficult for travelers of previous generations. But we wouldn't know,…

Travel

How to get a seat upgrade to business…

It used to be much easier to upgrade your coach seat to business or even first class, but rigid rules and tighter schedules have made…