When the air is heavy with humidity, like in a tropical place or Brooklyn after rain, you can either fight it or lean in—here, you get a glimpse of the latter. So maybe powder’s not your thing! You can also use a creamy contour stick and smudge it in with your fingers—per Shayna’s instructions, always remember to blend your contour up. As we approached the end of our day on set and started to think about where we were headed next, Shayna demonstrated how to take a bronze glow from day to long, bright summer night. Now you know how to contour, right? Up the ante by blending it into a highlight shade, right on the tops of your cheekbones.
On Zara, Shaya used a two-sided contour stick from Uoma Beauty, the Double Take Contour Stick in Bronze Venus. This time she only contoured right under Zara’s cheekbones, so they’d really stand out. She also applied the light end of the stick to the higher planes of Zara’s cheeks, and pushed the contour shade up until they melded into each other. Because the bronzer’s dewy, not matte, it enhanced her skin’s natural sheen and gave an overall tropical vacation vibe.
Shayna drew a thick line of Shiseido Kajal Ink Artist liner in Nippon Noir on Zara’s lower waterline and lashline. She finished the look with a swipe of Chanel’s lip gloss in shade 204, a pale crystal pink. It’s a sultry take on Y2K makeup that feels fresh with the returned prospect of dancing out all night. And as the day’s sun began to fade, Zara’s glow didn’t.
Zara’s haltertop is vintage Theory.