Black eyeliner will never not be classic. It’s versatile in that it can be punked and glammed up with one swift move and, depending on how you work it, provide a perfect base for whatever magic you want to create around it. Our May cover features a look that’s perfectly imperfect, with subtly teased hair and a beauty look that’s timelessly youthful and, yes, a little punk. (It wouldn’t be a NYLON cover if it weren’t!) We teamed up with Clinique and makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci to help show you how to get a look similar to the one on our May cover. Though the results look like it takes an army, it takes less than 10 steps. Use it for prom; use it for a date; use it because it’s your life and you can do whatever you darn-well-please. It’s the perfect combination of high-class glam and everyday aesthetics. See for yourself in the gallery, below.
Photographed by Roman Yee; Makeup by Ashleigh Ciucci; Hair by Britt White.