Do Try This At Home: a Week of Dreamy Makeup Looks with Alyssa Coscarelli

I’ve always been intrigued by makeup and the beauty space, but never made the time to truly delve into it. Working in fashion typically requires traveling often and booking your days from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., running to a different appointment or show or event every hour on the hour. So, every morning, I would do my same, five-minute everyday makeup and call it a day. All the fun palettes, bold lip colors, glitters, and glosses I’d buy impulsively during Sephora sales would just sit at my vanity and gather dust, waiting for their day to shine.

I’ve mixed and matched eyeliners, tried surprising lipstick shades, and even stuck dried flowers to my eyelids using eyelash glue. Through these late- afternoon experimentations in the bathroom, I’ve discovered a real love for bold, colorful, creative makeup looks that I don’t think I ever would have tried before this point. And since I’m no pro, they’re all easy enough for you to try and replicate at home. Here are a week’s worth of makeup looks that, if you’re anything like me, might just bring some joy to your stay-at-home days.


Start simple by working some color into your usual Monday makeup routine. Using a light blue shadow from Freck's UFOMFG Palette (a personal favorite) and some of Glow Recipe's Watermelon Glow Lip Pop, this look quite literally made me feel seventeen again—in a good way. Alternatively, you can do a bit of a warmer version of the single-color lid using another shadow from that same palette, and Sunnie’s Face Fluffmatte Lipstick in On Repeat.


Now that you’ve graduated from simply applying eyeshadow, try a different color on each eye. This look came about because my Glossier Skywash order arrived, so I was trying the colors for the first time and tried one on each eye. I loved the way it looked, so I just went with it. I also applied Glossier’s popular cream blush, Cloud Paint, to my lips here in addition to cheeks and loved the result.


This look was inspired by makeup artist Rachael Krutchkoff’s look for a recent Teen Vogue virtual shoot, and even though mine ended up feeling more like clouds than flowers, I enjoyed the Euphoria-esque effect. I used Marc Jacobs Highliner, but I think a liquid liner would definitely be easier to achieve this look.


So, you’ve got a hot date with your partner in the living room. I recommend a deep red lip and a reddish-brownish eye paired with a laid-back outfit that lets the makeup do the talking. Here I used a lip from Oak+Fort (the color is Mulberry), which you might already be familiar with for their minimalist wardrobe staples. Turns out Oak+Fort also carries its own line of affordable K- Beauty, and this look was actually inspired by this one on their website.


When you’re feeling saucy, go glossy. I wanted this look to feel glowy, girly, and fresh, so I went overboard on the highlighter, combined any pink eyeshadow I could dig up, and did a generous application of Dior's Lip Glow Oil.

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