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15 "Beauty Is Boring" Makeup Looks You're Going to Want to Copy, ASAP

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Have you heard of "Beauty Is Boring" yet? Founded by Robin Black, it's a haven for brightly hued makeup looks and stunning portrait photography — all conceived of and shot by Black herself. Each look is unique, with its own artistic flair, ranging from a graphic flick of burgundy liquid liner to glossy tangerine lips paired with metallic royal blue shadow.

Black says she started her juggernaut of a site completely on a whim. "I wanted to keep my editorial skills up, so I started snapping Polaroids of makeup looks on friends," she says. She did her first shoot with model Charlotte Carey, who wanted to try bright blue eyeshadow. She originally intended the blog to be something she could share with friends and to keep herself motivated — but fast-forward several years and she has a cult following that includes 130,000 followers on Instagram.

A scroll down that aforementioned Instagram account reveals boundless creativity, seemingly born out of the same sense of whimsy as the site itself. "While some artists create mood boards or plan out face charts, I tend to be more spontaneous," explains Black. "I rarely choose a look before spending a bit of time with the model. Their personal style, vibe and taste often inspires me." Other than that, her inspiration comes from pretty much anywhere: "It might be a reflection of my mood that day, exciting new products that I can't wait to try, or a song that has just played."

We chose some of our favorite looks (and so did the artist herself) — keep reading to take a look at some of her greatest hits.

Image via @beautyisboring



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Graphic Yellow Liner

Though she noted that it was tough to choose a favorite, Black said she loves this graphic yellow liner makeup look.

Key products used: Dior Show On Stage Liner in Matte Yellow, $30.50.

Modeled by: Widny Bazile

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Seafoam Eyes and Coral Lips

We're thinking Ariel would approve of this dreamy, vintage siren makeup.

Key products used: Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo in Sand Castle/ Mint'd Mojito, $36, Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Ever Dior, $30, and Dark Swan of Denmark Lashes.

Modeled by: Maria Angela Bonanni

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Matching Mauve Eyes and Lips

How gorgeous is this dramatic, sparkling Bordeaux eyeshadow look? Paired with a coordinated tinted lip, it's high drama in the best way possible.

Products used: Tom Ford Shadow Extreme in Dusty Rose and Deep Purple, $36 each, Tom Ford Lip Slick in Bitten Berry, $54.

Modeled by: Jesse Somera

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Glittery Undereyes

Rough night? Swap out your concealer for some chunky silver glitter.

Key products used: Make Up For Ever Large Glitter in Silver Multicolored and Silver, $15 each, and Make Up For Ever Crystal Strass, $21.

Modeled by: Alex Boldea

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BY ROSIE NARASAKI | OCT 17, 2018 | SHARES
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