According to colorist Karissa Schaudt at Maxine Salon in Chicago, twilighting is for brunettes with warm undertones who still want some golden dimension. “The look is achieved by painting a few balayage pieces in addition to foiled babylights," she says. "You’ll be seeing a lot of this look in 2020 because it’s a low-maintenance color that will carry from season to season. © 2020 Condé Nast. All rights reserved.
But if you don't want to wait until then, Erin Parsons, Maybelline's global makeup artist, recommends blending a silvery white shade like Maybelline ColorTattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow in Chill Girl with a darker color to soften it up.
What makes 2020's version feel more modern and less prom-ish is that (1) they're painted on your own nail (not acrylics) and (2) the tips are superthin. “It’s all about making the line as fine as possible and using an ultra-sheer nude,” nail artist Betina Goldstein told us backstage at the Khaite show.
The other key component: skin that looks like skin, which, thanks to a new crop of lightweight skin tints hitting the market this year (like CoverGirl's new Clean Fresh Skin Milk), makes a dewy glow easier than ever to achieve.
Models at Pyer Moss had ruby red crystals all over their lids and around their eyes, while Pat McGrath (who inarguably paved the way for self-expressive makeup to become mainstream) created brightly colored eye looks with decals at Marc Jacobs.
There's the option of going to a salon to have them delicately place crystals in a line along your cuticles or tips, but you can also go the DIY route with a chunky glitter polish like nail artist Hang Nguyen did here with Orosa Beauty's Prism.
Micro Frenches! Space tattoos! Twilighting! https://t.co/zBBLnaSK5u— Glamour (@glamourmag) January 3, 2020