How To Get A Look Inspired By NYLON’s May Cover

Game of (subtle romantic) tones

Photographed by Roman Yee

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.