Monday, June 2, 2014

FOTD: You Can Still Drink Red Wine in the Summer

(Because red wine is really purple.)

This isn't really a summery look, but hey, sometimes you still want that cabernet sauvignon in the midst of summer heat (I am always up for a cabernet.).

Berries and mauves aren't my usual color palette, but I was inspired by this photo from NARS. Beautiful, right? So I pulled out the few shades I had in that palette - at least for the eyes and cheeks. I don't have a matte peachy-pink-nude lip product (but now I want one).
I started with a base of Shiseido Sheer and Perfect foundation (shade O20), and did my brows. I also dabbed and blended some liquid illuminator (Sonia Kashuk) on cheekbones, and lightly under the eyes.

On eyes: I applied the Laura Mercier Amethyst Caviar Stick all over the lid and then patted it out with a ring finger. I took my SK No. 205 brush and blended a matte brown (theBalm Sultry from the Nude'Tude palette) over the entire lid. I used SK No. 8 to push a little bit of theBalm Sexy (same palette) into the crease. Then I finished with dark brown liquid liner (Sephora brand) and Clinique High Impact Curling mascara. I also concealed my panda eyes at that point.
Blush was Tarte Stellar* (rosy nude) and a tiny tap of MAC Stratus. Lip choice was Maybelline Intoxicating Spice, which I love. I think the next time I try this eye look, I will pair it with a lighter lip, to see how that goes.

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Just trying something new. Some of the products used in this look. No affiliate links or anything like that - just wanted to try a roundup method that didn't include messy products, haha.
Do you have a go-to color palette? How often do you experiment with other tones and shades?