Thursday, September 25, 2014

FOTD: Unseasonably Peach

[Products * were gifts].

I don't know why I've been into peach looks lately, but...well. Peach is kind of like orange, which is kind of like pumpkin (fun fact: THEY ARE ALL FOODS), so hey. I'm right on schedule.

Let's blame Pinterest. I mean, c'mon:
Emma Watson, Noah premiere.
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It all looks so fresh-faced, youthful, and effortless. So I poked around in my stuff and slapped some makeup on. Peach makeup, as it were.
I think I need some bronzer, ha. Also, I couldn't bring myself to use quite as much blush as the pinspiration photos.

I used the lightest shade in the YSL Afrique palette all over the lids (over a base of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rose Gold), and then fluffed some Catrice Papaya Don't Preach along the outer edges. I created more of a defined winged liner shape because I wanted more drama. And then I added mascara (Clarins Truly Waterproof* - why must you still smudge? Boo to oily undereyes and the need to conceal).
I may have gone overboard with the highlighter. Ah, well. 
Cheeks are Shu Uemura Silk Cushion Blusher in Orange Quartz, buffed in with a fluffy contour brush. I finished up with a generous dusting of Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous* to highlight - forehead, cheekbones, cupid's bow, chin. Oh, and then lipstick, of course: Shu Uemura OB Dream Orange*.

I think this kind of a look actually carries well into winter - when we're all bundled up in coats and such, this fresh-faced look is a nice contrast. That glow, you know? I was never much of a peach girl, but it's growing on me. Apparently we're on a mission to explore all of the colors I never much liked before.

What's a popular color family that you usually ignore, but have started to warm up to?