I had to do this look because the colors seem so Christmasy. I don’t have anything in forest green velvet, boy, am I missing out. But, I can get this classic and classy makeup look of Eleanor Powell with a few things I have in my makeup arsenal.
FACE: This look is really about a flawless complexion. Isn’t it amazing what photo rouging can do for the complexion? 🙂 With my Elizabeth Arden Foundation Brush, I applied Lancôme Absolue Cream Makeup in Ecru 10. With this cream makeup, a little goes far. Under the eyes, I patted on with my fingertips, Covergirl Simply Ageless Concealer in Corrector. With my mark Powder Brush, I dusted on Clarins Loose Powder in Beige. Time to contour! The best powder I have found for this is Alima Pure Bronzer in Maracaibo (for light complexions, I think I need to go up a shade to medium). I contoured the hollows of my cheeks and both sides “down” the nose. Suck in the cheeks and then move the brush along the hollows. With a blush brush, I applied Alima Pure Matte Blush in Mimosa, a very light warm shade that is a perfect blend of peach and pink.
EYES: Obviously, I can’t get my brows to look like this. I filled them in with Clinique Brow Shaper in Soft Brown with the brush that it comes with. Unruly brows will need a brow gel too. Eye makeup is really simple. I applied my concealer on my lid to even out my skintone. With a wide eyeshadow brush, I applied Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in Latte, a light, matte creamy beige. From lash line to crease, I applied Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in Mochaccino, a medium and matte neutral brown. I closely line the top lash line with Wet n Wild Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Dark Brown to give the illusion of thicker lashes. I curled lashes and applied a coat of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara in Onyx to top and bottom lashes. I then applied Ardell Duralash Accents, false eyelashes.
LIPS: Now to the lips… I lined lips with NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Nutmeg. Directly from the tube, I applied Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Autumn, a beautiful rusty red with gold shimmer. I applied YSL Touche Brillance Lip Gloss in Gold Shimmer, a sheer shimmery gold highlighting gloss. I applied it to the bottom lip with my fingertip.
And because this look is very Christmas-y to me. I recommend that it be topped off with Caron Nuit de Noel. What’s your Christmas fragrance?
If you celebrate Christmas, I wish you a merry one. It’s a very low-key weekend for us. We stay at home and that’s about it. We planned a “special” Christmas Eve small plate menu, but for some reason my cardamom white chocolate mousse has lost all of its fluff! It looks more like a custard. Why does this stuff happen when you actually are planning for it all to work out? Santa is punishing me. Oh, well, white chocolate even in a muddy, pudding form is always good.