This is a very sexy look that reminds me of many makeup collections launched by current makeup companies. Being obsessed with bold lipstick, I often forget how sexy a nude lip can be. This looks is subtle sexy, don’t you think? It’s not too much. It can be an “everyday” look. To get this look:
FACE: With a foundation brush apply a satin finish foundation such as Dior DiorSkin Sculpt Foundation in your shade. Have imperfections? Now apply concealer. I like the the coverage of Make Up For Ever Camouflage Creme. Apply with a concealer brush where needed. Apply a powder to set foundation. I love the slightly shimmery finish of DuWop Mattilume Lighter. Apply with powder brush. Apply a bronzer to cheeks and down the nose with a fluffy brush. My favorite bronzer is NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna.
EYES: Brush brows in place with a brow brush. With a stiff slanted brush, apply a brow powder to brows, something like Ardell Brow Powder in Soft Taupe for a look like Tuesday’s. I have to brush my brows in place with a spoolie after applying a brow powder. Apply pressed powder to lids. From lash line to crease blend a light gray eyeshadow such as Everyday Minerals Eye Shadow in Bird Bath. This is a slightly pearly gray. (For some reason all mineral grays turn blue on me!) Dip a liner brush (I like a really fine tip brush, some like a slanted brush) in a black gel liner such as Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink. Line top lash line, getting thicker toward the “end” and winging out. Think vintage cat eye here. Curl lashes and apply a few coats of lengthening mascara such as Shiseido Extra Length Mascara in Black to top lashes and to bottom lashes. Start at the base and “wiggle” up. Beauty experts can choose to wear false lashes 🙂 After looking at my pic, I wish that I did. But, people that actually have lashes can get away with not wearing falsies.
LIPS: Lips are nude and glossy. I used a glossy lipstick, Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick in Nude Almond. If your lips have lots of pink/color, apply a lip primer such as Benefit Lip Plump. (I didn’t and I wish that I did.)
Overall, I like wearing this look. I think it is much prettier than what I’m capable of photographing. However, I do think the look works with blondes and light brown hair better. I’d apply false lashes if I was “going out” and use a lip primer to neutralize pink tones in the lips.
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