I love this early 60’s look of the glamorous Gina Lollobrigida. Humphrey Bogart once said that “for sex appeal, Gina makes Marilyn Monroe look like Shirley Temple.” Wow. I love a man that prefers brunettes, like I needed another reason to love Humphrey Bogart. Speaking of the hair, love the hair color too. Makes me want to get a warm glaze. Here’s what I did to get a similar look:
FACE: Under the eyes, I applied with a concealer brush, MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30 and blended. With a cosmetic sponge, I applied Paula’s Choice All Bases Covered Foundationin Nude. With a powder brush, I applied Bobbi Brown Loose Face Powder in Sunny Beige. Cheek color is very subtle. With a blush brush, I applied Clarins Blush Prodige Cheek Color in Rosewood, a sheer toned down rose that I LOVE. I applied this shade “higher” on the cheeks for subtle color.
EYES: I exaggerated my brows by thickening them with a pencil. I used e.l.f. Eyebrow Lifter & Filler in Ash. For the eyeshadow, I’m using Clinique Colour Surge Eyeshadow Duoin Like Mink. With a shadow brush, I took the warm beige pearl color and applied from lash line to brows. In the crease I applied the shimmery warm bronze brown shade. I applied in a half moon to exaggerate the crease. I went back and applied the lighter shimmer to the “ball” of the eye. With a small shadow brush, I applied the bronze shade to the lower lash line. Line eyes in a classic “60’s” way using Lancôme Artliner in Noir. Line closely and get thicker towards the outer 3/4 of the eye. I curled lashes and applied a few coats of Mally Volumizing Mascara to top and bottom lashes. I applied a strip of Ardell lashes.
LIPS: Lips are a very pretty color. I lined lips with Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Wild Clover, a medium mauve pink. From the tube I applied Lancôme Color Design Lip Color in Vintage Pink, a satin mauve. I blotted and then applied in the center of the bottom lip, Maybelline Color Sensational Pearls Lipstick in Rose Glimmer, a sheer pink pearl.
I feel this look should be topped off with a peony fragrance, something like Parfums delRae Coup de Foudre. Do you like the addition of the flower in my pic, LOL?
So, what are you weekend plans? My anniversary is on Sunday. However, we aren’t doing anything because we are planning for a vacation in the fall. We may go out to eat but we do that every week, so, not that “special”. I’m sure I’ll spend Saturday doing house stuff. Last night, I got this strange desire to paint the basement/laundry room. And did that. And now I have this desire to paint an “accent” wall peach. I think I’ll do that. The porch painting from last week, a total success but very difficult. We had to scrape all the old stuff off 🙁 Dear readers, don’t purchase a house to renovate…stick to buying perfume.