One of the most requested looks is the neutral, everyday look. Something that makes you look polished for work. I used my trusty Naked Palette from Urban Decay, but you can use any neutral, close-to-your-skintone colour. I chose shimmery, bronzey makeup, but you could also use champagnes, taupes, pale pinks, whatever works for you!
So I am finally getting around to using one of the new Makeup For Ever Metal Effect Powders in #2, Maize Gold. Brilliant burnished golden powder. I had no problems using this colour. Intense pigmentation, finely milled, easy to use. I paired it with one of the few matte pigments that I have, M.A.C. Smoke Signal from the Smoke Signals collection. It’s a deep, burgundy, shimmer-free colour. Quite original.
Decided to play around with my new Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Color pigment that I received from the wonderful David Klasfeld. Everyone talks about OCC’s liptars but y’all should not sleep on their loose pigments!!! They have a lot of unique shimmers that are finely milled, smooth and highly pigmented and they have quite a few matte pigments. The colour of the day is Wasabi – a midtone yellow-green with gold shimmer. This looks just like wasabi, just like it!
I wore this look this weekend. Simple bronze, with a winged out, smudged blue liner. Also added a midtone coral blush from Bobbi Brown.
So, I have a confession to make, in general I don’t like Bobbi Brown at all, but her Cabana Corals collection is the first one EVER that I have wanted to try, especially that Nectar Shimmer Brick!!!!!! I used her Pot Rouge and its great for people with dry skin, or who do not wear foundation. Also oranges and blues work really well together, so I paired a darker blue with a paler coral cheek colour.
I also cut just above the crease (one of the things I learned at TMS), which opens up the eye even more.
Here’s what I used:
M.A.C. Pigment in Copperized (a greenish bronzey colour), all over the eyelid and crease
M.A.C Pigment in Museum Bronze (dark bronze), outer part of eye just above the crease, on the brow bone
M.A.C. Greasepaint stick in Below Ground (bronze), to define the shape of eye just above the crease
M.A.C. eye liner in Coffee (chocolate brown) to darken the GPS
M.A.C. eyeshadow in Cork, to blend out the brow bone and the lower inner 1/3 of lid
M.A.C. Pigment in Bell Bottom Blue (sea blue), to the outer 2/3 of lower lid
M.A.C. Kohl Power eyeliner in Feline
Lancome Hypnose Drama in Excessive Black
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral
EOS lip balm
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