It is blazin’ hot here in NYC and in keeping with the weather, I have been doing some very subtle looks, just hints of colour. I love my bright, full colour looks, but sometimes a softer look is best. I was inspired by this picture of la dominicana hermosa Zoe Saldana.
Zoe Saldana, image courtesy of Hissip.com
This works for those afraid, or don’t know where to put colour. Enjoy and keep cool!!!
So in celebration of the amazing warm weather we’ve been having, I decided to make use of one of my favourite colours of the season, coral. Honestly, I don’t know why it took me so long to discover this colour. I think it had something to do with a wedding that I was in as a child, and had to wear the MOST hideous peach bridesmaid dress ever…..and the makeup was just wrong…..sigh….
So I was browsing the M.A.C. website and was looking at the face charts that they published for the collection.
Temperature Rising Face chart, courtesy of maccosmetics.com
I was instantly drawn to this stunning coral look, with a shot of turquoise along the waterline. I loved it! Coincidentally, oranges and blues are complementary and look amazing together in the right proportion. So the coral makes the turquoise liner pop even more!!!! A great summer look!!!!
Coral, bronze, turquoise LOTD
I may repeat this look soon, so I’ll try to take better pics!
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
FTC Disclosure: All products mentioned were purchased by Noire Tropical Beauty. For more information, please see my Disclosure page.