Some recent looks #2

Posted on June 04, 2015 under FOTD

I can never seem to get it together enough to do a dedicated, single-look FOTD post; rather, I photograph looks that I like and then compile them into one post when there’s enough to warrant such a thing. Here are three recent looks I did that I particularly liked. All of these have one thing in common: the (relatively) low-key lip colours. I’ve been into neutral lips lately – how very unlike me!

Peach

Peach FOTD using Lancôme and Milani

I wanted to try a peachy look mainly because peach is a colour that I’m afraid of. I also wanted it to be fresh, simple, and glowy, which meant that I skipped eyeliner and went light on the mascara. I decided to try out this Lancôme lipstick that Aisling gave me back in November; she thought I would dislike it because I steer away from peaches, and I let it sit there, taunting me, for half a year. Finally, I tried it out and – shocker! – found I liked it. I got compliments on it all day at work, too!

(I also finally tried an orange-red lipstick and liked it. Everything I thought I knew is a lie.)

Products used to create a peachy look: Lancôme and Milani

Foundation: Revlon ColorStay for Dry Skin in 110 Ivory
Concealer: MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NC15 on blemishes; L’Oréal La Touche Magique Highlighting Concealer under the eyes
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte
Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso topped with ELF Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky
Contour: Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow
Brows: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough As Taupe
Eye primer: NARS Pro-Prime Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base
Eyeshadow: Lancôme Kitten Heel over the eyelid; Lancôme Platform in the crease
Mascara: Maybelline Illegal Length
Lipstick: Lancôme Rouge In Love lipstick in Corail In Love topped with Lancôme Fever Gloss in 100 Degrees

(Apparently I was loving Lancôme here.)

Taupe

Taupe FOTD, featuring Wet N Wild and Stila.

This look was a bit of an experiment: I wanted to pair Stila Patina, a “dusty rose” (as per Stila) with slight grey undertones, with one of my favourite taupe-y eyeshadows. That was a lot of neutral for me, so I used an indigo eyeshadow as liner, though if I did it again I’d probably use a product like Lise Watier Métamorfix to get more colour out of it!

Products for a taupe-y FOTD: Stila, Wet N Wild, Lancôme, The Body Shop.

(So, I love that gorgeous purple-y taupe Wet N Wild eyeshadow shade, but I’ve never touched the other two colours in the trio. Debating depotting.)

Foundation: Revlon ColorStay for Dry Skin in 110 Ivory
Concealer: MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NC15 on blemishes; L’Oréal La Touche Magique Highlighting Concealer under the eyes
Blush: Benefit Hervana
Contour: Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow
Brows: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough As Taupe
Eye primer: NARS Pro-Prime Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base
Eyeshadow: From Wet N Wild Silent Treatment Trio: “Eyelid” all over the lid. The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in the crease
“Eyeliner”: Lancôme Color Design eyeshadow in Infinitely Indigo
Mascara: Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant
Lipstick: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina

Smoky

Smoky eye using Stila and Urban Decay

One of the nice things about working in cosmetics is that a smoky eye is not too much for work. Generally I don’t go too heavy on the eye makeup, since I prefer to play up my lips, but once in awhile I go for something more dramatic! The other day I decided to go for a smoky eye, and went with the conventional wisdom that says “eyes or lips, not both”. I don’t have very many neutral lip colours relative to the bold ones, but this one in the Rimmel Kate Moss line is one of my most-used lip products, period.

Products used to create a smoky eye.

Foundation: Revlon ColorStay for Dry Skin in 110 Ivory
Concealer: MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NC15 on blemishes; L’Oréal La Touche Magique Highlighting Concealer under the eyes
Blush: Lancôme Blush Subtil in Sheer Amourôse
Contour: Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow
Brows: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough As Taupe
Eye primer: NARS Pro-Prime Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base
Eyeshadow: From Stila All Day 3D Wet-to-Set Eyeshadow Trio in Thunder Cloud: middle shade all over the eyelid, lightest shade as inner-corner highlight. From Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette: Blackheart on the outer corner, lightly in the crease, and along the lower lashline. The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in the crease.
Eyeliner: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner on the upper lashline; Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Noir on the waterline
Mascara: Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant
Lipstick: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss #17 over Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in 63 Eastend Snob

This look seems to be all about the Rimmel, balancing out my Lancôme love.

And there we go: some things I’ve put on my face recently! I’m sure there will be some more exciting looks coming at you in the future, since my job allows me quite a bit of freedom in terms of how I wear my makeup.

There are 3 responses to “Some recent looks #2”

  • So much love for that first peach look! Peach isn’t my favourite shade on the eyes but something about it is really harmonious with your colouring. Beautiful.

    • Thank you! I’ve been quite peach-averse in general, and that includes the eyes. I think if the shade is off it’s one of those colours that can make someone look ill. But I LOVE that Lancôme shadow.

  • Love these kind of posts! The peachy look is great, and so is the last smokey eye. Also yay for stila patina, one of my fav liquid lipsticks!

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