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Chinese New Year FOTD (Neon coral-pink lips) 2013
Just a quick-quick post to run through a quick look I wore during the Lunar New Year holidays the last week before my little stint in the hospital. The main item was the super-bright coral-pink lip, which is a change from my usual blue-toned bright pink.
In daylight it goes really pink but indoors and in artificial light, it leans coral.
This isn’t a tutorial, because I literally just rubbed the taupe cream shadow (Maybelline Tough as Taupe) all over the lids, smudged a little black pencil on, and applied mascara. Then I applied blush and lipstick, and that was it for the whole day. Talk about low maintenance!
Tomorrow, a multi-colored liner look that would go with this sort of super-bright lip!
Weekend Face of The Day: Intense peacock blue lids with MAC Tilt shadow
Instant intensity without a whole lot of work!
After months of being lazy and just using neutrals out, I’ve been into strong blue-tones on the lid recently. To make sure I don’t look like a bad interpretation of a Disney Villain, I turn it into a colored smoky eye and keep it from being too dramatic by restricting the color below the socket line.
This isn’t a tutorial because it’s simply buffing a duochrome blue-green shadow over a black base. (Leave the outer corners black.)
Coastal Scents S36 Copper Pot, with MAC Hip N Happy Pencil and Revlon Crystal Lilac Lip Gloss
I admit I steer clear of oranges on most occasions. All the makeup rule-books will tell you it works with people who have golden/yellow skin tones but a lot of times, wearing it wrong just makes you look sallow and jaudiced.
I usually never wear copper as a primary lid shade. I’ll pair it with plenty of black or navy to balance out the brassiness of the look, but decided to just give the color a shot this past week. Pairing it with a brown gives it some depth and definition but doesn’t detract from the coppery heat.
Seems it can turn out ok if you pair it with a soft pink lip and cheeks!
Soft Winged Eyes for Work/School using 2 Sables
MAC Sable layered over Revlon Soft Sable! The rich mauve-toned metallic brown can make some eyes look a little bruised. Layering it over a dark matte brown on the outer lids gives it depth and keeps it from looking too red against some skin tones.
Just smoke it straight outwards at the outer 1/3 of the lids for a slight wing. This is the easy way to wear smoky eyes without it looking too over-the-top for work!
Weekend Face: “Casual Polish” Deep Blue Liner and Mauve Lips
I was on my way to see a movie and wanted to give my new MAC Lip and Cheek Color in Relaxation a test run.
This is a shade very similar to dusty mauve-pinks like MAC Snob and Revlon Pink Pout, both of which I love, so I had to pick one up.
I didn’t feel up to wearing it on the cheeks for a day out in warm weather though. It does blend out to a more or less matte finish, but I just went with a powder blush.
Base: Rachel K CC Cream (too ashy) mixed with Aveeno Positively Ageless Correcting Tinted Moisturizer (too dark, too warm)
Concealer: MAC Select Coverup
Setting Powder: Clinique Redness Solutions Redness Relief Powder on areas
Brows: MAC Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe
Crease (Matte beige and matte peach) - Wet n Wild Coloricon Greed Palette
Liner (Metallic navy blue) - MAC Motorhead (limited edition); use MAC Deep Truth or any metallic deep blue
Tightliner: Bourjois Liner Pinceau 16 Hr in black
Lashes: Maybelline Great Lash in Dark Brown
Cheeks: Bourjois Little Round Pot Eye Shadow #15
Lips: MAC Casual Color Lip & Cheek Color in Relaxation