You all know how much I love bright colours right? Well, today I wanted to show you a more muted look and prove to myself that I can use neutral make up, however, I’m not going to be grabbing the Naked palette anytime soon and buying exclusively BROWN eyeshadow (ahem, @Fluttersparkle), so I’m going to show you a look I would wear as a daytime look inspired by a 1950’s pin up girl style. You can check out some images of my inspiration on my Pinterest page.
Here’s all the products I used to create this look, some of my favourites here too:
- Sleek Make Up CC Cream in Fair
- Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder in Vanille
- Smashbox BB Cream Concealer
- Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Naked Rose
- Revlon Brow Fantasy
- Kiko Pencil in Nude
- Too Faced LashGasm Mascara
- Eyeko Liquid Metal Eyeliner in Black
- Inglot Pressed Eyeshadow Palette
- Illamasqua Colouring Pencil in Fiesty
- Make Up Atelier Lip Stick Palette
Here’s how I put together the look with a couple of tips for you to try for yourself:
- Allow moisturiser and serums to fully sink in then dust the skin with a fluffy brush and some of the powder, this works great as a primer and mattifies the skin.
- Apply the CC Cream all over with a foundation brush, use the BB Cream Concealer around problem areas and highlighting spots and blending with a brush.
- Fix everything in place with another dusting of powder, this will help everything stay in place all day.
- Apply blusher with an angled brush onto the apples of the cheeks, flicking out along the cheekbones.
- Use a spoolie brush to shape the hairs into the shape you want, outline the brows with the pencil, creating the shape you want, then fill in the rest of the brows.
- Apply a white shadow to the brow bone as a highlighter.
- Use a nude coloured shadow over the entire eye socket and tear duct to highlight, apply a nude eye pencil in the waterline to highlight too.
- Add depth to the eye with a pointed brush and a brown toned shadow into the socket.
- Line the eyes with liquid liner and flick out, I love this technique.
- Line the lips with a pencil, the Illamasqua Colouring Pencils are awesome and long lasting, fill in the lip with the pencil.
- Use a lip brush and apply the lipstick all over the lips.
And you’re done! What do you think?
I really like this look and I used to wear it so much more, it’s a great way to make a statement but still be appropriate for an office environment. These days I tend to experiment more and use more colour, but having recreated this look I love how it looks with my colourful hair so I think I might head to this scheme more often now!
What’s your go to everyday look?
What’s your fave red lipstick combo?