Sunday, September 02, 2012

FOTD Sep 2/12 - soft and warm, Victoria's Secret inspired

Soft and warm... mmmm does that ever make me want to curl up in bed with my soft and warm blanket for some TV or reading! You may think this sounds like me looking forward to fall, but I really like that kind of thing year round! :p

This eye is kind of inspired by that classic "Victoria's Secret" style eye you see various incarnations of. Appropriate for day but slightly smoky, warm toned with hints of shimmer. Very subtly sexy and easy to do. Eyeliner optional (but I rarely go without) so it's also quicker than it seems.

This look would also be great with nude lips. I'm wearing gloss but my lips are naturally pigmented really pink. MAC Lip Erase has been on my wishlist for years! LOL!

 I started with blending a warm medium matte brown shade into my crease and down under my lower lashline (Urban Decay's Buck). Then I took a warm, shimmery medium pink with brown tones (Urban Decay's Toasted) and blended it on the outer half of my lids. Then I added a slightly lighter shimmery taupe shade with strong gold tones in it - I wanted an effect that wasn't bright gold but wasn't the greyer side of taupe either (Essence Eyeshadow in Party All Night). I also pulled this colour down to the lower lashline to blend out Buck a little more and add a little shimmer. Then I used a pale shimmery nude beige for the highlights on the inner corners and on the browbone! (Urban Decay's Virgin). I pressed a dark brown eyeliner close to the lashline, thickening it and winging it out just a teensy bit at the outer corners. I intentionally made the liner thinner than I normally do for this look.


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