Sunday, April 3, 2011

A touch of "Fig"

Estee Lauder makes the most amazing lipliner called 'Fig' - If you read the reviews on you'll notice that a lot of people say this is their 'my lips but better' colour.  For me, this really is quite similar to my natural lip colour - a soft plum-pink shade.  I recently wore this lipliner with my favourite Baroque lipstick by Chanel and got a ton of compliments, so when I got home I had to take a picture and post it:

I started off with Laura Mercier 'Nude' Tinted moisturizer, Loreal's N4 true match concealer and then dusted on some Refined Golden Bronzer by MAC
I used Mocha blush by MAC (a pinky-plum shade)
On the eyes, I used my signature Copperplate+Print blend and lined my eyes with Prussian eyeliner (blending Copperplate into the upper lash line)
I used Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black on my lashes
On my lips: Fig lipliner - Estee Lauder, topped with Baroque (Chanel)

I'm loving these colours for an every-day/business look!!!


Bree said...

Ok, you have convinced me! You're a wonderful soft season :)

I do think you can pull off so many looks, but I now see that these shades are your best!

Renata said...

Thanks Bree! Trust me, Soft was the last season I would have choosen for myself - but then I posted my picture without makeup and the vote was overwhelmingly in favour of 'Soft Summer'. When I started researching soft summer I found that its the most 'miscategorized' season because SS's can get away with both cool and warm shades (they are summers that flow into autumn). Since my skin is 'neutral' this does give me the advantage of wearing a lot of diffrent colours and making them 'work', but the most 'natural' and 'harmonious' are the soft, cool, muted and dusky shades - I've learned that the most beautiful makeup shades are the ones that don't "stand out" but rather compliment the natural tones that exist in your skin, eyes and hair (basically, it enhances you and people see you vs the colours you wear)!!! This has been such a crazy journey for me but I'm learning a lot about myself in the process!!!

Beth Dunn said...

very pretty!

Renata said...

Thanks so much Beth! I've recently discovered your blog and I love it - anything preppy and classic inspires me!!!