Saturday, August 13, 2011

Classic Look

I've blogged before about red lipstick and how classic it is on a woman.  Its a look that I admire and re-create often, especially for special events like weddings or even a night out on the town.  To me, red lips are a sign of sophistication and class, especially when the rest of the makeup is kept natural and fresh! I've been thinking a lot lately about creating a 'signature' look for myself and I think I've found it:

Here is the makeup that I used for this look:

Face: Bobbi Brown Bisque corrector and warm beige concealer, HD Founation #125, NARS 'Desert' Pressed Powder, DolceVita blush with MAC's Gentle Blush as pop of colour. 
Eyes: Mahogany (BB) on brows, Navajo (BB) as base. NARS ashes to ashes from lid to crease and MAC's Copperplate in crease. Clinique's Black-Brown eyeliner with concrete (MAC) smudged into upper lash line - MAC"s smolder on lower lash-line, DiorShow mascara in Black
Lips: Bronzelle lipliner (Lancome) with Moulin Rouge lipstick (Make Up For Ever)

I love playing around with various makeup shades, but I admire a woman who is able to stick to a basic look that defines her elegance.  Perhaps its my European blood or my fascination with all things elegant, but something draws me to the classic red lipstick look.  I think that if its paired with a more neutral liner (like the Bronzelle in this photo), it creates a classic look vs an over-dramatic effect.  I'd love to hear about your signature looks - what look inspires you to let your inner elegance shine through?  What looks do you admire?


Gina said...

I love the look! You have such "killer" cheekbones!

Renata said...

Thanks so much Gina!!! What a nice compliment!!!