Monday, October 10, 2011

Cool/True Summer Palette

Usually people of warmth as comforting, but I also think that soft blue-greys, lavenders and soft greys also carry a level of comfort to them.  To me, this palette brings a sense of elegance and ease that is very unique.  Not everyone can pull off the blue-muted greys, in fact, I'm not even sure that I can, but regardless, I wanted to play around with these shades and create a look that is smokey, cool and summery.  I hope you like it:




For this look, I started with my basic face (concealer, foundation, no bronzer this time or warm blushes).  I used Navajo by Bobbi Brown as a base, then used a very heavy hand to create a thick layer of eyeliner - I used MAC's Phone Number for this look.  I then took an angled brush by MAC and smudged Bobbi Browns Lavender shadow into the liner and smudged up into the crease. I then took a big, fluffy eyeshadow brush and used lavender in the crease and blended in onto the lid.  I used a lighter hand to apply Phone Number to the lower lash liner and finished with black mascara (I used DiorShow).  For blush, I used NARS Dolce Vita (a dusty rose) and then used MAC's Gentle mineralize blush as a pop of colour.  For my lips, I used Magenta lipliner and filled them in with Pervette lipstick by MAC.

This is definitely a look I would sport if I have a nice shimmery grey evening dress or blouse - I'm wearing a vivid magenta top in this photo to bring out the cool undertone in my skin!

3 comments:

singularfocus said...

I've noticed that when you wear cool colors the whites in your eyes get REALLY white!

Anonymous said...

I like this. You look young and pretty.

Renata said...

Thank you very much Anonymous - I am currently re-visiting this season and liking it very much - I hope to do a few new posts on it soon!!!