Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The 'softer' side of True Autumn

I've been thinking a lot lately about how our personal style corresponds to makeup.  Being a 'soft classic' style type, I started thinking about how to use my palette to create the ultimate 'soft' look using the more natural shades of my palette.  I have to admit that when I finished creating this look I felt like these colours were not the warm, golden shades that TA is usually represented as being, but ALL the shades used matched my TA colour swatch/fan.  I used golds, muted coppers, ginger and natural brownish-peach shades.  Perhaps I'm confusing the 'soft' look with the soft palettes, which I feel wash me out.  I feel better knowing that there is a softness to the True Autumn palette - it doesn't have to be all orange, all the time - there is flexibility and originality in each season.  I can still go for a soft look without being a soft season - I find that reasurring, liberating and interesting all at the same time.  Here is my 'softer' True Autumn look:

For this look I started with Loreals True Match W4 concealer and foundation.  I then applied MAC's Gold Deposit powder all over and used Gingerly Blush on my cheeks.  I wanted to go with a softer, less defined eye so I used my staples, Silent night as a base (NARS) with Make Up For Ever #54 shadow (lid to crease) and MAC's Woodwinked on the lid.  I then used MAC's Powersurge eyeliner on my upper lashline and blended in Saddle eyeshadow to create a golden, copper smokey but soft look.  I then used Teddy eyeliner on the lower lash-line for some definition.  I finished off the look by using Lancome's Bronzelle lipliner and MAC's Mocha lipstick.

I tried to take this photo in as natural light as possible and no flash was used.  To me, this seems like the perfect soft and natural everyday or relaxing weekend look! 

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

This is a beautiful and natural look!