Sunday, April 1, 2012

Add a little 'Spice' To Your Life

MAC's Spice lipliner has forever been a popular, natural lipliner.  Its got that perfect balance of cinnamon-brown with a hint of pink.  I recently had a 'live chat' session with a MAC makeup artist because I was looking for a way to wear Chili lipstick without it being too bold for day.  Basically, I wanted the look of Chili but a more subtle, wearable version for day.  The Makeup Artist suggested that I apply Spice lipliner and then simply blot Chili on top - it would create an elegant red shade for day that isn't too 'in your face' - I absolutely 'loved' this combination when I tried it and ended up getting a lot of compliments when I wore it out - here is the look I created for Spice+Chili:

I started with my basic face of tinted moisturizer (NARS St. Moritz), concealer (Secret Camouflage #4 - Laura Mercier), Powder (MAC's Gold Deposit) - I then used Bobbi Brown's Almond blush (as well as MAC's Refined Golden bronzer as contour and a sheer highlight on the bridge of my nose and forehead).  For my eyes, I started with Arena as a base, Soba from the lid into the crease and Woodwinked on the lid and applied in the inner tear-duct (all MAC shadows) - I then applied Teddy eyeliner (MAC) and smudged the upper lashline with galapagos shadow by NARS.  I used a basic black mascara.  I then lined my lips with MAC's Spice lipliner and blotted Chili on top!  I love this look for day!!! 

For an alternate natural look, I also played around with Spice liner topped with Bobbi Brown's ALmond blush with a peach toned tinted lip balm (I used Burt Bees Caramel) - I think is the ideal peach-brown lip look for days when you want some added warmth to your complexion:


Runa said...

I love this! especially the first two pictures look amazing.

do you have any tips for good(hair)up-does?

Renata said...

Thanks Runa - I honestly think that up-do's are the best when they are efforless and natural. I once saw a women sitting at a cafe in Europe and all she did was had her hair in a bun, but pinned up in a loose, sporty way and she looked so charming. I also think that a loose, pony-tail with waves is also a great up-do. For evening, I really like up-do's that are clasped to the side or pinned to one side with a flower or string ribbon detail - I had this done once for a gala and I got so many compliments! Perhaps I'll do some more research on up-do's and do a new post on it!