Sunday, October 14, 2012

Polished and Feminine Look

I love a makeup look that has that perfect balance between classic, pretty, feminine and sophisticated.  I've been playing around with balancing out a smokey eye with a natural lip and think I've finally come across a look that has both colour harmony and polished elegance.  I want to share this look with you because I think its the ideal look for both day and evening - perhaps a little extra gloss for evening added for that little bit of drama.  If you lean cooler, try the same eye makeup look but with phone number eyeliner instead of coffee (by MAC) and try Dame blush with syrup lipstick (also MAC) - if your skin-tone can handle warmth or is neutral leaning warm, the colours I used should work perfectly for you:

The makeup shades I used for this look:

Face - I started with Mineral fusion foundation in warm, NC 30 concealer and Matte Bronze Bronzer by MAC

Blush - Madly blush by NARS with MAC's Melba as a pop of colour

Eyes - Elizabeth Arden Sparkling as base, MAC's Soba from lid to crease, Coffee eyeliner and Smut shadow smudged into the upper lash line, Zoom lash mascara in Loft brown

Lips: Hover Lipliner with Plink lipstick by MAC (top photo) and in the second photo I used MAC's Spice with Hue lipstick  


dorothy ungerer said...

This is such a glam look! I love a smokey eye/light lip as the weather gets cooler. Such a classic look!

Anonymous said...

Your eyes need an overhaul. The eyeliner is so thick. Do you have any mascara?

Renata said...

Hi Anonymous - thank you for your comment - I'm currently wearing a brown-black mascara, but am looking to switch to black, particularily with this look where the liner is a smokey-black shade. Yes the liner is thick, but thats the point of the smokey eye for this look!