Monday, April 1, 2013

Contrast FUN - Bright Meets Deep!

I am getting really excited with the notion of just playing around with different makeup shades, particularily 'contrasting' shades or contrasting levels of depth/brightness.  Today I decided to try going with a brighter teal/aqua eye and pair it with a deep, dark rocker-chick inspired lipstick.  I just decided to 'go with it' - these days I'm moving away from colour analysis and towards embracing my colour-gypsy self - or as I've said before, embracing my inner colour-nomad!  I learned a lot about myself with colour analysis, but now its time for me to become truely authentic and just have FUN with colour, break the rules a little - become a little bit more of a colour-rebel!!!  Check out the look I created:

For this look I started with Mineral Fusion Foundation and concealer - I skipped the powder, as I find that the mineral makeup tends to set into a smooth, powder-like finish.  I used Raizin blush my MAC (my current #1 favourite blush on the planet).  For the eyes, I started with Arena shadow as a base, then mixed Copperplate and Kight Divine and applied to the lid and crease (all MAC shadows).  I then used MAC's eyeliner called 'Mountain Air' (an amazing teal/aqua shade) and applied a very thick line to the upper lashline, while using Smolder on the lower lashline.  I used black mascara (one of the Benefit ones) and finished the look with a very deep lipstick Film Noir, mixed with Ruby Woo (also MAC).  I love the depth of this lipstick look - its such a Femme Fatale, deep blood 'red' shade!!!