Saturday, January 10, 2015

Soft and Natural Makeup Look

I created a look that is both soft and natural - the shades lean warm and I think this is the 'perfect' office day wear look - I've been experimenting with the nude lip and softer palette. This look has colours that are a mix of natural, warm-neutral shades and gold/light pink shimmer:
I started this look with my MAC concealer palette and Laura Mercier Bisque tinted moisturizer. I then used MAC's 'all that glitters' eyeshadow as a highlight and eyeshadow shade. I used Grey Utility liner on the upper lashline and smudged it out with a mix of mystery and embark shadows using an angled brush. I used urban decay 'smoke' eyeliner on the lower lashline and loreal voluminous mascara in black. I also mixed two blush shades (a gold and pink-salmon shimmer shade) - I used MAC Trace Gold with Makeup up for ever #133 - To finish off the look, I lined my lips with Laura Mercier Chestnut Lipliner and filled them in with Loreal Doutzen's nude lipstick! There was a lot of 'mixing' going on to acheive this look, but I love that because its the best way to create custom colours that are right for you. This is the best trick for when you purchase a product that you don't like or that doesn't suit you and you are left wondering what to do - sometimes you can still make colours work by blending them in with other shades. Its also the best way to make your personal colour palettes work for you - mix shades and you will discover how colour harmony works to you advantage!!!


Anonymous said...

Best wishes for this New Year!

Have you heard about Marilyn Starr Harris and her new categories. She has 6 categories instead of 4, which are Yellow Green, Yellow orange, Red orange, Red purple, Blue purple and Blue Green.
You may have a glimpse of her palettes here :

Renata said...

Wow thank you so much for the link - no, I haven't heard of her system, but will definitely check it out - thanks so much!!!