This look is very classic, goes with everything in my wardrobe and it takes literally 5 minutes to put together! I started with the MAC concealer palette and Laura Mercier Tinted moisturizer! I always put concealer on my eyelids too, as it acts as a shadow and liner primer Next, I used Coffee eyeliner by MAC - I applied it to the top lash line, only lining the outer corners and also on the lower lash line. I then used my finger to smudge out the upper lash line. I wanted to keep it very simple and fresh, so no eyeshadow. I went with Coffee because it's the most superb deep brown liner. Black liner is slightly too harsh for this work-day look, although I think I would pop it in my purse to use for evening if I was going to an after work event. For the blush, I used my absolute current favourite 'Sin' by NARS. Once again, its a colour that goes with everything. For the lips, nothing makes me feel more alive and confident then a 'red lip'. However, a bright true red can be a little too much for work, so I used Mahogany lipliner by MAC and layered YSL #1 Le Rouge lipstick on top. Mahogany lipliner gives the red a slight deep drown tone, which shifts the colour into a neutral-red tone! I think there are three key elements to creating an elegant and fabulous day look:
1) The colours and tones go with everything - they are neutral enough to wear with practically everything you own
2) The look is simple and classic - a swipe of liner, a touch of mascara, a classic red lip - no extra fussing, no additional shadows and highlights etc etc - simplicity is elegence!
3) You feel 'amazing' - you can walk around and feel like "I've got this" no matter what situation you're facing - you're not afraid to be the best you can be!
Hope that you enjoyed this post! I'm going to rock this look today :)