Hello everyone, here’s a look with my curls showing more clearly — I like how effortless my curls look and I literally don’t have to worry about looking “messy”. But having said that, I think I still prefer my straight hair, what do you think?
Meanwhile, I am enjoying my curls while they last.
Moving on to the look. I am not sure if it’s for everyone — featuring Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in BR 214 Into The Woods I recently reviewed. This is quite a strong look overall. I could have paired a nude beige lip and wear a plain neutral top but what’s the point? The point of doing looks on this blog is to explore possibilities and inspire, I shouldn’t always go for the safer choice.
Call me a guinea pig but the more I look at this “bold eyes and lips pairing” the more I like it. How about you?
I wanted some natural and glowy for this look, as if sun-kissed but not tan (because I am still having a tan). Something natural and skin-like so I went for the MAQuillAGE Perfect Multi Base BB and set with MAQuillAGE True Powdery UV.
The BB base alone offers sufficient coverage and be sure you use a big fluffy brush if you choose to set with the matching powder foundation because it can get cakey around sides of the nose (for me). If coverage is not your main concern, use either one will be good enough.
The powder foundation has great coverage and it can be used on its own without any base products.
Brown, bronze, gold with a hint of pink. Although it’s still neutral but more fun and daring I suppose because it’s bolder than something I would natural wear. Please refer to number chart below.
- Apply shade (1) all over lids, stop just below crease.
- Use a darker brown to define outer corners of the eyes, in this look, I am using NARS Cream Eyeshadow in Ponderosa.
- Tight line upper lash line with brown eyeliner.
- Line upper lids with the same brown eyeliner and wing the corners outwards (optional).
- Line lower lash line with Chanel Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil in 75 Pêche Cuivré.
- Apply shade (1) along 3/4 of lower lash line and deepen the corners with Ponderosa.
- Apply shade (2) to inner corners of lower lash line.
- Gentle pat shade (2) onto center of lids.
- Apply a sheer layer of shade (3) onto brow bones to highlight and soften edges of shade (1).
- Apply mascara and false eyelashes if needed.
I used my trusty Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Duo Bronzer in 03 Amber Bronze Medium to warm up sides of my face and contoured ever-so-lightly along my cheek bones.
Applied a very light and sheer blush along the cheek bones for some colour. Highlighted parts of my face with a matte white highlighter (because my base is quite dewy, I don’t want to over do the highlight with something shimmery).
The safer choice is definitely a beige nude to match the bold eyes and healthy skin. Here, I have the Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD 553 Showgirl, an orange-red — love this shade.
Thank you for looking.
MAQuillAGE Perfect Multi Base BB
MAQuillAGE True Powdery UV
NARS Brow Perfector in Kalamata
NARS Brow Gel in Athens
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder – Pressed
NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in BR 214 Into The Woods
NARS Cream Eyeshadow in Ponderosa
Chanel Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil in 75 Pêche Cuivré
YSL Eye Pencil Waterproof in 2
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in 01 Black
Eyemazing False Eyelashes in No. 103 Natural Brown
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Duo Bronzer in 03 Amber Bronze Medium
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in OR 308 Starfish
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in WT 905 High Beam White
Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment
Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD 553 Showgirl