I have been dying to do a look like this for a couple of weeks, but I kept forgetting to... Until today! I have a bunch of backlogged Looks Of The Day, so watch out! I know I usually just feature individual product swatches and reviews, but (if you haven't noticed!), I've been really into LOTDs lately. It's helped get me out of my makeup rut, knowing I'll be photographing my makeup.
Anyway, I've had Revlon's Lip Butter in Cherry Tart for awhile now, and I keep wanting to do a retro-inspired, pin up look featuring this lip color. It's a gorgeous translucent, buttery red with a hint of shimmer, and while it's definitely an easy to wear red, I still don't feel comfortable wearing a bold eye AND bold lip during the daytime. My favorite way to rock a "casual" red lip is to pair it with a neutral cheek and a very pale, shimmery eye. I was also trying to do my makeup quickly, and this is a really simple look, utilizing very few additional products aside from what I always use as my basic "canvas" (foundation, powder, eyebrow pencil, mascara, etc...) I added some shimmery gunmetal eyeliner on the bottom lash line to kick things up a notch and keep it from being too boring!
Here's what I used:
Face: Almay primer, Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation, Hard Candy Glamoflage, NYC loose Powder (not pictured), Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana (along cheekbones, chin, forehead, and across my nose), Hard Candy Baked Blush in Pin Up (over entire cheek), MAC Blush in Darkly My Dear (on apple of cheek and to softly contour the cheekbone)
Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sellout (from lash line to brow), Ulta Eyeshadow in Sandstone (in crease and outer corner), UD 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero (on top lash line), UD 24/7 Liquid Liner in Revolver (on outer 2/3 of lower lash line, curved up to meet Zero on top of the eye, and then pulled out into a wing), UD 24/7 Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy (on tearduct and inner 1/3 of lower lashline), Prestige My Biggest Lashes Mascara, Prestige brow pencil, Anastasia Brow Gel in Caramel
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart
The completed look:
|Side view- cheeks!|
|The lips: Revlon's Cherry Tart|
And there you are. I know I've been doing a lot of fairly neutral looks lately, but I've been much more inspired by bold lip color and retro makeup styles than I have been by fun eye colors. I don't feel like it's a rut--yet! These vintage styles make me feel really glamorous!