I decided to have some fun with it today, since it had been awhile since I'd put anything on my face. After I had the colors on my eyes, it reminded me of estate jewelry... Not sure why I was thinking of specifically estate jewelry, but I went with the mood and ended up with a 1920's inspired look that was modern enough to wear out to the store.
Here's what I ended up with!
So, what did I do diferently to try to recall a 1920's aesthetic? The most noticeable thing would be the lip. I did a sort of "deconstructed" bee-stung lip shape by concentrating the color in the center of my mouth and using fingers to pull the stain outwards. I started with a lip balm before I did my makeup, letting some of the foundation mix with the balm to create a bit of a canvas to start with, without actually trying to erase my lip line, and then added the color on top of that base. The second thing I did differently was to concentrate eyeliner on the bottom lash line and wrap it around to the top outer corner, creating droopy, rounded ingenue eyes. Finally, sculpted cheeks helped to finish off the look, subtly (hopefully) evoking the dramatic lighting techniques used to highlight starlets in silent films.
Face: Clinique Redness Solutions base, NARS concealer, Revlon Colorstay Foundation, Benefit High Beam (on cheek bones), Hard Candy Pin Up (on cheeks), MAC Vintage Grape blush (brighter color used on apple of cheek with darker color used to contour), NYX taupe (to contour near temples and under cheekbone), The Body Shop bronzer (on edges of face).
Eyes: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in 13 all over lid as base, Inglot Matte 352 (pale ballerina pink) under brow bones and on inner corner, Inglot Matte 390 (pale warm taupe) in crease, Urban Decay Tease (on lid), Urban Decay Verve (on inner part of lid), Urban Decay Pistol (on outer part of lid), Urban Decay Rock Star (to line bottom lash line and outer 1/3 of upper lash line), Prestige My Biggest Lashes mascara, Prestige brow pencil, Ulta brow gel.
Lips: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Plum, a tiny bit of Revlon Colorstay Foundation, Revlon Wine Not, Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense 13, and Rimmel Stay Glossy lip gloss in Yours Forever on center of lip, blended outwards slightly.
Here are some angles that show color placement more clearly:
|New earrings! They're little bows!|
I have to say, I like how this turned out! I did wimp out and blend the lip color out to cover the lip more evenly after I took these pictures, but this is a look I would do again. I'd like to do a more dramatic version at some point in the future-- hopefully after I find my NARS Velvet Matte pencil in Train Bleu-- and then try to stay a little closer to the source inspiration.