At any rate, I wanted to do a smokey Film Noir inspired look; retro, but with a bit of a kick. That kick came in the form of some intense shimmer on the inner-crease of the eye and a punchy off-red lip color. Take a look!
My necklace! I'm going to have to try to get some heavy-duty tape on the back to fix the crack...
Here's what I used:
Face: Clinique Redness Solutions Base, MUFE Face & Body Makeup, MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer, Smashbox Luminizing Lotion in Flash, Urban Decay blush in Bang, Tarte loose powder, The Body Shop bronzer, Hard Candy Baked Blush in Pin Up, NYX blush in Taupe, NARS blush in Exhibit A.
Eyes: MUFE Aqua Cream in 13 (champagne; above crease to brow bone and in inner corner) and 15 (taupe brown; on lid), Bare Minerals loose pigment in Unforgettable (in crease), Urban Decay 24/7 pencil liner in Bourbon, Prestige My Biggest Lashes mascara, Prestige brow pencil, Anastasia brow gel in Caramel.
Lips: NARS lipstick in Joyous Red and MAC Cremesheen Lip Glass in Richly Revered.
I love this lip color, too. These are two of my favorite go-to products that are easy for me to wear, but I'd never thought of combining them. When worn together, they make a really nice blood-red tint that I am loving!
Overall, I'm really happy with this look as an alternative to a traditional darker smokey eye and bold red lip. Can we call it a hazy eye, maybe? No, never mind, that sounds like a medical condition. At any rate, I can see myself going back to this look anytime I need something neutral and polished but don't want to look overdone.