Monday, February 20, 2012

FOTD: Everyday Bombshell

I promised you a more wearable version of the 1950's Bombshell, Marilyn Monroe inspired look I posted last week, and here it is! I wore this the next day, taking everything down a notch for a really classic, pretty look that focused on highlighting features, rather than creating interest through color. It's a really neutral look that could transition from day to night by just changing up your lip color! 

Here are the products I used:

It reads like an abridged version of the first iteration of this look:

Face: Almay Primer, MUFE Face & Body Makeup, Bobbi Brown concealer (to cover redness on the nose), MUFE concealer (under eyes), Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion in Flash (on tops of cheek bone and around brow bone), Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Frosting (concentrated on apples of cheeks, blended back on the center of the cheekbone), NYC loose powder, NARS blush in Douceur (on bottom of cheek bone), Hard Candy Blush in Pin Up (on top of cheek bones), Benefit Coralista (on apples of cheeks)

Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, Benefit cream eyeshadow in R.S.V.P. from lid through crease, theBalm Shady Lady eyeshadow in  Devilish Danielle (from lashline through to above the crease), Revlon Matte in Vintage Lace (to highight), Revlon Matte in  Rich Sable (in crease), UD eyeliner in Stray Dog (bottom lash shading), Prestige My Biggest Lashes mascara, Anastasia Eyebrow Gel in Caramel, Prestige Brow Pencil in Light/Medium, UD 24/7 liner in Zero (top lashes), Benefit High Beam (in a line extending from the corner of the eye, between top and bottom liner) 

Lips: Boots No.7 lip gloss in History 

The eyes

Another view of the eyes

 The entire face:

Cheeks! If you enlarge, you can see the eyeliner better, too. 

So, there you go! This is my everyday take on a retro-glam look. It's less about adding color to the face than it is about enhancing natural colors, and highlighting face shape, which is very different from how I normally approach makeup. However, I was really happy with the result; I think it is very pretty without looking over-done, or too dramatic. This with a bold red lip would be a great classic and polished evening-out look, but worn like this with some gloss, it's perfect for an elegant, versatile daytime look. 


  1. I love both looks! You look amazing. And I'm so jealous of your cheeks -- you have the best cheeks!

  2. @Tubcat, Thank you, I used to hate my chubby cheeks, but now I tend to play them up! Funny how you learn to work with what you have!

    @ Sugarbumpkin, Thanks! I love this Smashbox luminizing lotion... I am so going to buy a full-size once my tiny sample runs out.

  3. Very pretty! I always love how you face/cheeks turn out!

  4. Why thank you! This is one of my very favorite neutral combinations for cheeks, I've been wearing it (with occasional very minor deviations) a lot lately, and the MUFE Face & Body Makeup is my favorite foundation!

  5. Looks lovely, the cheeks look so nice :)

  6. Love the retro-glam look! New follower :)

  7. Thank you, 262Trinity! I'm glad you like it :) I've been feeling very inspired by retro makeup lately, I have another one of these types of looks coming soon!

  8. I love those glossy lips and your lovely earrings! Also, I've said it before but I love that you're rocking Stray Dog all the time. NO ONE EVER GIVES IT ANY LOVE BUT IT'S AWESOME!!


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