Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LOTD: Cheeky Cherry Tart

Hi Everyone!

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! 
 I'm including way more pictures of the eye than I need to because (a) Sellout and Sandstone work really well together; it's super subtle (I don't know that I'd be able to tell this was two eyeshadows if I weren't the one who put on the makeup) and it's really shimmery, and (b) I really like the wing-from-below shape, and wanted you guys to be able to see it more clearly. Also so *I* can see it more clearly when I have forgotten about it and am re-reading this post...

The eye

Eye again

...and again!

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!


  1. Great look! Cherry Tart looks like such a wearable red. Love the color on the lower lashline!

    1. Thank you! It's a really neat red; I know I have more than a few red lipsticks, but it's nuts how much variation there can be between shades of red...

  2. ARGH, Darkly My Dear looks awesome! I should have snapped it up! I enjoy your neutral looks, they give me ideas for making my work looks more interesting.

    1. Thanks, I'm glad you are getting some new ideas! And I wish I knew of an alternative to Darkly My Dear for you; NARS blush in Douceur, Tarte Amazonion Clay Blush in Exposed, and Boots Botanics Blush in Chicory are all similar, but they are lighter and lack the slight pluminess Darkly My Dear has. Hopefully MAC will repromote it soon!


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