Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day EOTD: Hollywood Glow

Here is my third Valentine's Day EOTD for you makeup lovers! Today I wanted to do something softer and easier for anyone that prefers less ostentatious looks than the 2 prior ones I posted. I can go either way. I don't mind wearing super bright or dark colors, but I also don't mind wearing a softer look or a neutral eye. Wherever the mood takes me, I follow! I named this look Hollywood Glow because shape-wise I did more of a 1950s/1960s "bedroom eyes" type look--similar to the eye look Marilyn Monroe was famous for sporting. Love her, by the way. I chose colors that complemented my complexion and gave me more natural looking shadows and glow. I wanted this look to be super soft so I really blended everything out, with the exception of the winged liner on top. Personally, I find this type of look to be the most sultry.

For some reason this look photographed a teeny bit lighter than it was in person, but not by much.


In this view from below you can see how deeply colored the crease was, but I made sure to really blend the crease color out and up so that it was a soft, gradual shadow rather than a more defined, march one. From this angle the top of the crease looks more defined that it actually was--as you can see in the pictures above and below.

I love these lashes, it's actually the first time I've used them even though I've had them for a long time! They're Faux Bianca falsies, which have a mix of black and brown lashes. This combination really gives these lashes a soft, natural look so I thought they'd really complement this look--I love them! I also want to point out that I didn't completely line my lower waterline. Because my eyes are so almond shaped and my liner on top was a little heavy, I wanted to make sure I didn't weigh down my eyes so I opened them up by a bit by only lining the outer portion of my lower waterline.

What I used:
  • Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer (patted over lid and below eye)
  • Make Up For Ever #152 shadow (patted over lid; blended into inner corner and below eye; swept just below arch of brow)
  • Fresh shadow in Mission Fig (blended heavily into crease, then softly blended up towards brow)
  • Make Up For Ever #126 (blended into edge of Mission Fig towards and pulled up towards brow)
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes liner 0L (tightlined upper waterline and tightlined outer portion of lower waterline)
  • Sugarpill Bulletproof pressed shadow (lined upper lashline and winged out the outer corner)
  • Boots Botanics Exceptional Definition mascara (I'm really digging this mascara lately! I wish it came in waterproof as well, that would be amazing)
  • Faux lashes in Bianca (fixed to eye using Duo lash glue)
I want to point out that I've owned the Fresh eye shadow I used above for 3 or 4 years and I haven't seen Fresh shadows for sale in a long time. I looked on Fresh's site and I didn't see any shadows, but I saw their bronzing and illuminating face palettes and I think I may be in love! I need to try them! I have a Fresh makeup brush that I love as well that I don't see available anywhere, I wish they'd bring those back.

Complementary Product Suggestions

Lips
Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Strawberry 
I previously reviewed this in one of my Drugstore Friday posts (see original review HERE). I wanted to use something kind of bright with a hint of sparkle, so I pulled out this lip gloss. With a soft look like this, I wanted a pop of color a bit on the sophisticated side, but not super overpowering. I think that if you wanted to do a deeper or brighter red lip it would look fine as well! I purchased this lip gloss a while back, but I'm fairly sure this color is still available. These glosses retail for around $7.49 each, but every time I've gone into the drugstore lately Revlon has been on sale so you may be able to get it for less! When I originally purchased mine I got 2 for BOGO 50% off.


Face
Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer
This is one of my favorite bronzers when I want to use something with some shimmer. I like that it has the 2 colors, though I usually swirl the 2 together. I think for someone with a fairer complexion the 2 colors could be great as you'd be able to pick and choose how deep you wanted your bronzer and you could adjust it as the spring/summer went on. I wanted to give myself a little bit of a glow to complement this eye look--let's face it, it's February in the Northeast so I'm as light as I get--so I grabbed for this and dusted it gently on. I have used the darker color for contouring in the past, but I find that it's a tad more shimmery than I like my contour color to be. If you don't mind a bit of shimmer in your contour then this is definitely a great option. I've been dying to try Too Faced's Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder because it looks like it's exactly what I like for contouring--matte and just the right shade of brown. If I get my hands on it I'll do a comparison post between that one and this one. Sun Bunny is available on Too Faced's site and retails for $29. I'm not sure why mine has a black compact and the one on the site is a bronze color, but perhaps it's because I got it in a Too Faced set? Either way, it's the same as the one on the site minus the packaging.







   What do you think of this look? Would you wear it?

2 comments:

  1. any reason you don't show your entire face? Just wondering =)

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    1. Hahaha there are a few reasons. The eye looks I do are detailed and require macro shots, which can take time to get. Also, I am hooooorrible at taking face shots of myself, but can usually get a decent eye shot! And since I'm such a perfectionist and eye makeup is my absolute obsession, I can't handle posting a pic that looks warped ;) I have a very busy schedule from day to day so between doing my makeup, getting a few decent shots, editing and posting, I just don't often have the time to try to get face shots, too. The headshot in my blog header was a miraculous event! I'm hoping to do tutes later this year though, which will make taking pics a non-issue.

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