winter glow

it seems that this winter nobody is putting down their bronzers and self-tanners.
I decided to embrace my paleness and play with soft cool tones for glowy cheeks and ethereal eyes that I could pair with a lip as bold or as toned down as my mood would crave for.
I was quite happy with the result, which I think is super duper fresh, and appropriate for any holiday celebrations…

I started my base with Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque and Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer.
I went with W.O.S. from the brow bone to the lashes as my base matte colour, and then added a wash of Venus on the lid (both from the Naked Basics Palette by Urban Decay), and a tiny bit of Nougat (a matte mauve-y neutral from the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette from Too Faced) on the crease.
I then added my trusty Essence Gel Waterproof Pencil in brown on the upper rim of the eyes to define my lashes and applied lashings of Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara.

I used M.A.C. Cream Colour Base in Pearl as my cheekbone cream highlighter (a well-blended shimmery cream eyeshadow would do the trick), and I proceeded to powder my face with Studio Fix powder, also by M.A.C.
Then I used Glow All Out by Soap & Glory as my blusher-highlighter, over which I layered a pinch of Kiko Infinity Eyeshadow 245 (a cool soft lilac) on the apples of my cheeks, and a dash of Urban Decay Afterglow blusher in Rapture, by Urban Decay near the hollows of my cheeks — to create a gradient effect and provide a bit of contour without contour.

On the lips? I find you can do whatever the heck you want with this look. I used Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector da Clarins, then Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm in Cherry Me, Sephora’s Color Lip Last 023, and the classic Ruby Woo matte lipstick by M.A.C.

There are light shimmery eyeshadows in almost every single palette in the world, and you can use them as your highlighters. You can also use your highlighter as an eyeshadow. So it’s just a matter of picking your shades and play along :)

 

 

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