I usually keep things light but felt like taking a stroll over to the darker side on a Sunday afternoon. There’s a lot to be said for sweet and innocent, but sometimes seductive is nice too. Here, I’m practicing my ‘I want you now’ look — and I hope I come across as more Kathleen Turner in ‘Body Heat’ than Mike Meyers in ‘Austin Powers.’
This look was created with a blend of drug store and high end products and is great for women with brown and green eyes because the amethyst shades make them sparkle and pop. The trick is starting with perfected skin. Here I’ve used the new Josie Maran Vibrancy Foundation. My shade is Euphoric. I used Judith August’s peach-toned concealer to cancel out dark circles and set everything in place with a light dusting of Pores No More powder from It Cosmetics.
The eyes are the real stars of this look. I started by applying Charlotte Tilbury’s Color Chameleon in Amethyst Aphrodisiac on the mobile lid. White Peach from Too Faced’s Sweet Peach Palette was used as a brow highlight and Purée from the same palette is the transition shade. Next, I applied Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombre in Diapason on my mobile lid, followed by MAC pigment in Rose. I created a tiny wing with liquid liner and lined my upper and lower water lines with deep purple kohl. Finally, I applied a liberal dose of mascara (no falsies — the lashes are my own).
Heading into the home stretch, I applied Giorgio Armani’s Maestro Liquid Summer to contour my cheeks, forehead and jawline. My blush and highlighter are from Makeup Revolution, a new low-cost line available at Ulta. The blush is in the shade Divine and the highlighter is Soft Peach. Lastly, I used the NYX Ombré Lip Duo in Rags & Riches to prettify my pout.
All in all, this is a pretty simple look that anyone can replicate! Just remember to experiment. The good thing about makeup is that it’s not permanent, so play around until you find a look you like. – Ronda