Hi hi, this LOTD came about because I was rather smitten with the current Loreal ad campaign featuring Fan Bing Bing and the Infallible eyeshadows...of course the beautiful colors which were used on her eyes are not part of the current range brought in. I couldn't seem to find an online image of the look, but I remember vaguely, some gorgeous golds, reddish browns all blended into a rather vampy smokey eyelook. She is wearing a red lips that has gold shimmer... anyway, that's the general image in my head... and so I poked around my eyeshadows last night, looking for something that might resemble the colors used in the ad campaign.
I improvised on the actual look (obviously, because I didn't have anything to mimic from) and I ended up with this rather 'vampy' look, because I extended the inner corner of the eyeliner, and I piled on the false lashes (a combination of Ardel 120 and my TW lashes in 7X) -- which added volume, and made my eyes look longer (tip -- wear the falsies as far out as you can on the lash line). Thick coats of mascara was applied to my lower lashes.
I didn't want to 'balance' the look with a pale/ natural lip color... because this is such a statement look... I think a statement lip color is necessarily to match the eyes. I did however, went with more neutral cheeks - very subtle color. I also kept the rest of the face very clean, no highlight, no shimmer at all. So you can pull off BOTH bold eyes and lips... just keep the base & cheeks very clean and simple.
I have done similar bold eyes & lips combo, links below:
Would I wear this look out? Definitely, but only if I am attending a certain function or dinner, where I want to look really sharp and glam...on a normal day, say I am going shopping, or meeting up friends over coffee/ movie, etc.. I would not do this...I personally think this would be too distracting, and as much as I love doing looks like this, I won't want my makeup to take attention away from whatever I am saying, it's kind of weird if I am talking and my listener is staring at my eyeshadow or red lips the whole time!
To make it more 'wearable' for a casual outing, I would do a red stained lips, instead of this intense glossy lips. I might only wear my 'natural' falsies. I would still keep the original eyelook as I don't think it would be that 'much' after I toned out the other two elements mentioned.
Having said that though, I do feel like I want to be one of those girls who make red lips part of their signature look. Wear very little on the face, and just rock the red lips. That would be quite nice...
All products used will be stated at the end of this entry:
with slight camera flash. pardon my bedhead hair.
Close up of eyes, lashes, lips and nail polish combo.