Hallo! Just a quick simple look featuring 3 products from Makeup Store's fall collection products - mainly the eyeshadows and lip products. My friend has also highly requested that I do a look featuring this particular eyeshadow, Pistachio Biscotti. The eyeshadow itself is soft and has a satiny finish. It is not super shimmery, and pretty easy to work with.
I used a colored base with the eyeshadow, though I did sheer out the base (I used Shiseido shimmering cream in GR707), so it is not as though I need it to add more color. I just wanted to give the eyeshadow a bit more dimension, seeing as I did not use any other eyeshadow on my eyes for this look, not even any crease color, and no brow bone highlight color. I figure that with the lashes and the liner, my eyes would look defined enough without having to use too many eyeshadows at once.
I defined my eyes with Makeup Store pencil in Chocolate Cheesecake. It is a deep taupe shade, very very wearable, and I think everyone will LOVE this pencil. It gives the right amount of definition, and also adds a subtle sheen. It is soft enough to line both my upper and lower lids, and smudged out slightly.
On the face, I went for a natural finish foundation, and so I applied Lancome's Teint Miracle (one of my all time fail-proof foundation) and lightly set it with Clarins Skin Illusion Mineral Foundation.
Then I sculpted my cheeks with Tom Ford's Shade & Illuminate in shade 02, which works beautifully on me. The contour shade is a little bit scarily dark on me, but it blends out so seamlessly and you can't really tell but the effect is there. The highlight shade is a very smooth subtle sheen, as you will see in the pictures below. I used the cream contour/highlight product on powdered skin, and it didn't cake and looks just fine.
Loving the sheer red gloss that isn't too bright on my lips. It gives a nice stained juicy look, which is always a healthy and wearable look for the lips.
Overall, I love doing a colored eye like this, just one color, and keeping the rest of the face very clean and flawless. It is grown up and girly, without going all crazy rainbow on the eyes. Keep the lips colored but sheer, and the cheeks sculpted (or I try my best to be...haha).
All products used will be listed at the end of this entry.
All products used:
Base - Lancome Teint Miracle, Clarins Skin Illusion Mineral Foundation
Cheeks - Tom Ford Shape & Illuminate Intensity 2.0, Illamasqua Naked Rose powder blush
Lips - Makeup Store Gloss 2C1 Geranium
Eyes - NARS pro prime eyeshadow base, Shiseido Shimmering Cream GR707, Makeup Store Pistachio Biscotti
Liner - Makeup Store Chocolate Cheesecake (THIS IS AWESOME!)
Lashes - Shu Uemura Farfarllina
** I didn't have to use any concealer! **
Hope you find this helpful, and thanks for looking!