This is the type of look I used to favour in my early university days, rosy brown lips and copper eyes. The paler my skin got though, the more I headed towards pinks and mauves. I think it is always good to try something a little out of one's comfort zone and I am pleasantly surprised at how much I like these shades on me. Although warm, they don't look muddy and foreign on my skin so I might branch out in future with my colour selection.
I have tried all day to get some decent photos of the makeup, to no avail. The best I could do is a number of different pictures that show different parts of the makeup as in one pose the blusher would show but the lips wouldn't etc. So the number of pictures is not to flatter my vanity (especially after my mum took one look at them and said 'you can't put those up, you look awful', I tried to explain it's about the makeup, not me!), but to give you the best idea of what the products I have used look like in natural light.
- Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer
- Le Metier de Beaute Foundation in 01
- Nars Orgasm Illuminator
- Nars Blush in Douceur
- Le Metier de Beaute Concealer in 04
- Le Metier de Beaute Translucent Powder
- Suqqu Gloss & Lip Colour Duo in 06
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Suqqu Eyeshadow Quad in Mancha 05
- MAC Eyeliner in Teddy
- Le Metier de Beaute Anamorphic Mascara in Aubergine
- Le Metier de Beaute Eyebrow Pencil in Natural Blonde
- YSL Touche D'Or
As always with my makeup, my main aim is to bring out the green of my eyes and let that shine through rather than the makeup itself. The copper tones of the Suqqu quad are perfect for this (although I added a little too much of the dark brown so the copper doesn't show as much as I intended). However, you could easily recreate this with MAC shadows which is what I did at university using the middle 3 shades in this post. I used all four Suqqu shades on my eyes in rather a haphazard way, and I finished with MAC Teddy eyeliner on the top lashline and the light copper shade from the quad along the bottom lashline using my favourite brush of all time, Chanel No.14. Finally, I curled my lashes and applied two coats of mascara, along with a little YSL Touche D'Or on the brow bone.
I used the Le Metier foundation all over but I probably wouldn't use this on a normal day as it is a little heavy for my liking and does give me a slight yellow tinge (you can see in a few of the photos where I haven't blended it enough into my hairline). I was worried that the Nars Blush looked too brown in the pan but it works on the skin. I think Chanel Blush in Tea Rose would also work well, another of my old favourites.
|Suqqu Gloss & Lip Colour in 06|
So there we have it, a heavy natural look based on my recent Suqqu purchases but one that could easily be recreated using whatever you have at hand. Just go for eye shades that bring out your eye colour and pair with natural rosy brown cheeks and lips. To me it seems far more autumnal than wintry, a little warm for the minus 2 temperature here today!