FACE OF THE DAY | MODERN DARK LIPS AND MINIMAL EYES

Tuesday, October 7, 2014



I was inspired by the Burberry SS15 makeup at London Fashion Week 2014. Where the focus was on bronzed skin, bold lips and bare lids and eyelashes.




This is how I recreated this look on myself. 

THE FACE:
I applied the Max Factor Ageless Elixir 2 in 1 Foundation (45) with a brush, concentrating the product around my nose, on my cheeks and chin and blended the product outwards for a natural look, while still having good coverage. Then I grabbed my Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer to cover up any dark circles. With my Bourjous Chocolate Bronzer and the Wet n Wild Mega Glow Illuminating Powder in Starlight Bronze, I gave my skin some color and glow, since bronzed skin is important when recreating this look. I finished my face of with the MAC Blush in Launch Away on my cheeks.

THE EYES:
The eye look is very simple. First I applied the Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base. Then with a fluffy MAC 217 brush I dusted some of the NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Maybe Later (light-medium brown eyeshadow) all over my lids and into my crease, to define my eyes a bit. For eyelashes you can completely skip mascara, I decided to apply the smallest amount of mascara to the ends of my lashes using the Maybelline The Falsies Flared. I used my Wet n Wild Brow Pencil in Taupe to fill in my eyebrows like normal. For a runway look, use a clear mascara to brush your eyebrow hairs upwards.

LIPS:
The star in this look is the H&M Lip Stick in Down Town. I applied this beautiful cool-toned dark red lip stick with a lip brush first, to line my lips. Then I applied the product straight from the bullet, so the color would be pigmented and powerful. I finished it off with a dap of translucent powder to make the lip color matte.

To complete the look apply a teal nail polish to your nails.