Earlier this month I got the chance to chat with Jean Ford, co-creator of the Benefit Cosmetics line.
To be blunt, Jean’s hot (and *very* tall!), and she has lots of fierce fashion and makeup advice.
We talked about high heels and Foot Petal inserts, makeup trends and what kind of makeup to wear to parties.
Jean even offered some tips for creating a soft and subtle brown and pink look for New Year’s Eve. Thanks, Jean!
Come hither eyes
For this look, start with a deep, rich cocoa colored shimmery shadow on the lids, working the color just barely into the crease. Try the dark brown shade from the Big Beautiful Eyes Palette (a shimmery dark brown) or Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Busy Signal (also a shimmery brown).
Next, ramp it up by patting a shimmery pink eyeshadow like Lust Duster loose eyeshadow in Cloud 9 on top of the brown. Use your fingers to place the shadow on the center of the lid and to blend out the edges.
Finish the eyes with your favorite liner and two coats of mascara.
Pink cheeks and lips
To balance out the eyes without taking the focus away from them, keep the cheeks and lips soft and pink.
Try three dots of Posie Tint (a sheer pink liquid lip and cheek tint) placed onto your cheeks and blended in with your fingers.
Complete the look with some soft pink lips. Start with Posie Tint applied directly onto the lips and again blended with your fingers. Top it off with a sheer pink like The Gloss in No Peeking (a creamy light pink).
Are you wearing anything special for New Year’s Eve?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,