Happy Tuesday, pretty. Tabs woke me up early this morning and then insisted that my makeup today pay homage to him (what a diva!).
Refusing his requests usually leads to scratches, so I reached for one of his current collection crushes, NARS Summer 2011, and told him I would “see what I can do.”
NARS Summer 2011 products clockwise from the eyeshadow trio at the bottom: Cap Ferrat Eyeshadow Trio, Exotic Dance Eyeshadow Duo, Carthage Lipstick, Dogo Eyeshadow Duo and New Order Blush
I built the look with two things in mind — 1) Tabs’ pretty green eyes, and 2) the word “Mixey,” one of his many nicknames (a shortened version of Meow Mix).
Green crops up a few times throughout the NARS Summer 2011 collection, and I tried to really incorporate it into this look, mixing some different colors together.
Unlike my look last week using the Stila Stunning in Sayulita palette, the green here isn’t as obvious or BAM! It’s a subtler hint of green.
The look’s built around the Dogon Duo and Cap Ferrat Trio Eyeshadows. Dogon’s duo chrome taupe side has a touch of green shimmer to it, which I mixed with the light and dark greens in the Cap Ferrat Trio, and then applied to my lids.
For contrast, I mixed the white and gold shades from the Exotic Dance Duo (also from the release) and swept them into the crease, and along my brow bone and lower lash line.
Because I love me some cat eyes, I wet an angled brush and applied a thick line of the black and taupe shades from the Dogon Duo mixed together along my upper lash line. Applied wet and mixed together, the two shadows create a crazy blackish green shade I kinda like.
Then, and this part feels a little bit retro to me, I donned Carthage, a matte pink lipstick. So, since I had color on both my eyes and lips, I decided to pull it back a notch (just one) on my cheeks by going with two subtle layers of New Order Blush, a sheer but shimmery purplish pink.
When I showed the finished look to Tabs, this was the response I got…
Hmm… I haven’t figured out if that means he likes it, but he hasn’t extended his claws yet, which usually indicates moderate approval.
How about you and your makeup today? I’d love to hear your eyes/lips/face breakdown in the comments!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. SoCal NARS fans, will you be anywhere near the Topanga Nordstrom in Canoga Park this weekend? If you can make it there, FranÃ§ois Nars — the man, the myth, the legend! — will be there this Saturday, May 14 from 2-4pm.
He’ll be meeting fans and signing copies of his new book, Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself. I attended one of his book signings a few years ago, and he was the nicest guy! If you do end up going, one word of unsolicited advice — whatever you do, try to refrain from quoting Wind Beneath My Wings when you meet him.
Yes, this comes from personal experience…