Yesterday afternoon I zipped into the city to help my friend Jen shop for bridesmaid dresses. She’s getting married this November, and we’re getting down to the wire. Most of the dresses we looked at were solid pinks or golds, accessorized with sashes of contrasting colors. The sashes created pretty focal points, and that’s the idea I had in mind today when I did my makeup.
Gold dress with pink sash by Simple Silhouettes
I blended together a pink and gold for the color I used on my eyes, cheeks and lips and then added a pop of green to the eyes (a sash) for contrast.
There aren’t a lot products or much blending involved in this look, and the colors are muted and subtle, so it didn’t take a long time to do — about 10-15 minutes. All told, I used products from Chanel, MAC Cosmetics, Lancome and Laura Mercier.
First, since I wanted the green on my eyes to really stand out, I applied MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl on the eyelid and just into the crease. Applying it beneath eyeshadow colors is a quick and easy way to ramp up their intensity.
- Chanel Nomade eyeshadow on the browbone and in the crease
- MAC Warm Chill eyeshadow (from the Cool Heat collection) on the lid and into the crease
- Lancome Noir waterproof eye pencil on the upper waterline
- MAC Powersurge eye kohl (a gold liner) on the lower waterline and lower lash line
I’ve had MAC Powersurge eyeliner — a shimmery golden bronze-brown — in my makeup stash for a while but haven’t really played with it before. I wish I had because I totally dig it on the waterline.
The rest of the look…
- MAC Concrete Eye Shadow
- MAC Mascara X in Black
- MAC Select Moisturecover in NW 25
- Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder #2
- Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation in Suntan Beige
- Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
- Chanel Jouse Contraste Powder Blush in Rose Dust
- Chanel Facettes D’Or Highlighter in Gold Fever
- Chanel Lip Definer in Pretty Pink
- Chanel Aqualumiere Lipshine in Formentera
- Chanel Glossimer in Astral
What do ya think? Do you ever try to pattern your makeup looks after things like dresses or flowers?
Sigh… I’m bummed the long weekend is over. I totally played hooky today and didn’t do anything productive. The only time I went out was to a bookstore, but even that didn’t count because all I did was read celebrity gossip magazines like Us Weekly, People and OK!
How about you? Please tell me you were more productive than I was.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Girl, you know you can always use more beauty reading. Here are links to some of last week’s most fabulous articles and posts from the ladies of the Beauty Blog and Splendicity networks! 🙂
Beauty Blog Network Reads
It’s summer time! That’s why EyeshadowCult.com recommends having bright paws to look more fun in the sun!
Come aboard The Makeup Divas and set sail for the Mac Naughty Nauticals review!
A Touch of Blusher checks out L’OrÃ©al’s True Match Super-Blendable Powder.
The Muse reviews the latest and greatest from Japan with Aube’s new Summer Collection!.
Beauty Anonymous introduces you to this Fall’s upcoming new mascaras.
In honor of her first anniversary, Bionic Beauty is holding a month of giveaways. This week enter to win one of 3 SpinLash mascara wands!
The Fragrance Fanatic finds the greatest Summer scent for the home: Sun & Sand.
Beauty Junkie in SF tries out the grab and go method of shopping for a powder foundation and has mixed results with Make Up For Ever.
In-office vs. at-home with the TRIA – The Daily Cookie starts her series on laser hair removal by giving you the pros and cons of each option!
Makeup Loves Me gives you the secrets for re-creating audrina patridge’s look from her birthday party!
Splurge or steal with Girl Gloss by checking out the affordable Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lipcrayon that is almost identical to the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil!
Beauty Banter reviews Smashbox’s BLUSH RUSH line – 8 universal blush shades created to work on every skin tone!!!!
The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having another giveaway! This time it’s a basketful of Olay products valued at over $300!
Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog shows you how to create an orange, gold and teal eye look with Nars Cosmetics.
Rouge Deluxe shows off her makeup haul from her Tokyo trip!
Beauty and Personal Grooming tells you how to use leaves as beauty aid
Elke shares her current fav summer beauty finds
The July Issue of The Beauty Ideal is out full of summer beauty tips and how to’s.
Beauty411 shares her new summer fragrance.
Beauty Blogging Junkie dishes about highlights with Jane at Hiro Haraguchi.
Another pick from The Life of A Ladybug’s Bronzers for Brown Girls Series: MAC’s Bronzer in Refined Deeper Bronze and Loose Iridescent Powder in Golden Bronze!
Makeup Moxie reviews Cushion Lips by Vincent Longo.
Spoiled Pretty wants you to protect your peepers. Enter today for your chance to win a pair of limited-edition Etnia Barcelona NÂ°00 sunglasses valued at $295. Two runners-up will win a $50 gift certificate to Margot & Camille Optique. What are you waiting for?
15 Minute Beauty Fanatic has swatches of the Fall 2008 Bobbi Brown Mauve Collection!
Splendicity Network Reads
From the Splendicity community, comes this week best in beauty, fashion and shopping.
Aging Fabulous tried out some anti-aging products from L’Oreal’s Skin Genesis Line. Stop by to see what they were and what she thought.
NY Spender pampers herself with two new products that won’t break the bank.
Beauty Bento Box tells us how important it is for us to give our bare legs a sleek, sexy and glowing look that’s perfect for this summer.
Beauty Secrets Revealed shares a Homemade Lip Plumper Recipe
See how Beauty and Fashion Tech made her own mineral makeup using a Bramble and Berry Mineral Makeup Kit complete with pictures and swatches!
Viva Woman takes a look at ingredients that can cause your skin to become more sun sensitive.
All That & a got a fresh new design and has a review of Not Just a Pretty Face, a book about the dangers in our makeup and skincare.
Krizia from Beauty Match meets Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City.
Style…a work in progress proves that hope springs eternal and finally gets her sticky little fingers on Heimstone’s Perfecto jacket…
Tops 2 Bottoms lets you in on the latest swimwear trend.
Would you wear a red wedding dress? Just A Formality features this gorgeous Justin Alexander Red Bridal Gown.
Kim at Indie Style File needs to be more graceful to be a ballerina, but at least can look like one with a tutu tank dress by ouma.
Her Accessories wonders why we need camouflage Louis Vuitton? Pardon me, it’s called “Monogramouflage” – for the urban jungle perhaps?
Style Manila talks about a current styling project.
CelebLOOK found some hot zebra print bikini’s that will have you looking as hot as Lisa Rinna in hers.
Enter to win this M Z Wallace handbag valued at $335 at Glamour Gift Guide.
Shoe Blitz features an assortment of Prada boots that are perfect for fall.
Shopalicious is pining over these to-die-for python heels — and they’re on sale!
ShopDiary says you can pre-order Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives now before the sale officially begins on July 18.