Greetings, fellow Twilighters. The wedding starts in a few hours, but I squeezed in a run in the neighborhood around the hotel here in Boca Raton. Judging by the mini-mansions (lots of palatial estates) and proximity to the ocean, the folks who live here sho’ ain’t po.
I jogged by some beautiful tropical landscaping on a long, quiet street called Banyan Road.
The lush greens and corals inspired my face of the day. This isn’t the makeup I’ll be wearing to the wedding today; just something I was playing around with. It’s soft greenish-gold eyes, coral cheeks and a coral lip.
I tried to get close-ups of the eyes, but I forgot how bad the lighting was in the hotel room until I’d already removed my makeup, shoot!
For this face I used products from Shu Uemura, Benefit, Chanel and MAC. It being cold back home in Northern California and just about everywhere else in the Northern Hemisphere right now, this FOTD won’t see a lot of action, but it might be fun to try something similar on a sunny day, even if it is chilly outside. Plus, it’s easy! 🙂
How I Did The Eyes
To get the eye look, I patted a layer of Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit over the entire eye with my finger, concentrating most of the color on the lid and fading on the way up to the brow bone.
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit
Using a Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brush I applied MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack to the upper water line, applying the liner close to the roots of the lashes.
With the same brush, I drew a thick black line onto the upper lash line, thickening the line toward the outer lash line (the side closest to my ear).
To make the liner pop, I patted the shimmery black shadow from the Shu Uemura Adorned Marguerite Palette directly on top of Blacktrack on the upper lash line with a Sonia Kashuk Eye Angeled Brush.
Next, I curled my lashes with the incredible Shu Uemura lash curler and added two coats of Chanel Exceptionnel mascara in Noir.
To complete the look, I filled in my brows by applying MAC Concrete to the sparse ends with the mighty MAC 266 Small Angle Brush.
The cheeks were super easy. The key is the big, cheesy smile. Then, I swept MAC Sunbasque, a shimmery coral, on the apples with a MAC 129 Blush Brush.
Beach Coral Lipstick
I wanted some color on the lips since the eyes and cheeks were so muted, so I applied one layer of Clinique Beach Coral Long Last Lipstick directly from the tube and used a tissue to blot away the excess.
Then, after blotting, I added one layer of Laura Mercier Bellini Lip Glace lipgloss. That’s it!
I’m on my way out the door to attend to the bride. She’s getting nervous because it’s almost time. After seeing her trial makeup last night (she’s doing a neutral eye with cat eye liner, lashes, light peachy cheeks and lips — I’ll show pictures soon), I’m leaning toward the Beiges de Chanel quad and the Cargo Vienna quad for my eyes and pink cheeks and lips.
I promise to post the pictures later today, and I’m going to try to get some wedding makeup tips from the artist Jen hired to do her makeup. More to follow…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. We got a call from El Hub’s dad in Hawaii early this morning to say that Mom came out of the surgery fine. She’s resting in her room now and should be going home a little later today. 🙂