Hi, ladies. I’ve been working my way through a neutrals makeup phase for the past couple of weeks — you know, light pinks, peaches, beiges, the whole nine yards — and brights have been decidedly MIA.
But today they’re back in a BIG way. My inspiration? These crazy Jonagold apples I got from Trader Joe’s.
Nuts, right? I could play volleyball with these things (not that I’m any good with projectile sports)!
Aren’t they the most lovely shades of red? They made me want to bust out my tube of MAC Utter Fun Lipstick ($14), a similarly vibrant but creamy reddish pink.
By itself I think it’s a little bright for daytime (at least for moi), so I paired it with a quieter (shhh!) purple and gold eye with a hint of shimmer using MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow in It’s a Miracle ($20), MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot ($17) and MAC Power Surge Eye Kohl ($15), hoping to bring the whole look down a notch or two.
To complete the look and add a light flush to my cheeks, I applied one layer of matte peachy pink NARS Amour Blush ($25).
I really like how it turned out — bright, but not *too* bright.
Awfully bright, though, LOL!
How was your day? Were you as busy as I was? Didn’t it seem like this week flew by with a quickness?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,