The look I did for work today draws heavily on products from the Lancome Color Design Artist Palette in Couture Warms ($70). Lancome knocked it out of the park with Couture Warms, ladies. It’s an amazing palette, but you can always duplicate this look using similar products from other lines.
Top colors from left to right
- Strut – jade green shimmer
- Designer – moss green shimmer
- Pose – gold shimmer
- Positive – beige matte
Bottom row from left to right
- Couture – reddish-brown matte
- Model – bronze shimmer
- Vue – peachy pink shimmer
- Daylight – white matte
Products I used for this look…
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer
- Lancome eyeshadow – Positive
- Lancome eyshadow – Vue
- Lancome eyeshadow – Couture
- Lancome eyeshadow – Strut
- Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof eyeliner – Noir
- MAC eyeshadow – Concrete
- Lancome High Definicils mascara – Black
- MAC Select Moisturecover – NW 25
- Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder – Number 2
- MAC Cremestick Lip Liner – Sublime Culture
- Chanel lipstick – Leopard
- Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation – Suntan Beige
- Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
- MAC Loose Beauty Powder – Natural Flare
Brushes and tools I used…
- Shu Uemura eyelash curler
- MAC 239
- Sonia Kashuk large eyeshadow brush
- MAC 224
- MAC 217
- Sonia Kashuk angled eyeshadow brush
- MAC 226
- MAC 194
- Billy B Paintbrush 13
- Sonia Kashuk powder brush
- Shu Uemura 20 brush
Here’s the basic layout of the eye products:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Positive eyeshadow
- Vue eyeshadow
- Couture eyeshadow
- Strut eyeshadow
- Noir eyeliner
Begin by blending an even layer of Too Faced Shadow Insurance onto the surface of your eyelid with a MAC 239 brush.
Using the Sonia Kashuk large eyeshadow brush, apply Positive eyeshadow to the browbone.
Next, apply Vue eyeshadow to the lid with the same brush.
Now, take your MAC 224 brush, and, with a circular motion, add Couture eyeshadow to the outer V. Blend away any harsh lines with a brush like the MAC 217.
Using the Sonia Kashuk angled shadow brush, apply Strut to the lower lash line.
Carefully apply Lancome Noir eyeliner to your upper water line.
You’re almost there! Define your brows by filling them in with Concrete eyeshadow and a MAC 266 small angled brush. Curl your lashes, and then apply two coats of Lancome High Definicils mascara.
If you’re trying to fight the good fight against dark circles, then clean up excess eyeshadow with a MAC Wipe before applying MAC Select Moisturecover concealer with a MAC 194 brush. Using a fluffy brush like Billy B Paintbrush No. 14, add a light dusting of Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder #2 to set your concealer.
Kiss me, you fool!
Now, let’s get those lips ready. Line your kisser with a pencil shade that closely matches your natural lip color. I’m a fan of MAC’s Sublime Culture Cremestick liners.
With a MAC 316 covered lip brush, add one layer of Chanel Leopard lipstick and blot. Add a second layer if you want to ramp up the color intensity.
Last two steps
Apply Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation in Suntan Beige using your fingers, setting it with Laura Mercier Translucent Powder applied with a Sonia Kashuk Powder Blush. Finally, dust MAC Natural Flare Loose Beauty Powder to your cheeks with a Shu Uemura 20 blush brush, and you’re out the door!
Brrr! It’s so cold here in the office today. The air conditioning is blasting, and my desk is right in front of the vent. I’m also drinking (eating?) a Jamba Juice for lunch, which isn’t helping, LOL. When I get outta here I’m making a bee line for my hair salon because the hair color/roots situation has officially hit critical mass. Plus, I’m itching for something new. Should I go dark? Stick with the highlights? Decisions, decisions!
I hope your hair is looking extra cute today. Got any plans for tonight?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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