Some mornings are for blending six shadows on your lids, and other mornings are not.
Those are the mornings made for large quantities of coffee…and for cuddles…and for easy makeup.
Initially, when I set out to do this post, I planned to wear smokey, olive eye makeup on my lids to go with the bright fuchsia matte lipstick (All Fired Up — a MAC *must*), but Connor needed extra baby love in the morning, so that plan went out the window. *Poof!*
She’s just shy of four, and some days she’s big enough to handle ALL HER BUSINESS AND THEN SOME (“I’m a big girl, mama, and I can do it myself!”), but other days, like this one, she needs some extra hugs and songs, and I’m happy to oblige her. So, no blending of six shadows on this day for this mama, LOL!
Instead, I went with a hazy olive eyeliner (gotta love how forgiving blurred edges are), a wash o’ warm brown eyeshadow, and a matte fuchsia lipstick.
Yeah, it’s streamlined and totally unfussy, but I still like it a lot. The bold lip and the flash of shimmer in the liner give it some interesting elements.
I went all in with the lipstick and did a single opaque layer, which I applied directly from the tube, but if this much bright fuchsia is too intense for your style at the moment (I totally get it), you can always dab the lipstick bullet lightly on your lips for a sheer layer. Then, gently tap a fingertip on top of the lipstick to help it settle in and erase any hard edges.
After that, if it’s still too bright, mellow it out even more with a thin layer of pink or nude lipgloss.
Finally, blow yourself a kiss in the mirror because, believe it or not, you’re done! And you’re doing great! 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,