Don’t you love it when you accidentally fall into a well of inspiration? That’s what happened when I stumbled upon makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis the other day. She’s a makeup artist who does a lot of work on celebs, including Olivia Wilde and Natalie Portman.
I love her style because it’s soft and approachable, with a sprinkle of glam.
I just love the warm brown smoky eye on Paris Jackson.
UGH, SO GOOD!
You’d think this type of makeup would be easier than it is, because it looks so simple and elegant, but I dunno… In many ways, I think simple and elegant is way harder harder than full-on complicated, because it’s harder to your hide mistakes. Like, say, if you’re doing a neon green eye with lots of colors and blending, and you pair it with a bright, glossy hot pink lip…there’s a lot there to take in! If you fudge something, there’s a decent chance no one will notice, but with very streamlined makeup like Melanie does, there’s almost zero room for error.
Anyway…Mel’s style inspired me to do this soft holiday glam eye look with plum lips today.
I don’t feel like I totally “got there” with this, but I’m gonna keep working at it this week.
Key products worn:
EYES: MAC Art library Nude Model Palette and Chanel eyeshadow base (lids and lower lash lines), Maybelline Tattoo Studio Liner in Bold Brown (liner), It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara (lashes), Chanel Beryl liner (lower water line, sadly discontinued!), MAC Brun and clear brow gel (brows)
CHEEKS: MAC Give Me Sun MSF (bronzer), Clinique Plum Pop (blush), Laura Mercier Candleglow (highlight)
LIPS: Maybelline Superstay Ink Crayon in Accept a Dare, Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in 172
BASE: MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion (primer), BECCA Backlight Primer mixed wtih Covergirl Trueblend Matte Foundation in Tan, Double Wear Instant Fix Concealer in Medium Deep, Chanel LoosePowder in 40 Dore
OK, have you heard about the beef between Lizzo and Cece Peniston? Apparently, Cece (and other people in the music industry) believe that Lizzo intentionally used a line from Cece’s song, Finally. and she never credited Cece for it.
DRAMA FOR YOUR MAMA!
All this is to say that ever since I read that story, I’ve been listening to a lot of ’90s house music I haven’t heard in years lately, and I’ve been feelin’ it.
Remember this one?
This was my jam back in the day. 💃
And of course, Cece’s Finally!
LOL. Totally #datingmyself, but I love dance music 💃 from this era.
In other news, it’s been raining hard all day today. If it’s raining (or snowing) where you are too, drive carefully! And stay dry!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,