Sunday, 23 November 2014
The Winter Face
I really love the way that grey eye shadows look with pale skin and blonde hair. I've never really liked cool tones on my coloring but I'm quite smitten by the way it turned out. I used my Dior 5 Couleurs Grege Palette to create a very soft smokey eye that draws attention to the peepers. I've been loving smudgy eyeliner lately and my Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eyes Pencil in Espresso is so pretty smudged all the way around my lash line with a grey eye shadow blended over the top. This is a great way to wear eyeliner for daytime without it looking in your face yet still adding definition to the lash line. Not to mention, putting a powder shadow on top of liner makes it last all day long. I chose to ditch the bronzer and highlighter in favor of a simple peachy cream blush on the cheeks. I used Bourjois Cream Blush in 01 Nude Velvet across the top of my cheeks to sculpt and define the cheeks. Finally I finished off the looks with one of my favorite lipsticks, Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink, which is ironically, not very pink at all. I love how the peachy nude lip helps to tie it all together without looking over the top.
Overall, I really liked this makeup look on myself and I'm definitely going to be pulling it out more often over the next month. I love that it can be worn softly for day time or amped up with more eyeliner and dark eye shadow for a pretty party look. Grey eye shadow looks great on all eye colors and while it makes my blue eyes pop, I think it would look equally gorgeous enhancing brown or green eyes. Something about the look reminds me of an ice queen... which I'm all over.
What do you think of my winter face? Does anyone else enjoy a grey smokey eye with peachy cheeks and lips?
Thanks for reading.