Thursday, July 28, 2011

orange/yellow 60s inspired makeup.

I came across this picture and fell in love with the makeup. The look is both classic and vibrant. So, if you want to add a pop of colour without going too dramatic, this is definitely a look you are going to want to try! After seeing this picture, I starting going through my makeup collection to find the right colours for this look, and came across a NYC duo that is absolutely perfect.

New York Color, City Duet Eyeshadows, 810B, Upper Zest Side.

Here is a slightly more wearable version of the look above. Feel free to add a little more drama by really packing on colour and/or really exaggerating the shape of the shadow if you so wish!

STEP 1: Moisturize and apply a primer to smooth out skin

STEP 2: Apply your foundation to even out skin tone. Since this look is all about warm colours, so if you have a foundation a shade deeper than you normally use, go for it! Also, aim for a foundation with medium coverage. The skin in the inspiration picture is very natural and glowy, so keep that in mind.

STEP 3: Apply concealer to any spots with redness, (ie blemishes or around the nose) and under eyes.

STEP 4: Fill in your eyebrows. The brows in this look are natural but well shaped. Don't go too dark when filling in the brows and be sure to focus on shape rather than filling them in fully.

STEP 5: Using a large bronzer or powder brush, apply a matte bronzer on the cheeks, temple, forehead, nose, chin and under the jaw line - anywhere the sun would naturally hit.

STEP 6: Add a small amount of a warm toned blush onto the cheeks, however, not on the apples of the cheeks.

STEP 7: Using the yellow eyeshadow, sweep the colour across the lid, leaving out the inner corner of the eye.

STEP 8: Using the orange colour, apply starting from the outer corner of the eye, moving inward - you will be using this colour on the crease as well as the outer corner. Blend the outer corner so the shape wings out. Blend the orange and yellow together slightly on the lid.

STEP 9: Add a white or pale gold shadow to the inner corner of the eye.

STEP 10: Using liquid or gel liner, start lining the eye, but leave out the inner corner. The line should be thick and winged out at the end.

STEP 11: Add two coats of mascara on the upper lashes, and one coat on the bottom lashes.

STEP 12: Line lips with a nude lip liner and apply a matte brown. Aim for a warm brown that isn't too dark or too light. You want the focus to be on the eyes, but you don't want to wash out the lips.

STEP 13: Using a cream or powder highlight, apply liberally to the apples of your cheeks, chin, cupids bow, and nose. Remember, this look is very glowy!

STEP 14: Spray your face with a setting spray to keep the look in place.

STEP 15: You're all set! Go out and look amazing!

- Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer
- Cover Girl Nature Luxe Foundation 340 Maple
- Maybelline New York Dream Mousse Blush 20 Peach Satin
- Maybelline New York Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in black
- New York Color City Duet Eyeshadow 810B Upper Zest Side
- Tarina Tarantino Bronze Palate
- Christian Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara 090
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighting Creme Duo in Aspen
- Annabelle Lip Pencil in Nude Lustre 305
- New York Color Ultra Moist Lip Wear 324B Cameo
- Urban Decay Moisturizing Setting Spray

Let me know what you think of this look!

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