Face of the Day: Soft and Peachy with Neutral Smoky Eyes
This look focuses entirely on one feature, eyes, pairing dark, neutral smoky eyes and a strong brow with a soft peachy face and lips.Face:
Revlon Colorstay for Normal/Dry Skin $9.99 at Target, $12.99 at Walgreens, $13.49 at CVS
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder $9.99 at Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, $7.49 at Target
NARS Blush in Torrid $29 at Sephora
Revlon Photoready Translucent Finisher $10.49 at Target, $13.49 at Walgreens
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray $29 at Sephora, Ulta, urbandecay.comFor this look, I wanted a more flawless complexion so I started with one of my all time favorite foundations, Revlon Colorstay, this time I used the dry skin formula since my my skin tends to be more dry in the winter. To add a little extra coverage, I topped my foundation with Revlon’s Nearly Naked Pressed Powder. Because I wanted this to be a soft, feminine look, I skipped contouring and bronzer and used NARS blush in Torrid to add a warm, peachy glow. Torrid has very soft golden micro-glitter in it so I applied it high on my cheek bones and didn’t use a separate highlight product. I used Revlon’s Photoready Translucent Finisher to set everything and Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray last to give a smooth, perfected look and take away any powdery finish.Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop $18 at Sephora, $20 at toofaced.com, Ulta
Too Faced Smokey Eye Shadow Collection $36 at Ulta, Sephora, toofaced.com
NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto $24 at Sephora
Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara $25 at Sephora
NARS Coconut Grove $24 at Sephora
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel $21 at Sephora, UltaI started with Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Lemon Drop to prevent creasing and to correct any discoloration. To make smoky eyes the focus of this look, I used the Too Faced Smokey Eye palette. I started by blending Smokin Hot, a matte soft black color through out the crease, outer v area, outer portion of the lid, and lightly blended it up above the crease area. Next I packed Nice Ash, a steely blue charcoal color all over the lid, overlapping Smokin Hot on the outer portion of the lid. To make the area above the crease softer and smokier, I blended Cloves, a shimmery bronzey taupe color, above the entire crease area and outward towards the browbone. To highlight, I lightly blended Firefly just under the eyebrow and around the inner corner area. After lining my upper and lower waterlines with NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto, I smudged Nice Ash along my lower lash line. I curled my lashes and applied several coats of Diorshow Waterproof Mascara by wiggling the brush back and forth at the base of the lashes and lifting outward creating separated lashes, length, fullness and an overall feathery look. I used the NARS eyeshadow single in Coconut Grove to fill in my brows creating a bold brow look to complement the dark eyeshadow and finished them with Anastasia’s Clear Brow Gel to keep everything in place. *click here to see my full review on the Too Faced Smokey Eye palette*
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee and Peach Parfait $7.99 at Walgreens, Ulta, $6.49 at Target, WalmartIn keeping with the warm, peachy tone on the cheeks, I used Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters in Creme Brulee and Peach Parfait on my lips to finish the look.
Do you like neutral smoky eyes or do you prefer to add color? Are any of these products favorites of yours? Let me know in the comments below!
~ Fairly Girly