Thursday, March 24, 2016

FotD: The Bare Necessities


I was feeling very low-key last Saturday. It was a gray and kind of chilly day, some errands to run, a very late lunch at a favorite cafe, and a quick stop at a local antique store. I decided to see what's the minimal amount of actual color I could wear and still not look dead. The key was choosing high-glow products and still define the appropriate features. My mom is going to say that I need more color, and she'll be right. Still, it was an interesting experiment (the next day I wore a bright plum lip color and navy eyeliner).

Face
YSL Blur Primer. I'm officially in love with this. It reminds me a bit of the Guerlain primer with the gold flecks, but easier to blend.
Armani Maestro Glow foundation in 5.5. Second only to the new YSL Touche Eclat.
I dealt with a very small unsightly issue by dotting a microscopic amount of Keromask Camouflage Cream in Light No.13, and setting it with a feather-light touch of Shiseido loose powder.

Eyes
Good old Fergie eye primer (Wet'n'Wild)
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Plum blended up to the crease.
Anastasia BH eye shadow in Victorian patted and blended with my current favorite eye shadow brush, Chikuhodo GSN-09 (it was a one brush eye look, which rarely happens here).
Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil in Noir Intense on upper and lower lashes.
Clinique High Impact mascara.

Brows
Clinique Just Browsing in 03 Deep Brown (I'm loving brow tints with tiny brushes lately).

Cheeks
Kjaer Weis cream blush in Abundance. It's a nude mauve color which I love dearly, even though it's probably not that good for me (kind of like my relationship with chocolate milk).
Anastasia BH highlighter: Hard Candy from the Gleam Glow Kit.

Lips
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip liner
Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo #6
MAC Creamsheen Glass in Delight, which was an afterthought because the nude lip color needed some added life to it, and the gloss gave it a slightly pink boost and some healthy shine.

Other Stuff
SotD: Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles
Sweater by Phillip Lim
I swapped these vintage earrings at the last moment for a pair of dangly yellow amber ones that added a splash of color.

12 comments:

  1. I love this look! And those earrings too!

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  2. Variety is the spice of life and the occasional more low key look can be a very good thing.
    And chocolate milk - haven't thought of it in years, but DH is going to the store tonight and says he'll pick some up for me. Something that makes my inner child that over the moon happy simply cannot be bad for me. Impossible. It's got that Mary Poppins seal of approval all over it.
    Anna

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  3. You look gorgeous, Gaia. I want the things for this look :-)

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  4. That's a lovely relaxed kind of look. As Anna said, having some low-key looks in our repertoire is a good thing and when they look like the one you're wearing, they're a very good thing :-).

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  5. This look is beautiful! For me it would be a full on, high color heavy makeup day. Guess I'm just a minimalist. My minimal days are Armani CC cream, Bobbi Brown brow gel, UD liner in a brown shade, mascara and a sheer moist lip color. I've been wanting to try the new YSL Touche Eclat, but my husband challenged me to a "No Buy" year, unless I'm replacing a used up or worn out item.

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  6. Lol at "the minimal amount of actual color I could wear and still not look dead".
    You look great!

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  7. I love this look on you Gaia!
    I'm also wearing a SL's today: five o'clock au gingembre
    <3

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  8. You look great.
    But aren't WnW discontinuing that primer?

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  9. Hi Gaia, I love the look - very neutral and European. The eyes are amazing and the face and lip tie in very well. A great look!

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  10. Oh Gaia .... you are looking lovely in this "nude" look too ..... but I still think you are a "red lipstick girl" ! LOL

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  11. Wow. You always look so good in the brighter colors you wear, but this understated look--from the makeup to the pale sweater--is stunning on you. And Fille en Aiguilles! One of my favorites.

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