Thursday, May 26, 2016

FotD: A Bronzed Summer Look

I'm not sure I'm crazy about this look, but I was feeling the sudden summer thing and decided to focus on a lightly bronzed skin and kind of juicy colors everywhere else. The camera prefers more defined eyes, and so do I, to be honest. My mistake was leaving my eyebrows au naturel. You live, you do your makeup, and you learn.

Laura Mercier Primer- Protect (I was already wearing an SPF50, but I like this primer in the summer and buy a new tube every year).
Edward Bess Sheer Satin Cream Compact in 03 Nude. I'm on my eleventy seventh one and still love this.
Cle de Peau concealer (Almond).
Rouge Bunny Rouge Diaphanus powder.

Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea eye shadow palette (it was a limited edition Sephora Exclusive that sold out quickly, so I never bothered reviewing it. It's nice, but not groundbreaking). I applied Sand as an all over brightener, blended Cove into the crease and mixed Starfish and Reef together to create a shape in the outer V. You can see that there's nothing too remarkable about the colors. Pretty warm taupy little things with a hint of plum.
Colourpop Call Me eyeliner pencil for tightlining and the lower waterline. It's a warm plummy brown, which I chose for a soft effect. I could have built up some intensity, but oh well.

A light all over dusting of the classic Guerlain Terracotta Blonde, including neck and décolleté, then used the classic Benefit Dallas in a ɛ3 shape around the face, and topped with a pinch of Mauveine by Make Beauty.

Laura Mercier Plumberry liner.
I mixed two shades of Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick, Berry Brown 120 and Deep Plum 180. I like these chubby crayons for the pretty colors and hydrating formula, but they tend to move around a bit, hence the careful lip lining.

Other Stuff
The dress looks vintage but it came from Nordstrom, I just don't remember what or when.
Vintage earrings.
SotD: Bruno Fazzolari Monserrat, which goes happily with this look. Later in the day I moved to some vintage Bal a Versailles, which was not weather-appropriate, but I didn't care.


  1. The color of that dress is really beautiful on you.
    I keep meaning to get that Laura Mercier primer, but for whatever reason, never have. Must rectify that.
    And suddenly am having a craving for BaV. Will be my evening scent tonight.

  2. I think your natural brows are great for this pretty summer look!

  3. What a pretty summer look and that red with white polka dots is perfect for having some fun in the sun. You are the personification of "Summertime an' the livin' is easy."

  4. That dress is so beautiful on you.

  5. I actually think this makeup looks great on you - including the natural brows! I love natural brows...I would keep doing them, except mine are getting grey, so that's no longer an option.

    You look years younger...really!

  6. You look very pretty in the coral-y red dress and softer, more natural make up - sans "defined" eyes & eyebrows - actually it makes your eyes look fresher and younger. You could also try "soft" eye make up with a bright coral lip - it would also look great with that dress:)

  7. Beautiful look. Summery and relaxed. You look lovely!


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