Thursday, May 19, 2016

FotD: Lisa Eldridge's Bright Eyeliner/Nude Face


This is one of my favorite evening looks because I get to do a very blue eye contour with a sheer luminous everything else. It's my version of the bright eyeliner look by Lisa Eldridge, adjusted for my coloring and eye shape. Sometimes I stick closer to Lisa's version, but this is a  looser interpretation because that's what I felt like doing.


Face
MustaeV Lustrous Cream Base
Albion Gel Mask Foundation in 060. As you can see, it flashes back quite heavily, but the purpose of that evening was to celebrate the husband's birthday and eat vegan Japanese food, so I didn't care. It looked awesome in person.
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30 where I needed some coverup.
YSL Touche Eclat pen under the eyes and a tiny bit on the side of the nose.
Laura Mercier Universal Loose Powder for setting.


Eyes
Edward Bess Illuminating Eye Base in Dune.
Laura Mercier Caviar stick in Amethyst all over the lid. Soon I will have to buy a new one.
The "Contour" shade from Studio 10 Visible Lift I-Definer palette in the crease.
Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof in Marine Chic. This was a limited edition from Summer 2014, but you can get the same effect from Stila Smudge Stick in Cobalt (Lisa used the same pencil in Violet), Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof in Sapphire (suspiciously similar to my older one), or Lancome Drama-Liqui-Pencil in Côte d'Azur. Lisa's look is much more graphic, which I cannot pull off. Instead, I went for a slightly winged and more diffused liner, with a lighter hand on the lower lash line (mostly just the waterline).
YSL Shocking mascara.

Cheeks
Lisa went for a cool toned blush, but I usually prefer something warmer to balance the bright blue eye. I used Youngblood Crushed Mineral Blush in Rouge, which is a loose formula that melds beautifully with the skin and has enough natural luminosity so I could skip an extra highlighter.

Brows
Wunderbrow in Black/Brown. I've been testing it for the last few days, so you'll hear more soon.

Lips
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Liner
MAC Creamsheen lipstick in Finally Free (the Caitlyn Jenner one, an online exclusive). I went back and forth about buying this one. It's a gorgeous lipstick, of course, and I support the cause wholeheartedly (100% of the selling price goes to the M·A·C AIDS Fund Transgender Initiative, to further its work in support of transgender communities). While I've had no problem overlooking Ms. Jenner's family, her political statements over the last couple of months have been making me cringe again and again, since she seems utterly clueless how damaging they are to the issue she represents. In the end the cause and the color won, and I made the purchase in the name of my beautiful friend, Trésor.

Other Stuff
Faux leather jacket by BB Dakota (from Bloomingdale's, I think). I have it in both this dove gray and a weird blush/beige color.
An older necklace by Bernardaud.
Sotd: Parfumerie Generale Iris Oriental (formerly known as Iris Taizo).



25 comments:

  1. That lipstick color is one of the best on you that I have seen!

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    1. Thank you, Nina! Apparently it was a good call to get it after all.

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  2. Gorgeous look Gaia! I love it! :)

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    1. Liz, I'm certain you can do a similar look. Our mutual favorite Lancome pencil (Black Lapis) can be a very elegant alternative to the bright blue.xo

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  3. Love the eyes and lips and how they stand out on a luminous face. And best hair yet.

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    1. Thank you :) My hair is an entity with life of its own. We have a "live and let live" mutual agreement.

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  4. I love this look! The House of Eldridge is the best - her videos are so amazing. I agree with you on Caitlyn Jenner and really wish she and the rest of her family would go away.

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    1. I was willing to forgive Caitlyn Jenner just about anything, from her stepdaughters to her ex-wife, since going public with her transition made a huge impact. But she's crossed a serious line with some of her political drivel and I'm completely over her. Except for this lipstick. It's awesome.

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  5. That's a great look. In the photos, at least, the blue liner is relatively subtle yet your eyes are still beautifully defined. And you're wearing Finally Free? It looks quite good on you. I bought it, too, but it's too warm for my coloring. It's better with Edward Bess Natural Liner (as most things are), so I'm continuing to try to make it work.

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    1. My lips are naturally dark and lean very purple, so that affects most lipstick colors. I recently bought the Kiko Milano lip neutralizer but haven't tried it yet.

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  6. Wholeheartedly agree on the lip colour! Hace you tried the Kiko liquid eyeliners, I hace a navy-cobalt one and it is great, one of my favourite looks, Too.

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    1. Thanks, Patricia. Kiko's liners are on my to-try list. Soon ;)

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    2. You won't regret it, I honestly do not ser any difference un performance with MUFE

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  7. I never thought about pairing the LM Amethyst with blue liner but it looks amazing on you. You have inspired me to try it tonight. The only blue liner I have is one by Pixi so I hope it works.

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    1. Jen, I think it should work. and thanks for reminding me to post a look with a Pixi liner. Definitely overdue.

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  8. That is a beautiful lip color on you. Bravo for speaking up for transgender rights! Know how you feel about certain "celebrity" products. I picked up a beautiful bag at Nordstroms the other day, then saw that it was from the daughter of a certain presidential candidate (no, not Chelsea Clinton) and I immediately put it back on the shelf. Just can't do it!

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    1. I used to almost like Ivanka, but now there's no chance I'll ever buy anything with the T name on it (not that it was likely before).

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    2. I would love to avoid politically simplistic complaints on makeup and perfume blogs! Ivanka seems like a lovely and intelligent business woman - buy it or don't buy it, but please don't argue here about that.

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  9. Gorgeous look, love both the eye makeup and lipstick, and the choice of fragrance is spot on!

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    1. Thanks, Tigrushka! Iris Taizo is another underrated gem from PG.

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  10. I love this look on you! I think it's one of my favorites that you've done. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! It's one of my favorites, as well. I'm thankful to Lisa Eldridge for inspiring me so much.

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  11. Wow - this look is gorgeous, and you look gorgeous wearing it! It might be my favourite look of yours & I love the blush and lipstick you chose as well. The eye is dramatic, but you still look so fresh faced.

    I much prefer your look to Lisa's - I felt in her video that the eyeliner she chose looked a bit like she had pinkeye.

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