Peridot Eyes and Garnet Lips: Sparkly Olive-gold Eyes and Glossy Crimson Lips
This is an evening look that pairs a soft lined smoky eye with a very strong red lip. Here’s a quick breakdown:
Luminous, and light in texture. I created the effect using Laneige’s new Snow BB Soothing Cushion, which is a sweat-proof, radiance-enhancing BB cream that comes in a compact with a sponge pad inside. (I’ll do a full review after I use it for a longer period of time!)
Then I used MAC Studiofinish Concealer on dark circles and spots, then set with Lancôme Teint Miracle Pressed Powder using a powder brush.
You can just use any alternatives you like as long as they still leave a bit of glow to your skin. (No super-matte face here!)
Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 pencil in Seal Brown to fill in, then a light brown brow mascara from CANMAKE to set and soften the color.
A little 70s-80s inspired. Recently I’ve really enjoyed fading deeper shadow shades up from the socket towards the brows for a warmer look, instead of leaving the brow-bone pale/highlighted.
Note: This shadow is a limited edition, and it’s quite similar in texture to a MAC Lustre, so if you can’t get hold of it, simply look for a MAC or use any very shimmery beige that is slightly lighter than your skin tone, and apply it dry.
Just use any soft medium brown shadow you have!
Tip: This line of black isn’t meant to be too obvious later, because I’m going to go over with the olive-gold pencil. This step just darkens the lash line. I used Maybelline Master Drama in Midnight Drama.
Product: My olive/khaki metallic pencil of choice is Clinique’s Quickliner Intense in Intense Peridot. Absolutely gorgeous color.
Now, see how the olive pencil goes over most of the black (above). I don’t apply the olive too close to the lashes. I want just the barest hint of black right at the roots of the lashes, for definition.
Then finish with black mascara. (Shu Uemura Tokyo Lash Mascara in Lacquer Black used here.)
Glowy, warm, but not too strong. The focus should be on the lips and eyes.
I just dabbed and blended a coral gold blush (TheBalm Hot Mama) along the cheekbones.
MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass is super sticky, which is a texture I don’t particularly enjoy, but when a shade is as gorgeous, pigmented and dimensional as Driven by Love, I’m happy to bear it. This is a rich cherry-red with subtle red shimmer in the formula.
I simply applied it straight from the tube without primer or lip liner, because the gloss is not 100% opaque and I don’t want to change the texture and appearance by layering liner below. It does last beautifully because of the super-thick texture.
Of course, if you’re worried about the gloss bleeding into fine lines around the lips, you can apply a touch of flesh-colored lip primer around the edges of your mouth to stop any bleeding before you apply the gloss.