I really love this trend as it's butt-easy, requires minimal products and is just plain pretty. I've come to terms that my face just doesn't have that edgy sex-goddess structure to it, so girly trends like this are right up my alley.
Here's how to get this look...
- Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Foundation in Light (review)
- Make Up Forever HD Pressed Powder
This look desperately requires a glowy base, so glow it up with your dewiest foundation, then tamp things down to a more fall-appropriate velvety glow by dusting on a generous layer of your go-to translucent or tinted powder.
- Stila The Natural palette
- Lise Water Rivages palette (review)
- Sephora Pantone Universe Shimmering Marsala Trio (review)
- Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner
- Stila Huge Extreme Mascara
- KISS Top Brow Fine Precision Eyebrow pencil (review)
To do the eyes, all you need is a fluffy blending shadow brush like the MAC 217. First, apply all over lid a muted pink-taupe like the shade Linen from the Stila The Natural palette. Then warm things up a bit by applying over top of the first shade a satin gold shade, like the one in the Lise Watier Rivage palette. I want to emphasize the use of a satin shade, as a glittery or super shimmery shade will just look too harsh and over done in this type of look, which is all about subtle prettiness.
Next, load up your brush with a warm peach shade. Here I'm using the coral shade from my Sephora Pantone Universe Shimmering Marsala Trio, which is actually a blush palette. I like using blush shades whenever I want a pink tone on my eyes as the pink shades in blushes are so much more diverse than what you usually can find in eye shadows; just be sure that your blush color is safe for use on eyes. Apply your chosen peach accent to the crease if you have more Western eyes and in an all-over wash of color if you have monolids. My lids are hooded, but I have a slight crease, so I like to apply my peach slightly above my crease so that I have a lighter spot right next to the lash line. In terms of choosing your peach, the rule of thumb is that the darker your skin, the brighter the peach you can go with. Apply the peach as strong as you like.
Lastly, line your eyes with a thin line of eyeliner along the top lash line to give definition and generously apply mascara and brow pencil to further make your eye area pop.
- Sephora Pantone Universe Shimmering Marsala Trio
Using a kabuki or fluffy blush brush, generously apply the same peach color as your blush to apples and cheekbones.
With a fluffy eye shadow brush, apply a gold highlight (I like the one in my Marsala Trio for this) to the tops of cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupid's bow of the lips and brow bone. The idea here is to apply targeted, micro-highlighting for a subtle glow. No crazy strobing!
- Kiko Milano 3D Hydra Gloss in 08
Finally the inspiration for this look, my new fave peach gloss that I picked up in Spain! I looove this Kiko Milano gloss and really regret not going back to buy all the shades; this gloss is so pigmented, doesn't settle into lines and smells yummy. This shade in particular is a great coral for my lips, but has a titch bit of brown in it that keeps it from being too too summer, y'kno?
And that's the whole look! I hope you enjoy these types of everyday, and accessible, makeup looks. If you have requests or ideas for other looks you'd like to see me too, please suggest it in the comments!