1. A gently shimmering lid.
For a while I was all about matte because I love how they create the illusion of a deep crease, but now I love softly glowing lids. I think it’s casually chic, which is what I go for these days. By the way, Chanel’s quads are great for such a shimmery lid look! Today I’m wearing an old school fave, Code Subtils, which is unfortunately no longer available (boo), but you can get a similar look with any of Chanel’s shimmery quads, like tisse rivoli,
2. Blurred lines.
Please give me all the mist. No crisp edges here – too hard! A blurry-edged cat eye and a twinkle that slowly fades into its final point? That’s all I want at this time. Anyway, lately I’ve been achieving this by wetting a flat eyeliner brush with spray, then loading it with dark brown, navy, plum or khaki eyeshadow.
3. Get as much natural skin as you can
A dollop of Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (Wheat) works wonders on all that. Then, I apply Hourglass Retouching Fluid Concealer (sand) under my eyes, around my mouth, and on my cheeks, and then I blend-blend-blend. I set both with the largest amount of MAC MSF Powder (Medium Golden). If I wear too much base it looks heavy and fake, so I try to have as little as possible these days!
4. A soft, semi-sheer matte lip color in a bright pink or coral.
Like the shimmery lids, I think this lip look is casually chic. I also love how the matte finish contrasts with shimmery lids and natural, glowing skin.
5. Leave the lower lash line alone!
Dang girl! I can’t believe there was a time when I used to pile things all over my lower lash line. Now I leave it alone because the more I wear it, the more it draws attention to how tired I look and feel. Laugh out loud! For me, less has been the best for the past year or two.
I think it’s really interesting to see someone’s makeup taste evolve and change, isn’t it? What kind of makeup look are you liking right now? Please let me know in comments.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,