For the second installment in this series of looks inspired by makeup artist Alice Lane and one of her approaches to color schemes in makeup–“If it’s a color found in nature, it will work”–I thought I would take our inspiration snapshot in an evening direction.
As a brief reminder, here’s a shot of the inspiration pic, which I chose mostly because of the contrast between the warm, golden clouds and the blue sky, and between the black branches and the paler gold and blue shades:
Yesterday, we looked at a day look with creamy, mid-tone gold and blue shades on the eyes, a thin line of black liner, and rosy-natural lips and cheeks.
For the evening look, I wanted to stick with gold and blue shades on the eyes, but instead of yesterday’s sparkly mid-tone blue, I thought we might try more of a turquoise shade. I kept the same gold shade, because it’s the creamiest gold I have, and I wanted the gold to have a softness, like our clouds–rather than coming across as harsh and metallic. Instead of black liner, I thought it would be nice to put the gold and turquoise-blue shadows on a background of charcoal cream shadow–always a handy technique for adding depth for evening. Lips and cheeks I took in a peachier direction this time, but still pretty natural.
And here are some (sad) swatches, so you can get a feel for the color palette:
Revlon Mauve It Over is probably my favorite nude lippy–I’m not used to seeing myself in very pale nudes, and this one feels just right to me. But I do think it has a misleading name. Is it really mauve? It always seemed more peachy to me than mauve. I was pretty bummed when Revlon discontinued this line of matte lipsticks, but I hear that the matte balms are nice. There’s always something new to love! 🙂
Because I wear glasses, I usually focus more attention on strong lip shades in the evening (as opposed to strong eyes), but I’m looking forward to doing something a little different and trying a big, deep, smoky eye with bright turquoise and gold accents. I’ll look forward to showing you how it worked out very soon. In the meantime, I wish you a lovely day!