Did you know you can bring attention to the natural beauty of your eyes by taking the focus off of them? Follow this tutorial for a ‘nude’ look with a strategic kick of color that will transform you into a perfect little doll of porcelain!
- Eyes: Nymph (white/gold sparkle) by Lime Crime, any nude shadow, white eyeliner pencil, black mascara
- Face: liquid foundation, Siren magic dust (used as blush), setting powder
- Lips: Lime Crime opaque lipstick in Retrofuturist, clear gloss
Keep it simple – a wash of nude eyeshadow and some black mascara will do (top lashes only). Use white eyeliner pencil on the waterline, concentrating on the outer corners. Using Nymph eyeshadow, outline the inner corners with a thin brush. Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara.
Tip: To really open up your eyes, curl your lashes again, after mascara’s dried. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!
There are few secrets to a ‘porcelain’ complexion. One is liquid foundation, which gives you the smoothest coverage you can get. My liquid foundation of choice is L’Oreal’s True Match – with 24 shades to choose from, you are guaranteed to find one that matches your skin perfectly. And, it’s only $10.50! Pour a little puddle onto the sponge and apply evenly all over the face. Secret #2 to flawless skin is to literally eliminate all visible flaws – so cover up any blemishes, dark spots and under eye circles with concealer and don’t let any of them slip by! I use Paula Dorf’s Magic Stick concealer. Set the face with translucent powder – be generous, it makes a difference!
Apply Siren as blush onto the cheeks. (Detailed tutorial on blush application can be found here.) Blend well and wipe off excess blush with a large cotton ball. If the color is still too bright, go over it with the powder again.
Last but very important touch – if you have a skin highlighter (I’m working on some for my line), put some on the middle of your chin, bridge of your nose, and top of the cheekbones. It’s a little trick that will give you an instant glow!
When wearing bright lipstick such as reds, using a lip liner is a good idea. I’m a big fan of Revlon’s Timeliner for Lips in Real Red. Because this is still a fashion look, I opted out of the traditional ‘doll’ mouth, and I went for more modern, bow-shaped lips. Draw a desired outline (feel free to go outside your natural lip line) with a pencil, fill in with Retrofuturist directly from the tube, press your lips together. Dab on some clear gloss on top. Voila!