I created this look with the new fall makeup trends in mind. For the eyes, I used part of Clinique’s new Fall Collection– matte eyeshadows. They are gorgeous! Finally, matte shadows that aren’t dull and boring!
On my eyes, I used L’Oreal’s HIP Cream Shadow Paint in Lofty (Lofty makes a great neutral colored base, but it does add a hint of sparkle- so if you want to stay with the true matte look, skip this step and just use concealer as a base).
Next I applied Clinique’s Colour Surge Eye Shadow Stay Matte in French Vanilla (matte winter white) to all across my lid, really focusing on the inner half.
To create depth and drama, I added Clinique’s Stay Matte shadow in Martini (a milk chocolate brown with khaki hints). Martini went in my outer lid’s V and smudged up into the crease. Blend well.
Top with mascara in black. I used my favorite: Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Mascara.
More shots of the eye shadows and the full finished look!…
For the lips, I used one of my favorite combos from my Dark Lip article series… NARS’ Captiva lipstick (a dark, but sheer black cherry) topped with Bobbi Brown’s lip gloss in Aubergine for depth and shine.
On my cheeks, I used Lancome’s Color Design Blush in Chic Cassis (a rich, matte burgundy). Just use a touch and since this is a cream blush it blends really well (just remember to put the blush on before you powder your face). Your goal is a bit of color, keeping it matte, and tying your cheeks subtly into your lip color.
The finished look balances soft matte eyes with the dark lips.
So you’ve seen my look, what makeup are you wearing today?