How to get it? Just take the lipstick and tap it lightly inside your lip line until you have some nice even but thin color, then blot with a tissue. So simple, and the light application makes it easy to control. And you don't end up looking like Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
NYX Butt Naked Palette on cheeks, a pretty strong brow pencil application, using Anastasia's Brow Wiz in Ashe Blonde. There's just a touch of Loreal eye quad gold and gleaming white shadow, and nothing to contour my eyes here.
I could have taken much more time on my eyes, but I'm finding that if I emphasize the upper lash line with some black pencil tightlined and then above, with a flick and fill it in so the line gets thicker, it really lifts my face.
Julep's Maven test is right about me, I am sort of American Classic, or at least, that's what seems to look best on me.
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Yes, you've seen this red blouse before. I think I got it at Macy's and it's INC. This line of theirs is full of great office wear staples and I suppose if I were more practical and less of an inner hippie I'd shop in that department much more. I thought I'd top this blouse with a nice black vest, to give it some menswear flair, and to make it look like I don't have only one red blouse in my wardrobe. Is that such a crime?
One thing you start to learn from photographing yourself just about every day is what looks good. So here's what I've learned so far:
- Red's a nice color on me.
- My brows need some emphasizing
- Black liner and mascara works best when I'm pressed for time
- Bright lips work best on me, as opposed to pales shades like pinks and nudes
So, Dear Readers, why don't you try photographing your morning out the door looks for around a month and see what you learn. Let me know how it goes. Kind of a fun exercise.
Today is Tuesday. Maybe I'll try Revlon's Persian Melon (a bright warm pink), and see if I can get that kind of icky Moon Drops sense memory out of my brain. (I'm talking about the slightly floral scent the Moon Drops formula has, that still calls to mind my Aunt Diana's old cigarette butts.)
Have a great day, everybody!