This is the look I have been wearing for the past week. It is refreshing to switch from my usual preferred color palette of pink and cool neutrals to a warmer look, and what could be a better palette to use than my new Chanel Pearl River Eye Shadow Palette from the Hong Kong Collection (reviewed here). The overall look is peach for a natural day look, which is inspired by some of the makeup looks I have seen in Korean beauty magazines lately. I always find that a natural looking makeup requires more skill and effort to master. But once you get it right it just looks so beautiful and fresh on any woman, and best of all it helps to take away a few years of age!
In this FOTD, I have spent a lot of time and products creating the base – I wanted to achieve a fresh, dewy and almost barely-there base so that my own skin texture shows through. On the other hand subtle contouring was applied to mimic the natural shadow so my face won’t look too flat. Once this was achieved, everything else was straight forward – just applied light layers of colors to enhance the features.
Face Products Used:
Brush 1: Giorgio Armani blender brush
Brush 2: Becca concealer brush
Brush 3: Suqqu face brush
Step 2: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage followed by YSL Touche Eclat #1 applied with brush 2 for under-eyes concealing.
Step 3: Becca Finishing Powder applied with brush 3 over the t-zone.
Brush 1: MAC 227
Brush 2: Stila Precision Brush
Brush 3: CHIKUHODO Z-10 (reviewed here)
Brush 4: Suqqu Eyeshadow Brush F
Brush 6: Nars #12
Step 1: With the Chanel Pearl River Palette, applied the gold shade with brush 5, then added the peach color along upper lash line with brush 4. Use brush 6 to apply the chocolate brown on the outer v. The champagne color is applied under the brow bone with brush 1.
Step 2: Applied the peach shade along the lower lash using brush 3, then added the brown to the outer corner. Brush 2 is used to add the pearly white color on the inner corner.
Step 3: Applied Majolica Automatic Eyeliner, and finished with Cover Girl Clump Free Mascara.
Step 4: Filled the brows using Shu Uemura Hard Formula H9.
Cheeks and Lips:
Brush 1: CHIKUHODO GS2 Contour and Highlight Brush
Step 1. Applied Nars Multiple Tint in Turks & Caicos with Coffret D’OR Blush on the cheeks using brush 2.
Step 2: Maquillage Face Creater 3D in #55 is used for highlight and contour with brush 1.
Step 3: Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Salmon finished with Lunasol Clear Lip Gloss.
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