Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 RTW Fashion Week (Source: style.com)
Something funny happens to me all the time: when it’s cold (like today, -15C / -26C with the wind), I like to do springtime inspired looks. Why do you think that is? An easy look that has been my go-to for the past couple of months now is this: Pat McGrath’s Sophia Loren-inspired makeup for Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012. It’s all about the flushed cheeks, brows, flared lashes and the kitten eye. Oh, and can I just say I love that the term kitten eye? Like, kittayns! #crazycatlady
Get the Look
For the eyes, go over the entire lid with your foundation to even it out. Brush and fill in your brows (MAC Brun eyeshadow). Take a black liquid liner (Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner) and start lining the outer half of the upper lash line. Make sure that the line gets thicker as you move towards the corner, and draw a slight flick at the end. I made the line quite thick on the corners, but someone who has a lot of visible eyelid can pull this off with a thinner line. Go over the outer corner with a black pencil (Urban Decay Zero 24/7 Pencil) and smudge with a brush to soften the line. Don’t forget to line the top waterline black as well. Highlight the inner corner with a light-reflecting champagne eyeshadow.
On the lower lash line, take a brown pencil eyeliner (Urban Decay Whiskey 24/7 Pencil) along the outer half and soften the line with a brush. Line the lower waterline with a flesh coloured pencil. I don’t have a flesh coloured pencil, so I mixed two eyeshadows (Urban Decay Naked and Virgin eyeshadows) and applied with an angled liner brush. Apply lots of mascara on top and bottom lashes, and a half strip of false lashes if you wish.
For the face/cheeks, keep the base sheer with a lightweight foundation (Bourjois 55 Beige Fonce Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation) and go over it lightly with a translucent powder (Kett Sett Powder). Apply a mix of a coral and a brownish blush (Tarte Blissful and Exposed Amazonian Clay Blushes) along the cheeks, close to where you would normally shade and contour.
For the lips, apply a rosy pink lipstick (Chanel Jersey Rose Rouge Coco Lipstick). You can keep the lips matte like this, but I went with a little dab of sheer light pink lipgloss (Giorgio Armani Pink 508 Wild Rose Gloss d’Armani — from the Spring 2012 collection ‘Luce’).
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LOL this is my attempt at a new look for FOTDs. I call it deer in headlights.
Oh, and it looks a lot like this guy.
I hope that was sorta useful. My lighting today was not ideal but *shrugs* whatchugonnado? Winter’s here. What is your go-to makeup look lately? I’d love to know it in the comments.