When it comes to makeup looks, I appear to be experimental here on the blog (check out all my looks here). However, on a day-to-day basis, I actually wear the same simple makeup. I wear a toned down version of this Victoria’s Secret runway look — from 2008, I think, but I could be wrong. I have been wearing a lot of the same products: MAKE UP FOR EVER #2 Sculpting Kit to contour, MAC Supercontinental Blush on the cheeks, a mix of Le Métier de Beauté Crème Caramel Lip Creme and Revlon Sunbaked Colorburst Lip Gloss.
The Victoria’s Secret look is actually very easy to do. It’s a simple formula, really: contoured cheeks, glowing bronzed skin, glossy pink lips, and a pearly champagne highlight on the eyes. Follow along to see how I created this look.
Get the Look
For the eyes, fill in the eyebrows with a taupe grey eyeshadow (MAC Brun and Coquette). Highlight the brows and inner corners with a pearly champagne (from CARGO Vienna quad). Apply a pearly beige (MAC All That Glitters) all over the lid. Use a matte taupe (MAC Coquette) to lightly contour the crease with a fluffy blending brush (MAC 217). Take the same eyeshadow with an eyeliner brush and run it along the lower lash line. Next, tap the fluffy blending brush lightly into a matte reddish brown (Mary Kay Sienna / review) and apply to the outer V and blend well. Line the lower lash line with the same eyeshadow.
Apply a thin winged eyeliner on the top lash line (Maybelline Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner), and then apply mascara. I opted to wear a natural set of false lashes (Ardell 109) to pump up the flirt factor. 😉
For the skin, after an illuminating primer (Laura Mercier Radiance Primer / review), foundation and concealer, brush on bronzer (Guerlain 03 Brunettes Terracotta Light / review) on the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Sculpt the cheeks and temples with a contour powder (MAKE UP FOR EVER #2 Sculpting Kit). Apply a shimmery highlight on the apples of the cheeks (MAC Pro Gold Studio Finish Face Powder / review). Then I layered a glowing pink blush (MAC Supercontinental / review) on the apples of the cheeks.
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Go forth, angel, and work that dreamy makeup. When you find yourself feeling a little under the weather, this makeup look is a great way to fake good health. 😉
P.S. Ladies and gents, I need your help! What do you do when you find yourself in a makeup rut? I think I’m gonna keep doing this until I find myself in the mood to play again. Do you follow anyone on Pinterest who is full of makeup inspirations? Please send me their links.