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My favourite lip color at the moment is burgundy. I love the simplicity of just having the dark lips and a very natural eye. I know it's not really a colour that's considered a summer colour but I have never been one for conformity , and worn the right way you can wear it any time..... sometimes there are no rules. I did the look on Eili below using just 5 products on her face... a foundation (sparingly as always), Nars cream eyeshadow in " Corfu" just on the lid and under the eye, mascara, eyebrow pencil, and Nars " Amsterdam" matt lipstick on lips AND cheeks ...and that was it. This color whilst in the burgundy range has a touch of red which gives it a less heavy feel, but if you did want to give the Amsterdam some depth Nars has done a great burgundy gloss called Rouge Tribal lip gloss that works perfectly over the top to intensify the colour and make it as deep as the colour in the pic above. This makes it a great look for evening...and extremely beautiful on darker complexions. I think this look is perfect for time poor women who need to look groomed but can't spend all morning in front of the mirror before racing out the door to get to work. By teaming it with a cream eyeshadow it gives the eyes a beautiful sheen which is perfect for summer. I like to use cream eyeshadows sometimes , it's quite a different look to powder - it can really bring the eyes alive, especially the lighter colours. A lot of brands tend to end up in the creases and move alot on the eyes but I find Nars consistency is a little heavier , it doesn't move quite as easily and if you run your finger over it lightly, it blends back again. You can also put a cream shadow over a powder one to intensify the look and it moves less. When using creams, be it foundations, eyeshadows or blush, it's always best to use a synthetic makeup brush as the product is harder to remove from natural hair brushes and can damage them.
See you next week....
Nars " Amsterdam" matt lip color
Nars " Corfu " cream eyeshadow
My five products...
Nars " Rouge Tribal " lip gloss
I have been a makeup artist for over 20 yrs and am passionate about beauty and helping women to look the best they possibly can. I believe that women are beautiful at any age , and being older myself, am constantly on the look out for products that will help the skin retain its glow and beauty. From a very young age I have paid attention to my skin and have always gone looking for new, innovative - or even tried and true products that make a difference. I take inspiration from my friends and women I meet in my work. These women are the reason I started this blog , so that I can pass on my knowledge and help women to keep looking, and feeling amazing . I love finding new looks that inspire and you can adapt to your own style . I am also a mum with 3 boys which keeps my life very busy ... and never dull as anyone who knows me will attest to! All items posted on this blog are chosen because I have personally tried them and like them. I hope you find something here that you will love and will work for you.