Back when I used to wear lots of eye makeup on a daily basis, this (along with smokey eyes) was my go-to look. The products always varied, but the outcome was simple: pretty, pink, princessy. “Princessy” is also how I describe Miku, so you can see why I would like this. Continue reading after the jump, to see all of the details of this look.
Eye products visual: Benefit Bad Gal Lash, MAC sushi flower eyeshadow (bottom left of quad), MAC Bare Study Paint Pot (I accidentally labeled it as bare canvas paint, but this is what I used), Urban Decay Hotpants eyeshadow, Make-up Designory Opal Sky eyeshadow (courtesy of make-up designory), MAC blacktrack fluidline. Brushes (top to bottom) MAC eyeshadow brush (for all over the lid), MAC crease brush, Sonia Kashuk blending brush, Sonia Kashuk bent angled brush (for fluidline).
I always start with the eyes, so I can clean up any fallout from the shadows afterward and not worry about it ruining the rest of my makeup. If for some reason I do my eyes after everything else, I dust on some loose powder, in excess, underneath my eyes, so I can dust it all off when I’m done. The formula for this look is very simple:
apply your base
shimmery light pink all over the lids, up to the crease
vibrant pink in the outer crease (“pack” it into your crease instead of swiping the color, then blend outward – it leaves more pigment)
iridescent white shadow on inner corners and on brow bone
The lipsticks I always paired this with have since been discontinued (story of my life). Luckily, Karen of Purple Lab NYC sent me a new lip gloss to try out. Honestly, I was nervous to try it since it’s a lip plumper, which I’m usually allergic to. I’m also not much of a gloss person. However, I actually really like this. I’ve used it two days in a row and haven’t had a reaction (yay!) and it smells lovely. Does it make my lips fuller? I’m not sure. I didn’t notice a difference – but to be fair, I wasn’t looking for it. I just like the subtle color and that its consistency is thick and not too slick (which equals staying power). To give my lips a little dimension, I dabbed on the same iridescent eyeshadow I used on my eyes, and blended it into the gloss in the center of my bottom lip.
I left out the details of my normal face makeup, since it gets a bit redundant. A crucial component to this look is blush. The shimmery eyes and glossy lips are brought together with flushed cheeks. Without them, your look risks falling flat. Stick to a subtle pink or rose and dust it on the apples of your cheeks – blend, blend, blend! To find the apples of your cheeks, just smile!
p.s. Sorry for the lack of full-front photos…I have a gross scab on the right side of my face that totally ruined this. I’m doing all of us a favor.