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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CHOOSING THE RIGHT MAKEUP FOR YOUR OUTFIT: PART ONE.


Wearing ASOS top, Acne skirt from My Wardrobe and Tony Bianco shoes

Something I always notice when I'm out and about is the number of girls who (in my non-expert opinion) get their makeup look completely wrong for their outfit - I'm talking an intense sparkly top with bright red lips and over-the-top smokey eyes. EEK!

Wearing makeup (or a hairstyle for that matter) that doesn't compliment what you're wearing can be an instant outfit ruiner. Why spend your week's pay on that amazing Aje dress for your birthday if you're going to embellish your face just as much with every product in your makeup bag? 

This will be a short series of posts - each one featuring one of my favourite makeup looks and how I would wear it.


Look one: Contouring, defined eyes and neutral lips.

To create this look, I started with Clinique Even Better Foundation. I used M.A.C. bronzer around the outside of my face and under my cheek bones and added NARS blush to my cheeks. Then, I used an angular brush to apply a matte taupe eyeshadow all around my eyes (including underneath) to define them. Finally, I applied a black eyeliner pencil to fill in my top lashes, followed by one coat of mascara (top lashes only). 

Even though I'd rate this about 4/5 stars in the 'heaviness' factor, this is my favourite go-to makeup look. I wear it to the office, out for drinks or when I'm going somewhere special. 

Likewise, I'd wear this outfit to most of those occasions. See where I'm going with this? You just can't wear your come-hither nightclub eyes to your baby cousin's christening. 

Secondly, the outfit and the makeup have similar things going on - i.e. clean, yet defined. Some would argue that the monochrome colour scheme lends itself to a red lip, but I think the outfit speaks for itself so it should be the focus. 

What do you think?

Part two coming soon! x


M.A.C. bronzing powder, NARS blush in Outlaw and Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara.



Photos by Jesse Lizotte.



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13 comments :

  1. Your makeup is flawless! I am looking forward to part two.

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  2. Believe it or not, when I first saw the photo the only thought going through my head (besides the fact that I need that skirt in my life) was that your makeup and hair complimented the outfit perfectly.

    Stunning! I can't wait to see the others in this series

    x karen
    www.thechicndamned.blogspot.com

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  3. oh i loved this post! keep em coming.
    and you are so pretty
    xx

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  4. I know the focus of this post is on makeup, but forgive me if I think an OH, THAT SKIRT! is entirely in order here.

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  5. your makeup is always amazing, so I'm excited about this series. your makeup is incredible here, I want to try and replicate it but I don't know if it will look as good! x

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  6. I love love love this whole look! Your outfit is beautiful - very classic and minimal. And your make-up is done to perfection - I adore it! You're so right about people over-doing it on the make up front, but you've got it spot on! Love your blog. xx

    Kate {Modette}
    http://modetteblog.com

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  7. Woooow, I am so glad I've just found your blog (because of Vogue Australia Facebook page). I will be definitely stay tuned, I like so much the esthetic of your outfits and the good tips you give! Have an incredible day!

    HTTP://THEREDCOATODYSSEY.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  8. Guau me encanta el look!!!Esa falda es impresionante!!!!
    Me gusta mucho este blog, me encantaria que pasaras por el mio y nos siguieramos, por donde prefieres que nos sigamos????
    besitos!!! :D

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  9. It is so true that sometimes makeup can completely ruin or make an outfit!
    I love this post! Looking forward to seeing part two :)
    xo Luciana
    www.lilt-blog.com

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  10. loving this set!
    you look gorgeous, fierce brows and natural makeup!

    x

    www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

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  11. Your makeup is flawless and the subtle contouring heightens the look. Kicking myself for not having bought the Ruby Net skirt when I had the chance.

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