Soft tonal nude and brown are in for this spring as well as pastels, and there are always more than a few items that are begging for a stash shopping. Trying this look on a low key work day didn't seem a bad idea, either.
FOTD - Warm Brown
(My camera acts like a completely different animal with window light. It softens everything. Yet it accentuates every single flaw on my face under softbox lighting. Isn't it usually the opposite?! At least the colors are quite accurate in this picture.)
Makeup items used for this look
Stila Sunrise palette (Used Barefoot Contessa and Oasis)
Stila Kajal Eye Liner Amethyst
Clinique Almost Lipstick and Lip Gloss Black Honey
As always, my techniques are painfully simple, which is why I don't do standalone FOTD posts often (I don't find it very informative for my readers and I usually include them in my reviews anyway).
I filled my lid space with the Stila Kajal liner in Amethyst (it is a warm purple that blends in easily and makes a great base). I also used this lightly on my lower lash lines.
Stila eyeshadow Barefoot Contessa (medium reddish brown with satin finish) was packed on over the kajal liner to add depths. Oasis (yellow tinged light shimmery beige) was used to blend the colors and soften the harsh edges.
I tightlined with Marc Jacobs eye liner then finished off the look with L'Oreal Manga waterproof mascara.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Gracilis is a mauve-y cool pink that balanced the whole look. It does have a bit of cool brown undertones, so it blends in nicely.
I put on the lip gloss first then added the lipstick. This way it is not overly glossy and the color shows up better.
After trying this look, I must say I feel quite encouraged to wear warm colors more.
Maybe it is the right kind of warm brown and the combination, but I wonder if it is my face that is inevitably changing as time goes by.
But hey, as long as I am aware of the change and willing to experiment with new things, right?
Have you recently tried different looks and colors that are slightly out of your comfort zone?
How did you like them?