May 17, 2020

Look Book | Madrid & Maharajah

NARS Madrid & Giorgio Armani Maharajah look

Today, I have a very simple look featuring two of my favorite makeup items - NARS Madrid and Giorgio Armani Maharajah (I have recently reviewed and swatched them (here & here)). Together they make a great combination that yields maximum effect with very little effort. While requiring virtually no makeup technique, this look still packs a punch since Madrid has multi-faceted high shimmers, and Maharajah is saturated. When paired with a sheer base and minimal blush, it strikes just the right balance that can pass as a "daily look" for me.

NARS Madrid look swatch

Well, actually, I went for something a bit more dramatic for this post by adding a sheer black cream base under the NARS eyeshadow and some liquid glitters along the lower lash lines. My dress kind of called for it, and again, everything seems to be about balance these days.

Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Maharajah look swatch

These highly contrasting cool shades work very nicely for me but I can totally picture warm-toned folks rock the same concept opting for a peachy gold and a bright coral red, for example. Regardless of the skin tones, the key to this look is to choose high-contrasting point colors and do less on everything else.

* Makeup products used (in the order of application) *
Paul & Joe Moisturizing Foundation Primer 03 Creme ($26, BeautyBay)
Givenchy Teint Couture Everwear Y100 ($52, Nordstrom)
Rituel de Fille Ash & Ember Obsidian ($38, Verishop)
NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow Madrid ($22, NARS)
Chanel Stylo Yeux Noir Intense ($33, Chanel)
MacQueen New York Jewel-Poten Eye Glitter 01 Kitten Dia ($7.90, YesStyle)
Essence Lash Princess Mascara Waterproof ($4.99, Amazon)
NARS blush Sex Fantasy ($22.99, eBay)
Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet 500 Maharajah ($38, Sephora)

Thanks for looking. How is everyone doing? Wish you a healthy and sane week ahead!

*The makeup items used for this look were purchased by me. This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for choosing to use them.

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  1. This is a really nice look Lena, definitely subtle enough for the day time but it's also a nice evening look :). Madrid works well on your skin tone, I generally prefer cooler toned eyeshadows on myself too. xo

    1. Thank you, Sarah! This is a busy work day look as well because Maharajah is so longlasting that I hardly have to touch up and it withstands a noodle soup lunch. :D


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