Think you need dramatic smoky eyes to be a bombshell? The ladies of the ’50s sure didn’t and so I have a simple “lips and lashes” look that’s sure to get heads turning. This dynamic duo makes a statement but still feels fresh, comfortable and approachable. Quite frankly this tends to be my most worn fancy girl face.
Start with a lightweight but high coverage base, this is especially important when you’re going to wear a bright lip as it may bring out certain unevenness in the skin. Dab your cheeks with a peachy toned blush for subtle colour.
Pat on a satin finish medium brown eyeshadow all over the lid and tight-line the upper lash line from inner to outer corner with a black waterproof pencil to create intensity.
Apply a pair of gradated lashes (short in the front, long at the back) for maximum flirting powers and rim the bottom lash line with a taupe pencil. Notice that I skipped the iconic kitten look of black liquid eyeliner as I felt the lashes themselves were enough and I wanted to keep this more modern.
Lightly groom the brows for colour and shape but make sure they aren’t overly heavy.
Now for the saucy part, choose a pretty coral and apply generously onto the lips while blending with your fingers to make sure you cover all the small corners and crevices. The combination of fun coral and soft shine gives this look an easy going summer vibe so choose a lipstick with a bright finish.
I’d like to think of the finished result as a little bit retro but with a modern feel and texture that can be worn from girls night to a date night. It’s dressed up and flirty without being too serious because after all, serious girls are no fun at a ball!
(Side note: I applied the Revlon Colourstay with my Holika Holika Marshmallow Puff sponge, which is similar to the Beauty Blender but couldn’t help but notice the shade was a bit grey/ashy on my skin. I’ve used this foundation on and off for years but never saw this until now.)
Products used: Revlon Colourstay Foundation, Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in “#20 Peach Satin,” M.A.C Paintpot in “Groundwork,” Dollywink Otona Lashes in “Sweet Cat,” Rimmel Scadaleyes Liner in “Black and Taupe,” Too Faced Eyeshadow in “Sexpresso,” Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in “#620 Coral Queen”
This is post is an expanded version of my segment for FASHION MAGAZINE‘s Beauty Panel challenge. The Beauty Panel is a collective of Canadian beauty bloggers, gathered together to answer your toughest questions so bring it on! Products used
Read what the panel had to say: Summer Bombshell