Two makeups that find their essence on the perfect balance between elegance and casual. Each one represents a versatile look that lends itself to every occasion. A look that we can reinvent and adapt according to our mood but that also stays immortal, ever-perfect: a veil of matte eyeshadow and a beautiful vibrant color on the lips can lend us the right energy to face the day, and this is our interpretation of it.
Everything starts when the bright red of the lipstick joins the velvety sensation of the pink eyeshadow, in a marriage of satin and matte textures that meet and complement each other. Add to the mix a nourished and radiant skin, thanks to a rich moisturizing applied before the base, a few touches of concealer only where needed, combed eyebrows and a veil of setting powder, and the result is a makeup that is noticeable, but classy and without excesses.
In this new editorial, we present you the magic of bright textures, in which matte and vinyl finishes meet and balance each other while the eyelashes, enhanced by a layer of mascara, frame the look and create the illusion of doll-like eyes.
Two sophisticated makeup looks that, with just a few touches, transform and intensify our look.
The Satin Base
We firmly believe that we should pamper our skin with a good skincare routine to make it the best version it can be: for everything else, we can add a veil of foundation!
For a light and natural look, with that featherlight finish that reminds us of the warmest month even though it’s cold outside, we used a satin matte foundation, correcting the under-eye with a touch of concealer. The keyword? Don’t go heavy on the product, apply it sparingly on the areas you need to correct and use a damp beauty blender to create a seamless coverage.
The Peach-y Eye
Matte, compact and simple, but powerful: a little nude eyeshadow can go a long way, and completely change the mood for a look, adding a warm shade to our eyes.
Peachy pinks are often seen as a lively and fun shade to wear, something youthful and girly without being necessarily too bright. They are known to be perfect for every occasion, never over the top, but not invisible either — and perfect to be matched with volumizing black mascaras, in order to create that doll-like, soft look.
The Liquid Red
Bold, feminine, eye-catching: lipstick, especially if fiery red and with a lavish lacquered finish, surely makes a statement. Even if the base is simple and the eye makeup is kept to a bare minimum, the lips can change the game and add a daring, spectacular note that will ensure the success of your look.
There are a lot of shades of red out there, but the question is: which one is our signature red? Which red brings out our eyes, is it the one with a pinch of blue or the orangey reds that goes perfect with warm undertones and peachy blushes? The “art of finding the right red” is one mastered with time and patience, but here are some options to help you through the quest!
PEACHY PINK, FIERY RED & SKINCARE
The Deep Eyeshadow
From the “good girl” vibes of the peach nude eyeshadow we go to the other end of the spectrum: a bold, deep, fiery red that adds drama to the gaze. It’s a strong shade, definitely wearable during an evening or a special occasion to give your look that “extra kick” that will make you stand out even in a crowd!
Differently than peachy eyeshadow, red is a tricky color that will need a few precautions to stay in place and offer an edgy, show-stopping effect. First of all, it’s important to create a strong base: use a primer if you can and remember to even out your complexion. If you’re switching from a day to a night look, you can even apply your red shade above the peach eyeshadow, making sure to blend the color to obtain a soft effect around the edges. We used a concealer on the undereye area to get rid of every slightly reddish spot because, to let the color pop out without accidentally highlighting tiny imperfections or dark circles, even skin is the key!
The Mou Lips
Bright, sultry and not too eye-catching: an orange-y and warm nude, with undertones of brown and caramel, is the ideal shade to add a touch of shine to the look without clashing with the red eyeshadow. Going for a warm and voluptuous shade slightly blotted at the corners of the mouth will add color and radiance to the lips, making them look plumper and capturing the light thanks to the glossy effect, but without being an excessive distraction from the main show going on with the eye makeup.
The result? The perfect balance for an evening, slightly more editorial look. We want lips that look lush and beautiful, wrapped in the embrace of a vinyl nude shade.
Photos by Johnny Carrano.
Model: Lily Marie Lagodka.