So I was lazy yesterday and didn’t do my makeup, hence we’re missing a post. Moving on, today I decided to do a rosy color palette that centers around a blue-pink lip. Normally I focus on the eyes, so it’s nice to play with lipstick once in a while.
For my lips, I’m wearing Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick ($5.99) in #380 Vintage Pink. Rimmel is one of my favorite cheap brands, this lipstick feels SO nice and creamy, it covers well and it’s only 6 bucks! Unfortunately, it claims to be SPF 18, but doesn’t have broad spectrum ingredients so it won’t actually help prevent cancer or wrinkling (I’m super pale, so I take my UVA protection seriously).
**Important Scientific Info** If you want to protect yourself from cancer or wrinkles (let’s face it, this is a makeup blog, so obviously wrinkle prevention is my main concern) The Skin Cancer Foundation only reccomends these ingredients: avobenzone, mexoryl, octocrylene, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide. The only ones I ever see in makeup are titanium dioxide and avobenzone, so keep that in mind the next time you’re looking for a product that does a little bit extra. After all, most sunscreen-laced products don’t feel as good on your skin, so why bother if it doesn’t even protect well?
Now that we got that out of the way, onto the eye makeup: All of the eyeshadows came from a really great eye palette that is sadly discontinued, but luckily all of the shadows are still available individually or have a close counterpart. Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow ($12) in Tender Pink 27 is on the whole lid with Red Wine 31 blended into the outer corner. I added French Riviera Gold 48 all along the lower lashline to brighten the eye and put a tiny touch of Wedding Day 24 on the browbone for contour.
I lightly lined the upper lashline only with that wonderful Sonia Kashuk cake eyeliner pallete ($12.99) that I love, but since it’s just black eyeliner, who cares what you use. I also loaded up on Maybelline Colossal Mascara ($6.99) in Glam Black (not sure what the difference is between that and regular black, but I always buy the darkest sounding option just in case). I was careful to only apply mascara to the upper lashes to keep the eyes looking soft and open.
I finished by applying NYX HD Grinding Blush in Terracotta ($15) on cheeks to keep the look warm since the rose colors are otherwise cool. Enjoy!
One more shot in warmer light: