Hello, beautiful! What’s the weather like where you are? Because where I am, it’s freezing. The temperature’s actually not that bad, but it’s literally the freezing that’s the problem - ice & icicles everywhere.
So I figure - when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? Unfortunately, there’s no fun in simply swiping on some ice-white eyeshadow (it’s pretty, sure, but not all that interesting), so I ended up reinterpreting the icicles in the most pretentious way possible. (Kidding. Sort of.) So: winged shadow for the icicles, and blue for the cold of winter!
- To get the eyes in this look, start with the Blue Moon Wet & Dry Eye Shadow Quad. Using the small end of the applicator (or a flat shader brush), apply the darkest blue to the outer 2/3 your lids, flicking the shape upwards at the end of the lid.
- Next, apply the white from Blue Moon to your inner corners.
- To blend the inner corner and outer 2/3 together, pat Wet & Dry Eye Shadow in Cabaret in the gap between them, buffing the shades together lightly. Either of the mid-toned shades in Blue Moon could do this as well, but I’m partial to the depth of Cabaret ;)
- Add a quick swipe of mascara and/or some false lashes, then line your eyes with Kohl Eyeliner in Soft Black.
- If needed, finish with a simple clean-up: grab a cotton bud soaked in Essentials Soothing Cleansing Water to sharpen the edges of your eye shadow and whisk away any fall-out.
- For a smooth, even base, apply and blend a thin coat of True Radiance SPF 15 Make-Up. (Yes, sun protection’s important in the winter, too!) If you have oilier skin, dust lightly with Pressed Powder for a more matte finish and longer wear.
- To add a bit of colour to your complexion, pop a bit of Velvety Powder Blush onto the apples of your cheeks. I love using Dust in the winter - it looks really natural, but at the same time, is bright enough to brighten up my winter pallor.
I always do my lips last, but I couldn’t pick just one colour today. Instead, I tried out two different lip looks try out - one more natural, and one more bold. Both shades are Rouge Xpression lipsticks, but the natural one is a cream finish (700 Enchantment) and the more bold lip is a pearl finish (851 Obsession).
I’d personally wear Enchantment (top of post) out for the night, but if you’re bold enough, Obsession (below) is a stunner!
Stay warm, lovelies! xoxo