1. The Products Used:
I used a multitude of products to get this gentle and slightly sexy look, starting with the eyes. I used a palette as well as a single shadow, I used the Maybelline original The Nudes palette and then the L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow/pressed pigment in Amber Rush. Just a side not, this is a gorgeous shadow and should be owned by all. Annywaaaayy, I packed the Amber Rush color all over my lid using my finger, not a brush, because it made the color more intense and pigmented and, frankly, sparkly! I then used a matte taupe color from the Nudes palette to do my crease and then a sparkly white in the palette to do my browbone and inner corner. Putting something like a shimmery white or gold or even sometimes silver can really help to open those beautiful peepers up! I then lined my eyes with a brown eyeliner so that the look was not too harsh. I then took my Urban Decay Perversion mascara and loaded up my lashes for maximum volume and length.
For my face, I used the Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless foundation with the accompanying powder to give a nice matte look so that I could highlight with MAC's Soft and Gentle, a staple of mine in almost every single makeup look I do on myself or clients. To cover any blemishes I had, I used the Maybelline Dark Circle and Dark Spot eraser to hide my under eye circles and my acne scarring. For my brows, I used my IT Cosmetics brow pencil in Universal Taupe and then held them in place with Rimmel's clear eyebrow gel. For blush I took my favorite NARS Super Orgasm blush and put that all over my cheeks. I also did a light contour with the BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Glow palette. This just helps to create the look of a more refined and symmetrical features.
*This Was The Final Product*
So, why did I choose a look like this for this set of lingerie? I chose it because the pieces themselves are soft and delicate, with the color and the lace and floral pattern, but being a push up makes it just a tiny bit sexy. I wanted the eyes to still be a bit neutral but with a real POW factor with the sparkle of the Amber Rush. Topping it off with a pink, not red, lip gives it that 'come hither' look without being too completely sexy. Basically I wanted sexy but sophisticated. I hope you enjoyed reading this lookbook, please come back soon for another lookbook just like this one! XOXO Emma