Welcome to another look of my Obligatory Naked Palette Tutorial Series!
I was inspired, after surfing through the infamous Kevyn Aucoin’s Making Faces, by his beautiful “turn of the century” makeup on Tori Amos.
One look at a turn of the century oil painting will convey that Victorian era beauty was embodied by very pale complexions, rosy cheeks, somewhat red lips, and perhaps a bit of eye-lining definition. Cosmetics referred to anything applied to the skin of a medicinal nature, and embellishments were pastes, powders and paints, used to alter appearance. In order to accentuate a woman’s paleness, sometimes she would trace her veins with blue and lavender tints. Yeah, I didn’t go that far.
In order to appear as though I stepped out of an oil painting, I kept everything creamy and smudged, from the eyes to the lips. I used a gorgeous cream based eye color from Tom Ford to set the precedence for a creamy hazy eye. I built and blended upon that with the following colors from the Naked 2 Palette:
Snakebite – Kept smudged to the upper lash line and in the outer crease area.
Tease – Used to blend out transitions.
Foxy – Used under the brow bone, and to blend down the crease color.
Halfbaked – Used to highlight the inner third of the mobile lid
The nuance created by layering the shadows over the cream eye shadow was really pretty and a welcomed change from using the shadows alone.
On the rest of the eyes and face, I used:
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk in #5
Benefit Erase Paste – I wanted to ensure any darkness and bluish tones were cancelled out under the eyes since I was seriously blending out the eye shadow for a hazy look.
Becca beach tints (LOVE AFFAIR WITH) in papaya and watermelon – on/all over the cheeks.
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Medium – all over my grill
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder – for a not so secret brightening effect
Stila Brow Pen
Hourglass Luminous Light highlighting powder – in all the right places
MAC gigablack lash
Kevyn Aucoin Elegent Lipgloss in Anastasia – smudged at the edges, as if smeared on
Marc Jacobs blush in Outspoken – on the cheeks and a little above the crease color, just because
Tom Ford Creme Color for Eyes – Illicit
Bobbi Brown longwear eyeliner in Black Chocolate – rimmed and smudged around the eye.
I absolutely LOVED creating this look, and how it turned out 😉