|American actress Gena Rowlands|
|Rowlands in the '90s|
This look is essentially a combination of two prior looks: Shimmer and Glamorous. It's a lot of makeup but when done right, should look clean and rich. It's called Defining because the eyes, lips, and contours of the face are all simultaneously being spotlighted. It's also an appropriate look for all ages. As you can see, Gena Rowlands wears the look flawlessly in both her younger days and as a mature woman.
Defining uses a golden blond eyeshadow on the lid and a neutral shimmery shadow for the browbone. Personally I didn't have a golden blond eyeshadow so I ended up mixing shimmery bronze and soft yellow powder shadows together to come up with the shade I needed. You don't need to always run to the store to get a color you don't have-- chances are you already have two shades that can be combined to make whatever color you need.
The look also uses black pencil eyeliner on the upper lid and black mascara on the upper and lower lashes. The lips are outlined and filled in with a neutral pencil before applying a red cream lipstick. Soft rose blush is applied generously to the cheeks and temples.
|Lilique Dome brush|
|Ultima II blush brush|