Saturday, January 29, 2011

Makeup Look of the Day: The Ingenue

As a real life Ingenue herself, Nicole Kidman personifies this look with exquisite ease.  The Ingenue is very sixties, playful, and ultra feminine.  Sixties ingenue Ann-Margret (above right) is the inspiration behind this look.

The Ingenue requires a basic foundation, face powder, pink powder blush, brown eye shadow for the crease and under the eye, pale beige shimmer eyeshadow on the lids, brown eye liner (liquid is best) for upper lash line, and black mascara for top and bottom lashes.  For the lips I used a natural toned lip liner and then applied a pinky-beige lip color on top.

                                        PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

There are a LOT of lip glosses on the market and choosing the right one can be more than overwhelming.  I have tried a ton of different brands, textures, colors, and applicators.  I have narrowed it down to a few that qualify as favorites, and one of them is my NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Natural, which I used today.  It was perfect for what this look called for-- a pinky-beige lip color.  This gloss actually has more of a creamy consistency than glossy (which also makes it last longer).  Highly recommended!
NYX lip gloss in Natural

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