Thursday, January 13, 2011

Makeup Look of the Day: The Siren

Julia Roberts

Rita Hayworth

As the name suggests, the Siren is influenced by the seductive, ethereal women of Greek mythology.  When it comes to Old Hollywood, the Siren conjures up images of Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, and Gene Tierney.  The look uses gray-brown eyeshadow, black mascara applied to curled lashes (length is important for this look), apricot powder blush, dark flesh toned lip pencil, and a dark berry lip color.

The Siren by Edward Poynter


A dark berry lip color is probably the most crucial element of the Siren.  For everyday use, a berry lip is also a really nice alternative to red lips, especially because it is considered more appropriate for the office.  I used Revlon Colorstay Lip Color in Burgundy which has a matte type of coverage, meaning it goes on very dry and almost leaves a stain on the lips (matte lipsticks are a bit more difficult to wash off).  If you're looking for long-lasting lip color, I highly recommend trying a matte finish.

Revlon ColorStay in Lavishing Burgundy


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