Saturday, January 8, 2011

Makeup Look of the Day: The Sophisticate

Drew Barrymore
Myrna Loy

The Sophisticate is a strong, grown-up look that evokes 1930's Depression-era beauty.  Heavy, dark-- yet strategically placed-- eye makeup and a dark brown-red lip are key.  Very thin arched brows are also a must-have for the Sophisticate.  For this look I used under eye concealer, face powder, white eye pencil on the bottom rims of my eyes, dark brown powder eyeshadow in the crease of the lids, black powder eyeshadow on the lids, eyelash curler with black mascara, dark burgundy brown lip pencil, and red lipstick.


ULTIMA II Golden Taupe eyeshadow
Best of Becca pallette
Brown eyeshadow is one of those makeup items we all have and take for granted.  No other color is as universally flattering against ALL skin tones and eye colors.  It's a good idea to experiment to find out what shade of brown works best for you (or the look you're going for).  I don't think a dark brown is my personal best but for this look it was a necessity.   It's a good idea and investment to have a shadow compact containing a variety of browns, from a light beige to a dark smoky shade, like the Best of Becca palette to the right.  Today I used Ultima II eyeshadow in Golden Taupe.

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