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LOOK #1: Beige for Days
The first look is a natural one for me; nude lips are my habitual go-to and the Moisture Matte Lip Color in La Vie en Rose (all shades swatched and reviewed HERE) takes neutral to another level! I combined this 1960's-inspired pale lip with some complexion basics for a warm, pared down take on polished minimalism...just because the pout is understated doesn't mean that everything else must be accentuated!
1. I prepped and evened my canvas with Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge #02 (reviewed HERE). This illuminator, primer, tinted moisturizer and anti-aging serum has been my first step (following skincare) for the past three years and my face would be lost without it.
2. For additional coverage, I applied the *By Terry Light Expert Click Brush Foundation in 05 Peach Beige (not pictured, but reviewed HERE) for a natural, smooth and velvety effect.
3. To subtly contour, I swept a bit of the darker side of the Tom Ford Illuminating Duo in Moodlight (not pictured, but reviewed HERE) along the hollows of my cheeks.
4. In this look, I wanted the apples of the cheeks to look "just pinched" so I lightly buffed the brand new *Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tint in Zinnia, a glistening medium pink, into the cheek area with my ring finger. Long time a favorite, this formula is the perfect balance of pigmentation and radiance.
5. For a touch of highlight, I added a bit of the *Le Metier de Beaute Eye Prism in Angora (also reviewed HERE) along my upper cheekbones and brow bone. Once set, this gossamer-light, multitasking formula stays in place all day and I love that it can be used on the eyes, lips and face alike!
|Above: A swatch of Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tint in Zinnia in direct sunlight.|
6. To complete the eyes, I blended the *Le Metier de Beaute Eye Prism in Lurex--a warm, shimmering nude--all over the upper lid and ran a bit along the lower lash line for definition.
7. I then took the indigo-meets-navy *Le Metier de Beaute Dualistic Gel Eyeliner in Midnight and applied it along my lower waterline; the aqua tint feels modern and fresh. This eyeliner is smooth as silk and stays in place, even in a challenging area such as the waterline!
|Above: Saffron + La Vie en Rose on the lips.|
Look #2: Coral Forest
Sometimes, one must venture outside of one's comfort zone and such is the case with this classic coral look. Combined with a modest brown winged eye and a vibrant Ferragamo silk scarf, the result is positively metamorphic!
To achieve this look, I followed steps 1-6 from above. Then, I:
7. Drew a medium-width line along the upper lash line with the *Le Metier de Beaute Dualistic Gel Eyeliner in Sequoia, a rich matte brown, and brought it to a slight wing at the corners of the eye. Before it sets, his formula is smudgeable for a delightfully diffused finish.
8. I then used the *Le Metier de Beaute Waterproof Lip Liner in Echo to define the perimeters of the lips and followed with the *Le Metier de Beaute Moisture Matte Lipstick in Cinema, a bold yet soft coral, to complete the look.
|Above: Echo and Cinema on the lips.|
|Above: I've been wearing this beige crewneck sweater from Topshop constantly.|
Before this post concludes, I wanted to share a quick preview of my latest bootie acquisition; while undoubtedly a splurge, this pair from Gucci are perfect. With a decent, though entirely comfortable heel, a higher shaft (so chic to wear with this season's cropped denim) and an embossed back, I am absolutely smitten! Expect them to make a more refined appearance on BP in the very near future ; )
|Above: These Gucci booties were love at first sight.|
|Above: Last look.|
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this Le Metier de Beaute lip color-centric tutorial and wish you a bounty of blessings in the New Year!
What are YOUR plans for the rest of this week?
Good things ahead in the imminent future, including a Best of 2015 video (!!) a host of new product discoveries and couple super exciting foundation features ; )
Looking forward to spending 2016 with you here at Beauty Professor!
--The Beauty Professor
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