Sunday, July 22, 2012
Focus On: Peach + FOTDs
I love peach, but I have a bit of difficulty wearing it. While I am neutral, I lean towards the cool side, and a lot of peach products have a very yellow undertone that makes them look jaundiced and just plain wrong on my skin. If they're cooler peaches, then they tend to be too sheer, and with my high cheek color and rosy lips, they turn a sickly color. Over the years, I've managed to find some peachy products that really work with me, often in tandem with another product for fuller, brighter coverage.
The Rock & Republic Luxe Lipgloss (discontinued) in Muse, a light, bright peach, is the perfect companion to the Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain ($8) in Charm, a creamy nude. The Sleek blush ($6.50) in Pan Tao is the only matte peach I've ever truly loved, while the ELF mineralized blush ($3) in Peachy Cheeky and Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Moist Glow ($24) in Tansoleil are glowier go-tos. I don't have any true peach eye shadows, but Chanel Illusion d'Ombre ($36) in Emerville and MAC pigment ($20) in Melon are semi-peachy shades with distinct gold tints. Bobbi Brown's corrector ($23) in Porcelain Peach is one of the few concealers that really dims my undereye darkness. For a quick flush of peach on my lips and cheeks, I like to throw theBalm Staniac ($18) in Homecoming Queen in my purse. And if a nude lipstick needs a kick, I'll soften it with L'oreal leGloss ($6.50) in Baby Blossom or brighten it with Revlon Super Lustrous gloss ($8) in Coral Reef. Finally, I like to add a bit of shine to warmer blushes with MAC's Cream Color Base ($17.50) in Hush.
And now, 2 sets of really crappy FOTD pictures. With the heat and the spots of pain brought on by my brand new glasses (I haven't had an eye appointment in over 3 years, so these are much stronger), I just haven't had much patience for picture-taking. Still, I hope these will give you a rough idea of what I was wearing!
EYES: Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Milani Liquif-Eye pencil in Black, Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing mascara, La Femme brow pencil in Taupe, Anastasia brow gel
CHEEKS: NYX cream blush in Tickled, Urban Decay UrbanGlow cream highlight in Sin
LIPS: NYX round gloss in Whipped
BASE: MAC Face & Body foundation in N1 + White, Clinique Airbrush concealer in 01 Fair
EYES: Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Sleek blush in Pan Tao, Prestige Total Intensity pencil in Fierce Blue, Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing mascara, Anastasia brow gel
CHEEKS: Sleek blush in Pan Tao, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade
LIPS: Revlon Just Bitten balm stain in Charm, Rock & Republic Luxe gloss in Muse
And here are the new specs: