Many moments are spent cojuring up mental images of French beauties that I have seen on screen or in print while putting my makup on in the morning...Sophisticated and regal like Catherine Deneuve or Carole Bouquet? Do I want a sex kitten smoky eye while on vacation look - Brigitte Bardot? Or do I want a modern glamourous bohemian look - Vanessa Paradis...French bad ass - Marion Cotillard...even fashion designer Catherine Malandrino rocks a fierce smoky eye!
Since it's a work day, I tried to combine two elements that come to mind when you think Classic French themed makeup:
The smoky charcoal eye and the red lip.
|Vanessa Paradis French Vogue 2008|
I normally like a clean, almost sparse eye look when wearing a bold red. But this time I wanted to try a smoky grey eye with pink red lipstick. Products used today:
Dolce and Gabbana.
|(L to R - NARS Tokyo fr. Modern Love palette, Paris duo)|
Light shimmer grey (middle shade) on my lid and crease
Dark grey (shade closest to my wrist) on my outer V and slightly blended into my crease. Also, I took a MAC #219 pencil brush and lined my bottom lash line slightly with this same shade
Tokyo - (first shade - ivory shimmer) highlight under my brows
MAC Technakohl eyeliner in Graphblack - to line and tightline my top lashline.
MAC Haute and Naughty Mascara - Black
Chanel Teint Innocence Compact - Pecan/Walnut
Boi-ing Concealer #3
NARS Laguna bronzer (contour)
Bobbi Brown blush - Peony (bright warm pink)
Dolce and Gabbana Ultra - pink red/satin finish
Dahlia lip liner
To complete my French vibe - I topped off with Love and Tears fragrance By Kilian.
|All I need is an Hermes scarf - a girl can dream, right?|
SIDE NOTE - when visiting Paris, please leave the beret at home!
PS. As expected, yesterday's lip look involving MAC products left my lips raw and itchy today. I am hoping I don't further the damage with my D&G lipstick/liner.