Keeping up with my new favorite book - NARS' Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself.
I decide to break one of my rules - never wear dark lips with black lined eyes (top/bottom lashlines). The makeovers I have been loving in this book were the ones that featured a strong defined smoky eye paired with an equally strong lip. Now, I would normally reserve this look for date nights or nights out with the girls. But why should I have to wait, right? Then again, I should use this look as a hint to the Mr. 920 that he needs to step it up and take me out on date night again!
I have been wearing this baby for a few days and I tested it out with both the traditional way I would wear it along with smoky eyes. And I am proud to say that I now love wearing a strong lip with my black lined smoky eyes.
Here's NARS Flair (Burnished Berry/Sheer finish):
|(NC42/NARS Syracuse - for reference)|
The result is a lovely maroon shade.
|(paired with smoky eyes for work)|
Eyes - NARS Tzarine duo, MAC Coquette in crease, NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Nuit Blanches softened with black pan in the NARS Pandora duo, Chanel Inimitable Mascara, Black
Cheeks: NARS Multiple - South Beach (shimmering apricot) layered with NARS Gilda (coral)
And here it is worn in my usual comfortable way - clean, lined eyes:
I think in this picture I only used South Beach to highlight. I'm sure at some point of the day I popped just a touch of Gilda blush.
I am loving this lip look. I can't wait to try out more color ideas from this book. What I'm really loving is the challenge to find dupes in my existing (MAC) stash to help recreate looks in this book.
They may not be exact dupes but they become MY translations of his looks.
And that's what Monsieur Nars wants from his fans, right?
Because it's Friday, I'd like to celebrate with a 90's flashback hit:
It came on the other day while I was at the gym training with my trainer. We both started confessing our love for Mr. George Michael. Then in my head I was prancing around like Naomi Campbell, pre-bat shit crazy, throwing cellphones at her hired help, days!