Monday, September 20, 2010
Experimental Makeup Look # 10
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Its been awhile since I posted an experimental makeup look. Luckily, me, my sisters and some of our friends got together this weekend for a "spa day". Instead of paying lots of money to get manicures, pedicures and facials, we did them ourselves. For facials, we had a face steamer, a good exfoliating face wash, a tightening and wrinkle reducing mask and finally cool gel eye patches to de-puff and remove dark circles from our eyes. For pedicures we had a vibrating foot bath, a foot mud mask, an exfoliating cream, and some cooling lotion. My sister Krista is the only one who can properly paint nails, so she had the task of painting everyone's toes and fingers.
For our spa day, we also got a chance to play around with makeup and I got a chance to do a 5-minute makeup look on Krista.
Last week, The Bay (a big Canadian department store) had a Clinique event where anyone who spent over $26.50 got a free makeup bag filled with 6 mini Clinique products. The bag contained the following:
1) Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream: This cream claims to 'nudge' away roughness and flakiness and refine skin.
2) Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion: Maintains optimal moisture levels for dry to very dry skin
3) All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage: Refreshes tired and puffy looking eyes
4) Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad: containing the following colours: This quad comes with 4 gorgeous shades perfect for fall: "Stone Violet"(a matte brown toned plum), "Beach Plum" (a shimmering plum with pink sparkles), "Frosted Blossom" (a shimmering light blue toned pink), and "Night Plum" (a matte smoky plum).
5)High Impact Mascara in 'Black': A volumizing mascara that claims to make lashes "lusher, longer and bolder".
6)High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 in 'Extreme Pink': A red toned pink lipstick that moisturizes lips and protects from harmful UV rays.
I wanted to test out the contents of this bag, so I decided to do Krista's 5 minute makeup look using all Clinique products(with one exception). Here are the results:
In keeping with the idea of doing a quick 5 minute makeup, I chose to use only the colours from the Clinique quad mentioned above. I started by covering Krista's entire eye with the lightest shimmering pink colour ('Frosted Blossom') focusing more attention on highlighting the inner corners of the eyes and under the brow bone. I then used 'Beach Plum' (the shimmering plum) and applied it to the entire lower lid, making sure not to bring the colour above the crease. For Krista's crease I used the brown toned plum ('Stone Violet') to add definition to the eyes. Finally to make the eyes appear more smoky, I used the darkest shade ('Night Plum') and blended it into the outer corners of Krista's eyes. I do not own a Clinique eyeliner so I used Maybelline's 'Line Stiletto' liner to create a thin line on Krista's upper lash line. Finally, I used Clinique's 'High Definition Mascara' and an eyelash curler to pump up the volume on Krista's eyelashes.
There was no cheek colour included in the Clinique makeup bag, but I do own one Clinique blush from last fall's collection. Clinique's 'Fresh Picked Cheek Colour' in "Mixed Berries" has 3 different shades. The lightest shade is a shimmering pink, the medium shade is a bronzed pink and the darkest shade is a red toned plum. For Krista's cheeks I combined the two darker shades and added them to the apples of Krista's cheeks for a more youthful look. I then used the light pink colour as a highlight and applied it to the top of Krista's cheekbones.
I decided that I wanted to keep Krista's lips bright and colourful. Had it been a summer look, I would have used a light glossy pink on Krista's lips, but I believe that combining a bright eye and bright lip works for fall. For Krista's lips I used the High Impact Lip Colour in 'Extreme Pink' (included in the kit). Because this lipstick is so smooth and moisturizing I didn't have to add any lipgloss on top.
I was really happy with the way this look turned out. It was quick and easy to do, but it comes off looking polished and is perfect for fall.
Let me know what you think of the look and what your favourite makeup look for fall is in the comment section below. If you haven't already entered, tomorrow is the last day to enter my September giveaway (not the 300 subscribers giveaway).