Had a glorious day off last weekend, and caught up on some reading as Mister Bovary and my Dad continued painting our house. Even though I wasn’t planning on leaving the house (and only got as far as a wander in our garden!) I decided to pop some makeup on, and ended up creating a classic makeup look that was heavily inspired by the new ‘American Flag’ scarf that Mumma Bovary bought me. Though it isn’t my typical style, seeing it in a few videos from my favourite U.S/U.K YouTubers (such as in this video with Tanya Burr + Ingrid Nilsen) sealed the deal for me!
|the all important elements|
The Models Prefer Sweet Shadows palette (review + swatches here) has really impressed me! I used Adorable all over the lid with Cute through the crease, and Innocent to highlight my brow bone. The colours blended really easily and didn’t crease all day (I used MAC Painterly paint pot as my base) I’ve worn a variation of this look a few times, substituting some of the shades for Sweetened and Graceful for a more dramatic look.
For this look I used my Rimmel Match Perfection foundation*, which I am trying to fall in love with in the wake of the brand discontinuing my beloved cream gel formula. The liquid counterpart definitely needs a good powdering after application, and though I like it I still much prefer the old pots which I have in my back up stash. This will be happily used though, because the colour is a nice pale match for me – you might say it is match perfection ;)
|chevron cushions baby!|
Nars Laguna often makes an appearance when I rock a red pout, for this looked I haphazardly dusted it all over with a fluffy brush. In these photos I still look uber pale story of my life but in person it made a nice difference to my face. I wore a quick dab of TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer as well, and didn’t wear blush….shock horror! The main player for my Americana look was definitely my Lipstick Queen Sheer Lipstick in Saint Rouge* which is so easy to apply and is a dark enough red for me to pull off nicely I think.
|painting mode is on! He had just asked why I had such nice makeup on, hence my facial expression ;)|
I really enjoyed this look, it was quite different to what I normally wear and I liked the way I tied the whole colour scheme into my rad new scarf.Is it just me, or is it a whole heap of fun to match your makeup to your scarf?
What red lipstick is your go-to?
Emma @ emmabovarybeauty