Tuesday, October 15, 2013

An American Saint


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

15 comments:

  1. We have the same scarf. I love it:)

    You look so pretty and I really want to get my hands on the MP palette, it looks so good X

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    1. Bet that scarf would be beautiful on you! Thanks so much for the compliment, I totally think you should get the MP palette it is great value

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  2. What a lovely look! That lippie is stunning on you. My favourite red is actually a Nutrimetics lipstick in the colour Cherry.

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    1. Thank you! I am really happy with the lippy :)

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    1. Isn't it the cutest!? It really made me laugh

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    1. Thank you Sharina! I felt nice but wished I was heading out with my red lip, haha

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  5. You're too cute! Loving that lip color on you too! :)

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    1. Hah thanks Ash! I find it a little hard to love red lip colours sometimes but this one is really nice :)

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  6. Beautiful look! that lipstick looks really great on you....I would totally match my makeup to my scarf! Yesterday my nails matched my blazer (coral)

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    1. Thanks Evelyn! Glad to hear you match it up too ;)

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  7. I love the look :) The lipstick look really amazing on you :)
    When it comes to matching I seem to lack that sense ;) I never seem to be able to match correctly ;)
    I do match my makeup though, I never wear heavy eye makeup with a bold lip for instance :)
    hugs
    xx

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    1. Thanks Anna! Aww you can't seem to match that is super cute! I agree re: bold lip and heavy eye though, but I often match colours into my clothing or accessories purely from habit.

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  8. Haaaa!! That last picture is too cute :) Love the look, and how clever to match it to your scarf! I've never done anything like this - and don't own a red lipstick. Still too scared and sticking with coloured balms!

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