Today is my birthday and I’m 27! I can’t recall having ever posted on my birthday in the nearly 10 years I’ve been doing this ha!
I’ve had this concept in mind for MONTHS, probably from back in the summer. I love love creating a setting and making a makeup look to match. I was halfway through putting on my makeup when I realized that this was not the makeup look I thought I was going to do….guess I’ll save that one for another time haha.
This look was a lot of firsts for me. It started out with my hair. I decided to give flexirods a go, and I tried them with wet hair first, having the look turn out as an utter failure when my hair didn’t dry in time. I moved my shoot to the next day, and gave the flexirods a shot with blow dried hair. It looked amazing in the morning, but by the time I shot the look in the evening, it needed a touch up. I actually used my curling wand without burning myself for the first time. I’ve been so terrified of it that I haven’t touched it in a year…now I’m feeling pretty good about it.
I’ve also never been so matchy-matchy with my eyes to my lips. I’m feeling this, and I’m def trying some other color combos in the future. Can’t wait. Loving this goth-y deep burgundy look sooo much and I would love to see it with gloss over top, too!
Finally, adoring this Ref top that I nearly returned. So happy I didn’t. It was exactly what this shoot needed. It’s so good…I’ve mostly worn it to work but it’s good for a casual or going out look as well!
Reformation Cleo Top
Ace Beaute Blossom Passion Eyeshadow Palette (Lid: Desire, Inner corner: Peony, Outer corner: Lust, blended out with Seduction into the crease)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Buck (transition shade)
Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Dark Brown
Glossier Boy Brow in Black
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Lipstick in Griselda
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Seychelles
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel (highlight), Cacao (countour)
COVER FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight (highlight)
Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Deep
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder in Translucent