Hello readers! Welcome to 2016! I thought I'd kick of the new year with a really exciting post!
Jessica from New York based lingerie company 'Adore Me' has inspired me to create a winter inspired makeup look to compliment a sexy lingerie set of theirs. As some of you may know, my current travels in Australia mean I haven't been able to do any winter makeup looks, so I jumped at the opportunity to get a bit seasonal.
She sent me over some really lovely visuals of their gorgeous lingerie, but the set below really stood out to me. I love the detail on the back of the bra, as well as the floral burnt orange and black lace combo, and it really got my creative juices flowing for a makeup look.
Autumn is my favourite time of year, as I love the oranges and warm tones of the season. I wanted to create a makeup look to reflect this, so I came up with this smokey eye look, with a bit of orange zest.
I wanted the look to mainly focus on the eye, as eyes are the window to the soul, and focal point for seduction. Gold and orange brown tones work great for blue eyes, so that's another reason I chose this sultry look.
I started with my usual base makeup which is my Ren BB cream, and Rimmel 'Wake Me Up' concealer. I used my beauty blender to get a smooth finish and I didn't use a full coverage foundation as I wanted the skin to be light and dewy as its quite a heavy eye look.
I then added some light contouring using the 'Hot Sienna' bronzer in my Estée Lauder palette.
Using the same bronzer, I created the orange/brown base for my eyelid. I then started to smoke around the orange with my Benefit smokey eye kit, carefully blending in the colours.
At the end I lightly went over the orange to make it pop, and then added 'Nude Fresco' from the palette, for some gold tones in the corners of my eyes to make my eyes appear bigger and to make a gradual ombre.
I finished of with some gold under the eye, a slick of Lancome Hypnose mascara, and a classic cat flick to define the whole look.
To keep the look warm, I added my nude Chanel lipstick called 'Adrienne', as this complimented the the eyes, but kept the focus firmly on them.
|Coco Rouge shades from left to right: Adrienne, Coco, Roussy, Arthur and Emilienne.|
As I'm a firm believer in using your nails as an accessory, there was no way I could resist doing some matching nail art to tie everything together. I used my H&M polish called "brickwork" and painted on some black half moons to add an extra touch.
New Year is a fantastic time to boost your confidence and plunge yourself into what the year has to offer. I highly recommend having a look at the adoreme.com website to find yourself something to make you feel empowered! Not only do 'Adore Me' do lingerie, but pajamas, everyday underwear and corsets so there is something for everyone. Their website also has a handy quiz, so you can find your perfect match in just a few questions!
Now we can safely say the Christmas dinner sluggish feeling has worn off, why not make yourself feel super sexy again?