Base: Arbonne FC5 Mattifying Powder, Arbonne CC Cream, Arbonne Loose Powder
Cheeks: Arbonne Bronzer, Arbonne Highlighter
Eyebrows: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Rewind (Vice 2 Palette), Maybelline Brow Drama
Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshdows in Dope and Strike (Vice 2 Palette), Arbonne Eyeliner, Rimmel Eyeliner in Nude, Arbonne It's a Long Story Mascara
Lips: Arbonne Lipstick in Rose Petal (discontinued, new shade Magnolia v. similar)
Hello and welcome back to my Face of the Week (FOTW) feature! As a beauty blogger I am overwhelmed by the sheer volume of makeup I own. I either end up in a rut and wear the same things over and over and over, or I use different things every day which leads to a chaotic dressing table and too many dirty makeup brushes! To streamline my routine and get as much use out of all my products as possible, I pick one makeup look to wear all week long before I switch it up for the next week. And that's how FOTW was born.
After last week's oopsy-daisy moment, I decided that this week, it was most definitely time to rock a neutral eye look. I've been watching a hell of a lot of Charmed recently (this is what happens when I don't have a boyfriend to contend with when watching TV in the evening) and I've been really admiring Paige's makeup towards the end of season 7 and during season 8. She always has a very, very nude eyeshadow on, with just a hint of shimmer in it and a lovely line of eyeliner to finish it off. Her lipstick seems to vary from nice reds to lovely pink based nudes and so I thought I'd try to recreate something similar.
|Screenshot featuring Paige from the show, image obviously doesn't belong to me!|
After preparing my base as usual, I went for my Arbonne Bronzer as I feel it complements nude eye makeup looks very well and of course, I had to add the Arbonne Sheer Glow Highlighter as well because it is a perfect pairing.
Next, I turned to my trusty Urban Decay Vice 2 eyeshadow palette and realised that the shade Dope shade was pretty much exactly what I wanted, so onto my lid it went. However, I wanted to give it a little bit of twist, and so I decided on the shade Strike to give it a little something-something extra. Naturally, I finished it with a flick of liquid eyeliner and brightened my waterline with Rimmel's nude eyeliner to make my eyes really pop.
Deciding what lipstick to wear was really, really hard. Eventually I went with the Arbonne Lipstick in Rose Petal (sadly discontinued, but the new shade Magnolia is pretty similar with better ingredients!) because my old style Arbonne lipsticks far outnumber my new style ones and I wanted to show them some love!
Overall, I'm pretty damn pleased with the look and despite featuring a gold eyeshadow, it's something I can see myself wearing over and over again.