Get The Look: Hepburn Edition

Hello Beauties!

In the last post, we reflected on going back in time to a more peaceful place. For both Marin and I it has been a very hectic week. Now it’s time to organize and unwind.

How about we go back in time with a vintage-glamour inspired casual look?

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This look is perfect for some quick day trips or an outing, and not so heavy you want to take it off as soon as you get home. Not only does it look fairly natural, it has a subtle sleekness. Inspired by Audrey Hepburn and the pure elegance of the decades past, this look is achievable for all.

To begin, I applied Marin’s go-to BB cream with my (CLEAN) fingers. A BB or CC cream is the best product to use when doing something so simple. Not only is it light and hydrating, it gives just the right amount of coverage. Airbrushed skin is not a casual look!

Next I applied some concealer with a beauty sponge to her current problem areas. Common problems being redness and our most beloved stubborn pimples. When applying do not do so heavily. We don’t want a flat, uniform face, but it’s good to even it out overall.

After finishing the base I moved to the eyes. Using a cream-colored, slightly shimmering shadow, I applied it all over the lid and below the brows. Next take a cool, easily blend-able brown and work it into two thirds of the crease and bring it below the eye. Only to right before the inner corner. Now take a shimmering pink and apply it to the center of the lids. Complete the shadow base with a highlight in the inner corner. To line, I used a light black liquid liner. You do not have to use liquid! It smells fear! I applied a very, very thin line with a small flick that complimented her eye and brought in more of the vintage feel. Do whatever you are most comfortable with. Now finish off with your best lengthening mascara.

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Apply highlighter to your cheek bones, forehead, chin, brow bone and nose. We’re mainly strobing here. Use a blush not on the apples of your cheek, but the sides and work up towards the temple. This is how blush was applied a lot of the time in the 50’s.

Brows. Long, boxy, and sleek. Aubrey Hepburn it. I suggest using a very thin brow pencil do achieve this look.

To finish off, wear a light, rose-y tinted lip balm. Natural and hydrating!

I hope you all have fun with this look. Go curl up with some hot chocolate and relax.

Pies, Photos, and Polish Polka,

Avery

The Naturals: Fall Edition

Hello Beauties!

Fall is in the air! And in the trees! And in our coffee. . . And oreos.

But it is also in our makeup! This is a great transitional time of the year and your clothing and makeup can reflect it. Get creative!

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Marin has a neutral, simple makeup that is perfect for this period. What we’re seeing is cool tones in warm associated colors, like brown and plums*. Marin used a natural, light cool-toned brown over her lid and completed the look with NYX Eyeliner in brown. She also wore NYX creme blush in Tearose, which is  soft and subtle. Just enough to freshen up her skin and give her a slight glow. Creme blushers are perfect for a light and natural effect.

To complete this look, Marin used Rimmel London’s Kate Moss Lipstick in 05, which is a perfect transitional lipstick. The trend is dark lips this fall. Using a darker lip with a cooler tone is a great way to slowly grow darker along with the leaves!

This overall look is light, easy, and attainable for everyone. It’s pretty stinking hard to mess up! Stay tuned for a matching Fashion Friday post! Until then…

Pies, Photos, and Polish Polka,

Avery

*Artist tip!

Just because browns, oranges, and reds are associated with warmer tones does not mean they cannot be cool! As well as having warmer, cool colors like blue!