Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Purple and Gold

Today's contrasting colors are in the eyes. Purple Flash in the crease, bronze Smog all over the lid and under the eye, and sparkly pinky beige Chopper under the inner corner of the eye and a tiny bit on the brow bone.

Blush is Mac's Breath of Plum, a muted purple, with lilac eyeshadow on the cheekbones. (My quick and dirty dupe for Mac's Briar Rose, which I was unable to get my hands on!)

Lipstick is a purple from Covergirl with a hot pink NYC gloss over the top. So, it's mostly purple today!

(Smog, Flash and Chopper from the Urban Decay Summer of Love palette.)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My birthday shoes

Hubby Don bought me these shoes for my birthday. Yes, he really did pick these out! It's hard to see in the picture, but the trim in the front is purple and the heels are bright orange. Love them! ;-)

Mismatching colors for fun

I love to try new colors for makeup, like purple lipstick or blush. I used to make the mistake of thinking I had to match all the colors on my face, for instance, pink blush with purple lipstick, and maybe even purple eyeshadow too! But I've found I like mixing up the colors much better. Here I am wearing peachy coral blush with purple lipstick. Just the antidote I need for a cool, dreary day.