When choosing the makeup for this look, I wanted to keep things simple. The three main makeup products I focused on were, base, cheeks, and lips. I kept my base light with a Chanel ultra light foundation. Its lightweight consistency gives me just the right amount of coverage for a daytime look. I reached for my Too Faced ‘love hangover’ blush. It gives me just the right amount of pink, making my cheeks bold and compliments the overall makeup look very well. This blush is highly pigmented (a light hand is needed when applied) and easily workable. Finally, I chose to go with a deeper neutral lip color. I received this sample sized Kat Von D lipstick in the shade lovecraft. This shade shows up as a mauve deep shade, with purple/blue undertones on me. I decided to keep things simple for my hair. I wanted to keep it classic and simple to accent a standout dress, which has a fairly busy print. I simply ran a round comb, giving my self and fast and quick blowout. I locked everything into place with this lightweight hairspray from living proof. It gives me just the right amount of movement I wanted.
When wearing a heavily printed dress such as this one, keeping the surrounding accessories such as jewelry is best to keep things light and dainty. I also chose pieces that hold sentimental value, and remind me the meaning of love since it is Valentines Day of course! I love how when I look down at my jewelry, I can remember exactly where each piece was purchased or given to me. I kept things girly with my drop down pearl earrings, keeping it classic. Going back to my theory that mixing medias and materials can be a good thing! Just because you are wearing pearl earrings, doesn’t mean your necklace has to be pearl, or you need to wear the matching bracelet. Mixing it up will break up the monotony of it and keep things fresh and current. I chose to layer delicate necklaces, giving my look just the right amount of sparkle accenting my straight and flowing hair.
Remember, when choosing and outfit, you have to choose which item you want to work around. In this look, my choice is this fabulous dress. So in choosing the accents pieces to pair them with, I kept things simple, classic, but also mixing it up to break up the look from looking too much one-way. Keep the eye wandering, giving it a chance to glance around at all the gorgeous pieces that bring this look together nicely. See you all at the end of the week, where I give you my suggestions and ideas on some activities for the big love day!