Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Whole-Lotta SPICE

The more I read about the True Autumn shades, the more I realize 'Spice' is such a key word for this palette.  I basically RAN to Sephora and MAC today when the mall opened - I'm surprised I didn't trip over myself because my feet were walking so fast - lol.  The first thing I noticed at Sephora was an eyeshadow shade called 'Galapagos' by NARS - its the perfect mix of dark golden brown with gold flecks - I knew as soon as I saw it, it had to be mine - actually, it was 'love at first sight'.  Who needs a man when an eyeshadow can make you feel this great??? LOL:



I didn't want to go crazy shopping at Sephora because I knew I'd be heading over to MAC right after!!!  As soon as I got to MAC, I had to get 'Chili' - I've been told this is the 'perfect' red lipstick for True Autumns - the name itself implies a sultry spicy 'paprika' type red.  I also decided to pick up woodwinked - a beautiful brown-based gold.  As soon as I got home I got to work creating a look and this is what I came up with:



I started with my basic face - HD Foundation in #155 and used two blushes (a rust/orange shade from Faces and 'Goldfish' blush from 'Pretty Your World' as a pop of colour).
For the eyes:  I started with Navajo as a base (Bobbi Brown) and then used MAC's Woodwinked from lid into the crease.  I applied NARS Galapagos in the crease and outer corners.  I then lined my eyes with Teddy eyeliner and smudged Galapagos into the upper lashline.
On my lips, I very lightly applied Brick Lipliner by MAC and then used Chili.

I'm really liking how all the warm, spicy colours are working together in this look - I think this is going to become a classic look for me.  I tried to tie in the Autumn palette even more with a rust/golden brown top that matches my TA swatch - I'm loving this palette!!!

9 comments:

Sneza said...

Yes -- I totally see the True Autumn in you now. That makeup look is fabulous on you.

It's funny -- I thought you would end up being a cool season... but now I can't understand why I ever thought that, lol.

Gina said...

Renata, you've always looked lovely, but this palette is so perfect for you. You look so warm and "alive!"

déjà pseu said...

Followed your link from the 12 Blueprints FB page and have to say, WOW! You look amazing in those colors, especially the Mac Chili!!

Renata said...

THanks everyone!!! Sneza - I had the same reaction - I kept thinking "why didn't I see these colours working before? Why was I stuck on the bright or cool shades? But now that I compare these shades to the cool and bright - there is no turning back - its true autumn All the way!!!

Anonymous said...

There seemed to be something off about cooler shades on you - they just seemed to sit there. These colors just blend into your skin, they look like a part of you!!! Gorgeous!

Ranger said...

Oh lovely, lovely, lovely. Congratulations on getting draped! The lighter, warmer eye make up and the lipstick - LOVE that lipstick shade on you - make your face look so balanced, your skin tone looks fantastic. This photo reminds me of Aishwarya Rai.

Renata said...

THanks Ranger - I think Aishwarya Rai is a true autumn too!!! She is totally gorgeous - thanks so much for the compliment!!!

Jean said...

This is actually my favorite look for you. Every time I see this one on pinterest I click on it. :)

Renata said...

Thank you so much Jean!!! I really appreciate the compliment :) Now, I'm inspired to wear Chili lipstick this week