Thursday, 12 April 2012

FOTD 10 - Ombre!

Ombre is a HUGE trend right now. It started on the nails and the hair (more subtly) and has made its way to the eyes and lips. It's basically the gradation of colours in the same family, from light to dark. More advanced looks with fade from a dark red, for example, right through orange and end at yellow or white, or perhaps from navy blu, through purple, light blue and teal, ending at a minty green. Really, you can do whatever you want, but the gradual transition of the colours is the key to this look.

So for the FOTD for Day 10, I kept it wearable, since I was actually going out to work right then, with this face on. (YEAH!!) I went for a black-through pewter-through taupe-to white combination for my eyes and almost black through plum to red for the lip. I actually skipped the foundation for this, because I just felt like having light, nude skin. I only concealed under the eyes, around the nose and a few blemishes, and then I powdered the face, and applied blush through the back of the cheek rather than on the apples, so that the cheeks wouldn't compete with the rest of the face. I highlight the cheekbone lightly.

Products used:
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk
MAC Eyeshadow - Carbon
Almay Trio for Hazels - 023
NYX Eyeshadow - Root Beer
NYX Eyeshadow - Geisha
MAC MSF - Soft & Gentle
MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder - Dark Brown
La Femme blush - Sienna
Avon Luxury Lip Liner - Deep Plum
L.A. Colors Lip Liner - Deepest Purple
Wet N' Wild Creme Lip Liner - Berry Red
Black Opal Lipstick - Ebony Wine
Avon Color Rich Lipstick - Cherry Jubilee
NYX Lipstick - Black Cherry
NYX Lipstick - Chaos
ELF Complete Concealer Palette - Medium
NYX Loose Powder - Cancun Tan

Unfortunately the flash kind of KILLED my eye makeup and de-saturated the lip a bit, but you can still sort of see what I was aiming for!

Love and sexy Ombre kisses!


  1. Very nice look :) your lips are amazing!!!

    1. Well thank you so much for the compliment! And thanks for taking the time and stopping by my blog!! :)


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