Wednesday, 4 April 2012

FOTD Challenge Day 4 - Color Block!

This is a trend that fascinates me. The idea is to separate the different parts of your face and pile the bright colour on without any thought to real blending. Well, that's a remedial idea of the trend. This trend from Summer last year also includes the "Ombre" (Gradient) eye and lip, as well as the coloured eyebrows and two-toned lips.

The reason I like this trend, even though I'm really not one to wear bright colours all over my face, is that it challenges the fashion rule of bold eye/neutral lip or bold lip/neutral eye, a rule which in my book is waaaay over-rated.

So for this FOTD challenge, I decided to do something bright and yet wearable. I went for the classic way to do this type of look: A bright shade on the upper lid, a different but equally bright shade on the bottom lid, bright cheeks and bright lips. I kept it wearable by using colours that are flattering on everyone.

 On the upper lid I used E.L.F Cream Liner in Teal Tease and on the bottom lid I used a single eyeshadow pan that I got as a sample years ago and there is no longer any name! :( but it's a shimmery amethyst shade. I used NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in milk to make it a bit lights and give it depth. For highlight I used my Victoria Secret Beauty Rush eyeshadow in Gold Rush. On the waterline I used Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black. For a true Color Block look you could keep the colours from the lid through the waterline as well and use a bright blue on the upper waterline and then a plum on the lower waterline. :) For lashes I used my L'Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black. I kinda like the chunky-lash look with this makeup!

On the lips I used Tropical Fuschia lipstick by Black Opal Cosmetics. It's a bright pink with a slight blue duo-chrome effect.

For cheeks I used La Femme Blush in Coral, a fine wash of E.L.F Bronzer in Sun Kissed and MAC MSF in Soft & Gentle as a highlight. I used a duo-fibre brush for everything. You could go for an even stronger cheek, but I was trying to keep this wearable! on the rest of my face: MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC 40 and NYX Loose Powder in Cancun Tan. I skipped the concealer on this one...was feeling lazy. :)

 I just opted for a quick messy ponytail and a pair of large hoops to complete the look because it made me think so much of summer and just coming off the beach!

Remember, you can substitute any colour and just go for it.. This is just an idea! Stay tuned for tomorrow's FOTD!!

Purple love, fuschia kisses and turquoise eyeshadow,

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