Prepping for this month’s Recreate The Look, I really wanted to bring something more fall inspired. It’s about that time where bold pink lips should be packed away and instead we pull out our brick red and deep lip colors to usher in the cooler weather. The Donna Karan collection, to me, was full of all black ensembles at their finest. Textures and layers made an all black look pop, which very rarely do I love. The beauty was on point and accented the clothes perfectly. A slight touch of fall and rich colored lips brought it all together. It seemed to wrap up the collection to show a modern, city chick that is effortless, subtle, and runs out the door looking flawless. Don’t we all wish we could look flawless by throwing on expensive designer clothes?
So maybe you’re not shelling out $12,000 for a strapless gown and you’re not purchasing pieces straight from the collection. But you can get one step closer to being one of Donna Karan’s runway models with this beauty look. It’s super simple (aren’t they always) and is the best look to start wearing this month. This look is all about those lips. The rest is just the basics. While the makeup artist mixed lip colors to create the “perfect” lip color for the show, you can make it work with one simple matte lipstick.
To get started, we always create a base. Since we’re more fall focused, it’s time to start transitioning into your medium to full coverage foundations, if you so choose. I’d recommend the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Foundation or the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation. I tried this once on a trip to Sephora and loved the end result. It gave a nice creamy finish to my skin, especially after a full day of wearing it.
For the cheeks, apply a layer of bronzer and leave as is, or add a subtle hint of color using Bobbi Brown’s Blush in Rose. It’s the one rose colored blush that I’ve found that has a touch more brown to it making it a true deep rose colors. The others I find tend to be too pink and too bright. We’re looking for warmth and depth here.
For the eyes use MAC’s Painterly Paint Pot all over the lid. If you want a less expensive option go for Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in Barely Branded. I’ve used both before and the color payoff is quite similar. The long lasting ability definitely sides with Painterly paint pot, so in my opinion money is well spent if you want a long wearing product. And if you choose to fill in your brows just don’t over doing them. Use something like the Benefit Brow-Zings since you have an option of a creme and a powder. You don’t want to overdo it and end up with brows that enter the room before the rest of your face. Something subtle and lightly filled is all you want to achieve. Finish off your eyes with a brown liner, such as Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Kohl’ Liquid Eyeliner and Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara.
Now for the part we’ve been waiting for…the lips! Charlotte Tilbury has a great collection of matte lipsticks. And her colors tend to be on the deeper side. Walk of Shame or Bond Girl are great colors to choose from for this look. Heck, if you’re a collector and want both, then mix the two for the ultimate fall shade. The runway look had a very undone lip, as if it was created using a finger to blot and blend. Do that or use it straight from the tube. I would skip the lip brush to keep it from being too perfect and too precise. If you want to use a lip liner to keep your color from feathering go for something nude. MAC’s Boldly Bare or Bobbi Brown’s Lip Pencil in Beige are great go-to colors.
Recreate The Look and share your looks with us. Tag me in the photo as I’d love to see how your looks turn out!
Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation // Tarte Bamboo Airbuki Powder Foundation Brush // Charlotte Tilbury ‘Matte Revolution’ Walk of Shame Lipstick // Bobbi Brown Rose Blush // Charlotte Tilbury ‘Rock ‘n’ Kohl’ Eyeliner //Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara // MAC Painterly Paint Pot
– Jamie of Hello There, Lady!