30 day make up challenge # 9: Grey

Wow how long has it been since I last showed you a 30 day make up challenge post? A little search on the blog tells me it’s been almost 2 months. Yikes! Time to put this challenge back into business. I’m showing you a very simple look (again). I just find these first 10 assignments based on colors a bit uninspiring. After this the theme is black, but once that is done we’ll get into more creative territory. I wore this look in last week’s lookbook post, so check that out here if you haven’t seen it yet. I’ve kept the eye soft but for good reason. Have a look at the pictures below to see why.

Well I’m guessing that’s obvious straight away right? Yep, I wanted to go with a brighter than bright neon pink lip. Since many of my lookbook outfits were quite monochrome I thought it would make a good addition in the all over look. And grey is so just… well, grey on its own. Whenever I wear greys, whether it’s on my face or in my outfits I tend to pair it with a pop of color. Reds, greens, blues and pinks being my favorites. Grey is simply one of my favorite neutrals to play around with. To create the eyelook I’ve used the eyeshadow palette which I purchased mainly because of the many grey and taupe shades in it: the Too Face Naked eye palette. It’s great for creating soft smokey looks, add on some grey liner and your all grey eyelook is finito. The lips are a completely different beast. I love love love wearing bright lipsticks at this time of year and when I bought this neon pink lipstick last year I fell in love instantly. It has a hint of a blue undertone making it even brighter.

eye look close ups

lips close up

Products used:

Face:

Base: L’Oreal True Match foundation in R1/C1 Rose Ivory, Benefit Erase Paste in no. 1 fair, MAC prep+prime transparent pressed finishing powder

Blush: Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel in  no. 67 Chamande

Highlighter: Famous Bronze Pot in shade 1 Miami

Eyes:

Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Eyeshadow: all from Too Faced Naked Eye palette

  • Brow highlight: In the buff
  • Inner corner: Pink cheeks
  • All over lid: Pillow talk & Birthday suit
  • Crease: Like a virgin
  • Waterline: Catrice Made to stay inside eye highlighter
  • Eyeliner: Catrice eyeliner pen in no. 040 Black Grey

Mascara: L’Oreal Butterfly effect false lash wings in midnight black

Brows: Catrice Eyebrow Set (lightest color only), HEMA eyebrow gel

Lips: YSL Rouge pur Couture lipstick in no. 49 Tropical Pink

What do you think of this look? Would you wear bright neon pink lipstick?

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