Face of the Day

fotd: chromed copper

October 12, 2017

Though the crisp fall weather I love seems to be stubbornly avoiding LA (as usual), my mind’s already gone to the magical colours of the season. All in, this is a pretty tame fall look – no burgundy eyeshadow, whaaaat? – but perfect for the still-sort-of-summer weather we’ve been having.

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This look features some of my favourite copper products, and while I wore it with a sheer gloss here I’m already dreaming of recreating it with a dark vampy lipstick (like Bite Beauty’s Black Truffle) once the days get even the slightest bit cooler. Don’t ask why I’m adverse to wearing dark lipstick in hot weather – it’s just a weird hangup that I’m going to blame on advertising and general consumer brainwashing. For some reason I just can’t bring myself to wear anything but sheers and brights when it’s warm out. Anyone else?

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Despite my love for glitter and all things bling, my favourite things about this turned out to be the softly luminous base. I have naturally oily skin, so maintaining an even glow that doesn’t turn into oil slick requires striking juuuuust the right balance in mattifying/illuminating products.

And I think I might finally have found just the blend: a combo that starts with CoverFX Mattifying Primer, and ends with their Illuminating Setting Spray, sandwiching a natural-finish foundation and setting powder between them. I know it sounds like a lot of steps, but I think it’s worth it your desired finish lasts all day…and in this case it did!

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Face: CoverFX Mattifying Primer, Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation in G20, CoverFX Perfect Setting Powder, Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray // Cheeks: Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light // Eyes: MAC eyeshadows in Amber Lights and Antiqued (from the Burgundy Times Nine Palette), Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma, Chanel Beauty Inimitable Mascara // Brows: Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow in #40 // Lips: Fenty Beauty Lipgloss in Fenty Glow

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