Like most days here in Portland, I am usually running for cover trying to avoid a torrential downpour since you kind of get laughed at if you use an umbrella here. Why? I don’t know, it’s a Portland thing I guess…or we are just too lazy to bust one out at every drop of rain. One of my favorite spots on a rainy day is Barnes and Noble where I can grab a stack of magazines to flip through and sip a cup of coffee. So while perusing the racks, I couldn’t not notice Taylor Swift on the cover of Vogue because I had to look twice to make sure it was her! She looked ridiculously stunning, like she finally stepped out of the “cute little country singer” box people put her. She looks a bit more grown up. I like her either way though as I am a bona fide (non creepy) fan.
Start by using a light shade under your brown bone for highlight with the med. size shadow brush. Then Use the Nars duo, placing the shade on the right side of palette onto your full lower lid with the same brush. Next with your contour brush, use the Nars Duo shade on the left, and blend back and forth.
This is a definite cat eye look, which means connecting the upper lash line corners with the outside bottom lash line. So lightly trace the upper lash line extending it past the outside corner and connecting it with a sideways “v” like “>” to the bottom outside lash line. Then trace along the lower lash line and connect the inside corner of eye with the upper. The inside connections should not be nearly as heavy as the outside. Also line your water line, top and bottom. Remember- you can always add more.
Take your matte black shadow and trace over the dark line with your angled liner brush, perfecting that outside corner. Next take the matte brown shadow and soften the edges of the dark line on the bottom lash line with the same brush so it doesn’t look so stark
I did my eyes first, and then I used a little bit of the foundation on my skin and a tiny bit of concealer under the eyes and around the nose. I finished this look with some coral blush on my cheeks and some yummy chapstick. Oh and the hat was sort of a fail. I bought it at H&M for this look and it just wasn’t the right shape. Oh well.
The Fashion By Rebecca Pickrel