Today I'm sharing you a look that's somewhat similar to my Everyday Peach FOTD but you can probably tell that this concentrated more on highlighting, shimmer and it definitely has a pinker feel to it as opposed to a flat neutral. I was inspired by some cute pink and girly Tokyo fashion and thought, hey why not add a little Tokyo to my repertoire of OOTDs? Granted, not all Tokyo fashion looks like this, but a lot of the ones being posted on Tumblr remind me of little winter ballerinas, thus the title of this series of posts.
I say series because I'm splitting this post into two - one to concentrate on the FOTD and one to concentrate on the OOTD, though I'll be posting a shot of the outfit on this post as well :)
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This look is almost the complete opposite of my last one. While the last was vivid, colorful and bold, this one is more subtle, gentle and girly.
I think the highlight of the entire look is the softness of the tone of the eye contributed by the brown gel eyeliner, but the definition that the false eye lashes and thin line of liquid liner gives. You might understand what I mean better if you look at the closeup of the eye makeup in the picture below by enlarging it. The double layer of liner gives the eye a subtle hint of dimension and is definitely a trick I recommend you guys try out. Thick light-toned eyeliner under and thin dark black liner over. This is also one of those rare occasions that I sport falsies, but even still they're very natural looking. I used the Etude House Clear Line Natural Lash in 06 which are wishbone top lashes with a clear band for ultra natural looking enhancement.
Each little wishbone is tied into a knot which allows you to distribute the lashes any way you want. For this look I concentrated the individual lashes to the far end while leaving the inner parts sparse. I cut off a bit of the tip so it would fit into my eye. The set actually comes with some pretty legit lash glue that's hell to remove after. But one thing I actually like about it is that it has this iridescence to it when you apply it to the lash so you can tell exactly how much you're actually applying. At the same time, the glue comes with a wand so it's actually a lot easier to moderate how much lash glue you're using. The false lashes themselves are pretty sturdy and the band is quite flexible without being flimsy. A little caution though if you're going to curl these lashes. They tend to fold as opposed to curl when using a lash curler with a heavy hand so make sure to be gentle if ever.
The rest of the eye is straightforward - white shimmery eyeshadow on the inner corners and inner third of my eye, working toward a pink gradient that tapers off into a nice light brown, all from the E.L.F. 100-piece eye shadow palette. I highlighted my brows with a pink-toned highlighter and emphasized my inner corners with a white eyeliner from Prestige and then blended it out for a frosty effect. I also dusted some dark brown on the outer third of my lower lash line to make my eyes seem more almond shaped. The result was a very subtle Japanese magazine inspired look.
My lips will probably look familiar to you because I used the same lipstick as in my Everyday Peach FOTD. But to make the color stand out more, I defined the edges of my lips with some Etude House Surprise Essence Concealer so my lips had a more definite line of distinction between my skin. At the same time, to lessen the warm tone of the lipstick, I laid a very thin coat of my favorite Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Pearl 267 for a pinker tone.
I think the face is really what makes this look stand out. I really went all out highlighting my cheekbones and under eye to give my face a brighter look so as to echo shimmery snow when the light hits it. I also used a pinker plush and concentrated a lot on the apples of my cheeks. Contouring and highlighting was key in this look and I think the subtle highlight on my nose and Cupid's bow really makes a difference :)
Of course this look wouldn't really make sense if I don't show you the outfit I put together to go along with it.
Ada, signing out.
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