After spending a week in a makeup rut, I wanted to switch things up. I needed a muse. Lucky for me I recently bought Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet in Muse so I had an easy place to start.
I actually applied NYX Nude Lip Liner followed by Hourglass Muse before beginning any of my other makeup. This is typical when I’m feeling inspired by one particular product – apply the muse first and let it influence all my other choices. I liked the way the red tones played with my navy shirt so I moved on to the eyes next and chose neutral colors.
I used Too Face Shadow Insurance and a sweeping of Paula Dorf Eye Color in Wet Sand to create a base from lashes to brows. Then I began building NARS Galapagos onto my mobile lids and buffing it out in the crease. Build, build, build. A touch of NARS Coconut Grove went in the outer corners for more depth. Then I lined my upper lashlines with Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid Eyeliner and my lower waterlines with NARS Rue Bonaparte. For mascara I chose Trish McEvoy Dramatic Lash Mascara.
Contouring has been different for me lately and I’ve been opting for NARS Contour Blush in Olympia under my cheekbones with a dusting of bronzer above and at the top of my forehead. I’m trying to hunt down a taupe-ish contour powder to play with that won’t make my skin look ashy. Olympia is working a as a rosy option, but has anyone had luck with very warm skin and taupes? Let me know what you like! Back to this look… I had a tough time choosing a blush. I wanted the look to remain vibrant for summer, but I didn’t want to distract from Muse. That’s it hit me and I blended Becca Beach Tint in Dragonfruit onto my cheeks. I finished the look with a sweep of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light all over.
I got summer, nautical, and new lipstick in one. A win, win, win!
What product has been your latest Muse?