In my recent Fall Eyeshadow Picks entry, I included Garnet from the Lorac Pro palette even though I haven’t really used it so much in the past. Not that I haven’t tried because believe me, I have. It’s just that I always ended up changing my mind at the last minute when I see myself in the mirror and think “Nope, can’t wear this out. I look beaten up or have had no sleep for the past week.” But again, what is this blog for if I only show myself in I-think-I-look-good-in-this shades, right?
Which brings me to this Help Me Make it Work “series” (I’ll italicize and put quotation marks on that because who am I kidding? I’m the worst in following through with these things), where I feel like I need to showcase the other side. Not to fish out compliments but to actually share my dilemma and hopefully gather tips from you guys on how to go about the look.
Do I change up the lipstick and blush I paired with it (if it’s an eyeshadow)? Do I go heavier on the eyeliner? Or bolder on the lips? After the discussion, I could
maybe do a follow-up entry featuring a few of your suggestions and see if I’ve been successful in my persistence or if I should just resign to the fact that the look just doesn’t work for me. I’m excited to see how this goes, so let’s get on with it!
How do I?
I love copper/rust shades, but it’s just so hard to make them work for my skintone as they pull out too much yellow and make me look sickly. And beaten up. Sickly battered?
Lorac Pro Garnet, worn above, just looks blah on me. I used it all over my lid then blended Espresso on my crease ever so softly so it doesn’t overpower the rusty Garnet. I paired the eyes with MAC Shy Girl lipstick ‘cos I didn’t want to go bold-on-bold (but then my eye makeup didn’t actually come out that strong so maybe I should’ve?).
Also, can someone award me ‘the best beauty blogger ever‘ because I forgot to put on the blush I so carefully and strategically laid out on the table for me to use (which is the Burberry Light Glow in Peony). The ‘blush’ you’re seeing on my face is just the Hourglass Ambient Palette powders at work – namely Radiant Light and Incandescent Light. Bow-cheek-a-wow-wow. Subtle contouring achieved.
So yes – generally BLAH.
Your tips will be greatly appreciated and taken into consideration when I feel like giving this RUST eye look a whirl again.