Wednesday, November 24, 2010

We've got to plan our day, Rodin and the Orsay

Listening to this song reminds me of when I went to go visit my sister in France while she was studying abroad a few years ago.  

To say I had a great time is an understatement(except for a few instances when my sister would order everyone else's food for them and make me try to order with my terrible French- the only word I know how to say is blanche). 
One of the questions I asked my sister before I got on the plane was how the French did their makeup.  She advised me to bring a lot of liner.  So, that I did.  Here's a few pictures from our trip:

 A bit of nostalgia for you.  To do my makeup in France, all I used was liner and a q tip (well besides the mascara and eyelash curler)!  Easy right?  An understated smokey eye that you can do in probably 2 minutes or less.

All you need:


-Eyelash curler 

-A creamy liner (I used bare minerals big & bright eyeliner in intense black)

-a q-tip

1. Apply the liner to your bottom lash line (if you are using a creamy eyeliner- which i highly recommend because its more blendable- then you wont feel like you're tugging your eyelid off.)

2. Smudge this liner simply by sweeping it across the line you've drawn with the liner.

3. Do the same with the top lid, it's okay if you don't get the liner exactly flush with your upper lash line, the q-tip takes care of that.

So, this is what your eyes will kind of look like.  Nothing wrong with a bold line of black liner, but...

4. Blending with a q-tip gives your eyes a much softer look.

the finished producto!

 If you feel like it, you can slick on a little lipgloss- I used bare minerals 100% natural lipgloss in sugared strawberry- its a goldish pink color.

Vous êtes si chic!
(You are so chic!)

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