Blush: ItCosmetics CC + Radiance Ombre Blush in Sugar Plum, Lip color: Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Mauve Squad (Metallic Mauve), Brush: ItCosmetics for Ulta #227
Just a quick note about my latest beauty fix: metallics and nudes. I absolutely can't get enough of this trend.
The products that are out in regards to this trend are really pretty amazing. I wore these products together the other day and it was really beautiful. Seriously beautiful. It was a new take on being understated and nude while still garnering attention.
While I was out, I noticed how friends would compliment my makeup. They really liked this trend and commented on how well these colors and products looked on me. When others notice, it makes me pay even more attention and made me really want to share with you.
So, here the deal: I get how metallics can sometimes make a lady feel like they're too much. Honestly, they aren't and you will probably like them a lot more than you may realize.
The comments were that the lip color was there but wasn't "too much." In other words, it was subtle and that is exactly what I wanted to accomplish with this look. Being that these products have pop and metallic to them, it would only be natural to think that they are flashy or bold. I'm happy to report that they are not. They do have power but they aren't overpowering.
The lip color would like good on many skin tones. If mauve isn't what you are going for, there are other colors by Smashbox that are on-trend with the metallic-nude look. They are Brains n' Bronze (metallic bronze), Petal Metal (metallic rose gold) and of course, the one featured in the image above which is Mauve Squad (metallic mauve gold).
Mauve Squad went well with the Sugar Plum blush. It may be a little much for some women and if so, that's OK. Skip the ombre blush and go with a more matte blush if that is your preference. Be sure to put on some mascara and you're good to go.
These products can be found at Ulta, ulta.com, smashbox.com and itcosmetics.com.