This has been a long time coming, since my posts have been all-but regular in the last few months, but I have decided that am moving on from this blog. It has been a wonderful journey to have met and worked with so many amazing people and brands. From Lucky FABB conferences, to rewardStyle brunches, to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, I have been pinching myself the entire way through.
I am so excited to announce that you can find my new online home on the Verily Magazine blog, and in our future print issues as Beauty Editor. Being part of the Verily team is a dream come true. It is an honor to work with such amazing, talented people, and to be part of a movement to change the way magazines tell women what to be, by embracing our true identities. Our very first print issue is coming out very soon — you can subscribe here.
And of course, you can still find me on Pinterest & Twitter for my daily musings.
Thank you to all who continue to support me, it means more than words can say.
(Image by Emily Winfield Martin)
Makeup Inspiration: Keira Knightley
After coming across this photo on Pinterest, I’ve been revisiting it to examine which products I could use to recreate this feminine look she wore to the LA Film Festival.
Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing foundation in Alabaster — This liquid foundation is a medium coverage with hydrating properties that soothe normal to dry skin in these winter months. It looks and feels like skin, while giving a even finish.
Make Up Forever powder blush in Cotton Candy 88 — A matte baby pink blush gives just the slightest flush of warmth to the cheeks. When the eyes and lips are more dramatic, a toned down blush keeps everything in balance. In an upward sweeping motion, dab this on the apples of the cheeks.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quad in 14 Mystic Eyes — These four hues compliment her dark brown eyes, but would look great with any eye color. I would start by sweeping the the lightest brown over the lid and lightly smudge it under the lower lash line. In a V shape, I would blend the darkest brown along the upper lash line and into the crease. On a different brush, I would apply the silver to the inner corners of the eyes in this > < shape to widen and brighten. Next, I would blend the tiniest amount of the light pink along the top of the crease to add warmth.
Dior Diorshow Extase mascara — Big, fluttery lashes are the key to this look. This mascara coats every lash in inky black. I would apply two to three coats of mascara to the top lashes, and one coat to the bottom lashes.
Anastasia Brow Gel in Clear — To recreate these neat and shapely brows, I would apply a few swipes of a clear gel to set them in place.
L’Oreal Colour Riche balm in Plush Plum — This mauve rose balm gives the lips the perfect amount of color and hydration. The key here is that they don’t look overly glossy or overly matte, just youthful and feminine.
What’s better than a chance to restart, prioritize, and cleanse your life of clutter and negativity? I can’t think of anything. Here are 4 resolutions I vow to keep, which will make this year great.