With New Year’s Eve just days away, now is the time to contemplate which beauty look you will embrace to ring in 2016. Although I am generally apt to resort to bronzy skin, taupe lids and nude lips–my unequivocal go-to combination–I’ve decided to test the boundaries of my comfort zone and pursue a classic red lip and slightly smoky eye. Fortunately, this combination could not be easier to achieve thanks to the holiday-inspired Clé de Peau Beauté Bal Masque Coffret.
shadow quad in the greens of the season, a natural red lipstick and a
bordeaux version of the Perfect Lash Mascara (reviewed HERE).
It’s no secret that I adore the Clé de Peau Beauté eye shadow formula (extensively reviewed HERE). Buttery, pigmented and virtually creaseless, the blendable quads are of the highest quality. At first glance, the shades in the Bal Masque compact could prove intimidating. The bold gold and army green tones, while indisputably lovely, might cause one to question their wearability. I am happy to confirm, however, that they are entirely easy to work with!
Embossed with a masquerade imprint, the shades are deemed “metallic,” although I would classify them as more of a satin finish. The luminosity is refined and translates well from day to night. Each shade could be worn alone as an all over wash of color, but I prefer to blend the green and gold with a dash of the lighter grey near the brown bone for good measure; this amalgamation results in a softly smoky eye that feels just right with a pop of red on the lips.
- A deep, smoky, slightly purple-leaning grey
- A vibrant yellow gold
- A lush army green
- A soft and light taupe grey
|Above: Swatches in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Swatches in mixed outdoor lighting.|
intensely hydrating, this crimson wonder has a timeless quality that strikes the balance between bold and demure.
|Above: A swatch of the|
- *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Fluid Foundation (swatched and reviewed HERE)
- *Clé de Peau Bronzing Powder 01 (reviewed HERE)
- Carmen Top (also worn HERE)
- Loren Stewart Gold Ball Choker (also reviewed HERE)
|Above: Last look.|
–The Beauty Professor
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