Saturday, April 2, 2011

FOTD: Etro SS 2011 Inspired Lilac

It's April already! What's a better way to celebrate than posting a fun Spring look for you, lovelies!

Today's FOTD has been inspired by the Etro SS 2011 collection look, which I came by browsing a men's style magazine while Mr was getting a haircut. As soon as I saw it, I knew I'd have to recreate it in the safety of my make-up station...

I love the juxtaposition of cool vibrant purple on the eyes and warm soft peach of the lips and cheeks. It's a super simple look and I think also quite wearable; if you're afraid of going all out, just choose a more muted shade of purple and/or limit the color to the lid. I didn't have a lip shade to match the one used on the catwalk, so I just tried to use the closest one I had.

Products used:
Coastal Scents Honey Light Flawless Finish mineral foundation
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW20
Wet 'n Wild Ultimate Minerals bronzer in 'Amber Glow'
Annabelle 'So Foxy' eyeshadow lightly through the brows
a mixture of purple and matte white eyeshadows from Coastal Scents 76 Eyeshadow & Blush palette
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eyeliner Pencil in 'Ransom' (swatches and review here)
Maybelline Full 'N Soft mascara in Very Black (review with close-ups here)
Benefit Eye Bright on the waterline
GOSH Velvet Touch lipstick in 'Darling'
Barry M Lip Paint in 147 'Peachy Pink'
e.l.f. Hypershine gloss in 'Flirty' (lip swatch here)

What is your favorite way of wearing lilac on the face?


  1. You look GORGEOUS!
    And I don't think I ever really wear lilac, not sure it's very flattering on me...

  2. I used to wear a lilac/violet eyeshadow obsessively when I was 15/1 and youve made me want to go and dig it out now!

  3. @Musing on Beauty: I know, I usually never go for it, but I think it can look nice! Never on the lips though (at least, on me). x

    @Binia: Yay, thank you, lovely! :)

  4. now i need to know...did you rip the page from the magazine or take a picture in the shop?!

    this reminds me of the lilac mufe pot we were looking at :)

  5. I love it! <3
    Your eyes look so refreshing to see :3

  6. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! My first reaction was "man, that model looks a LOT like Rocaille... and then, of course, my brain started working again >.<

    Honestly, though, this looks amazing on you. I love it!

  7. I like the makeup, but your expression is so serious! I miss your smiling face!

  8. You are gorgeous!:D

    I like wearing lilac on my lids too.:D

    ***** Marie *****