This is my first (and hopefully not last), Face Of The Day), so be nice!
The main feature of the show is Jane Iredale’s Eye Steppes in Go Warm, which is the perfect complement for Asian skintones.
Try as I might, I struggle to wear bold eye colours. I blame my dodgy application more than the eyeshadows themselves. Therefore I’ve decided that more toned-down, natural shades are a winner for me right now – perhaps until I enrol on a crash course in eye make up.
To this end, Jane Iredale’s Steppes travel-size eye pallete is the perfect fix. With a stackable, three-tiered pot featuring a mirror and five shades from beige to orange to brown, you can keep it nude or build up for a more vibrant look.
For the FOTD, I began with a Bellapierre base. Then I applied the lighter golden shade across the entire lid and up to the brow bone. I followed this with the orange shade – working from the outer corner in, to cover two thirds of the eyelid. Then with fluffy eye shadow blending brush, I blended both the golden and orange shades together. See the picture below:
|Jane Iredale base|
Now you could stop right there, but to add a little definition, I added the darker brown shade to the corner of the eye and blended inwards and upwards along the crease of the eye. Finishing with a slick of eyeliner and Mally mascara (which works wonder, BTW), the finished eyes are below:
I don’t think my camera does the eyeshadow justice, as the colour was a lot more vivid in person.
The look itself is subtle enough to wear everyday, but the colour is classy and flattering and I would even wear this eye makeup to a wedding or party, if it worked with my outfit.
I finished the look with Urban Decay Cream to Powder foundation, Benefit’s High Beam, Green People Pure Blush in Peach blended with a blusher from Too Faced Pink Sugar Pallette. For the lips I used a Front Cover Air Kiss lipstick in Rhubarb (sorry about the hair, it was a very impromptu photocall).
Jane Iredale Eye Steppes compact is available in a range of shades to suit different eye colours and skin tones and costs £39.95 per compact. For more information go to www.janeiredale.com and for local stockist details, call 020 8450 7111.