Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 7: Soothing

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Day 7--Thursday, November 25--Thanksgiving Day (US)

Whatever one's social or political opinion about the US Federal Holiday of Thanksgiving, everyone can agree that this time of year is perfect for taking stock as we head into the biggest consumer blitz of the year and expressing gratitude for what we have now, whether these blessings be great or small.

Thanksgiving Day, my Mama and woke up together, made a light breakfast for the household, and settled down with some hot tea to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, something we have done since I was a little girl (awwwww...).  Inspired by our tea and the process of finishing off the preparations for our feast, I went back to basics for today's look:

This is a lovely and very subtle look; no muss, no fuss!  Perfect for a busy Thanksgiving, it gently highlights the eyes without shouting for attention (which as it turned out was a good thing for me that day...long story short, I was glad to have a more low-profile look, having spent the latter half of the day in mixed company).

Beginning as usual with a clean and moisturized face, mineral foundation and translucent veil, and neutral primer, I created this look with only one shade of eyeshadow:

1)  Pat Orglamix Chamomile all over lid from upper lash line to just under the brow and blend; add a second layer of shadow and blend again to add depth to the gold tones of this shade.

2)  Line upper lash line with a nude color eye pencil, drawing up into a slight wing at outer corners of the eyes to add a itty-bit of drama

3)  Blend matte brown shadow into the brows to shape and define

4)  I used the barest touch of mascara to keep in line with the subtlety of this look.

5)  Finish with lip gloss (I used a clear gloss with pale gold microglitter in it)

The extreme close-up above shows the neutral eyeliner and sheer gold shimmer of Chamomile set off by a dark brow.  Compared to a darker, smokier, or more dramatic look, which tends to bring out the gold in my eyes, this look made them seem darker--a very pretty contrast!

Just goes to show you how a little color can go a long way--you can make pretty with even one shade of eyeshadow--how economical!!  Even better--you can build your Orglamix color collection one week at a time using Cheri's Color of the Week sales (COTW) at her Etsy shop or become a fan of the Orglamix Facebook page and shop from there--50% of your first purchase from the FB page once you are a fan!  AWESOME!!!