Greetings, Palette Pals & Gals! For my second Fall Fashion color I decided to experiment with the sultry, sepia toned color Coffee Liqueur because everyone loves coffee and everyone loves liqueur! Right!? I actually hate coffee (blasphemy!) and coffee liqueur (gasp!) but I love this color.
|Sketch & Palette by Elie Tahari|
Designer Elie Tahari says of his inspiration: "We are having a cinematic moment inspired by the old Hollywood cinema and Black and White films. Old movie colors: Sepia, Black and White washed with Cool Brown tones; Black and White washed with Rich Reds, Deep Greens, Teals and Blue – all tonal, as if colored light is coming through old films."
Much like Elie says this color reminds me of all things vintage, so the inspiration for this look was a blast from the past. After a few failed attempts at some sexy cat-eye looks inspired by old Hollywood movie stars I decided to stop trying to fight the shape of my naturally saucer round eyes and do something totally doe-eyed and doll-like instead. I like to think of it as Twiggy with a twist because while I stole her trademark wide-eyed stare I softened the cut-crease considerably and didn't overdraw the bottom lashes.
The brown tones of this look are perfection for my fellow blue eyed babes, but never fear if you were blessed with hazel, brown, or green peepers! Because this look plays off an entirely neutral palette it's flattering and wearable no matter what your eye or skin color. I don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't look good in browns. It's a fact. It's like, science.
The coffee liqueur color makes an appearance beneath my lower waterline and all throughout my brows. By curving the color away from, not into, my tearduct I've opened up the eyes considerably making the eyes look bigger and more alert. To amp this effect up another notch, I've put bright white all through the water line and under my upper eye liner. If you have darker skin, use a champagne color instead, or a shimmery taupe. Put warm browns and burgundy colors in the outer-v to define but leave your lids in a light neutral.
Brown shadows work beautifully paired with a soft pink-brown lip color, especially one with subtle warm undertones. For my lips I used a combination of Elizabeth Arden's Mauve in the middle of my lip and Carmel Glaze for the outer corners of my lips.
Marie Antionette says: "Have your coffee and wear it too!"
If you want to experiment with different color combinations, try pairing Coffee Liqueur with these gorgeous complimentary colors!
I hope you guys liked this post and are as addicted to this caffeine inspired color as I am!
Oh, and if you haven't seen it yet, on the right side of my blog there's a poll for whether or not I should start doing tutorials, if you're interested in that type of thing. Till next time!
This look was done using
|Coastal Scents 26 Blush/Shadow Palette|