I believe that makeup plays a key part in fashion; sometimes a good makeup look can overpower a designer’s line. Makeup doesn’t have to overpower a look, though. It can gently bring the look together. These are just a few of the beauty items I frequently use in my regimen that provide a subtle hint of oomph.
OPI: Cement the Deal. A cool-toned, deep gray polish that goes on easy. This color would best complement winter fashions, but I love to wear gray all the time so I wear it year-round. ($9)
OPI: My Very First Knockwurst. I wear this color the most. It’s a soft, baby pinky nude that complements warm skin tones well. It honestly goes with every outfit I wear. ($9)
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: Abu Dhabi. I find myself gravitating toward this shade pretty much every day. It’s almost my shade of nude, with a slight pink tone. ($5.99)
Nars Lip Gloss: Orgasm. This lip gloss is GORGEOUS. It’s a deep shade of pink with tons of gold shimmer. I save this for special occasions since I only have a sample size. (Full size: $26)
NYX Butter Gloss: Fortune Cookie. This lip gloss is a peachy color. It goes on relatively clear because of the color of my lips, but I absolutely love the vanilla scent. ($4.99)
Tarte: Lights, Camera, Lashes. I already have thick, elongated lashes, but this mascara gives me the dramatic look that I love. It slightly clumps my lashes and makes them extra long. (Full size: $23)
Too Faced: Better Than Sex. I prefer to use this mascara on my bottom lashes (which I lack). It clumps them well and gives the illusion that I actually have bottom lashes. (Full size: $23)
Part two of my “It’s Larger than Fashion” series will be coming soon!