This is one of those lipglosses where I don't know if it would have drawn my eye on-counter. OK, let's face it: it wouldn't have, and it hasn't. But once I opened the wand I heard that heavenly choir in my head.
I wanted to play around with Aromaleigh's Valentine's 2009 Collection, which features a lot of soft, romantic colors. The end result wasn't as pink as I'd intended, but it's certainly a really good work-friendly pink look. And bonus: no lab mouse eyes from the pink shadow!
Prep eye with primer of choice. (MACPainterlyPaint Pot)
Lay down a soft pink-nude color from lashline to brow. (AromaleighPillowtalk) Technique: Pat/press it on, rather than sweeping it on. Brush: a flat eyeshadow brush is best.
Place a slightly deeper pink with a metallic tone up above the crease, as appropriate for your eye shape. (AromaleighFirst Kiss) Technique: I swept back and forth in a windshield wiper motion. Brush: the same brush as above.
Contour the eye as appropriate for your eye shape; use a chocolate brown . (AromaleighIntrigued) Technique: I pressed the color on. Feel free to dampen the brush slightly to deepen the color if desired. Brush: Same.
Apply a dark bronze shade as liner, top lashline only. (AromaleighLovelorn) Technique: I dampened a round, pointed liner brush and applied it while holding the brush at a 40 degree angle. Brush: See above.
Use a soft golden color into the area around the tear duct and under the brow bone as highlight. Technique: I pressed the shadow onto the skin. Brush: Flat eyeshadow brush.
Line top and bottom waterlines for extra definition, if desired. (new product I'm testing)
Mascara (new product I'm testing)
Brows (new product I'm testing)
Foundation (Armani LSF)
Cheeks (Aromaleigh Soulmate buffed in w/ a MAC 188)
Highlight (AromaleighBe Mine)
SmashboxPhoto Finish Lipstick in Sweet
Smashbox Limitless-Long Wear Lip Gloss SPF 15 in Boundless
Above, just the lipstick Below, lipstick w/ gloss on top