Monday, 13 July 2015

Look of the Day: Bloodroses

Hi, everyone! As you know, I had quite the curated shopping list for my recent trip to New York City. One of the brands that I was determined to raid was Kevyn Aucoin. I have always been a fan of Kevyn Aucoin's artistry skills and the iconic makeup looks he created that defined the '90s. His book Making Faces is an amazing inspiration! I've also been incredibly impressed with the products from the brand I've tried so far, so when I heard about the new Bloodroses collection, my interest was piqued! The Bloodroses range is supposed to be inspired by Kevyn Aucoin's favourite hue of saturated rosy berry. While the lineup offers many deep, ultra vampy products (like an amazing matte lipstick), I opted for two of the more sheer, luminous Bloodroses options. 


The two products I selected were Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Bloodroses and The Creamy Glow Duo #1 in Nuelle and Bloodroses. The gloss is a wonderfully slick and plumping formula in a flattering semi-sheer brick berry hue. The duo includes two creamy, yet long-wearing hues of tan nude and rosy wine. They both blend like a dream! 


For this look, I applied Nuelle, the nude shade from the duo, along the hollows of my cheekbones as a contour, then blended in Bloodroses into the apples of my cheeks. This technique was recommended by lovely salesperson at Barney's and I have to say it worked quite nicely! 

For the eyes, I wanted to keep things ultra nude so that the Bloodroses hues could subtly take centre stage. I blended a few neutral shades from the Wet n' Wild Comfort Zone and Too Faced Neutral Eyes palettes to create a softly dimensional look. To finish the eyes, I opted for ultra lush lashes thanks to the HotShop Long Lash Mascara from the Born Pretty Store. This stuff is seriously amazing!

Finally, I painted my pout with The Lip Gloss in Bloodroses, which gives such a natural flush and lushness to the lips. 




The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup in Buff
Concealer: Inglot Under Eye Concealer #95 (on dark circles) and Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory (on redness and blemishes)

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Long-Wearing Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural  (on t-zone) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (lightly all over)

Blush: Kevyn Aucoin The Cream Glow Duo #1 in Nuelle & Bloodroses (Nuelle as a contour and Bloodroses on apples of cheeks)

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel

Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original formula
Eye Shadows:  Rosy Champagne shade from the Wet N' Wild Comfort Zone palette (all over lid), Brownie (matte taupe shade from Too Faced's Natural Eyes Palette) in the crease, Ivory shade from Comfort Zone (on brow bone and inner corners)

Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Lucky (lightly along lower lash line)
Mascara: The HotShop Long Lash Mascara from the Born Pretty Store

Lipstick: Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Bloodroses


And a couple more shots of the look:



While the vampier goodies from the Bloodroses range might have packed more of an impact, I actually love how the cream blush and lip gloss give the most flattering, glowy hint of rosy wine to the lips and cheeks. The sheer finishes are perfect for summertime and keep things looking ultra fresh while still channeling Kevyn Aucoin's classic aesthetic. I'm sure I'll be reaching for them often!

Have you tried anything from Kevyn Aucoin? What are your favourite sheer rosy/berry products?

Have a fantastic week!

37 comments:

  1. Gahhh loving that lip color way too much

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Jasmine! It's become my new favourite gloss :)

      Delete
  2. Such a glowy, healthy look! That blush shade is insane! I love how it's a cream product, great to add some colour and a little glow.
    xo Kat @ Katness

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kat! The formula of the blush really is beautiful :)

      Delete
  3. Love the healthy look :) On my Blog: BASTILLE DAY

    Bisous from France, *-* Sand. *-*

    www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a gorgeous glow! You look great in the shades you picked!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful look dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

    ** I'm inviting you to join Love, Beauty Bloggers on facebook. A place for beauty and fashion bloggers from all over the world to promote their latest posts!


    kisses;
    BEAUTYEDITER.COM

    ReplyDelete
  6. your skin looks amazing! i need another trip to niece asap!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, thank you! The cream blush really gives a lovely glow :)

      Delete
  7. Lovely choices! I use his sculpting powder and it's great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. His sculpting powder is incredible! Thanks :)

      Delete
  8. I have never tried Kevyn Aucoin products but I do love that book. The duo is definitely interesting and it gives you a gorgeous glow!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, you totally should, Julie! His sculpting powder is awesome and the new shadow duos look super pigmented. And this gloss has become my favourite :)

      Delete
  9. Beauty :)

    *XoXo
    - www.helenaprimeira.blogspot.pt
    - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8FHHl3dT3g
    - https://www.facebook.com/PrimeiraPanos?ref=hl

    ReplyDelete
  10. You look great! What an awesome job you do, the shades work perfectly on you!

    Natalia
    www.lindifique.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your skin is glowing! Those products look gorgeous on you!

    X

    Anjelique

    www.anjelique.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  12. Such a pretty makeup look!

    XX

    http://www.floortjeloves.com
    http://www.facebook.com/floortjeloves

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love berry tones, they are so flattering on you! As always you look gorgeous and dewy :) I love the shimmery eyeshadow as well, it really accents the highlighter nicely. Did you even use a highlighter or is that blush just super glowy? Love!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Megan! No highlighter here- just the blush! Plus, I spritzed my face with the Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist afterwards, which definitely added some extra glow :)

      Delete
  14. omg looks gorgeous on you . really gorgeous! I have the KA sensual skin enhancer and luuuuuuv it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't tried the Skin Enhancer yet, but am super tempted! Thanks! xo

      Delete
  15. That lip color is so juicy and summery! I love the Kevyn Aucoin books. He was a true artist.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Absolutely! A trend setter and legend for sure. You must try the glosses- the formula is lovely :)

      Delete
  16. Insanely gorgeous!!!! I bought the eyeshadow duo in bloodroses not too long ago and let me tell ya, you can skip on that one! Dry textures and lacked any pigmentation! The lip colors on the other hand look like something I could get along with :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much! Appreciate the heads up about the shadow duo- but yeah, the lip colours are something special :)

      Delete

All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)