Fall season has always been my favorite time of the year. There is just something so magical about the beautiful rich warm colors, the cozy weather, the sound and smell of the rain, the spice infused foods and drinks and the beautiful fashions. I can go on and on about it. I simply love it all.
Usually around this time of the year, mostly around Halloween time a lot of us attend a lot of parties. Some of them themed and some of them not. One type of these festive get togethers/parties that I have always been attracted to is and always was a masquerade ball/party.
I'm not entirely sure what it is about it exactly, but the whole idea of anonymity and mystery coupled with elaborate fashions, intricate hair dos and colorful sparkly makeup makes the whole affair that much more mesmerizing and intriguing to me. I think it has to do with the fact that you are able to transform yourself into someone completely different and step into a completely foreign world to your every day one. It's exciting and magical.....and for someone creative as myself very inspirational.
For this look my colors of choice where red and gold ....the colors inspired by my mask. I created a cut crease eye look using a Mehron loose gold pigment and NARS Exhibit A blush accompanied with a thick extended black liquid liner for that much sought after cat eye look. I skipped the false lashes because of the mask and instead opted for a beautiful bold red lip for which I used Russian Red by MAC. Since the brows, eyes and lips where all pretty bold already I used just a small touch of soft
natural nude-pinkish blush and a bit of highlighter and skipped contour all together for a softer but nonetheless still very bold look.