Friday, February 17, 2012

Spring Serendipity

Hi guys and gals! Happy Friday! It's really starting to feel like Spring here in sunny Los Angeles, so I had this sudden urge to create a look with bright orange lips. I know some people shy away from it thinking it's too bold and out there, or that it won't match your skin tone. Well guess what? Orange is a universal shade that flatters everyone. 

Yes, you read that correctly. It instantly brightens up your skin and warms your complexion that makes you look and feel ready for the warmer weather. It's also a fun alternative to red or hot pink lips. A lot of people say to keep the eyes simple when wearing orange lips, but here at Bows & Curtseys, simple is not allowed! You CAN wear bold orange lips and color on your eyes without looking like a clown. As long as you wear a complimentary color on your peepers in a toned down way and add some warmth to it, you can get away with it and look fab! Try wearing purple, blue or green on your water-line, or even right about your regular liner. Oh, and you cannot forget the full, luscious lashes, either!


I want to give FauxLash.com a quick shout-out for being awesome and sending me these complimentary lashes! They are just beautiful, well-made and super light-weight. Love them! They are long, full and have tiny black sequins that instantly give any look added drama. Just what I needed for this look!


If you are interested in these lashes, you can check them out HERE.


FACE:
  • Make Up Forever HD Foundation in #118
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light 10
  • ELF HD Powder

EYES:
  • Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Skimp on lids, tearduct and brow bone
  • BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition, medium warm coppery brown on crease and lower lid
  • BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition, dark drown to further define crease
  • Almay Intense I-Color Eyeliner In Purple Amethyst
  • Lime Crime Eyeshadow in Empress to set purple liner in water-line
  • ELF Cream Eyeliner in Black
  • Faux Lashes in Black Sparkle

CHEEKS:
  • Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush in Spicy & Sweet
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin as a highlight
  • NYC Bronzer in Sunny

LIPS:
  • Milani Lipstick in Mandarina (new fave!)
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Inspiration for this look:


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I really hope you liked this look and that you'll try it out. I think it will look amazing on any skin and eye color.

Have a spectacular weekend, everyone! 
<3



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43 comments:

  1. I love this look! As soon as you said bright orange lips, I knew you were going to incorporate purple in some way because purple always goes well with orange

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  2. Is it just me or do the pictures not work? I'd love to see this look though, I really need to figure out how to work coral or orange lippies.

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  3. Yaaaaaay! You got your FauxLashes!!!! I'm glad you like them cause they look awesome on you!

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  4. OMG love the lashes. Sooo jealous that you are in sunny LA when i am stuck in cold England!
    http://www.allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com

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  5. As an orange lipstick addict, I'm all up for this post! Thanks so much for the tip!

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  6. Lovely look! :)

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  7. I like how you used the purple in your lash lines. Beautiful!

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  8. Wonderful !!! Orange lips �� so pretty!!!!

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  9. I actually really loved this look!! Your so very talented!! XO

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  10. Ahh! I love all of it!

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  11. ahhhh i love it! purple liner is the best!!

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  12. Oh! I love the shade of that lipstick! Amazing!

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  13. plis do a tutorial. love it so much.

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  14. WOW! this is fabulous. I frequently do my eye makeup similarly to this, but I never thought about paring it with orange lipstick. I love orange lipstick and the combo of the eyes and the lips is awesome!

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  15. I really like this and I love those lashes. Where did you find them? Hope all is well in your part of the world, Ms. Lady.

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  16. Orange lipstick is absolutely gorgeous, I wear it pretty much everytime i wear lipstick ! I don't care if it clashes with my orange hair (i don't think it does) it looks fantastic with this eye look !!


    xxx Vee

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  17. laura-aupaysdu-makeupFebruary 18, 2012 at 2:03 AM

    i love all your look gorgeous !

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  18. I love this look !! :)

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  19. I love everything about this. The lips are to die for.

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  20. soooo beautiful ♥♥♥

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  21. im totally in love with this make up :O gonna try it on myself <3

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  22. Wow, I love the look of that liner.....I'm ALWAYS on the hunt for a bright purple liner like this!

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  23. love it, going to try this out tonight! X

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  24. It is perfect with the purple tight line and the orange lips ♥

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  25. Love your look, I go out tonight and planned to wear orange lips, now I know how I do the rest of my make-Up!! If you want I can link you my Make-Up when I write aboutr it :-)

    Emma ♥

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  26. Love the purple waterline!! 

    Jonna xx

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  27. A beautiful look and I totally agree with you, orange fits everyone! It feels so frustrating knowing that all you guys in LA are having so much warmer than us in Sweden. We have snow, it's really cold and depressing. Send me some spring, would you? :D

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  28. MyBathroomIsMyCastleFebruary 20, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    Looks great! Love the orange lipstick!

    XOXO




    My Bathroom Is My Castle



    My Wardrobe Is My Castle

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  29. love this subtle look on you!

    Xo

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  30. Such a beautiful look! :) I love that you've got purple on both your upper - and lower waterline! ;) Orange is my favorite color to wear on the lips!! I wear it a lot more than pink and red ^-^

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  31. oh oh I just purchased that lipstick on clearance a few weeks ago XD Now I must wear it!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. Lovely post and blog!
    Check out my latest post and tell me what you think, we could follow each other!XOXO

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  33. goodness ur a spitting image of Taylor swift here !!! and i love the look :)

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  34. justmakeitup3@blogspot.comFebruary 21, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    I'm really loving your blog right now. I've been following it for a while, but now that I'm getting more into my own blog, yours is really inspiring me! I love it!

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  35. so gorgeous 

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  36. So simple, yet beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent on here for us. I also want to say York inspiration picture is breathtaking. :)

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