Focusing on fun but wearable looks with entirely Gluten Free Cosmetics.
I LOVE “Talk Like a Pirate Day”. What’s not to love about walking around Walmart and hearing someone break out into Pirate speak? “Arrrrgh, matey!” Seeing people embrace their inner (good) pirate for a day is just way too much fun.
This year, I’ve been requested to do a piratey look for Gluten Free Makeup Monday, so here it is!
Buuuuuut… Either the odd whirring sound my camera made while it was focusing meant something or I’m totally off my game. Every. Single. Darn. Close-up picture turned out so incredibly blurry I couldn’t even use them. I’m sorry!! The end result pictures turned out! lol So to show you the process, I found one of those “makeup chart” eyes and painted it with photoshop to show y’all what I did. They are color estimates, so you’ll have to see the “finished” pics to see what the end look really looks like.
In this look, shimmery gold is encased in worn wooden tones, a treasure chest of not-too-over-the-top sparkle and fun. You could totally wear this look to work without raising any eyebrows, but you could also turn up the “value” for a night of pirate-y fun… 😉
Prep your face with foundation and fill in your brows. Don’t worry about being super neat with your brows- no pirate worth her salt overly grooms her brows. 😛 Apply a natural blush for your skin tone on the apples of your cheeks, sweeping back up the cheekbones with the leftovers. This helps give your face a fresh, healthy, windblown appearance.
- Apply a shimmery gold all over your lid- Red Apple Lipstick’s Golden Girl is my personal fav at the moment.
- With a medium shade, warm matte brown, create a v shape in the outer 2/3’rds of your eyes.
- Under your eyes, at the lashes line the inner 1/2 with the gold and the outer half with the brown, blending them well at the center, so that they fade into each other. Play with the proportions here, if you like! More gold, less gold, up to you.
- Line the top lashes with a darker brown eyeshadow, NOT a pencil. We still want some amount of smokiness going on here. Apply a neutral, skin-toned eyeshadow under your brows and blend with the top of the brown to smoke it out a bit.
The lipstick you use is totally up to you. I chose a fresh, berry shade to invoke crisp breezes and just-kissed flush, but you could choose a milder tone to really help play up the eyes and rosy cheeks.
And there ‘ya have it! Pirate’s treasure right on your eyes. Arrrrrgh, matey!
To take this look from day to dusk, reapply the gold with a damp brush. This turns the gold from relatively neutral to a bright golden foil. Seriously lovely! Also, you might want to go over the medium brown with a darker brown, and smoke up the lash line a little more with a very dark brown or even black.
Gluten Free Cosmetic Products Used:
Red Apple Lipstick’s x19 (sorry, not out yet! This was just the color that worked for my skin tone.)