I adore red dresses, especially these deep, elegant ruby red dresses. They’re completely royal and classic, rather than in-your-face kind of red. My favorite choice would be something in line with the second look pictured, because golds complement reds so well, and yet there’s a touch of Cranberry eyeshadow to tie everything together. I feel like it’s an excellent choice for both depth, color, and overall style. But of course, with a dress in such a bold shade, going completely neutral on the eye is never a bad choice! I also like a soft smoky eye, something with a little bit of gold and a brown-gray, not so much straight black. Pink lips, nude lips, coral lips… anything goes. Even red lips could work with the appropriate eye (and the right shade of red). For a dress like this, I would concentrate on perfecting the skin and using a subtle blush to bring out my natural flush.
Naughty Nauticals is still a few days away for most of us (May 1st), but I know some of you will be heading to unveilings this Sunday, and some of you have already sneaked peeks at it! Here’s a close-up shot of Mutiny pigment to get your engine started, plus Debbie shared a TON of swatches with us earlier this month @ the forums. Keep your swatches coming either by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or posting them on the forum!
I used Soft Ochre paint pot on lid, Sunny Girl eyeshadow (LE) on inner lid, Velvet Moss eyeshadow on outer lid, Golden Gold eyeshadow (LE) on outer crease, Trend eyeshadow (LE) aboce crease, UD Stash 24/7 liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Margin blush on cheeks. I had CB96 lipstick with She-Gold lipglass (LE) on my lips.
Substitutions are based on best permanent dupes available, may not be 100% dupe!
Sunny Girl = Goldmine + Nylon; Golden Gold = Amber Lights; Trend = Shroom; She-Gold = YSL Golden Gloss #1