Hello, and welcome to my first article as a brand new Fashionista! My name is Elena Kallergis, and this is my first semester with CollegeFashionista. I’m so excited to begin my journey as a Style Guru and to learn, grow, and experiment with fashion alongside my other guru gals. I figured because this is my first article, why not go back to the basics? I decided to do a versatile, neutral makeup look that’s not too over-the-top and can work for basically any occasion.
For my face, I first used my Photo Finish Primer by Smashbox and then applied Make Up For Ever’s Matte Velvet Foundation. I contoured using my E.L.F. Contour Palette, and highlighted my cheekbones and nose bridge with an E.L.F. highlighter in the shade Moonlight Pearls. I finished off my face by applying So Susan’s Blush & Glow in Rose Rust. I consider this a relatively neutral base that can you can either build up for a more dramatic effect or wear on its own. Overall, I like my beauty and fashion choices to be versatile and wearable, which is probably why I snagged this cool yet classy color-blocked denim skirt and paired it with a gray short-sleeve shirt.
For my eyes, I used the Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette from Too Faced and swept the color Milk Chocolate over my lids as a base. Next, I applied the shimmer shade Haute Chocolate over my outer corners. Using a small angled brush, I rimmed my water line with the metallic gold color Crème Brûlée. With my Line Stiletto Eyeliner by Maybelline, I created a thin winged stroke on top of my eyes. For this look, I decided to leave my eyeliner rather simple, as it provides build-able coverage. Finally, I layered two coats of Covergirl’s LashBlast Fusion Mascara. To draw attention to my eyes, I usually like to utilize statement jewelry such as this eye-catching ear cuff.
I’m not too fussy with my lips, so I started by moisturizing them with Eos Lip Balm. I then applied Make Up For Ever’s Artist Rouge Creme Lipstick in C211 with a lip brush for a more precise application. If I’m feeling fancy, I would swipe on a layer of lip gloss for some extra shine.
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