Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Perfect Pairing: Purple and Peach Look of the Day

Nice alliteration in the post title, eh?

I've been doing a "shop my stash" type of thingy lately (y'know, where you go through your collection and find something you haven't worn in a while and make it a point to use it).  One of the things I put in my "use this product" basket is Milani's Baked Blush in Luminoso.  Nikki from Nikki Tutorials has been raving about and using this blush a lot in her videos lately, and it made me want to pull it out, which then gave me the idea to "shop my stash."

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

Luminoso is a very pretty shimmery peach.  I usually reach for Milani Baked Blush in Corallina, which is more coral and more sparkly, over Luminoso for some reason.  Using Luminoso the past few days has made me realize I need to use it more often!

I paired my Luminoso-graced cheeks with some lavender and plum shadows from the Sephora Moonshadow Trio in Dusk Till Dawn (no longer available).

These swatch pretty poorly and sheerly, but they perform better on the eyelid, especially when paired with a primer or base.  They also perform better when used wet, but I used them dry this time.

I picked peaches for the lips to compliment the cheeks.  Sephora Nano Lip Liner in Queen Quartz, and Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Juicy Peach fit the bill nicely.

I love the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks.  They smell awesome (citrus fruity), are hydrating, and kind of glossy.

from left: Sephora Nano Lip Liner in Queen Quartz, Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Juicy Peach

Here's how the look turned out:

I think purple shades on the eyes with peach cheeks and lips always looks lovely.

How do you feel about purple and peach?


  1. Truly a perfect pairing. When I first read your title I thought this post may be a nod to the #aperfectpairing hashtag that some makeup artists created on Instagram. :-) But anyway, that aside, these are some lovely selections. I need more Milani in my life, wish the brand was more accessible, as that blush in Luminoso...along with most of their blushes, are stunning! xo

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  2. Purple and peach are my favorites! Very pretty and romantic. This also reminds me that I have a couple of the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks and haven't used them in a while... time to shop my own stash!

  3. I had no idea there was an Instagram hashtag! Cool! (I have never really used Instagram. I mean I have an account and occasionally look at it, but I've never posted anything.) I love the baked blushes. They are pretty shimmery, but I do love some sparkly cheeks.

  4. Love it. It reminds me of spring, which I hope is coming soon! I am so done with winter.

  5. Ugh. I am done with winter too. Maybe that's why I want to wear non-"wintery" colors. Are my crocuses up yet? (No.)

  6. This really is a perfect combo, Ingrid! And purple shadows always look so pretty on you :)

  7. Thank you, Jennifer! I'm getting ready for spring with these colors...