I’m often too rushed in the morning to take time to really make myself up for the day, so I rely on products that are quick and easy and add a lot of oomph. Or, at least, enough oomph to keep me from looking like a corpse throughout the day.
Having an extremely fair complexion, I’ve discovered recently that failure to apply blush usually results in clients and coworkers asking if I’m feeling alright or commenting on my unusual paleness.
In an effort to look alive and feel pretty, I recently find myself reaching for a couple of feline-inspired products. The first, and most versatile, is Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder. Packaged in an adorable pink leopard-print box, the powder is made up of shimmery gold, soft pink and brown shades. Swirled together on a blush or powder brush, the bronzer leaves a subtle glow on cheeks that is easily layered to create the desired level of color. I also apply a little to my brow bones to give my face an all over glow. This shade is perfect for us pale things, as the pink offsets the brown and the color never gets too dark. However, there is a nice amount of shimmer in the powder that would accent darker skin tones nicely as well. Bonus: the inside of the package features a mirror that says “You look absolutely purrrfect!” Not a bad way to start the day.
The second product is one I’ve mentioned before: Stila Kitten Eye Shadow. This shimmery neutral shadow is flattering to virtually all eye colors, and it stays put throughout the day. Whenever I want to play up my eyes a bit, I swipe on Kitten, curl my lashes, and finish with mascara. It’s a really nice look.