When the weather gets a bit chilly I start thinking a bit more “tropical”. I love deep berry lips in the winter but sometimes I just want this kind of look. I want to pull out the Pucci scarves and pretend I’m a drug lord’s wife. I want to be tan and I want killer eye makeup. To get Sophia’s look apply tinted moisturizer in your shade. I like Estee Lauder Daywear Plus Tint because it smells like cucumbers and that is sure to get you out of a winter rut. Apply concealer if needed. Apply bronzer if your skin is still sallow. I like Milani Powder Bronzer in Medium. It’s cheap and does the job. Fill in brows with a powdery brow pencil like Lancome Le Crayon Poudre Brow Pencil. Fill in brows and take the spoolie and brush them into place. Apply a nude shadow from lashline to brows, something like the lightest shade in Physcian’s Formula Matte Eyeshadow Quad in Canyon Classics. Take the shade to the right of the lightest and apply from lashline to almost the brow bone. Take the deepest shade in the compact and go from lashline to crease for a smoky look. Blend with an eyeshadow brush and apply more of the lightest shade on the brow bone if needed. Get a soft deep liner such as Givenchy Magic Khol Eye Liner Pencil in Black and line the top lashline extending outward in a cat eye motion. Line the bottom lashes too. Keep extending this line outward and upward but do not connect with the top line. This adds extra drama and flash. Love this look. Apply false lashes for a true Sophia look or tons of mascara. Cheeks are bronze. Apply more bronzer to the cheeks or a brownish mauve blush such as Benefit Dallas if you need “color”. Apply bronzer or blush with a large fluffy brush to avoid streaking. Lips are sheer and nude with hint of soft pink. Apply Origins Sheer Stick in Pink Lemonade to lips. Fragrance should be tropical, fruity, and floral. I am thinking of something like Ebba Miss Danielle Parfum Oil which is a blend of grapefruit and jasmine. Now it’s time to sip Mai Tais and listen to exotica and pretend a shipment is coming in on your old man’s yacht.

Still A Modern Look

I love Sophia Loren. She wasn’t the best actress, but she had a wonderful look. I’ve decided to “recreate” her look from Man of La Mancha, you know one of those “historical” pieces were the main babe is still modern looking. First apply a sheer foundation if needed and touches of concealer where needed. I suggest Benefit Cosmetics You Rebel and Lancome Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer. A little bronzer may do you some good, I love NARS Bronzer Powder in Laguna for lighter skins or Casino for darker skins. Apply bronzer lightly with a large kabuki or bronzer brush, concentrating on where light actually hits. Sophia has amazing brows, they’re way thicker than mine but they are so beautiful. Brush your brows with a tinted brow tamer such as Dior Diorshow Brow Gel in the color that matches your complexion. Apply a nude shadow all over the lid. Use the lightest shade in Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Motions. The colors in this quad are great and they lean to the cool side but have enough brown in them to keep them from looking odd. Take a big fluffy eyeshadow brush and blend the bottom left shade into the crease generously. You’re creating a light smoky eye. Take that same shade and smudge it around the lashline, top and bottom, creating a lovely ring. Take a brush and dab the top right color from the compact onto the “ball” of the eye when it is closed. This will help “grab” some light and keep the look from looking flat. Line eyes with a smoky black eyeliner such as Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil in Midnight. This formula is very smooth and soft. Curl lashes with an eyelash curler and coat with a lush black mascara such as L’Oreal Feather Lash. Don’t forget to coat the bottom lashes too. Brush cheeks with a large fluffy brush coated with Benefit Cosmetics Dallas or any bronzey blush shade. Line lips with a natural nude mauve lip pencil such as Lancome Le Lipstique in Natural Mauve. Apply a natural pink lipstick with a hint of shimmer such as Lancome Le Rouge Absolu Replenishing Lip Color in Pink Diamond. Apply NARS Body Glow to the body for a hint of sexy shimmer and fragrance. Now you’re ready to be sexy and a little understated.