The perfect makeup for a candlelit affair

       
October 17th, 2011 | Contributed by:

Wear the right makeup to flatter your face in a candle's glow!The soft yellow glow of a candle is one of the most flattering lights out there, but if you're not careful, your makeup could seem a bit too dark and overpower your natural beauty. If you have a romantic dinner date planned for the near future or just want to try out a softer look, consider emulating Elizabeth Olsen, whose makeup was featured on Glamour magazine's beauty blog.

Smokey and bright colors don't work well in candle light, so it's better to opt for softer hues that aren't heavily applied. Use your regular foundation and powder, but add a touch of highlighter, like TRUE Cosmetics – Accents, anywhere that would be illuminated by the light. It will catch the glow of the candle and make your face look brighter.

Use a purple or navy eyeshadow, like what you could find in GloMinerals – gloEye Shadow Trio, and only apply it to the outer corners of your eyelids. It's reminiscent of a smokey eye but not too dark. Apply plenty of mascara, then finish off the look with a soft mauve lipstick or gloss. You'll look radiant!

       

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