When it arrived on my doorstep I immediately slapped it on, only to realize that it was bright bright bright orange with barely any traces of red to be found. I looked like a freak and realized I would never feel comfortable wearing it.
At this point, most people would return it. I, however, hate returning things so I decided that I would make it work one way or another. I wore it once with a red liquid lipstick and it turned into a pretty retro orange-red, which was perfect. But I haven't worn it since.
Today I decided to try to make A-Go-Go work again by layering it over a coat of Aquaphor. I paired it with an eyeshadow look using MAC Surf Baby.
|Clockwise from top: Kat Von D A-Go-Go lipstick, MAC Sun Blonde eyeshadow, |
MAC Saffron eyeshadow, and MAC Short Shorts eyeshadow.
|L-R: A-Go-Go lipstick, Saffron, Sun Blonde, and Short Shorts eyeshadow|
Sonia Kashuk tinted moisturizer in Linen
Revlon Colorstay concealer
Sonia Kashuk pressed powder in Light
Physician's Formula Bronzer Booster
Sonia Kashuk cream blush in Rosey
MAC Short Shorts eyeshadow
MAC Saffron eyeshadow
MAC Sun Blonde eyeshadow
Sephora liquid eyeliner in Black
L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black mascara
MAC Cork to fill in my brows
Kat Von D A-Go-Go
I used Short Shorts all over the lid and up to the brow, Sun Blonde in the inner corner and swept onto the inner third of the lid, and Saffron in the crease. I lined the outer 2/3 with black liquid liner and finished it off with mascara.
I really like how this look turned out. The Aquaphor tones down the lipstick perfectly, making it much more wearable, and I think the overall look is coordinated without being too matchy. I rarely ever wear warm colors like yellows and oranges, so this was an interesting challenge for me.
I've definitely been experimenting with color more than I ever have and it's been a blast. I encourage everyone to try something new and completely different from the norm, it can really open your eyes to new favorite looks.
Have you departed from your normal makeup looks lately? Link it in the comments, I'd love to see what you've all experimented with.