mamastrong.co Fashion: Cheap Black Dress styled with a Gucci Inspo

Tonight I went to a black-tie event with my boyfriend-husband-lover-best friend-priest-homey. I had a budget of zero bucks so I decided to take a plain black dress with clean lines and have some fun! I love getting inspired by great design!

Here are shots of my inspiration for hair from a look Gucci did a couple of years ago…

   
Make-up…

   
 Styling…

   
 
  
Now, before you see my version keep in mind I am just a regular suburban woman who has a body that has produced 5 kids! Lower your expectations of perfection and dresses hanging off of rail-thin chics!!! If it wasn’t for my AWESOME waist cincher I wouldn’t have a waist!

 

 Inspired by the flowers on the shoulder, I added a red clip on flower I snapped on…
I love the Gucci look of the gently contoured cheeks, smokey eye and nude lips. I try to keep my look matte since shine highlights wrinkles and crows feet, so not too much powder under my eyes. The older you get the more texture your skin gets. I am very careful of how much product I put around my eye area. Put too much and it accentuates wrinkles not hides them as it settles!

 

Here you can see I’ve contoured 3 places: my temples, hollows of my cheeks and neckline. Those shadows aren’t lighting mamas, that’s by design. So much of makeup is playing with light and learning what works for your age, skin type, skin tone, etc. I learned everything I know about makeup from Kevin Aucoin books, makeupgeek.com and gossmakeupartist.  

 Here’s the makeup and hair look with no filter…    
And here’s me and my boo… Or bae… Or whatever folks are calling the love of your life these days…

   

    

And that is the look! Simple, cheap, flattering, comfy!

Stay Strong, DJ

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