Jeans are my go-to wardrobe essential, whether I’m heading to a mall, a lunch date with friends or even parties! However, I’ve always been a clean skinny jeans kind of girl. But recently I tried the new Levi’s 501 CT jeans, and even though they were completely unlike what I usually go for, I fell in love!
First, the outfit
These jeans can be worn in your regular size as well as downsized or upsized, depending on the fit you prefer. I chose to wear the upsized version, so they’re quite slouchy - and I think pale bleached denims are perfect for summer!
It’s very easy to style these with any graphic tee and sneakers for a laidback look, but I chose to go down the dressier route - pairing them with a black camisole top, a light coverup and heels, but chose to keep my makeup simple, yet glamorous! I choose to call this look “Modern Grunge”. I think it’s a great blend of dressy and casual, and is perfect for both day and night parties!
Now, for the makeup...
I primed my skin first and then applied my favourite foundation. You could go for light or heavy coverage, depending on your skin and preferences (mine is medium) - just make sure that you get a good shade match.
I rarely use eyeshadow, but I did swipe on some shadow stick, to define the crease. Then I used liquid liner to create a wing and a shimmery gold to highlight my inner corner (my absolute favourite makeup trick - it just takes a few seconds, and makes such a big difference!)
I love filling in my eyebrows because it just frames my face perfectly. I prefer to use this brow kit consisting of powder and gel because it gives a more natural look compared to an eyebrow pencil. I also curled my lashes and applied mascara. I didn’t want to do too much because the focus was going to be on my lips.
On my lips, I just applied Pure Garnet from the L’Oreal Collection Star Range. This shade is such a showstopper, and just spending a minute or two blotting and reapplying ensures the lipstick will stay put for hours on end.
Finally, the accessories…
I’m not much of an accessory person, so I just added a minimal silver necklace, picked up a black clutch, and I was good to go!