Costuming in Style: Pair Your Cowboy Hat and Bandana with Matte Makeup

I recently got the chance to test out a cowboy hat and bandana. While it was fun testing the fit and playing an old west bank robber, I thought one could look prettier in this. I figured a soft smoky eye with a soft matte lip color -- the suede-like finish of M.A.C's Matte and Retro Matte Lipsticks are good to try -- would be a great pairing.

My Black Cowboy Hat and Red Bandana

I had a little fun with my black cowboy hat with smoky eyes and sueded lips to match the brushed effect of my hat, during the final weeks of Nashville. I would wear it while I watched it. Sounds silly but I like little stuff like that (I even drink red wine from Club W when I watch Scandal). I don't have much use for the hat unless I am invited to a costume-themed party. However, I can make more frequent use of the red bandana. It makes a great summer hair accessory to protect the hair from the sun. It can also be folded and tied around the head to be used as a headband. In addition, it can even serve as a ponytail holder if you have long hair.

Now for the product description from the seller:

  • Adult Cowboy Hat and Bandana is a Great for dress up and role play
  • Happy and Fun costume accessory
  • Hat is 100% Polyester Felt and Paisley Bandanna is 100% Cotton
  • You will look great in this cowboy hat with bandana!
  • Affordable Halloween or Year Round dress up!


Costuming in Style

I am not big into costume wearing. Therefore, costume accessories like my black cowboy hat and the red bandana are it for me. I always feel you should look your best when wearing such things in public. So wear you costume with style. Create a soft, smoky eye. BH Cosmetics Smoky Eye Palette has beautiful shades with a soft shimmer to help you out. The key to making your eyes softer is to use eyeshadow as your liner and smudge it. It gives you a soft, powder finish.

Next, find a lipstick to balance your soft smoky eye. A matte shade from the 12 new shades from M.A.C's Matte and Retro Matte collection will work perfectly. Line your lips with a creamy lip liner to help your lip color last longer. Even though M.A.C's Matte lipsticks are long-wearing, I always find that even long-wearing formulas benefit from this liner trick. Finish your look with a pair of antique-looking drop earrings to complete your look.

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Disclosure: Cowboy hat and bandana were given free in exchange for this blog review. No monetary compensation was received.

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