Thursday, February 28, 2013

3 Spring/Summer Trends and Makeover!

I am so excited to do this post! 
A special thanks to Candace May Photography for taking the pictures!

I had an awesome time doing the makeup on my cousin Kate.  She is such a fun person and photographs so well!   I am sure I will be using her for a model again soon.  Thanks for your talent Kate!

I took inspiration from magazines and came up with 3 looks that are going to be trendy this Spring/Summer:

1) "Natural" No Makeup, Makeup look with subtle highlighting.
2) Bright Pink Lip
3) Coloured Eyeliner

So let's get to it!

Kate doesn't usually wear makeup, only for special occasions and even then it's just the basics.

Here is Kate before our makeover...

The first look is the "Natural" (no makeup, makeup look) with a bit of highlighting.
Skin seems to be in this season.  Clean, natural and always highlighted.
This is what I came up with...
 I used a L'oreal True Match Foundation (W2), MAC neutral brown shadows, cream base in Pearl (MAC), contoured the cheeks with Taupe blush, a little peachy blush, a neutral pink lipstick, and mascara.
work it girl!!

The second look is Bright Pink Lips!!  I love this look and I hope this trend sticks around for a long time!
It just brightens up the face and I love that you can do a simple cat eye with it!
 I kept the makeup the same and just added MAC Black Trax liner, bright pink lipstick and some pink blush
touch ups!

For the third look I went to Coloured Eyeliner!!  I love coloured eyeliner!!  I have been wearing it for years...but it just seems to be getting more trendy lately.  You can check out my previous blog post on coloured eyeliner.
For this look I just added the MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Designer Purple,
 added a bit of bronzer, and neutral lipgloss.
That's all you need for coloured eyeliner, you want the emphasis on the liner.
I think the purple really brings out Kate's green eyes!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Coloured Eyeliner!

I got a new eyeliner from MAC from the Archie's Girls collection. 
This perfect purple eyeliner was part of "Veronicas" makeup.
I loved it so much it inspired me to do a blog on coloured eyeliner!

I love coloured eyeliner, and have been wearing it for years! 
It's actually just in the past 5 years that I have been wearing more neutral colours like black and brown.

The Do's of wearing coloured eyeliner...and making it work for day!

The trick to wearing coloured eyeliner and making it the focus, is to keep the rest of the face neutral.

On my face
Garnier BB Cream for combination to oily skin in Light/Medium / Garnier Skin Renew dark circle eye roller / Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 120 / Maybelline concealer in 20

favourite powder! MAC Studio Careblend in Medium

When wearing coloured eyeliner I like to keep my cheeks neutral by using bronzer as blush and a highlighter on the top of the cheekbones. These work well together!
MAC Bronzer in Refined Gold  / Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt

close up of the highlighter, very pretty with bronzer or tanned skin

neutral eyeshadows by MAC 
(left) Shroom used all over lid / (right) Wedge used in the crease

MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Designer Purple

this is really it! lasts all day! perfect for hooded eyes :)

When using a coloured eyeliner make sure you really load on the mascara top AND bottom! 
favourite eyelash curler Shu Uemura / L'oreal Explosion Mascara / MAC 205 fan brush

close up of my 205 fan brush...gets every single lash, perfect for lower lashes!

MAC lipglass in c-thru...perfect neutral

The end result!
face and lips are kept neutral so coloured eyeliner stands out!

close up! with this bright colour you want to line your whole eye!
imagine this purple on green eyes!