Well hello to you my reader chums! As May is slowly drawing to a close and the summer months are nearing, I'm going to share with you a spring makeup look I've been wearing frequently over the past month or so. When it comes to spring, the pink toned shadows, glowing cheekbones and nude lips come into play like the sun's natural shine; I love it.
Here's a look at the my makeup:
An overview of the products I used:
After moisturising, I start off with my favourite primer L'oreal's Infallible. I love to use this on an everyday basis as it keeps my makeup completely in place and the shine at bay throughout the day, including my oily T zone area. For foundation I mix the lightest shade 'porcelain' with 'vanilla' of the L'oreal Infallible foundation to achieve the perfect colour to match my skin. Once that's blended in, I apply Rimmel's Wake me up concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes, then set the whole base with Rimmel's Stay matte powder.
Contour and highlight:
For contour, I opted for my number one bronzer, Benefit's Hoola because it achieves a gorgeous bronzed glow to the skin and is the best product I've used for a complete contoured look. I chose a rosy toned down blush for a little flush of colour as I wanted more focus on the highlight. Since spring is the season when everything blooms and the sun begins shining more, I love to have stunning shimmering cheekbones. From Sleek's Solstice palette, I used the cream shade 'Ecliptic' as the base and dusted 'Hemisphere' over the top for a more dramatic sheen.
Eyes and brows:
I stuck to my usual brow routine with a L'oreal shadow in '106' and clear brow gel to set it. Onto eyes, I wanted to create a shimmery pink look as it's my go to makeup for spring. To start I used Maybeline's colour tattoo in 'Pink gold' to give the lids a wash of pink and set it with the shade 'Sin' from the Naked 1 palette. I then darkened the eye slightly with 'Toasted' in the outer corner and ran 'Naked' through the crease for a bit of warmth. To define the eye, I took a blend of shades 'Primal' and Undone' in the outer third of the eye. To finish I highlighted the inner corner, lined the eyes with L'oreal's Super liner, curled my lashes and then applied a couple coats of my favourite mascara, Maybelline's Lash sensational.
I kept the lips rather neutral because I wanted the focus to be on the glowing eyes and cheekbones. The colour I chose was one of my very recent purchases, NYX's matte cream lipstick in the shade 'Stockholm'. It's a gorgeous dusky pink, brown shade and I absolutely love the effect it adds to the overall look.
Here's a closer peek at the final makeup:
I hope you enjoyed this makeup tutorial style post. What are your must have spring products?
Thank you for reading <3