Thursday, June 5, 2014

FOTD: Summer in the City

Summer makeup look with a pop of blue "Summer in the city"

Happy summer everybody! Yay! Summer is finally officially here! Aren't you excited? I definitely am. Maybe it isn't very original, but summer is my favorite season. I love it.

Today I just wanted to share with you a look I sported yesterday. It's really properly summery look :) (not even sure I wrote it correctly, but you get the point). It's light and fresh with a pink lip and a pop of blue on the eyes. I love a pop of blue on the lower lash line.

Here's a little tip if you want to try out some new color on your eyes or just add a pop of any color to your eye look. The easiest and safest way to do it is to add a colored eye liner either to your lower lash line, or lower waterline (if you want a really subtle effect), or do both (I obviously have both for more intensity), and keep the top lid neutral with a soft neutral eye-shadow and liner.

Why bottom lash line, you may ask? It's something people will always see when your eyes are open regardless of your eye shape, because if you have hooded eyes, the eye-liner on the top lash line may get lost once your eyes are open. It brightens your eyes instantly.

Why an eye-liner (it better be waterproof, especially for the waterline) and not an eye-shadow? Because, it's very low-maintenance. It's cheaper than buying some new eye-shadow, even in a single form, if you want to try a new color, so it saves your buck. It's easy to apply and smudge: you don't even need brushes for it. It's easy to re-apply or touch up if you're on the go.

So, it's a no-mistake way to add color. You can use any color instead of blue really: purple, green, navy blue, silver, gold, turquoise, plum, bronze, burgundy etc. This trick always works if you keep the top lid neutral. I chose aqua blue, because I think it is perfect for summer, to me it just screams, "Summer!" Plus, in other seasons I don't really tend to wear such color a lot, to me it is more from a spring-summer team.

One other note I want to make: you'll see a lot of products listed that I wear on my face, but I promise you it doesn't look like I'm wearing much at all. My skin is just having not it's best times, so it really needs help, plus I'm only using products in really thin layers and not all over the face but in strategic places where I need them and blend them out to nothing. So, that being said, you don't have to use all the products, just skip whatever you don't need. Hope you like the look and will be able to easily recreate it.

Summer in the city

Products used for this makeup:


Face:
1. Maybelline New Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
2. Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in 01 Rose
3. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 51 Light vanilla
4. Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Eye Cream Colour Correction in 32
5. Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Flexible Coverage Concealer in Vanilla
6. Bourjois Loose Powder in 02 Rosy
7. Bronzer/Highlighter (Golden Shimmer) from Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Wardrobe Dual Decker Colour for Eyes and Cheeks
8. Blush (Heather Pink) from the Same LM palette

Eyes and brows:
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pencil in medium brown
2. Sable, Crystal Beige, Dusk, Ballerina Pink, Coffee Ground eye-shadows from Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Wardrobe Dual Decker Colour for Eyes and Cheeks
3. Maybelline Master Drama khol liner in blue (doesn't have the color on)
4. Max Factor False Lash Effect waterproof mascara

Lips:
1. Collistar Twist ultra-shiny gloss with hyaluronic acid and pro-collagen in 204 Rosa Baby

Thank you for reading. Let me know in the comments if you like this look and if you would like to re-create it, and also, what are some of your favorite spring-summer looks?

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