Spring is pretty much here, with winter trying to get some rounds in. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t start sporting the looks you want to for spring. Instead of providing you looks that involve bright colors, I wanted to give you my own “best things for spring a look.” Just go along with it, it won’t be completely useless.
Instead of doing the typical bright pink lip gloss that is super shiny, pull it back with using a tinted balm. Even though it’s a great winter product as well, tinted balms are still in, and they provide great moisture and enough color that it looks natural and fresh…AND a less sticky option. Don’t know which one to buy, or just on a budget. Revlon’s Colorburst lip balms and Burts Bee’s tinted balms that you can buy them at Target, Walmart, Ulta, and Walgreens (from what I’ve seen). If you have some money to throw down, buy Sugar, Tarte, or YSL lip balms. They are pretty amazing. Also, try Christian Dior’s Lip Glow it’s pretty awesome. You’ll get a well nourished pink pout out of it.
Yeah there are pretty and sparkly bright colors for your eyelids. Instead of focusing on the eyelids, let’s put the focal point on eyelashes shall we???
A mascara formula can really make a difference in the look that you are going for. For spring time, you don’t need to overly dramatize your lashes, but they should still grab some attention. I have been using Eyeko’s Long and Tall mascara lately, and I love it (BTW Adele used it in her “Someone Like You” video). The wand is definitely different from what I’ve used before, but it separates lashes really well and it doesn’t clump. There is great definition, which is awesome for a fresh natural look. Let your lashes have some play time too!
If there is one thing to do to your face for spring, it’s to highlight! I love highlighting. Put some highlight on a nice flush, it will make you look alive. You could go with:
-Pressed powder for a lighter look. I have MAC’s Chenman Beauty Powder and it really works well. If you can’t find it, you can use their Mineralize Skinfinish, Beauty Powder (if they have it), In The Abstract,
-Loose powder is great too, but remember a little bit goes a long way. Also, make sure it’s iridescent. Silver Dusk from MAC does it for me, plus that bad boy will last you a while.
-Cream based highlighters are really great and “buildable.” Plus you only need your fingers as a tool, but you can use a brush.
Here’s a little trick to add a small glow without using all of the products mentioned above. All you need is your moisturizer. Just apply some on your hands, rub them together, and apply it on your face. The warmth from your hands will nicely set your moisturizer on your face, allowing you to look radiant. Remember, always put just enough, you don’t want to look wet.
I hope you try some of these out. If you do send a pic or let me know.
So I pretty much abandoned my tumblr, but not intentionally. I am excited to get back to the swing of things.
Even though I’ve been gone for a bit, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing things without makeup. Since my last post I have bought enough makeup to last me for a while, but as you know enough is really never enough.
The main thing I want to rave about is the ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain by YSL. Although it is pricey at $32, but it is completely worth it. They are rich with color, and a nice glossy finish that has staying power. I bought #10 Rouge Philtre and #17 Encre Rose.
If you are on the fence with this product, either go and try it at Sephora, or buy one to try it at home, and return it if you don’t like it. Sephora is pretty good with their return policy. I doubt that you would not buy it. It’s an exceptional product, and one I always wanted.
You beautiful lady you! There are so many looks to choose from. Usually women gear towards smokey eyes for a night look, but you don’t have to necessarily go there. You can use a punch of color, but without it looking too heavy.
I definitely recommend the new Metal cream shadows from MAC. They go on really well, they have great staying power, and you can build them up. Pick a color unexpected like Red Hot Copper or Rusty. These colors would look really beautiful on you. Top it with black eyeliner, or use a brown eye shadow like MAC’s Twinks. Use a mascara formula that gives great definition without it looking heavy.
Make sure if you pick a bold or a pop color, keep it in one area of your face. If you do eyes, make sure your lips are neutral. Let me know how this looks for you!