Friday, 10 October 2014

Spring and Summer 2015 - Face Edit

Hi Sweets,

Ok, so I’m definitely not a makeup artist but I am a makeup enthusiast and I was so inspired by the trends of Spring 2015 (see post here ) and since I am in spring, I thought why not create my own version of the effortless, dewy look with a pop.

It’s all about the base, bout the base, bout the base, no cakey (face) (see what I did there :P) and this meant I needed to add some ‘glow’ or ‘honey dew’ to my face.  Naturally I’m pretty pale, so I reached for my Diorskin Nude Tan Prime and Bronze, to give my skin a subtle sun kissed colour and that coveted healthy glow.  This primer sits so nicely on the skin and I don’t find I need to use any other primers in aiding my skin to look smoother.  I also find Diorskin Nude Tan adds an instant luminosity to my complexion.  I then went with one of my favourite bases, the Bourjois Happy Light in 51 .  This a lovely glowy, light to medium liquid texture foundation, that contains translucent pigments that help give a radiant glow to the skin, while reflecting the light beautifully.  Because of the pink tones of this foundation, I find it perfect for when I want a warmer skin-like finish.  To add a further gleam to the skin I dusted Hourglasses Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused light over the face.  This is perfection in a compact; I love the effects this has on the skin.  It gives a luminous sheen that helps to control the oils slightly in my t-zone, while adding a little je ne sais quoi, yes that’s right je ne sais quoi haha… oh dear…let’s move on…  I wanted to keep the cheeks neutral and bronzed so of course Nars - Casino was the only contender.  For whatever reason I am not a fan of Laguna (eek…makeup gods be kind), but Casino is so up my alley.  Although initially a little scary looking (for a pale girl), this bronzer adds such an amazing colour to my complexion, it really lifts the look and frames the face well.  I do use a light hand because of the deepness, and because it blends so easily I never get that oompa loompa vibe.

To create an effortless, yet defined eye look I used Bad to the Bronze and then ran the same bronzer through the crease and sheered it out over the lid.  It gave a lovely deepened crease and was perfect for a hazy, understated smokey eye.  To finish off the look I coated my lashes with an old faithful and to top it off I used MacMangrove (matte).  This is a prefect creamy orange based red, think Mac-Lady Danger (in fact if you didn’t get Mangrove this is a dupe), for a fresh pop of colour. 

 There you have it, a modern take on a chic, classic look.

What did you think about spring 2015?  Anything that really inspired you or spiked an interest?
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-Thanks, Rachill

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