Thursday, 28 April 2016

Spring makeup look!


Hi guys!

Earlier this week I received some strip lashes from Nouveau Lashes and this inspired me to do a Spring makeup look! Luckily, I picked a day when it wasn't snowing, otherwiseI'm not sure how the pictures of me outside would have turned out - probably more like Olaf than Elsa! We've had rain, sun, hail, sleet and snow all within a week, all within April. I mean April for God's sake!

So, if you are feeling cold I hope this make up look warms you up. I was so excited when creating this look and I got a little bit creative (in the image department) with some help from my sister!



It is quite an easy look to create. As a base I used a very light coverage foundation, MAC Face & Body (C5, £22, 50ml), as I wanted to leave quite a natural looking, dewy finish. On the eyes I used Kiko Water Eyeshadow in Lavender (£4.40), which I applied all over the lid. This eyeshadow is great as it can be used wet or dry. I used it wet to give an extra vibrance to the colour. For a transition colour you can use any matte eyeshadow with an orange base to it. I chose orange because it really set off the Lavender and just made it pop. For the eyelashes I chose a lovely pair of Nouveau Lashes in Natural style 3 (£6.99).






I thought these lashes would give a doe-eyed feel to the look. I didn't apply any liner to the lid as I wanted it to look as natural as possible. However because of the style of lash, with gaps in between the lashes, you will need to make sure you keep the strip lash very close to the natural lash line or fill in the gaps with liquid liner, otherwise you will be able to see where the lashes have been placed on top of the natural lash. Because of this, this style of lashes did take me a little longer to apply, but that might just be me. However, the quality was spot on, which is most important.







For lips, I opted for Rimmel Moisture Renew in Saved by the Bell (£6.49). I have spoken about this lipstick before on my blog and it is just such a lovely metallic lipstick with hints of orange in it - perfect for spring or summer. With the blush I used Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Reflex (£31). Finally, I highlighted using The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer (£17.49). I have only detailed the main parts of the look, as things like the lip liner and powder are personal choice.





So there it is. A bright pastel look, which is very achievable for spring. I really hope you like the look as much as I loved creating it! What colours do you like to use in spring? Have you tried any new looks recently? I would love to hear your comments.

Amina xx




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