The weather is warming up in the Northern Hemisphere while we’re getting cooler – let me show you how to get this Spring look in ten minutes.
Looking put together in the warmer months can be a challenge. The heat seemingly melts your foundation off your face. You don’t want to apply too much product – because it’ll only congest your skin further. There’s a few tips I have that may help you achieve longer lasting makeup and a few products in colours that will make you look Spring ready in little time.
To create this look I used the following products:
M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid;
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer;
M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural;
E.L.F Warm Bronzer;
M.A.C Vegas Volt lipstick;
Lancome Hypnôse Doll Lashes mascara;
M.A.C Woodwinked eyeshadow;
Essie Lollipop nail polish.
How to get the look
Red nails instantly make you look classically polished and are perfect to show off in sandals or wedges – apply two coats of Essie’s Lollipop nailpolish (obviously painting your nails will take longer than ten minutes) or any red polish that flatters your skintone and makes it pop.
After you moisturise your skin – dampen a stippling brush with water, dispense two pumps of Studio Fix Fluid foundation onto the back of your hand, dip your brush into the foundation and work the product into onto your face in circular motions. Applying your foundation this way ensures a longer wear of your foundation. I learnt this tip from Tiffany D.
Take your concealer my choice is the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and apply it under the eyes and blend out with a brush or your fingertips and to any blemishes or red areas which require concealing.
Apply M.A.C Woodwinked eyeshadow the most flattering gold/bronze metallic eyeshadow colour for any colour eye or skintone (like for real if you don’t own any M.A.C eyeshadows invest in this universal shadow) all over the eyelids and blend out. Woodwinked strangely looks like you’ve applied a crease colour when you start to blend it out – making it it look you’ve done a lot more work than you actually have. Smudge Woodwinked across your bottom lash line till about halfway in – you can also add it to your inner tear duct to make your eyes really pop.
Coat your top (and bottom if preferred) lashes with your mascara of choice mine is the Kardashian preferred Lancome Hynôse Doll Lashes in So Black. I prefer to curl my lashes with the Shu Uemura curler to give myself a more awakened, fluttery lash. Don’t hate the fake out…trust me it makes the world of difference without applying falsies.
Apply a bronzer my all time favourite is E.L.F Warm Bronzer to your cheeks – and in the number ‘3’ formation down to your jawline and up to your temple and hairline. I cannot rave enough about this holy grail bronzer/blush/highlighter. It is so gorgeous on my NC35 skin and I’ve seen it on as complexions as dark as NW47 skin and it looks amazzinnngggg. It is a perfect highlight and gives you that JLo healthy glow look – when I am unsure of what blush to wear I wear this one. You can swirl your brush across the four squares to create a beautiful bronze glow or apply them individually on the cheeks. Bonus – it’s an affordable $3.00!
Check out E.L.F’s Warm Bronzer on darker skin in a video by SugarBerries93.
Finish your base by setting it with powder with a kabuki or powder brush – I like the M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural and M.A.C Prep and Prime Translucent Finishing Powder. It is best to concentrate the powder to your under-eye area to lock in your concealer and to your t-zone area where you tend to oil up in the heat. I leave the rest of my face powder free. There is a tendency to go a little crazy with the powder in the hope that it will prevent shine – this only exacerbates the situation and makes you look cakey. The best way to control oil is by using weekly masks to the t-zone, carry blotting powder, and to ensure the skin products and cosmetics you use are oil free.
The last step of this look is to apply the red/coral/orange lipstick – nothing screams heat more than a bright pop of one of these colours on your pout. Be sure to choose a hue that flatters your skintone – I am yet to own a red lipstick because I can’t find one that suits my skin – so I defer to orange and coral lippies like the in your face M.A.C Vegas Volt. M.A.C describes it as a full power coral.
I pat the lipstick onto my pout and build the colour up carefully – it also helps to line your lips or apply with a lip brush to ensure precision. If lipstick is not your thing – slick on a bright coral or red gloss alone or over the top of the lipstick.
BAM! Sista you’re done! A quick put together Spring makeup look perfect for the warmer days.
To take it to a night look, apply black eyeliner add a bronze eyeshadow crease colour to deepen the outer v and smoke it out.
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