Friday, 19 May 2017

MODERN 80S: AQUAMARINE SPRING/SUMMER LOOK FEAT MORPHE, JEFFREE STAR & ZOEVA


Little known fact: I used to be obsessed with blue. Blue was my favourite colour growing up and my poor mum hadn't the easiest time finding me all blue attires. I grew up, I found my colour niche and you rarely see me wearing blue. I love my greys, blacks and whites too much! Every so often girl needs to play and this makeup look was inspired by my everlasting blue tendencies. It's also hooded eye friendly and will suit darker eyes more. So if you're a brown eye gal, why not play around with blue this season? This is most definitely an out there look but I really enjoyed creating it and most importantly wearing it, so I hope you'll like it too! 

Playtime:


I started by priming my lids with MAC Painterly. It's such a great base for colourful looks as it not only prolongs the wear time but also conceals the lid and brings out colours a little. I set it with JS China White. I then applied a base colour, the beautiful M green-blue matte all over the lid, going just above the crease onto the hood of the eye, to make them appear bigger. It's a safe bet given we're playing with mattes here! I started creating depth by mixing M dark blue and almost purple blue and applying it in the outer corners and going into the crease (or above it for hooded eyes). This trick will create a fake crease effect. I picked up some Z Quite Realistic and mixed it with JS White China and blended out the blues above the crease (fake crease). To give the look, even more, depth I added some JS Black Rainbow into the very outer corners blending it well and topping it up with M dark blue matte. I then started on the inner corners and applied the bright matte M canary yellow to the inner corners blending it towards the mid ever so slightly. Then applied some more M green-blue and blended it with yellow. I repeated it back and forth to ensure seamless blending. On the mid lid, I added JS Expensive and blended it towards the outer corner. I added some more M dark blue and repeated blending the two. I took a little of Z Childhood Adaptation and applied it over M green blue ever so slightly by tapping with my finger. I also used my fingers to apply a little of Z Artistic Creation over the M canary yellow and then with a wet brush in the very inner corners. 

For the bottom lid, I started by lining the very base of lashes with JS Black Rainbow and blended it out with a mixture of M dark blue and green-blue. To ensure seamless blending I blended it all out with a mixture of JS China White and Z Quite Realistic. I picked up Colorpop Gel Liner in Cry Baby , which is a gorgeous matte pastel lilac and applied it on my waterline. I finished up the eyes with a coat of L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara and applied some Ardell dupes from Ali Express. They're so comfortable to wear and give a truly flattering finish to this look. As I wanted a little more sparkle, I touched up with a little of Topshop Chameleon in U-turn which I'm basically obsessed with lately!






That face 


I cleaned up all the glitter fall out with a micellar water and started on my base. I love Becca Priming Filter so I applied it generously all over. With a damp beauty blender, I pressed in Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear which I must finally review on the blog as it's magnificent. It's matte, so Becca primer gives it that glow from within finish without compromising the wear time. For my under eyes (yes a that's a step before the eyes bottom lid part!) I used my recent fave Tarte Tape Shape Concealer. Words kind describe how much I love this stuff. I also applied over my nose, forehead and chin to highlight my best features. I set it all up with RCMA No-Color Powder and a damn beauty blender. I don't even remember when was the last time I used a brush to set my face with, beauty blender is the one for me! 

I bronzed up and contoured with ELF Blush & Bronze duo in Fiji and also added the blush from the same palette. I really enjoy using it lately. Shades are lovely and pigmented well but not too much either which makes for super easy blending. For my highlight I used Zoeva Sweet Glamour Cheek palette highlighter which complimented this look well, don't you think? I applied it lovingly on top of my cheekbones, tip of the nose, Cupid's Bow and only ever so lightly on the forehead and the chin. 



Brows on fleek & glossy lip


I've been so lazy with my brows lately and that's because I discovered the best brow mascara I've ever used so far.  Eylure Brow Amplifier is so pigmented, full of fibres and also sets my unruly brows well. Few strokes and my brows don't need much else. Brilliant! Can't recommend it enough! The shade Blonde is cool toned too! 

I opted for glossy lips this time and applied Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk lip pencil all over my lips. On top of this fairly neutral base, I put my favourite lip topper - Jouer Skinny Dip. 


This concludes my a talk through tutorial. It's so colourful, it makes me dream of summer holidays! I know it's a little out there but that's the fun part! I hope you enjoy it and I promise to create something more subtle next time! You have to excuse my excitement with makeup looks lately. It's been so long since I had time or energy to fully enjoy playing with makeup, so give me few more weeks and I'll be back to more day to day tutorials. 

Let me know what you think if the finished look and don't forget I have a couple of giveaways running at the moment! You can enter them using the links below! 




Win Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Lipstick HERE

Win Balance Active Formula Dragon's Blood skincare range HERE

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