I've been so inspired by the beautiful sunny weather lately that I decided to brighten things up with my makeup look today! I'm wearing two colours that are really "in" for spring and summer, tangerine orange and hot pink. Woot! I actually love how they look, they are surprisingly wearable colours and go extremely well with bronzey, sunkissed skin. (In reality my skin is far from sunkissed but we faked it with lots of bronzer & shimmery delights ;)
I am using the new Spring/Summer palette (£25) from Sarah G Cosmetics -- these shades are so gorgeous and super pigmented, yay!
The palette comes complete with a matte bronzer, warm hot pink blush and four eyeshadows (all shimmery): a champagne colour, vibrant tangerine/orange, hot sparkly pink and bronze/brown. So versatile and gorgeous! You could do a million things with this little palette.
Also a part of her new collection is this shimmering Face & Body Glo (£15). A little bit of this goes a long way! I have a feeling this will be my staple for summer, as it gives your skin a beautiful bronzey glow without looking oily or shiny.
And here is the lip pout in Crystal Pink -- I did not expect to like this much pink on my face but I really do! This is the perfect shade of pink which isn't too loud but gives just the right hint of colour. I also like that it's in a little pot like a lip balm, but it applies like a gloss.
I also matched my makeup to my scarf! Ha ha ha... Even though I'm a huge fan of black and it plays such a big part in my wardrobe, I've been really turned off by it lately and I find myself veering towards the lighter/brighter colours. This pashmina was a gift from my brother when I was about 16 and it has different shades of pink and orange in it. It went perfectly with this makeup look!
Here's a breakdown of what I'm wearing on my face/eyes/lips -- makeup tutorial will follow shortly!
The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver (primer)
MAC Studio Moisture Tint in Medium
Maybelline SuperStay 24hr Concealer in 02
Benefit Get Even Powder in 02
Sarah G Cosmetics matte bronzer (from the palette) as a contour
Sarah G Cosmetics hot pink blush (from palette)
Sarah G Cosmetics Face & Body Glo in Golden Patina
MAC Prep + Prime for Eyes
Sarah G Cosmetics palette -- champagne on brow bone & inner corners
tangerine on lid and middle of lower lashline
hot pink in and a little bit above crease
bronze/brown in outer v and outer corners of lower lashline
Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner pen in black (upper lashline)
Impala waterproof eye pencil in black (waterline)
Sarah G Cosmetics mascara in black
Sarah G Cosmetics Lip Pout in Crystal Pink
And here's what the makeup looks like from farther away. I hope you like it! What's your favourite spring/summer makeup trend?