Saturday, February 22, 2014

On The Face | Springtime Pops


There's still snow on the ground and we're promised more on Tuesday. Frankly, I'm just absolutely tired of it all. My wardrobe and make up collection was not built for the spring! So today, on a day we're getting our warmest weather yet, I've decided to embrace the spring, even though it's not yet here. Think of it as my version of a rain dance, except it's a spring dance ... of make up. You get it, haha! I've kept it very light and fresh, not even using foundation. On the eyes it's all about the NARS NARSissist palette. I've been using nothing but this palette lately, and will be reviewing it soon! I sort of mixed together a bunch of the lighter colors and added a matte tan shade into the crease for a little natural definition. For mascara, I used Maybelline's The Falsies Volum Express; great for darkening the eyelashes and giving them a small lift. On my face, I opted out of using a foundation as I didn't want any of the make up to look or feel heavy. So using my fingers I applied Urban Decay's Naked Beauty Balm all over my face and then used Rimmel's Wake Me Up concealer for under the eyes and some small blemishes that I had. I gently powdered all of that with Rimmel's Stay Matte powder. For the cheeks, I skipped the contouring and just applied Benefit's Hervana on the cheekbones. Normally I apply them right on the apples of the cheeks, but I was feeling adventurous, haha. Then to top off the cheeks with a nice "spring dew" I lightly dusted NARS Miss Liberty blush on my cheek bones. Lastly, the piece de resistance, I applied my new YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in 09 Cool Guava to my lips. It's a sheer and shiny lip color, which is something I'm not used to, but I love the pop of pink it gives and I think it brings the whole look together!

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  1. Pretty natural (keeped) makeup - your lipstick - YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in 09 Cool Guava - just a magical fairy tale pinkish shade!:)

    Bye,
    NIKA Bittner

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    1. Isn't it just? I go between loving it to really loving it! So glad I picked it up :D

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  2. excited to read about that palette :) Love this look! Your GORGEOUS (and so is your lipstick color ;)

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    1. Thank you so much, you're too kind :)

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  3. Lovely subtle look. Looking forward to reading the NARSissist Palette review too! :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

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  4. GORGEOUS! Everything is so subtle yet stunning. That lip colour looks so casually natural on you, it's perfect!

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment! Sometimes I underestimate the power of a sheer lipstick!

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