Saturday was such a beautiful day in Birmingham. The air was fresh, plenty of sunshine and temperatures warm enough for a light cardigan. I wanted to make sure that my makeup reflected this blissful weather. I’ve been playing a lot with complimentary colour schemes and came up with this pastel daytime look that I’m calling lemon and lavender. When yellow is paired with lavender, it creates harmony to the eye. This is why we use lavender coloured corrector to combat sallow (yellowy, dull) skin. In any case, I used the Sleek Paraguaya palette again and was sorely disappointed in how “bellini” (the frostly pastel yellow) went on. It was patchy and chalky. I can’t tell you how much of if I had to pack on!
If you are wondering about the hair, it’s a twist out done on an old braid out. I used Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie to get these results.
Check after the break for a picture collage of this look and a full list of products ).
MAC Matte gel (primer)
Revlon Colorstay Oil-free Foundation (#400 Caramel)
MAC Studio Fix concealer (NC45 + NC50)
Camera Ready Cosmetics oil control powder (T-zone, under-eye)
MAC powder blush (Coygirl)
Sleek Contour kit (medium,highlight)
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural (Dark)
Urban Decay Primer Potion (original)
NYX eye shadow base (white)
Eye shadows: inner lid, inner lower lashline (“bellini”, Sleek Paraguaya palette); middle lid (“tangelo”, Sleek Paraguaya palette); outer v, crease (“stone”, Sleek Paraguaya palette); above crease (“floral fantasy”, MAC); brow highlight (“sandstone”, Sleek Paraguaya palette)
Lashline: Collection 2000 liquid liner (black)
Waterline: Boots No 7 Metallic Eyes liner (purple)
Eyebrows: dark brown pencil
Lashes: Lancome Cils Booster, Clinique high impact mascara, random false lashes
NYX Black Label lipstick (orchid)+ MAC lipstick (pink nouveau)
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Gloss (kaleidescope pink)