2.26.2014

Spring Make up Ideas - Part 1



It's spring! After doing various posts on styling, DIY, interviews I decided to pen down a blog post about every day make up ideas for spring. Let's face it, it requires about an army of make up artists and stylist to make a model look fresh faced for a photo shoot. Neither we have a parade of make up artists nor hours of time to spare! I manage to scrub in 15 to 30 minutes for my daily routine and make up ritual. Here are a few makeup ideas you can try this spring and the products I use to achieve the same.

1. GLOWING SKIN : I know, sounds cliche right? Well I think this is one trend which will never change be it any season. Contrary to popular belief, it is actually easy to achieve.

GLOWING SKIN WITHOUT FOUNDATION: Start with moisturizing your skin, apply a primer with a sheer glow. Wait for the primer to set in (I usually give 5 minutes for the primer to set in). After which conceal your marks using concealer of choice. Add a bit of highlighter to cheeks, brow bones and down the nose. I usually add a light foundation to ensure most of the blemishes are not seen. I let the make up settle for few minutes, then I complete the make up by applying compact powder. If you are a bronzer/ blush person then top it up with bit of blush /bronzer. I am not a fan of blush nor bronzer. I just like to achieve even and clear skin tone.

Products I use :
1. Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base.
2. Chanel Eclat Lumiere Highlighter Face pen.
3. Yves Rocher Flawless Finish Corrector - Shade 300 Medium.
4. Yves Rocher Flawless Finish Corrector - Shade 400 Matt.
5. Yves Rocher Foundation.( Flawless Finish fluid foundation)
6. Yves Rocher Compact powder.


GLOWING SKIN WITH FOUNDATION:



Start with moisturizing your skin. Apply ample amount of moisturizer to avoid dry skin. Wait for the moisturizer to set in (usually takes 2 to 3 minutes). Apply flawless finish fluid foundation uniformly. Let the foundation set in (usually takes 5 minutes) Conceal your marks using concealer of choice. Conceal dark circle (if any) using a darker shade of Corrector. Usually people use a lighter shade of corrector for covering dark circle, but I feel it looks very unnatural. After the make up settles for few minutes, complete by applying compact powder.

Products I use :
3. Yves Rocher Flawless Finish Corrector - Shade 300 Medium.
4. Yves Rocher Flawless Finish Corrector - Shade 400 Matt.
5. Yves Rocher Foundation.( Flawless Finish fluid foundation)
6. Yves Rocher Compact powder.


2. BRIGHT ORANGE LIPS :Well, I always loved incorporating Fashion week trends. Orange was the lipstick shade of the season. Designers such as Nanette Lepore, Donna Karan, Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano, Rag & Bone, and DKNY opted for various hues of orange.



This is one trend I cannot get enough of! I start with moisturizing the lips using lip balm. If you want a complete matt effect, then I suggest opt for a lip balm which does not leave behind a bit of shimmer. My favorite is Cocoa butter lip care stick. It doesn't leave behind shimmer and keeps my lips moisturized for hours. I know you can use tissue paper or blotting paper to remove the shimmer for other lip balms, but every time I try that trick, the lips become dry soon and the lipstick starts to crack so I prefer option one.

Another trick to get matte finish is to add a bit of foundation (very light just to remove the shimmer) on the lips after moisturizing. Use a lip liner to outline your lips (I usually skip this step). Apply lipstick directly or using a brush. Use tissue paper to remove excess of lip stain.

Products I use :

1. Cocoa Butter Lip care stick from Body Shop / Maybelline baby lips / Lotus raspberry lip balm : These are my three favorite lip balms.
2. Shades of orange : Chanel Rouge Allure 96 Excentrique / Revlon color burst Tutti Frutti








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