SPRING MAKE UP TUTORIAL: BRIGHT PASTEL

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A few days back, the sun was shining its brilliant rays into my bedroom as I was just preparing myself for going to work, which resulted in going for a more light, spring appropriate make-up.

I paired a lovely, mint green pastel with a more vibrant yet softened yellow to create a light yet colorful make-up look. If you’d like to know what products I used to achieve this look, please continue reading!

Eyes:

Base: MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Lid: MAC Paint Pot in Clearwater, MAC Bright Sunshine
Crease: MAC Bright Sunshine, MAC Wedge
Brow bone: MAC Shroom
Lashes: Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
Eyebrows: MAC Omega + MAC Mystery

First off, I used Painterly to even out my eyelids and to make any eyeshadow going on there go on more vibrant and generally stay put. I then applied the mint green base to achieve that boooo-tiful pastel color. Now, I love color – especially more vibrant colors. So I wasn’t really feeling like wearing the mint green base on its own, as I felt like it didn’t make my make-up spring-like enough, so in a pearlescent yellow color went. The yellow eyeshadow went onto 1/3 of the lid and lower lash line, starting from the inner eye area, going up to the crease. I also used a bit of a warm, soft brown shade to further deepen up and generally define the crease a bit more. A bit of Shroom as a brow bone highlight, some mascara and boom. Done.

Lately, I’ve started to go back to  my ol’ and trusty MAC Omega to fill in my brows, but instead of using this shade alone, I’ve gone for a more gradient, ombre-like effect by filling in the outer ends in with a more darker shade, namely MAC Mystery. I’ve just been liking a more defined brow shape. Don’t hate.

 

Face

Concealer: Collection (2000) Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair 1
Foundation: MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NW13
Powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light + MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Light
Blush: MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty

There’s a new bad boy in town: the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NW13. I have been absolutely loving this for my fair combination skin. It’s not too matte, more like a satin finish and stays put on my oily zones throughout the day. I mean, I still powder and blot, but this foundation is a perfect match. But more on that later! So after applying my base, I put on some concealer on the undereye area to conceal dem bags and around my face for camouflage purposes. I powdered the whole thing off with a mix of two of my favourite powders to set the foundation and achieve a bit more coverage on the places where I need it. I then went for a lovely light pink blusher with a soft golden sheen – which is, sadly and unfortunately discontinued now – to finish off this bright and cheerful make-up look.

Lips:

Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil

I think I applied some Pink Nouveau or Snob when I arrived at work, but in the meanwhile this gorgeous lip balm from Burt’s Bees sufficed for a much needed surge of moisture and a light rosy color to liven up those puckers.

So, what do you think about this make-up look? Would you wear something like this when the sun’s out, or do you usually tend to go for a more subdued look in springtime?

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