Thursday, June 19, 2014
Summer Festival Makeup: Teal and Gold Eyeliner with Bold Orange Lips
Festival season is upon us and this fun look would go well with many outfits! I'm not sure if I'll be going to any festivals this year but here's to hoping! This eyeliner technique is great whether you have double lids or hooded lids as my uneven eyes demonstrate.
I don't wear bright makeup much anymore and that's a real shame because I used to love experimenting with color back when I first started playing with makeup. The first eyeshadows I ever bought were a pale baby pink and sky blue. I actually filmed a tutorial for this summer look but for some unknown reason, an error is preventing me from uploading the footage to my computer for editing. So instead of scrapping the whole idea, I thought I might as well show the look and attempt to break down the look with words.
For the eye base, I swept a bit of the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in BE217* onto the inner and middle portion of the lid. I mixed the two lightest champagne and rust shades in the Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Irresistibly Ivy and applied it to the center of the eyelid. To counteract all the shimmer, I brushed the midtone matte brown shade from the Wet n' Wild Vanity Palette into the crease. Since I don't wear color all that often, I had to improvise a solution for teal eyeliner. I painted on a thick wing using an angled brush and the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in BL620*. To prevent the cream shadow from smudging, I set it with the pigmented teal eyeshadow from the Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Irresistibly Ivy. For the gold accents I used a clean angled liner brush and Loreal's HIP Studio Secrets Color Chrome Eyeliner in Gold Charge and set it with Mac's Melon Pigment. For the bottom lashline and upper waterline I smudged a bit of the Cargo Swimmables Eyeliner* in a navy shade. To finish the look I applied Daiso False Lashes which I would not recommend because the band is very thick and hard plastic that feels uncomfortable.
I contoured my face using the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder in 51 and complemented my warm skintone with the Etude House Watercolor Blusher in Apricot. I'm all about the glow-from-within look for this season so of course I had to dust on some highlighter a la Nars Albatross. On my lips is simply L'oreal's Shine Caresse Lipgloss in Coral Tattoo, one of my favorite no-fuss super pigmented lipgloss stains. If you're at a music festival, the last thing you want to be doing is retouching your lip color and the Loreal Shine Caresse Lipglosses last ages so I can't recommend them enough!
How do you incorporate color into your makeup? Do you stray away from neons for normal days or do you embrace color no matte what the occasion is?
*Products were complementary and provided for consideration. I am not being sponsored or paid to talk about them and all opinions are my own.