Spring might be the season for pastel colors, but I love them even in the summertime. Personally, I love playing up either the eyes or lips, while keeping everything else neutral because it helps balance out the look and allows the colors you chose to stand out and pop. In the summer, I don’t like to put on too much heavy makeup because it is so blazing hot outside here in Texas that it’ll all just melt off anyway.
First things first (I’m the realest), begin by applying SPF, moisturizing and priming your skin. Having a good base is essential for any makeup look. It allows your makeup to go on smoothly and creating a flawless canvas is essential. Then you must apply the actual base. I used MAC”s Studio Fix Powder in NC40 because I have been into powder foundations more than liquid ones as of late. Since I wanted to keep this look very light I opted for a powder concealer, Bare Minerals Summer Bisque, under the eyes. This concealer adds enough coverage and extra SPF, which is essential to keeping your skin healthy and protected from the sun. Once your foundation and concealer is on, apply some bronzer to bronze up your face and bring dimension back into it. The best way to do this is bronze the hollows of your cheeks, your jawline, and forehead. I love bronzing, especially in the summertime, because it gives you that glow and warmth. The bronzer I chose to use for this look was Bourjois’ Bronzing Powder. This bronzer really adds warmth and glow to the skin, and has quickly become one of my favorites. As for blush, neutral with a dash of color is best as we are trying to play up to the eyes. Thus, I chose Soap & Glory’s Peach Party Blush (not available in the States), which is very shimmery and luminous, while adding a pinch of peachy color. Again, this is perfect for the summer months.
Once I was done with the face, I do my brows. Since I have pretty thick brows to begin with, I don’t do too much. I just apply Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Fix through my brows then fill them in with a pencil– The Face Shop’s Design My Eyebrows.
Then, it’s time to start on the eyes. First, apply a medium light brown color with a fluffy brush (or whatever is closest to your skin tone) to just give your eyelids a light wash of color. Since I am, well, brown, I used MAC’s Soft Brown (as always). Then, use Stila’s Smudge Stick Eyeliner in Julep, or any mint eyeliner you prefer, to line your waterline. This will open your eyes and add a nice pop of color. Mint is a great summer/spring color, and I absolutely love this because it is subtle, but still bold. For an extra dash of color, I used MAC’s Stars N’ Rockets eyeshadow and applied it in the inner corners of my eyes. Since I wanted this look to be very light, I opted not to use any black eyeliner, or any liner at all, on my lids. Instead, I applied some fluttery lashes from MAC.
For the lips I just applied some sheer lip balm because I couldn’t be bothered to apply lipstick and I don’t really like lip gloss.
Would you ever wear this look?