We all know the winter struggle of trying to look bronzed and brown, when in reality you are nearly translucent you are so ghostly pale, or is it just me? As winter (hopefully) is on its way out and warmer days are on the horizon, my poor body has been covered in layers upon layers and hasn’t seen the sun in months. That doesn’t mean I’m going to let that show though!
My mission: to have that golden, summery glow all year round – fake it till you make it hey? I got together with Tegan Smith Photography and Amy Louise Make-up to create some make-up looks I am loving and have been promising for the longest time. The below images are my take on a fresh, flawless, summer face. Well, an attempt at least…
With the desired outcome to be bronzed up and shimmery, it’s safe to say that no bronzer, blush, highlight or glitter was spared. The terracotta eyes with the subtle shimmer on the lids is definitely the focal point out of all the other elements. The Stila liquid eyeshadow is a current favourite of mine at the moment and so when Amy whipped it out for this shoot I knew it was meant to be ? While I don’t do glitter eyelids on a daily basis, the rest of this look was very much my go-to make-up look – just imagine it 10x lighter. I love a good strong brow, luscious lashes (courtesy of Lash Life by Ashleigh) and fresh glowing skin. A great addition to this look is an ombré lip, MAC lip liner in the shade ‘barely bold’ and MAC lipstick in the shade ‘fleshpot’ make a great combo and are another daily fav of mine.
See below to see what products were used to create this look and the shades used for my skin tone.
Foundation – Inglot YSM foundation #40
Powder – Yardley translucent loose powder
Eyeshadow – Stila ‘in the know’ eyeshadow palette,
Eye shimmer – Stila cosmetics liquid metal eyeshadow in ‘rose gold retro’
Bronzer – Inglot freedom system bronzer #507
Blush – Inglot freedom system blush #29 and #33
Highlight – BH Cosmetics spotlight highlight palette
Lips – Inglot freedom system lipstick #23
If you’re looking to update your make-up collection and are needing some tips on what to try to get a similar look, the Urban Decay Ultimate Basics palette is a great buy in terms of eyeshadow palette’s. It’s a matte palette with the best nude shades and perfect for everyday wear or something darker and more dramatic on the weekends. Switch Beauty’s GlowGasm highlight palette is another great buy in that it’s great value for money and the three different shades allow you to play around in achieving what kind of look/glow you want everyday.
I find it rather difficult to get very in-depth with make-up talk on my blog, just because there are so many make-up tutorials available online as it is, and lets face it, a YouTube video is way more detailed than a blog post will ever be. However, I love make-up and it’s a huge part of what makes a good look overall and so I’m going to try my best to start incorporating it more frequently into my posts.