Well lookie here, after what feels like a lifetime I am finally sharing another makeup look with you lovely lot! I have had so much fun creating all kinds of makeup looks recently, from fresh dewy spring looks to bold smokey eyes. My only problem is that I just cannot seem to get any decent photos that actually show the detail that I want you to see. Today I have decided that enough is enough and so I am sharing with you this bold date night spring makeup look. I was actually inspired by the gorgeous Teni from youtube.
She created a 1920’s inspired makeup look and I loved the makeup she created. I decided to use her tutorial as inspiration and I have put a modern spin on it and adapted it to spring! So may I present to you, my first spring makeup look of 2016…
So just like every makeup look I love to start with my skin. Of course, now that spring has sprung, I am loving a more dewy luminous finish. Of course, my favourite Nivea Men After Shave Balm was used for my primer.
I then went on to foundation, the Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Foundation. This foundation isn’t so matte on my skin, it is actually more of a satin finish. I love using this foundation to get a nice coverage without looking to heavy on the skin. It also leaves a soft glow to my skin without looking greasy.
I then added extra coverage under my eyes and anywhere else that needed it using my Urban Decay Naked Skin Complete Coverage Concealer. Which is everything.. just everything.
For me, I have to set my concealer. Even if I am trying to create a flawless dewy base, my concealer will crease on me no matter what it is. I have been obsessed with my Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder recently as it really brightens my under eyes and locks everything in, all day long.
As my concealer is pretty light for me, I also use it as my highlight. Contouring wasn’t so big in the 1920’s as it is today, it was more about blushing cheeks and a slight bronze glow. I wanted to bronze/contour to suit my face and give some dimension. To do this, I have been loving my L’Oreal Infallible Sculpt Contour Palette. This is a cream to powder formula, so it is really creamy and blends really well. It also gives you the perfect contour without looking muddy or cakey on the skin. Besides, you don’t have to set it either!
One thing I knew I wanted with this look is a light flush of colour to my cheeks. I didn’t want anything too obvious but I wanted a light pinch to my cheeks. For this I used my MUA Blush in shade 1. This blush is quite light and it is also a lovely peach shade which is perfect for spring. It has a golden sheen to it which added to the luminosity of the look. All in all the skin look was quite light but still fresh.
To finish off the skin, I used my Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Highlighter but used just a touch of it to add some glow to the high points of my face.
I started off with my brows for this look, as I don’t feel like I can do eye shadows without having my brows in place. I didn’t do anything special to my brows, I just filled them in using my Mac Eye Brow Pencil and topped them off using my Model Co More Brows Gel.
For my eye shadows I used this Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette. I wanted to create a soft smokey look that was quite neutral but still had enough drama for a date night. I started off using the shade ‘substitute for love’ into my crease and winged it out slightly on the outer corners. I then took the shade ‘freshly toasted’ which is the most beautiful chocolate brown shade I have ever seen, and buffed this into the outer corner of my eye lid to add some definition. I used this shade lightly as it is very pigmented and dark. I also dusted this lightly under my eyes. Finally I added the shade ‘subtle blend’ and ‘sweeter end’ on a big fluffy brush, and sweeped this over my lid. I wasn’t trying to add much pigment, I just wanted to add a nice sheen over the lid with a little bit of colour.
As the eyes were quite smokey, I decided to add a light liner in my water line to open up my eyes. To do this I used my Barry M Kohl Pencil in the shade 30. It is a really nice pearly white. I have been loving how much this pencil brightens everything up. It doesn’t have the best staying power, but I have been enjoying it recently.
To finish off the eyes I added a whole tonne of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara which is a recent buy for me, and I am obsessed with!
In a lot of 1920’s looks, there are bold reds and dark shades used. I wanted to do a bold lip but adjust it to the spring season. I decided to use two Makeup Acadamy Luxe Velvet Lip Laquers in the shades Funk and Atomic. It gave me a bright coral shade that tops off this look beautifully.
Finally, I added a sprits of my Mac Fix + to add more luminosity and lock my makeup in place all night long.
I hope you enjoyed this makeup look, and until next time my loves…