Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pretty Spring Makeup!

Ahh, makeup... one of the finer things in life. :)  I absolutely love doing makeup, whether it's a friends or my own.  I think that all women are beautiful, and certainly makeup enhances that beauty in a physical way, but there's something about it that makes us feel beautiful.  It makes us walk with a little more attitude and carry ourselves a little higher.  For me, makeup gives me more confidence.  Even if I'm only wearing a tinted moisturizer and some lipgloss or some powder and blush, I feel more put together and prepared to face the day.  That brings me to today's post!  This particular makeup look makes me feel pretty and feminine.  Here's a pic:

Peach and Purple

It's a simple enough look to achieve, but I love it for spring.  The colors are bright and fun but not overbearing.  It's fresh and feminine and looks great on all skin types.

To get this look I used for the face:
  • Face primer
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab (applied with stippling brush and buffed in)
  • Pur Minerals All Over Glow Bronzer for contouring the hollows of my cheeks, my jaw line, temples, and hair line. (Contouring these areas with a bronzer brings the light to the center of the face for a healthy glow)
  • Rimmel London Blush in 010 Peach on the apples of my cheeks and then blended back.
  • Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl highlighter on the bridge of my nose and cheekbones.
  • Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Crush
  • Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss in Nude Luster
For my eyes:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • The shimmery white cream shadow from the Revlon Illuminance Quad "Seashells" on my inner eye/tear duct area to make the eyes appear brighter, wider, and well rested.
  • Maybelline Eyeshadow in Vanilla to highlight brow bone.
  • A plum purple out of the BH Cosmetics 120 color palette over the entire lid and then a darker, deep amethyst in the crease and along my upper lash line.
  • Upper lash line is lined with the Physicians Formula liquid eyeliner pen.
  • Lower lash line is lined with black eyeshadow.
  • Covergirl Lashblast mascara on eyelashes.
It sounds like a lot but the full face only took me about 5 minutes, a little more if I'm being slow about it.  But there you go, my go-to look this spring.  I hope you get a chance to try it out and I hope you've enjoyed this post!  Would you like a video tutorial?  Comment below to let me know!  I would appreciate any feedback or requests you may have. :)  

Coming soon - my April Birchbox shipment!


  1. thank you very much for your comment :)

  2. Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl is amazing.

    You make me want to go do my make up right now haha :)