Monday, July 1, 2013

Trend Report ∙ Bright Eyes

Hello Suzies,

EEEEEP!! I'm so psyched to do this post, I hope you enjoy!

 Final Look

To begin, I use an oil astringent to rid my face of excess oils that, under the makeup, may cause it to move around and smear more easily.  I just pour some on a cotton ball and wipe my entire face with it.  Next, I apply my foundation!  Recently I have been using the Clinique Acne Solutions in the color fresh neutral.  I don't exactly have a problem with breaking out but I like this acne formula in the summer in particular, because it has salicylic acid in it and my skin tends to be more oily in the summer.  So this keeps my face dry and dewy instead of shiny and wet looking.  
I then contour my face using bronzer, I use the light/medium shade in the Almost Bronzer by Clinique.  I lightly outline my face, then make a fish face and brush the bronzer into the indented parts of my cheeks.  It may sound silly, but it is a GREAT way to contour you cheeks!  Next up is BLUSH!  My cheeks tend to blush quite a lot naturally, but I still apply a little bit.  In the summer I like to use a melon-y color, I'm wearing Limited Edition: Sweet Melon by Maybelline.  I got this a while ago so they may not sell it anymore but SURELY they have a similar shade!  Just apply that to the apples of your cheeks.  The "apples" of your cheeks are the chubby part of your cheeks when you smile, just beneath your eyes.
The Trend:
Bright Eyes
 So this trend has been floating around for a while now and I finally decided to take a swing at it.  Now I know this is on the mild side, but it was my first time, what can I say?  You can definitely go a more dramatic route if you please.  I used the color Sparkling Sage by Clinique and a bright electric blue shade from one of the e.l.f pallets.  I blended the two together and lined my bottom lash line with it.  Then, in the inner corner of my eye I blended in a shimmery white pigment to brighten my eyes a bit more.  After priming my lid, I dusted on a matte off-white shadow and blended a bit more of the Sparkling Sage in my crease and outer corners. 
 I applied a couple of coats of Benefit's They're Real! mascara, filled in my eyebrows with a coffee bean colored eye shadow, and applied a coat of my trusty Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in shade 12. Et voila, you have a stylish , trendy makeup look to go with the outfit of your liking!    
I hope you liked reading this just as much as i enjoyed writing it! Happy July!!
Love XO

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