Confession: I’ve been getting pretty boring when it came to my makeup lately. Part of it was sheer laziness and the other part was I just wasn’t inspired. I’ve fallen into a routine, reaching for the same colors and applying them in the same way I had been for quite awhile now. Your girl needed to step it up so I went internet surfing to find some new beauty blogs and tutorials to get my makeup creative juices going. That’s when I came across the Makeup Geek. I’ve read her blog before a long time ago but never really kept up. So I got it on my blog reader and not too long after, she posted a weekly challenge. The challenge was to use the colors yellow, purple, and teal to create a summer look. Those were colors I’ve never used together and I even went out to buy yellow shadow. I had no idea how I was going to pull it off, but I was super excited about it. After browsing my Pinterest beauty board, I had an idea and this is what I came up with!
1. Instead of going with the purple on the lid, which is what I would normally do, I went in with the teal, or Pacific from Smashbox. Using my medium sized flat brush, I packed on the color so I could make my lids pop.
2. Using my new pencil brush from Eco Tools, I used a purple shade from Wet N Wild’s ColorIcon palette and smudged it along my lower lash line. This was a challenge for me because I never use color on my lower lash line but I think I did a pretty decent job for a newbie!
3. Time for the third color, yellow which I used from Covergirl’s Blazing Blues Palette. With my blending brush from Mary Kay, I swept the color along my brow bone to give a subtle hint of color.
4. To finish it off, I used Wet N Wild’s liquid eyeliner (which is awesome by the way!) to create a thin line along my upper lash line and the corners. I gave my lashes some color and volume using Buxom’s Mascara.
I was going to go with a sublte lipstick or gloss but your girl was on a roll so I went all the way! I kept it bright and playful with CoverGirl’s LipPerfection Lip Color in Tempted.
Granted, I didn’t have the winning look but what I did get was a totally out of the box look that I would never have tried otherwise! And you know what, I really liked it! I rocked it all day and I must say, I felt quite glamorous!
How are you playing with makeup this summer?