Monday, 27 July 2015

Look of the Day: Summer Party #1

Hi, everyone! I hope you've all had an amazing weekend. I'll keep the text of this post short and sweet. I've been in my hometown partying all weekend (a wedding reception Saturday night and my uncle's 60th b-day bash yesterday) and I'm utterly pooped! For each of the shindigs I sported an easy, but festive makeup look, so I thought I'd share them here on the blog. The first installment is all about sultry brown eyes and faded coral lips! 



For the eyes, I reached for my trusty, uber-affordable Wet N' Wild Colour Icon Palette in Comfort Zone. I used the whole left side of the palette, using the deepest brown shade at my lash line and graduating the lighter shades up towards my brow bone. It really is a perfect palette for a shimmery neutral smokey eye! 

The lips were inspired by the new Maybelline ColourBlur lip colours, which are designed to be applied to the inner portion of the lips and gently blended out for a blurred, just-bitten effect. I figured I could re-create this look  using shades in my stash, so I grabbed my much-loved Ilia Lipstick Crayon in Karma Chameleon. It worked wonderfully! 


The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup in Buff
Concealer: Inglot Under Eye Concealer #95 (on dark circles) and Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory (on redness and blemishes)

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Long-Wearing Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural  (on t-zone) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (lightly all over)

Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula

Blush: Sleek Powder Blush in Flamingo
Highlighter: BeneFit Watts Up

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel

Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original formula
Eye Shadows: From the Wet N' Wild Colour Icon Palette in Comfort Zone (deep brown/burgundy shade along lash line, bronze shade on the lids, peachy pink shade in the crease, and ivory shade as a highlight on brow bone and inner corners)

Eyeliner: Etude House Play 101 Pencil in #48
Mascara: BeneFit They're Real

Lipstick: Ilia Lipstick Crayon in Karma Chameleon (applied to the centre of my lips and blended outwards)


And a few more shots of the look:



You really can't go wrong with bronze eyes and coral lips for a summer party, and I'm hoping that this look inspires you to try this easy, wearable, but festive combination! Keep an eye out for the second Summer Party installment on Wednesday!

What are your go-to products for a fun summer look?

Have an amazing day! xo

35 comments:

  1. So soft and pretty! You can never go wrong with a smoky eye.

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    1. Thanks so much! I don't wear smokey eyes nearly often enough :)

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  2. That lip colour looks amazing on you, and the inner corner highlight really makes this look pop!

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    1. Thanks! Karma Chameleon is such a special lip shade :)

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  3. Argh! Wish I had those lashes! I'm so jealous!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Leah! BeneFit They're Real does a lot to help out :)

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  4. Beautiful eyes! I love a good shimmery bronzed smokey eye, it's my number one favorite makeup look!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! Bronze eyes are my favourite for summer :)

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  5. So awesome! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  6. OHH I love the faded lip look :D

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    1. Thanks, Steph! I'm glad the effect worked out :)

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  7. Your skin looks absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't believe this eye makeup was done using a Wet 'n Wild palette. It looks so elegant and luxurious! Love it! xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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    1. Thanks so much, Alexandra! Comfort Zone is one of those affordable products that really delivers!

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  8. Pretty you! A wonderful summer make up!

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  9. sounds like a fun weekend! great makeup look...love the colors
    xo,
    nancy

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    1. It was a wonderful weekend! Thanks, Nancy! :)

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  10. The lips are spot on~ So pretty!

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  11. Your skin looks very glowy here, love the eye makeup!

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  12. Love it! I usually go for bronzes and golds for a summer look. I am going to try that lip out. It is very fun. Ps this is Charissa from Windsor!

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    1. Aha! I never put 2 and 2 together- thanks so much for all your recent comments! Hope you and the family are having a wonderful summer! And bronze eye shadows are definitely my go-to for the warmer months :)

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  13. I've got to echo the thoughts of everyone else.. That faded lip looks gorgeous! And a good bronzy eye is always a good stand by for me when I want to wear a smoky eye for a special occasion :)

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    1. Thanks so much! Can't go wrong with a bronze eye for summer :)

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  14. Loooove the way you did your eyes!

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    1. Thanks so much, Christine! Brown smokey eyes is one of my go-to looks :)

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  15. I love the faded lips! They're very modern and fashion forward. So cool!

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