Summer Makeup Inspiration : 4 Iconic looks for the season

 

Hey everyone!

Its Sunday and instead of my Celebrity Makeup Files feature, I’m doing a compilation of looks that have been inspiring me for summer makeup. There are many different trends when it comes to makeup for each season but there are some looks that are classic and timeless and no matter what the trend, they look and feel right for the season! Whether it be rosy,dewy freshness or a pop of color on the eyes or lips, summer is all about keeping it light and fresh!

 

Summer Makeup inspiration looks
Summer Makeup inspiration looks

 

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Quick everyday warm toned makeup look : FOTD and makeup breakdown

 

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Today I’m doing a simple FOTD and makeup breakdown of my lazy day makeup or quick everyday makeup! This look requires very few products and takes me about 5-7 minutes to do generally.

The key to this look is a subtle shimmery warm blush or bronzer that doubles up as eye shadow and gives an overall warmth to the face without much effort! The slight shimmer/frost gives a glow without having to use a highlighter separately.

I have used my favorite bronzer/multi tasking product for this look – Revlon Colorstay Mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’.

This is the final look :

 

Quick everyday warm toned makeup look  FOTD and makeup breakdown
Quick everyday warm toned makeup look FOTD and makeup breakdown

 

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Spring/Summer look #6 : Quick look with Bourjois lip/cheek tint

Hi everyone!

This is a quick makeup look I did using Bourjois  lip/cheek tint or Bourjois Rouge Hi-tech as the product is named.

Lip/cheek tints or stains are gel or water based products that can be used on the cheeks as well as the lips for a natural looking stained or ‘just bitten’ effect and are a great alternative to blush or lipstick/gloss. They set really quickly so they need to be blended in to the skin really fast. On application and blending, they sink into the skin and the color generally deepens over the course of next 2-3 min due to the body heat and the stain sets into a long lasting matte finish.

For more tips on how to use lip/cheek tint, read this post by Tanveer of Addicted to Blush HERE.

Bourjois rouge hi-tech lip/cheek tint '84 Rose pixel' swatch
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Lakme Fantasy collection : My Haul, swatches and FOTD

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Lakme Fantasy collection was launched earlier this month and even the not-so-fond-of-Lakme bloggers have been raving about the products launched in this collection.  I must say Lakme has outdone itself this time. This collection is full of vibrant hues and lots of shimmer and it was a hard time choosing just a few products. The most popular selling products from this range are the ones that are unique to this collection- the cheek artist and the eye shimmer sticks.

I picked up the Cheek Artist in shade ‘Kiss of a Rose’ , Enrich Satin lipstick in shade no. 133 and liquid eye liner in shade ‘moonshine top coat’.

lakme fantasy collection
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Natural Makeup for daytime FOTD

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Here’s a quick and easy natural makeup look I tried today which would look great with any casual outfit for a spring day look.

They key to this look is to keep it minimal and fresh. Use a light/medium coverage foundation over well moisturized face with light brown/taupe eyeshadow , pink/peach blush and sheer glossy pink lipstick.

This is the final look:

Day wear Natural makeup look

p.s – My natural eye color is brown. I’m wearing colored lenses here.

Products used

EYES :

1.  Light and dark brown coppery eyeshadow (frost) from Essence Quattro eyeshadow quad ’01 Ciao Bella’

2. Maybelline Gel liner black

3. Lotus Herbals kajal

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

5. BeYu forest green eyeshadow (optional )

Products used for day wear natural makeup (encircles shades in Essence quattro eyeshadow 'Ciao Bella'

1. Apply the light brown/coppery shade over entire lid

2. Next, apply the darker shade in the other corner and blend.

3. Apply slightly winged eye liner, lots of kajal and smudge the kajal with a little brown/green eyeshadow on the lower lash line.

4. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Finished eye makeup:

Day wear natural look- eye makeup

FACE:

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06 Honey’

2. Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Colorbar blush ‘Crimson Rose’

4. Vega Blush brush

Products used for face for day wear natural makeup look

LIPS :

1. Lotus Herbals lip balm ‘Velvety Rose’

2. Chambor lip liner ’03’

3. Bourjois Sweet kiss lipstick ’08 Rose Delicat’ (sheerly applied)

Lip products for day wear natural makeup look
Day wear natural makeup look

The lipstick I’ve used here is a muted rosy pink with medium coverage which is buildable- perfect for the day or to pair with smokey eyes for the evening. Review coming up soon!

What products do you use for a casual day time look? Let me know you comments by replying below.

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