Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencils in Striking Copper and Lustrious Saphire
What can I say?! These bad boys are the $h!T… Creamy as can be and they go on like butter! They’re perfect for a more smudged effect, easy to buff out and blend. I wasn’t too convinced the colors would actually show up with so much intensity, but I was blown away when I swatched the colors.
The blue liner is what really caught my eye when I was shopping…I was on the look out for a nice metallic liner for the upcoming season because I heard that’s what super “in” this year. At the start of every spring season I get obsessed with looking through as many fashion week pictures of makeup as I can find! This year it seemed like everyone was going for a really wet but softer look on the skin and the eyes.
For the last few years the trends have been very matte and very…heavy? Its like everything that is makeup right now..is very…HEAVY. Anyways, this spring we can dial back a little bit but still have that makeup poppingl! Recently, I’ve been trying to get into spring mode (wishful thinking) and before I have been applying my makeup I’ve been asking myself “How can I make my makeup pop in the most minimalistic way possible?”
The answer I have found is..
Go a little heavier with neutral metallic shadows
Old Gold, Uninterrupted, and Espresso eyeshadow on the eyes with Lady Danger Lipstick from MAC
…Whether it be a bold lip and super highlitghed skin
Or a skintone shimmer on all the high planes of the face and a bold matte eyeshadow in the crease!
Morello Cherry from Makeup Forever in the crease and bottom lash line. Alabaster and Custard on the Lid from Smashbox. Striking Bronze Maybelline Liner.
Also this yellowish-mustardy color is everywhere right now and I love it! I’ve been wearing Goldenrod eyeshadow from MAC in the crease a lot lately then blending it out with a neutral brown color to tone it down so it’s more wearable. Goldenrod takes a little time to build up so using a blending brush and applying it in the crease helps so it doesn’t go on as intense as it may look. It actually just ends up giving a really nice golden brown tone.
Here is an example of when I used Goldenrod in the crease along with Saddle eyeshadow (MAC) and packed it on to the eyelid as well and it came out pretty cool!
Also used Striking bronze on the bottom lash line again and paired it with Chili lipstick from MAC
Oh and bright royal blue is like, super in right now too… So if you see it.. Go for it. It’s cool….For now.
what fashion week did…..
This softer Cateye might be a little more consumer friendly
That’s it for now! I’m working on a few other spring trends I’ve seen around town that I will posting soon. Leave me any ideas or links in the comments!