I think spring might be my favorite time of year for makeup. Winter is too cold & drying & the colors are very dramatic, which can be fun, but not really my every-day kinda thing. Summer is too hot & I generally just want to be bare-faced. Spring is like the perfect-Goldilocks time for me. It’s not too hot, not too cold & I can wear pretty & colorful makeup that still remains fresh & natural.
I don’t wear makeup every day. I prefer a really good skincare routine that allows me to go makeup free confidently (oh yes, I did just rhyme). When I have the time, I do like to use the following:
Mascara, eye liner, under-eye concealer, powder, lip color.
I have found a few holy grail products in each of these categories that make for a fool-proof look when I don’t have time to mess around.
Recently I bought some new makeup. I’m not a huge makeup person – I wish I had the time and patience to doll myself up every day, but unfortunately, I do not. However, I do like makeup and getting creative with it! I’ve always loved painting so maybe that’s why I also love makeup ;).
Anyway, when I do wear makeup, it’s usually pretty simple – eyeliner, mascara, shadow and lipgloss. I love trying all different sorts of colors though and so what I bought recently was two Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On liners (Cuff and Asphyxia) and a Stila eye-shadow compact in tie-dye.
Because I loved each one so much, I decided to make this my first ever makeup review post! I used all three products to create this look. First I started with the Urban Decay liner in Cuff at the corners of my eyes. Using white, silver or gold liner or shadow in the corners of your eyes brightens them and makes eyes really pop. Then I lined my bottom lids with the Urban Decay liner in Asphyxia. Lastly, I brushed a thin line of the tie-dye shadow on my upper lids. Voila! It actually did not take long at all and I love how it turned out! I picked this color pallet for myself because purples really bring out the green in my eyes. I also must say, the liners glide on so easily and the colors in the shadow are so vibrant (plus its like you’re getting three shadows in one because you can use each color separately or blended together). I would definitely recommend all three products. I bought mine from Sephora.
What are your favorite colors to play with?