Excuse the slight hiatus. End of term assignments/papers, home renovations, battling a minor cold and preparing for my trip to Vegas in a couple days has been keeping me busy. Last week, I went down to the States with my family to shop for our new kitchen. Of course the beauty addict in me managed to sneak a couple of makeup purchases along the way.
Lo and behold, the perfect summer colour. Flip Flop Fantasy is a BRIGHT neon pastel coral that just SCREAMS summer time fun. When it comes to nailpolish, my hands are a free for all and I pretty much wear any and all colours. On my toes, I stick to darker colours because I think they look nicer and match any footwear. I may have to change my rules though because this bright coral is too awesome to only be worn on my hands.
Winged eyeliner with a bold lip is a look that I wear pretty much 80% of the time. It is easy to do and I know that the eyeliner will always pair nicely with whatever lip colour I decide to wear. This look features some old favourites and a couple of ‘shopping my stash’ additions. Next time, I will try to wear some products that have not already been featured in OMFs because I am sure you are sick of seeing and hearing about the same ol’ schtick.
These are the products that I bring to the beach in an effort to stay SPF protected and avoid looking like a hot mess. I have never been a low maintenance kind of gal and the same pretty much rings true for when I’m at the beach. I try to bring products just in case I might need them. It is better to be over than under prepared, kids!
I love a good liquid lipstick, but I know that they are a product that requires a bit of work and practice to master. Liquid lipsticks can be quite finicky to use and they are often not something that I would recommend for those just starting out with lip products. However, the matte finishes of most liquid lipsticks are to die for and should be enjoyed by all makeup enthusiasts. These are my picks of liquid lipsticks for beginners that are a little easier to work with and require less effort to achieve the desirable matte liquid lipstick finish.
For the summer, I often reach for cream eyeshadows because of their ease and long wearing capabilities. I wear them as SSS (Single Sweep Shadows) and blend them with a fluffy brush such as the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush. I finish the look off with eyeliner and waterproof mascara and call it a day. A new addition to Josie Maran’s cosmetic line (and a welcomed addition to my makeup collection) are the Coconut Watercolour Eye Shadows and they make the Single Sweep Shadow look a breeze to achieve.
Another FOTD! Are you tired of seeing my mug on here yet? This was actually the makeup I wore in my Red Lips: Step By Step post, so click through to find out what other products I was wearing in that look.