Well, I know that colours may not be for everyone. Bright and bold doesn’t suit all personalities and styles. I secretly feel a bit sorry for those people when spring comes and ALL spring/summer collections (makeup, shoes, bags, clothes) just explode in cheesy pastels like we’re in a Grease-movie or bright neon colours. It can’t be fun.
On me, I love colour. I often dress in black and let my makeup of accessories do the job. Bold lips, amazing eyes and not to forget: I need a flash of bright on my cheeks not to look sallow and washed out. When I’m looking for that extra umpf, that kick of pigment and textures to be layered into infinity, I always end up with M.A.C Cosmetics. This company is a total love/hate deal for me as I love most of their products (not a fan of their lipsticks) but I’m so sad about the fact that they stay put on the Chinese market, and with that decision continues to conduct animal testings required by law. It would be a dream come true to see this innovative, sexy and cool brand take a stand and go cruelty free. It’s never too late to change!
Anyway, back to spring. I’m not super fond of pastels, my olive skin tone eats up all the pigments in a flash. That doesn’t mean I don’t love pink, purple, blue, greens and oranges! Oh I do. Today I’ve been playing around with this simple, yet colourful makeup:
- First I applied MAC Cranberry Frost all over the lid and smoked it out in the crease and outer corner. This shade is so versatile and suits all skin tones. Sometimes I layer it with brown-ish colours but today i wanted a more plum-effect to my brown eyes.
- I framed the whole eye with black eyeliner, even did perfect black tight-lining and really enhanced the almond shape that I’ve got going for me.
- On top of the cranberry, pressed on some shimmery cool purple tones, the Dazzleshadow in Feel the Fever. This shade can either be crazy disco, of very elegant if used in the right way. I went for elegant this time around.
- Lots of black mascara and a clean brow finished of the simple but colourful eyelook.
- On my lips, I only went for a clear balm, very natural against the dramatic eyes, but to tie the look together and enhance my cheekbones, I added a pop of colour with MAC Powder Blush in Full Fuchsia. This blusher is simply stunning. I love the cold undertone to the bright hit pink. A very little goes a long way, it’s satin and highly pigmented.
All these three products are not part of any SS16 collection but to me, this is very much a spring look. If you are not so keen on this years pastel-collections I think you should pop over to MAC and simply create your own look for spring! It’s fun and creative.
Be bold, use some colours. I dare you ♥