It's gonna get sappy up in here.
Dear xoJane readers, I love Summer. I'm just going to keep reminding you guys of that every time I write a Summer beauty post.
The warm weather just fills me with joy. I've been eating a lot of popsicles and drinking a lot of blood orange San Pellegrino (which is delicious with white wine, try it!) and just generally enjoying this time of year.
Is it too dippy of me to talk about how lovely sunsets are? Probably. But you guys, every time I see a pinky-golden sky in the early evening I have to stop and admire it, because I guess I'm dippy like that. Nature, man.
Thinkin' 'bout sunsets.
So that's where I got the inspiration for this make-up look/tutorial/thingamajig. I don't like telling you guys precisely every step and how to do it but rather just providing some sort of inspiration so you can go off and do your own thing. If you want to recreate the look down to a T though, whatever. More power to you! It's a good look, so let's get started.
The products I used for this look, clockwise from top right: Armour Beauty Lipgloss in "Lucy", Make Up For Ever Aqua lip Waterproof Lip Liner in "17 - Bright Orange", Vasanti Micronized Silky Blush in "Rockies", Urban Decay Eyeshadow in "Freelove" and "Half Baked".
First I applied Urban Decay's Eyeshadow in Half Baked ($18, urbandecay.com), a really lovely true gold, all over my eyelid and blended up towards my browbone. I used my fingers because the texture of this eyeshadow is just so great that it's easy enough to do it that way. After that I used UD's Eyeshadow in Freelove ($18, urbandecay.com) which is a bold peach with a gold undertone, along the crease and my lower eyelid. I love this shade and would totally recommend it to any girls with blue or green eyes if you want to make them stand out. Then, I smudged dark brown liner along the upper lashline for extra definition.
I used a big fluffy blush brush to apply a golden, coral-peach blush (Vasanti's Micronized Silky Blush in Rockies [$15, vasanticosmetics.com] is a favourite of mine) from the hairline and down along my cheekbones and the apples of my cheeks.
I love me a bright lip.
First I lined and then filled in my lips with a matte, true-orange lip pencil, Make Up For Ever's Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner in 17C - Bright Orange ($18, sephora.com) Then, for a REALLY stand-out lookin' mouth, I applied Armour Beauty Lipgloss in Lucy($21, armourbeauty.com), a bold, almost fluorescent orange named for Lucille Ball that smells like orange creamsicle. So into this stuff.
Now tell me if nature has ever inspired your make-up look. Or talk about how awesome orange lips are. Or whatever! Yes!