Gah, spring needs to hurry up and get here already! I know we need the rain, but the gloomy weather weighs on my soul.
I tried to change my outlook yesterday with flowers, looking online for spring bouquets. I thought about this freesia and rose bouquet by Martha Stuart but chickened out at the last second.
Instead, I reached for similar colors — peach, green and pink — and tried to use them in a spring-inspired makeup look.
I used a few MAC Hello Kitty products for the lips and cheeks and some MAC Metal Urge Pigments on the eyes.
I figure if we can’t change the weather, at least we can change our makeup. 🙂
How to get the eyes
I start the party by patting a thin layer of MAC Paint Pot in Delft (a shimmery greenish gold) on the lid and just into the crease with a MAC 249 Large Shader Brush, trying to transition the color intensity from where it’s most intense on the lid, to where it’s least intense as it moves into the crease.
Just like with Delft, I try to concentrate most of the color on the lid.
Next, I want to add a color to accentuate the green and further define the crease, so I grab my trusty MAC 217 Blending Brush and sweep MAC Pigment in Cocomotion (a shimmery gold with olive undertones) into the crease.
Here, I’m doing my best to blend Spiritualize seamlessly into Cocomotion…
Then, I add a subtle pink shade on my brow bone to accentuate the gold in my crease, patting on MAC Expensive Pink eyeshadow (a shimmery pinkish gold) with the MAC 217.
Again, I try my best to get the colors of Cocomotion and Expensive Pink to blend together smoothly.
Next, it’s time to define the eyes, and I do that by lining the upper and lower lash lines with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Underground (a shimmery brown).
Almost done with the eyes!
Because I never seem to get enough sleep, I like to pop a light shade into my inner corner because I feel it makes my eyes look less tired. Here, I add Expensive Pink on the inner corner of the eye with the MAC 239.
I think it helps to brighten up the look…
After I finish with the shadow and liner, I wrap up the rest of the look in a tidy lil’ bow by filling in my brows, covering up my dark circles and then curling my lashes.
After adding two coats of Chanel Exceptionnel, a mascara that creates ultra-dramatic lashes, I’m all done with the eyes.
Cheeks and lips
Now, I’m ready to get my Hello Kitty on with peach cheeks and a peachy pink lip!
For the cheeks, I mix both MAC Hello Kitty Fun & Games Blush and Tahitian Sand Beauty Powder and sweep the mixed shades onto the apples of my cheeks with a MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush.
Woo hoo! Spring has sprung (almost)! 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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