SPRING FLING

Images: Alice Nguyen

MUA: Chika Tai

Earrings: Dior / Top: Topshop / Jacket: Zara / Ring: MANGO

So spring is around and summer is approaching soon but before we lose our Spring Fling, it's only fair to embrace and kiss him goodbye, right? So I think it's about time we talk about this 'pastel' trend and other ways we can incorporate it into our style without buying a whole closet full pink and purple items. However, you can make a trip to your nearest beauty store to get some makeup goodies. 

1. OMBRE LIP (Used 3 colours)

  • The first thing we did was used a dark colour on as lip liner - MAC Magenta Lip Pencil. This was the base and it defined the shape of my lip. 
  • The first lipstick application colour was - MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick. It's important to use a lipstick brush to perfect this look because you will be able to get an even amount of lipstick as well as a neatly drawn lip application. 
  • Next colour was MAC Saint Germain Lipstick. We mixed this with the Pink Nouveau colour because the Saint Germain is a very light tone, however mixing it, made it a tone lighter than the pink  nouveau which was perfect! The trick is apply each colour one under the other like a rainbow. 
  • Final colour was MAC Morange Lipstick. The most daring yet boldest colour. After that gently apply MAC Lipglass on top of the lipstick for some shimmer and shine and VOILA, all done! The three colours together make a very bold, vibrant and bright lip - so perfect for a lunch day out. 
  • We did a simple eye, with a fluid line eye liner on the top lid so that more attention went to the juicy bold lippy.

2. Full Pastel Look 

  • EYES: MAC Pink Venus Eye Shadow (Whole eyelid) x MAC Satellite Dreams Eye Shadow (Crease/Corner of eye) x Blacktrack Fluid Line Eyeliner
  • Lip: MAC Saint Germain
  • Just Remember there are different applications for different eye shapes so please bare in mind when applying this eyeshadow.
  • Apply a medium color on your lids, then work the darkest tone into your top and bottom lash lines, outer corners, and creases. Using a blending brush (MAC 224 Blending Brush) blend the dark edges gently and slowly into the rest of the eye, keeping the lightest tone in the inner corner of your eye. 
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Here's a quick guide on how to apply your eye shadow. (Click on the image above for full image reference and credits)

3. Dramatic Night Look

This makeup look is definitely a look for a night out on the town. If you are bold and would like to creatively push your makeup boundaries then I would definitely advise you to try this look out. 

  • Eyes: MAC Hummid Eye Shadow x MAC Steamy Eyeshadow in crease x MAC Zoom Black Lash Mascara
  • Lips: MAC Russian Red Lipstick
  • Same Application as before. 
  • Just Remember there are different applications for different eye shapes so please bare in mind when applying this eyeshadow.
  • Apply a medium color on your lids, then work the darkest tone into your top and bottom lash lines, outer corners, and creases. Using a blending brush (MAC 224 Blending Brush) blend the dark edges gently and slowly into the rest of the eye, keeping the lightest tone in the inner corner of your eye. Add some top liner and mascara and off we go!
  • Lips - First thing is first, remove all the red skin on your lips by brushing your lips with water and a toothbrush. Once, all the dead skin gone add a tiny bit of vaseline (not too much!) - this is just so lips don't crack and keep moisturised. Then add the lipstick with a lipstick brush, starting by lining the lip line neatly around your lips, then gently fill in the rest of your lip, applying from the outer towards the inner lip. 

Makeup application is really not that hard, if you learn the basic by watching my tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugeHN33iAVw) then you'll be a master in no time. Let us know what you think beauties!