Saturday, August 6, 2011

Summertime peaches

For those of you that are still in the midst of summer, I have some great looks you can do that will fit this hot weather.  I can say, I love the summer... beaches, ice cream, weekend trips, bike rides, great books, etc.  As my September issues, slowly roll in the mail, I can't yet transition to the fall colors, styles and looks.

Some of my favorite looks that I have used this summer have been very simple.  The colors I used were peaches, pinks, bronzer, turquoise, and blue.

Smashbox summer look is very simple and plain, yet looks great during the day with a pair of shorts, t-shirt and sunhat or a white sundress and a pair of espadrilles for the day or night.

The look that you have above consists of peach on the eyelids with a thin brown liner.  Peach/bronze on the checks and a very nude matte lip. You could also do this look for going out on the town on a Friday/Saturday night.  I would add a heavier brown liner line on the upper eyelid and line the bottom lid.  Another addition I would use would be some Mac melon pigment to define the eye makeup.

My main look this summer was simple and easy to recreate.  Here's a picture of my summer eye makeup:

I use the following products on a daily basis: Cle de Peau Beaute concealer in ivory under my eyes, Tarte bronzer in hotel heiress all of my face (forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, neck), Nars blush in deep throat on my cheek bones, Tarte aqua-gel liner in bronze (start thin in the inner corner to thicker on the outer corner of my upper eyelid), Dior Show mascara in black, Mac pro longwear lip color in for keeps (I apply it only 1x-2x a day - it's my staple lip product).

I hope everyone is enjoying the last bits of our summer of 2011.  I will have some more last minute summer looks posting in the next days!

I look forward to hearing and seeing some of your summer looks, what you tried, what you liked, if these worked for you, etc.



Friday, August 5, 2011

So I'm back....

I have been on, let's just call it, an extended break from my makeup blogging.  I'm back and ready to discuss some new looks, show off some of my new work and discuss the up and coming looks that we see in the magazines and on stars!

I am anxiously awaiting "the september" issues of all of my magazines.  Fall looks are some of my favorite looks.  It's hard to even think "fall" living in Phoenix when it's a 110 outside, but I know some of the hot colors that will be important this fall season will include: greens, blues, and grays. I have found some great makeup looks that include all of these.  Looks you can create for the day at work, weekend and evenings out.

Keep a look out for new and upcoming looks!  You'll love them.