The other day, when I was wearing this makeup, I ran into my neighbor, and she asked if I was going anywhere special, to which I replied, perhaps a little too enthusiastically, “I’M GOING TO SPORTS BASEMENT!”
You know the bar for your entertainment is set reeeeeeeally low when you dress up like you’re going to fancy brunch on vacation, but in reality you’re going to a sporting goods store to look for weights…
Oh, the pandemic stories we’ll have to tell! 😂
This summery look has a few of my favorite warm-weather shades — coral and bronze! — and looks fancy, but it’s very easy to do. It also feels light and weightless, which are must-haves when the temperature’s rising.
This look has three distinguishing features — long, lifted, lush lashes; warm, peachy bronze lids; and luminous skin.
1. Primer on the outer lashes
To make your lashes look longer and more dramatique, coat your outer lashes with a lengthening lash primer before loading them up with mascara. This creates a lush lash effect without the time and effort of falsies.
2. Bronzer is your buddy for glam-on-the-go eyes
Bronzed eyes are a summer staple, and while you could always search your makeup collection for that perfect shade, why not save yourself a little time and swish your favorite bronzer on your lids instead?
Here, I layered a warm golden tan bronzer atop a satiny peach cream shadow…
3. Define your lash line with brown and black eyeliner
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: gradients are your friend.
This brown-into-black eyeliner gradient on the upper lash line is subtle, but I think that’s the beauty of it.
Start by lining your upper and lower waterlines with a matte brown pencil. Then, draw a thin line on your upper lash line, and smudge the outer edge of that ever so slightly.
Add depth to the gradient by etching a very thin line of black liquid liner along the top lash line.
Added bonus: the black liner also creates the illusion of a thicker lash base!
Flexible face oil
You probably already know I’m a fan of customizing foundation — mixing in a few drops of concealer for added coverage, or adding a few drops of liquid highlighter for a luminous effect. Well, here’s another one to try: blend a drop or two of face oil into your foundation to dial down the opacity of your base. This trick is handy for applying base to sections of the face where you want more of your natural skin to peek through, and it’s what I did here for my forehead and the outer edges.
If your hair is crazy from quarantine, and you’re tired of rockin’ your fun bun, gather it into a high pony, and secure it into small sections with tiny hair ties (I like these. Three bucks at Ulta!). You can keep the hair ties bare, like I did here (I think the shiny effect looks like jewelry), but if you want to boost the sophistication factor, cover up the ties by wrapping a small piece of hair around each one and securing it with a bobby pin.
Makeup worn in this look
I listed everything on my visage below, so please feel free to ask about any of these products in the comments. 😊
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,