Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trend: Bright Lids

This spring/summer trend is here in full force! Much like last year, bright splashes of colour over the lids, cheeks, and lips are extremely popular. Think about a modernized 80's look and don't be afraid to express yourself! In fact, through out the rule book and pair your bright eyes with bright pouts too! Take some inspiration from shows like Dior, Derek Lam, Betsey Johnson, and Peter Som.

And remember, you can pair this bright colour trend with other trends from this season... like keeping the skin looking clean, fresh, and natural. It's all about having the appearance of perfect looking skin, without it being obvious that you're wearing makeup!

Here's a few simple splashes of colour I've had fun playing with this week! When I wear a bright eye'd look I like to really layer on the mascara! Having loads of black mascara really contrasts and stands out against a brightly coloured lid. I also placed a creamy white base all over the lid before adding the bright shadow. The white base gives a brighter more true colour and the creamy texture helps the shadow to stay put all day.

Products Used:
Laura Mercier Full Blown Mascara
NYX Jumbo Pencil 'Milk'
Green - Tarina Tarantino 'Tokyo Hardcore' (on sale now!)
Blue - Makeup Forever 'Turquoise Matte 72'
Purple - Makeup Forever 'Lavender 9'
Orange - Makeup Forever 'Orange Coral Matte 5'

xo candice