Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Look of the Day: Limes and Popsicles

Hi, everyone! Today's post is all about a recent makeup look that channels summery hues of sweets and citrus. Neon, lime-coloured eyes and cherry pink popsicle lips. I found it to be a perfect way to play with colour without piling on too much makeup in the summer heat. Plus, I got to play with a new favourite and a longtime staple- products I'm excited to feature here!

For this summery look, I subtly bronzed up my skin with the incredible Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzer in Fair Matte and added a pop of candy colour to my cheeks with my much-used Sleek Blush in Flamingo. On the lips, the aim was to create a fresh, cherry popsicle-stained effect. A "who me? I just indulged in a refreshing treat, no lipstick at all!" sort of look. But using lipstick :) I created a stain with the help of my favourite fuchsia lipstick, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Lickable (an appropriate popsicle related shade, no?). I dabbed a bit of Lickable lightly on the lips, blotted, and repeated. I found that it left the perfect amount of colour without a thick texture, which works well on a hot day!

The "lime" aspect of this look comes courtesy of my brand-new Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic in Iridescent Lime Green, a vibrant waterproof number. After subtly evening out and sculpting my lids via some neutral shadows, I applied a generous swipe of the Aqua Matic just above my natural lash line, winging it out slightly. Then, for some extra definition, I created a thin line of MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Black Line to mirror the Iridescent Lime Green. I finished with a quick coat of mascara and voila! A high-impact eye look with minimal product!

Here are some closeups of the final eye look, followed by a full breakdown of everything I used:

The Breakdown:

Primer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Foundation (Combination/Oily formula) in Buff
Concealer: Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer Stay-in-Place High Cover Concealer in W1
Powder: Revlon ColourStay Pressed Powder in Light (on t-zone) and Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in Light (all over)

Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in Fair Matte
Blush: Sleek powder blush in Flamingo

Highlighter: BeneFit Watt's Up (on cheekbones and down bridge of nose)

Brows: Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Dark Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original Formula
Eye Shadows: (from the Urban Decay Shattered Face Case): A mix of Minor Sin and Bleach (blended from lashline to brow bone and on inner corners) and Shakedown (applied lightly in the crease)

Eyeliner: Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic in Iridescent Lime Green (applied in a thick line just above my natural lash line and winged out) and MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Black Line (applied thinly along my upper lash line)
Mascara: BeneFit They're Real!

Lips: MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Lickable

And a few more shots of the look: 

I had so much fun with this look! It was a perfect way to let the Aqua Matic in Iridescent Lime Green shine without too much drama. Neons really can be wearable, people! Plus, as someone with ultra pale lips, I always enjoy creating a stain that gives my pout a cherry-stained blush. Lickable really was a spot-on shade for the job! 

Is this a look that you would try? What are your favourite summer eye/lip combos?

Thanks for reading! xo


  1. Jen your make up is always so creative & SO well done! Hearts for eyes!

  2. !!! holy crap so awesome. funny. i would use the color combination in clothes but never on my lids. now i need to get a neon green liner too.... damn it :P
    A Beautiful Zen

    1. Hehee- always happy to tempt you with fun colours :)

  3. I love the combo of pink and green, so peppy and bright yet fresh and light! (that rhymed haha)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  4. So pretty! I need to try it!

  5. Love this look! I want that lime green liner even more now :P x

  6. I really like the eyeliner - So bright and bold!


  7. Beautiful makeup! so edgy and fun!


  8. Love love LOVE!! Such a great summery look!

  9. I'm in love with the yellow eye liner, it makes your sight so intese!
    Fabrizia – Cosa Mi Metto???

  10. I'm really loving the lime green on you! This double-liner thing is so hot! Pairing it with Lickable is a great idea as well!

    1. Thanks! It was one of my favourite colour combos of the summer for sure :)

  11. Ugh you are such a cutie pie Jen! I just want to pinch your rosy cheeks gahhh
    Too much? hehe

    1. Haha, not at all ;) Thanks, Jasmine! xo

  12. the color looks great on you, perfect for summer!
    happy day sweety!


  13. wow this looks really cool on you, specially with the lip combo in pink! so summery! <3

  14. Make Up For Ever makes some of the best colors. I love the double liner. So cool!!

  15. This is such a bright look! Nothing I'd dare to try, but I do love the yellow/black liner. It works well together :)


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