Sunday, 10 May 2015

Simple Summery Look: Blue + Orange

Hi, everyone! The temperatures this weekend have me convinced- Summer is throwing its hat into the ring! What does that mean for my makeup routine? Number of products, down. Vibrancy of colour, up! So I thought I'd share with you a super quick Summery look that packs a colour punch without a multitude of products.

I decided to pair a couple of hues that might get you sweating a bit- blue and orange in the same look? crazy talk!, you might exclaim- but I promise that the colour combination is as wearable as it is fun. 


For the skin, I opted for a matte finish foundation (gotta keep the shinies away when the temperatures rise!), but with a natural look, Maybelline's Dream Wonder Liquid Touch Foundation. Since the colour was concentrated on the eyes and lips, I created a warm, but balanced flush on the cheeks courtesy of Milani Luminoso

As for the eyes, ultra simple. I swept The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Boyfriend Jeans all over the lid, blending it up to the crease. I also applied it to the outer half of my lower lash line for an extra pop of colour. Then I finished things off with an ivory highlight on the brow bone and inner corners (The Body Shop Colour Crush in Oh, Honey) and two coats of an ultra lengthening mascara, The HotShop's Long Lash Mascara from the Born Pretty Store.

Finally, I painted my pout with perhaps the perfect summer lip colour, Milani Colour Statement Lipstick in Sweet Nectar. It's a bold tangerine orange with a soft satin finish that prevents the bold hue from looking too harsh. I got both Boyfriend Jeans and Sweet Nectar in my recent epic makeup swap with my Canadian Beauty Blogger gals and am loving them both! 


The Breakdown:

Foundation: Maybelline Dream Wonder Liquid Touch Foundation in #15 Ivory
Concealer: Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory

Powder: Inglot HD Illuminizing Pressed Powder #402 

Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in Fair Matte 02
Blush: Milani Baked Powder Blush in Luminoso

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel

Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original formula
Eye Shadows: The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadows in Boyfriend Jeans (all over lid, blended up to crease, and on outer half of lower lash line) and Oh, Honey (on brow bone and inner corners as a highlight)

Mascara: HotShop Long Lash Mascara (from the Born Pretty Store)

Lipstick: 
Milani Colour Statement Lipstick in Sweet Nectar


And a few more shots of the look:




I know I say this a lot about the products I'm featuring, but I really think both Boyfriend Jeans and Sweet Nectar will be finding their way into my regular Summer makeup rotation. The soft indigo shimmer of Boyfriend Jeans is totally wearable and Sweet Nectar is a delectable treat for those who love orange lips. And you gotta love products that pack a punch on their own so you can keep things simple in the Summer heat!

What are your favourite colour combinations for Summertime? Are you a fan of blue eyes and/or orange lips?

Thanks for dropping by! xo

35 comments:

  1. This is so pretty. That lipstick is so beautiful x

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    1. Thanks so much! Sweet Nectar is one of my new faves :)

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  2. Ooohh the lipstick shade suits your skin tone very nicely!!
    xox Kat @ Katness

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    1. Thanks so much! I think I'll be wearing it all Summer long :)

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  3. This is a really pretty look!

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  4. This is a really pretty look!

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  5. Hiya babe, lovely make up very cute
    thanks for sharing this with us.

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  6. Really pretty look on you! I love blue and orange together!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tracy! I was really happy with the colour combo :)

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  7. Wow, i never would have thought to pair these two, but it looks absolutely stunning! Thanks for the inspiration.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Thanks so much! Always happy to inspire fun colour combos :)

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  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this to us and have an awesome day! :D

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Kenny! xo

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  9. Hey Jenn, what a fun look! I've done blue and orange, but usually it's just a navy blue eyeliner. I've really been bitten by the blue/teal/turquoise bug lately tho. Might have to give something like this a go soon :)

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    1. I really love navy blue liner! Thanks, Sunny :)

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  10. this look is everyyyyything! I've been a big fan of a coral lip and light blue eyeshadow this last month or so myself ;)
    Definitely need to pick up some of those items

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Maeve! I bet you totally rock that colour combo :)

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  11. Stunning look! I haven't tried any of the body shop color crush eyeshadows yet!

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. Thank you! The shadows are so worth checking out :)

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  12. Gorgeous look! I'm lovin' the colour clash :)

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  13. sometimes i wish i didn't give away my "my boyfriend's jeans" it really is a nice light blue color but i think it works so much better on you than it did for me.

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    1. Aww, thanks! I fell in love with it instantly :)

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  14. Such a lovely fresh look for Spring! Love the blue and orange combo!
    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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    1. Thanks so much, Alexandra! :)

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  15. OMG! That's the lipstick I ditched in the swap! YOU PULL IT OFF SO WELL! Man, that thing looked terrible on me, but I love it so much on you! Hooray for it going to a good home!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! That's the magic of swaps, eh? It instantly became a favourite of mine :)

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  16. bold pairing but it works and you look great!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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