Hi, everyone! Apologies that the blog has been a bit sparse of late- wedding planning has ramped up recently (with some exciting and productive results, thankfully), but I'm using this week to fully jump back on the blogging train! I'm getting the wheels turning with a playful, Summery Look of the Day, as it's been ages since I've shared a makeup look- and what better way to restart my engine than with some vibrant colour?
Once again, the star of today's look is the amazing Kat von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette, which has to be the most perfect selection of bold, but blendable rainbow shadows on the market. I truly wear it tons! This time around, I opted for a sunset-inspired makeup, drawing on hues of yellow, orange, purple, blue and green.
For the look, I wanted to create a blended gradient starting with lighter shades of yellow, shifting into reds and oranges and fading to purples and blues. I started with Legend (a pale golden yellow) on the inner third of the lid, blended with Analogue (a true orange) and Swoon (a bold pink) on the centre of the lid. For a further gradient, I applied Anthem (a warm violet), Echo (a sparkly indigo), and Hyperballad (a saturated teal) on the outer third of the lid. For a neutral touch to unify the shades, I swept Strutter (a mid-tone chestnut brown) in the crease as a transition and then added touches of Lyric (a shimmery ivory) as a highlight on the brow bone and inner corners. For a finishing touch, I decided to integrate some green tones on the lower lash line. I started at the inner corner and worked outward, reaching for Legend (the pale golden yellow), Vinyl (a lime green), Misfit (a grassy green), and Synth (a sea blue).
I finished the eye look with my favourite deep purple liner- Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Rouge Noir- and a generous helping of the amazing Essence Forbidden Volume Mascara in black.
For the lips and cheeks, I reached for cheery tones of pinky coral peach. The blush is one of my all-time favourites- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta and the lipstick is a new and ultra fun pick, MAC Satin Lipstick in Sushi Kiss. The lipstick can be a bit intense and retro-looking when applied full on, so instead I dabbed it on lightly for a more subtle effect. To add some glow to the skin, I used another new goody from MAC, Beauty Powder in Glow Rida, a lovely subtle rosy golden highlight.
Here's a closeup of the eye and cheek look, followed by a full breakdown of everything I used!
Foundation: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation No10 mixed with Clinique Even Better Foundation in Alabaster
Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral
Powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Plus
Bronzer: Revlon PhotoReady Bronzer in Bronzed and Chic
Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta
Highlighter: MAC Beauty Powder in Glow Rida
Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Primer: Blinc Eye Shadow Primer in Light Tone and NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Eye Shadow: (from the Kat von D. Mi Vida Loca Eye Shadow Palette): Legend (on the inner third of the lid) blended with Analogue and Swoon (on the centre of the lid), fading out to Anthem, Echo, and Hyperballad (on the outer third of the lid), with Noble and Strutter in the crease (as a transition) and Lyric as a highlight (on the brow bone and inner corners), and Legend, Vinyl, Misfit, and Synth along the lower lash line
Eyeliner: Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Rouge Noir
Mascara: Essence Forbidden Volume Mascara in Black
Lipstick: MAC Satin Lipstick in Sushi Kiss
And a few more shots of the look:
This was one of those makeup looks that I really hated to wash off- I so loved how the colours worked together! I've seriously never been let down by the Mi Vida Loca Remix palette and it's nearly impossible to be in a bad mood when wearing MAC Sushi Kiss lipstick. It is so playful and full of life!
What is your favourite colourful eye shadow palette? How do you like to wear bold colour in the Summertime? Any new favourite lipsticks?
Thanks for stopping by! xo