April 14, 2010

Lighten Up Your Make Up!

It is now spring and before we know it we will be in full fledged summer mode! With the change of seasons we all tend to concentrate on our wardrobes. We switch them out and buy a couple of new pieces to keep things fresh. This is also a time where we want to change out our make up styles for something a little fresher and lighter. What's in your make up bag? Is it time for a little freshening up for the new season? Read on to see what's in mine! (or at least on my list;-)

This is a beautiful palette by Josie Maran. Don't you remember her? In 1997 she became a very well known  face for Maybelline after becoming a model signed with Elite at the age of 17. She graced covers such as Glamour, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Mademoiselle. She also went on to become the iconic Guess girl. And now Josie has created her own make up line. This girl has got it goin' on!

I love applying a bit of iridescent shadow to my lids just for that extra shimmer when I go out in the evenings during the summer. Dior's 5 Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow is perfect for this. It is a bit pricey at $58 but lasts forever so it's well worth it. When wearing a shadow with shimmer you really do need to splurge a little in order to get the effect you want. The consistency and the pigments are so much nicer.

Go for an eyeliner that is lighter than the normal shade you wear. If you wear black then try a slate gray. If you wear brown then try a bronze shade.  I love Cover Girl Perfect blend eye pencil. It glides on and it comes with a great smudger which I find is always necessary when applying eyeliner for that more sexy natural look.

Change your nail polish to a pretty sheer shade like this one by Lippmann Collection. I guarantee that this is the best nail polish that you will ever try. And if you try it you will be spoiled forever!

This Schweppes black cherry seltzer lip balm is so light and sheer for summer. Not to mention how fun it is to wear! I love taking this out of my purse and putting it on. Everyone always loves the packaging. It reminds me of those lip tins that I used to get in my stocking on Christmas morning. 

These blushes created by Michael Kors for Estee Lauder are the best blushes I have ever tried. They go on sheer and the colors are so bright and pretty. 1st I got the sunset pink (bottom photo) and I loved it. I loved it so much that I went back and got the sunset coral!!! (top photo) Good luck trying to find these though. They are selling out nation wide so hurry!

1 comment:

Jess said...

I just ordered some new makeup for myself in honor of the new season! I wear Mineralicious! Mineral Makeup... I can't wait to try the mineral eyeliner I ordered and my new lip gloss!