Spring! It is around the corner believe it or not guys, and I am itching to try some new looks for the season. If you are like me at all, I just cannot “do” Spring when our climate shows no signs of it yet. It does not make sense to me to be throwing my jean jacket on over top of a floral blouse, paired with a flowing skirt and a pair of flats when by the time I get five minutes out the door I am either drenched and grumpy or freezing and drenched and grumpy. (It is Vancouver after all!) Same goes for my makeup, hair and nails.
I love the cozy clothes, and booties, the matte complexion with contour and deep vibrant lip colours, the sort of gothic style hair parted down the centre, or far side part and anywhere from a pastel to ox blood to metallic nail to balance it all out.
Maybe I will hold on to them a little longer but how can you resist when the stores are all filling with vibrant shades of bright and pastel, in clothing and of course with makeup?
So I took some inspiration from the runway! Definitely one of my favourite looks for Spring is the bronzed, burnt orange, rustic country girl appeal. Nice rich warm tones for the eyes, face and lips that some would find dull, but I think its just the opposite. This look is warm, yet glowing, and its subtle not heavy. That is the key difference.
How To: For shadow you can find any warm tone with a hint of brass or rust shade in it and sweep that all over the lid and follow underneath the eye. Swipe on a coat of volumizing mascara and pow the eyes are done!To amp it up you can incorporate a deeper shade closer to the lash line and make it a bronze smokey eye. Smudge some black or dark brown Eyeliner at the base of the lashes as well. For complexion, choose a medium coverage foundation and mix in a few drops of bronze illuminator. I feel like most people will like the next step, using your powder bronzer to finish of the look and use as your blush! I prefer a mix of a matte bronzer and and illuminating one in this case and to switch up the shade I prefer Bronze Beauty by Paula Dorf. Finish off with a tinted conditioning balm and this is where you do want to choose a shade that is more flattering to your skin tone.
Next look coming soon! – L
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