Makeup Tutorial: Tanned for Summer

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hi guys! I'm sorry I've been neglecting the blog - it was my birthday last week and I was swamped and distracted! I'm back now, and hopefully posting will increase in frequency. I have today a simple makeup tutorial for the summertime. It's something quite outside my comfort zone, because being Asian and all, I hate being tan. But I had a few products that hadn't seen the light of day in a while, so I thought - 'Why not?'

I had a little bit of a play with metallics too, because I saw this trend on the Fall runways and loved it. Out of season, I know, but since when does makeup play by the rules, right? :)

Start by buffing a face tanner onto your skin. I was recently sent a good one by Le Tan called Face Tan Radiant Glow Instant Self Tanning Lotion. Keep it light - too much tan is never a good thing. NEVER.

Then, using a buffing brush, buff a foundation that's slightly darker than your normal skin tone onto your skin. I am using INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation in Beige. 
Using the same brush, buff a cream bronzer onto  the outer frames of your face, and the high points - the cheekbones, temples, the bridge of your nose, and chin. I used Rimmel 8hr Mousse Bronzer in Medium Glow.

Then, apply a gold cream eyeshadow onto your entire lid. I am using Jemma Kidd Glitterati Eyeshadow Dust Duo in Papparazzi.

Using a fluffy brush (I am using Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush), place a contour colour onto your crease. I used the Sleek Contour Kit in Medium.

Line your eyes with a pencil liner. I am using MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder. Don't make the line too thick, and don't take it to far at the outer corners.

Then, place a dark purple eyeshadow below the crease. I am using Red Earth Illusion Lights Beauty Pro Eyeshadow in Cocoa Berry.

Using a smudge brush, blend and soften the purple eyeshadow, and extend it slightly at the outer corners of your eyes.

Then, place a metallic cream eyeshadow (I chose cream because it adds beautiful texture to the look) on the inner corner of your eyes, stopping in the middle of the eyelids. I used Sleek Molten Metal Metallic Eyeshadow Duo.

Using a stippling brush, place a subtle highlighter onto the cheekbones. A great subtle highlighter for this look  is the Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme in Rose Gold.
Then, apply a rosy pink blush to the apples of the cheeks. I used MAC Mineralise Blush in Gentle.

Finish off with a matte lip cream. I used Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream in Angel Delight.

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