Summer Makeup: Easy Pop of Color

Easy pop of color

Hello everyone! In my last tutorial I created a vibrant look for spring and summer but then I realized that such a many-step process is not for everyone and most definitely not for everyday. Sometimes we want to incorporate color but do it in a fresh, easy, and day-time appropriate way. This is exactly what I’m going to show you today – just a pop of brightness on the lower lashline and the lips. Enjoy!

I’ve already done my base so we are moving right to the eyes. The eye makeup will be super easy: a subtle wing on the top lid and a colorful lower lashline. To start, I’m going to add some definition to the crease which will go nicely with the liner. I’m using NYX blush in “Taupe” that I’ve applied earlier as my contour color. Any time you choose the same bronzing or contouring shade for you face as well as your eyes, you tie everything together in a more natural way. 

This blush in particular is perfect for creating realistically looking shadows since it has a grey undertone. BUT if you have a deeper complexion, I’d recommend staying away from such colors as they may easily make you ashy.

Taupe blush by NYXAdd taupe into the crease

For this look I’m drawing a slightly different shape with my brush. Instead of a round, “C”-like motion I’m going almost straight ahead from the tail of the brow to its front part. The reason I’m doing this is because I’m trying to elongate the eye as opposed to creating a rounded appearance.

Drag the color to the front part of the brow

Now you need to pick any matte light shadow to put it on the lid and on the brow bone. I love a highlighting shade from the Too Faced Brow Envy kit (I even depoted it 🙂 ) Although I never cared for the brow powder itself, I really enjoy this pinky-ivory shadow – it’s so brightening!

Highlighting shade Apply the light shadow on the lidHighlight under the brow

Here comes the scary part – creating a cat eye 😀 You can choose a gel or liquid liner, whatever you prefer. I had Mac Fluidline handy and I paired it with this tiny brush from BH that I actually like a lot. It’s not angled but somehow it makes drawing a wing so much easier.

I usually start with creating a thin to medium line close to the lash roots. It doesn’t have to be perfect right away, you can polish the line in the end. Then I line the inner part of the eye very-very thinly. Make sure you darken the inner rim because that’s where skin can often look through and you can see gaps.

Draw a thin line across the lidDarken the inner part of the eye

Next I map out my wing by simply following the lower lashline towards the tale of the eyebrow. All that is left to do is connect the wing with the line on the lid and fill in the cat eye. Oh, and as you can see, I anchor my pinky on the cheek for more precision because otherwise, my liner will get out of control 🙂

Map out the wingConnect the wing with the liner

If your wing is good as it is, props to you 🙂 but if you need a little clean-up, just take an angled liner, dip it into a makeup remover or, as I’m doing here, rub it on a makeup wipe and sharpen the line.

Dip your brush into a makeup removerClean up your liner

Now let’s add that pop of color! I’ve picked a beautiful lilac shadow and smudged it generously on the lower lashline with a pencil brush. Here you can actually use any shade you desire, I’m just giving you an example.

Lilac shadow from Morphe 35s paletteSmudge lilac on the lower lashline

To define the lashline a bit more, I’m taking a flat brush and pressing some black right into the lash roots stopping halfway to the inner corner. You don’t want to leave it like that so grab a smudging brush and diffuse the edges.

Put black really close to the lash rootsDiffuse black

To brighten the eye look even more, I highlighted the inner corners with the L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in “Time resist white” and applied a white liner in the waterline.

L'oreal infallible eyeshadow in Time Resist White Highlight the inner corner of the eyeApply a white eyeliner in the inner rim

To finish the eyes, I applied mascara as well as some falsies but you can absolutely skip them for this makeup.

The completed eye look

I really wanted to pair the lilac with pink lips, I think these two go really well together. I chose NYX lip liner in “Rose” and Revlon Matte Balm in “Unapologetic”. After the lips are done, you’re good to go. Hope you’ve enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

NYX lip pencil in RoseLine your lips with the NYX lip pencilRevlon Matte Balm in Unapologetic

Lilac eyes and pink lips

Bright summer makeup

Summer makeup

Pop of color

The products used:

Catrice Prime and Fine Anti-Red Base
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Fresco
Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser in Light
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer in NW15
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light
NYX HD Blush in Taupe
NYX Blush in Mocha
Mac Blot Powder in Medium Dark
Mac Eye Brows in Fling
NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Morphe 35S Palette
Too Faced Brow Envy (Highlighting shade)
Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack
L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Time Resist White
Max Factor Kohl Eye Liner Pencil in White
Clinic High Impact Mascara
Eylure Lengthening lashes #080
NYX Lip Liner in Rose
Revlon Matte Balm in Unapologetic

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