Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spring Look: Pink + Green

This will be a non-wordy, picture heavy entry as I'm trying to post this quickly before going to bed :)

Here is the spring look I did for Chyix2's Spring look contest!

Soft subtle pink, olive, and green eyes



Paired the colours with a pale pink blush and sheer pink-coral tinted lips:



I was basically aiming for a light, airy fresh look so everything used was sheer and shimmery. Also I used tinted moisturizer instead of mineral makeup for a lighter, more dewy look.

Here's what I used:


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch concealer #2
Everyday Minerals Intensive Light concealer
Silk Naturals Perfecting Powder

Jill Stuart Mix Blush compact in Lovely Tulip
MAC MSF in Perfect Topping
MAC Emote

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Light pink shade from Kate Line Spicy Eyes palette
Bright pink from the MAC Holiday '07 Cool Eyes palette
Olive gold Majolica Majorca eyeshadow
Light and dark greens from T'estimo Frame Impact palette
L'oreal HIP gel liner - dark brown
Too Faced Lash Injection Pinpoint mascara on top and bottom lashes

Eyeshadow shades used are as circled:


Here is the tutorial with step by step pics for eyeshadow application:

Start with a primed eye -I used Urban Decay Primer Potion and blended it all over the lid up to the browbone.


Apply a light pink shade on the inner corner of your eyelid (Lighting change because I moved to the washroom).


Apply a brighter pink shade on top of the inner corner, blending it out.


Use a light green shade on the outer corner of the eyelid.


Add a darker green shade to the outer corner in a sideways "V" shape


Add an olive green-gold shade to the center of the eyelid, it helps to blend the pink and green shades together.


Hmm...I stupidly covered it up with my watermark, but I also added a light beigey highlighting shade under the browbone to highlight.

Then take a soft, fluffy blending brush like this:


And use to blend the eyeshadow on the lid to soften any edges.


See it looks softer around the edges doesn't it?


Take a brown liner (looks softer and more natural than black for this look) and line the top lashes.


Voila lined eyes...


After that - curl your lashes, and apply mascara on top and bottom lashes.

Finished product again:



For cheeks I used a pale pink blush (Jill Stuart 07 Lovely Tulip), and topped it with a shimmery highlighter (MAC MSF Perfect Topping)


Used a sheer coral tint (MAC Popster TLC) for lips


And thats it! Nite guys~


izumi said...

very pretty :) i like all of the colors!

kkkkatie said...

so pretty =) I love subtle bright colors!

AskMeWhats said...

Your spring look is super fresh and pretty! :) :) :)

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

so prettY!waaay better than mine. mine is a fail attempt. wished i packed more colours on mine. everyone thought it was gold but it's a lime green colour hahaha

Edna said...

I like the look! It's so soft. And the lip color makes a nice pop :)

Unknown said...

YUM! Your look makes me want to go and eat a watermelon :D I have the same Kate palette in neutral tones. It's my all time most used palette :D

Unknown said...

So fresh!

I love seeing your FOTD's. The Olive and Gold compact looks fab!!

miemiemie said...

very very nice, perfect for summer :) thanks for posting the photo tutorial :) the lipcolors looks fab on you

Crystal said...

pretty! so light and wearable.

Jamilla Camel said...

That's a really beautiful, subtle spring look! I love it!

MiuMiu said...

nice look. i think the popster looks nice on you =) out of curiosity, do you go to brock uni?

fuzkittie said...

Great job!! I love it~

Cris said...

Really lovely pics this time ^_^! Don't get me wrong, you always look good :-P ;), but I'd love this as a magazine article :).
And Popster looks good on you :D! Maybe you should keep the TLC for yourself after all ;D.
P.S. So happy everything arrived alright ^_^!

Violet Honeybee said...

ohh its so perfect for spring/summer!! You look so fresh and young~ =) I was debating about buying perfect topping but I passed o.o

cheryl said...

fantastic spring look this looks great!

Phoebe said...

such a pretty look! love how natural it looks!!

natural cosmetics said...

Nice look !!!! lovely colors!!!!

noone said...

What a colorful spring look! It looks just like a flower and you're so pretty :)

Fabulously Thrifty said...

I adore this look-you look so dewy and summery.

Liz said...

Lovely! Befitting of spring indeed. I hope you win! :)

Rae // theNotice said...

Whee, a photo tutorial!! I love photo tutorials!!

*hugs you to death*

Bonus points for the fact that it's gorgeous ^^

mayaari said...

i like the blend of colors for your eyes - it's really pretty!

and damn, I should've gotten Popster instead of Pink looks like such a pretty coral!

glory said...

wow, this is your most gorgeous look yet!

Mona said...

love the colours and love how soft it looks

Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

I just couldn't stop myself from using MAC MSF... don't u think it's so lovely too ?

cand said...

i can never pull off these colors, but u look so natural and flawless w/this look^_^ popster looks great on ur lips!

Anonymous said...

i love your looks~ (always! lol)

ugh, totally agree. moving to the states sounds like a sweet idea!
anyway if you have a txt messaging plan, apparently it won't affect you...but i need to call in soon and double check on mine. such a hassle! esh.

Cheryl Anne said...

Thanks for the tutorial...great spring colours! Like a flower petal!

stellarvixen said...

hola, searching for maquillage range & stumble onto your blog!
good attempt with the pink&green...
nice blending & crafting keke

i'll try this look soon! domo

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