Apr 15, 2014

Quick Look: April Showers

Today's look reminds me of spring rains. The eyes are mostly blue and green with a bit of yellow bursting through, like the sun through the clouds. This is what the weather here has been like for the last few days. Even though it is warmer and sometimes sunnier than it has been in a long time, the rain keeps randomly bursting out. We even had some pretty crazy thunderstorms yesterday. I hope my eye makeup reflects this a little bit.

Please excuse my gross hair. One side of it seriously needs to calm down!

My entire eye look was done with the Sigma Creme de Couture palette. I feel kind of bad for using it so often because it was a limited edition item, but I have been waiting all winter to bust these colours out in full force! They are just the most perfect shades for spring! I basically used all of the blue shades and the mintier green shades, as well as the yellow. I also darkened my crease a tiny bit with the brown.

I tried something a little bit different with my blush. I applied it along the top of my cheekbones and all the way up to my temples. It gave me an extra flushed look, but I can't decide if it looks cute or like a sunburn. :P To do this I used a mixture of the peach and golden pink shades from my BH Cosmetics Glamorous Blush Palette.

Finally for the lips I used Impulse Cosmetics' lipstick in Psychedelic. This sort of broke the April Showers look up a bit, but I really like how the colours worked together anyways!

This look was especially fun to create because I love the colours, but also because the Sigma Creme de Couture palette is so much fun to work with. The pastel shades in it just make me happy to look at. I hope you enjoyed my pastel version of a spring shower themed eye! I hope your April has been less rainy than mine so far!

11 comments:

  1. I love the story behind the look! And I love the look itself. Very perfect for spring rain. The yellow inserts are my favorite part.

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    1. Thank you! Normally I just slap on colours, but for once I had an idea before I started!

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  2. gorgeous pastel look!! The purple lips made a surprising combo, but it turned out great! Love it!

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  3. I think this is one of my favorite looks. The mint and lemon yellow are close enough in tone that visually they nearly melt together. Painting your lips in purple was so inspired.

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    1. Thank you so much! It actually took me a really long time to pick a lipstick for this look, so I am pleased that it worked out so well.

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  4. Love how bright the eye makeup is and the lipstick! love it! At least you have some bits of color bursting through, we went from +23 degrees Celsius so that would be 73 Fahrenheit and the next day it dropped to -3 and we had snow! That's Canada for you, nothing happens gradually.

    -Erica

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    1. yeah it snowed basically right after I wrote this...

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  5. I love the eye make-up with this lip colour.

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