My Spring Inspired Look

I started to take off the make-up from the founation tutorial when I decided to do a very spring-y, colourful look. I took off a bit of the make-up I already had from the foundation tutorial so forgive the angry blemish. Also, my eyebrows desperately need grooming but I'm too lazy to get them done or to tidy them up for now. Feel free to substitute any of the products I used for similar colours from other brands.

I find this look very wearable and not very dramatic. Let me know what you think.

Make-up used:

  • Nixie Natural Finish Founation/Oil Free
  • Besame translucent powder
  • Benefit Moon Beam
  • Revlon Colorstay kohl pencil in black
  • Revlon Skinlights Illuminating Wand in Medium Touch. I adore this concealor an hate Revlon for discontinuing it.
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion. This is one of my favourite primers.
  • Nixie Mineral Eye Shadow in Nixie.
  • Urban Decay Secret Service. This is a matte medium brown for the crease.
  • LORAC Moonstone to highlight on the browbone. This is a shimmery champagne.
  • Bobbi Brown blush in Spice. This is a cinnamon/amber shade.
  • Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Flash. This is a sheer tangerine that is not scary.
  • Maybelline XXL mascara
Tools used:
  • MAC 239 brush to apply shadow on the lid
  • MAC 222 brush to apply the crease shade and blend it out. I also used it to apply shadow the brow bone
  • MAC 187 brush to apply foundation
  • MAC 242 brush to apply concealor
  • Scott Barnes angled blush brush to apply, hold your breath, blush
  • Scott Barnes flatliner brush to apply shadow on the lower lash line
  • MAC 129 brush to apply powder. Alternatively, you can use this for blush.

Step 1:
Apply foundation, concealor, powder, and if you want highlighter. See the foundation tutorial if necessary.

Step 2:
Tap the Primer Potion on your lids.

Step 3:
Apply Nixie very sheerly on the lid. I didn't want to pack on the colour and kept it soft and fresh.

Step 4:
Apply Secret Service in the crease and blend into the Nixie and into the brow bone.

Step 5:
Apply Moonstone on the brow bone and blend into the crease.

Step 6:
Rim the entire bottom lash line with Nixie. Line the outer fourth of the lower lash line with Secret Service. Blend the to colours.

Step 7:
Make a thin line with the black kohl pencil starting from the inner edge of the pupil to the outer corner of the eye. Do not extend the line any further. Apply the kohl pencil lightly on the outer third of the lower lash line.

Step 8:
Curl lashes if necessary and apply mascara on top and bottom lashes.

Step 9:
Apply blush on the apply of the cheek and follow through to the temple (refer to the blush tutorial if needed).

Step 10:
Apply Pixel to finish the look. I applied it fairly sheerly because I didn't want to overwhelm the look.


GG said...

Hey Anu,
just wanted to say you are toooo damn GORGEOUS. First I thought you looked like Malaika Arora, that was before I saw your full face FOTD, now I think you are a combo of her, bips and ash, woohooo

Anyways take it easy and I hope you're feeling better.

7:29 PM
Anu said...

You are so very sweet for saying that. *hugs* i would like to be airbrushed 24/7 like them though.

i'm feeling a bit better but having a serious case of senioritis :(

11:47 PM

Katrina said...

Wow, soft but sultry! You are gorgeous!

7:13 AM
Anu said...

i'm glad you like the look. :)

8:15 AM

Anonymous said...

hi anu
loved this look but we don't have nixie makeup in england. can you suggest an alternative to the eyeshadow please. also are you considering doing video tutorials?
zereen x

11:48 AM
Anu said...

hey anonymous:
i definately want to try to make video tutorials, but i need to make sure my camera will pick it up properly. i'm always scared that the colours wont show up properly. i will give it a try soon. as for the shadow, it looks a bit like urban decay mildew but has a lot more blue in it. i will find a better lookalike soon.

5:59 PM

Visha said...

Anu, i wanted to tell you how splendid you look, and then I realise others have beat me to it.

Nonetheless, you are so so beautiful. :)

5:12 AM
Anonymous said...

Hey Anu,
You have a gorgeous , fabulous face:)
Loving the tutorial


6:41 AM
anitakrishlee said...

Hey Anu, This is a wonderful post. I love the step-by-step tutorial with photos as it illustrates each step better.

12:02 PM
Anu said...

hey visha,
thank you so much for your kind words *hugs8

hey ranjani,
what else can i say other than give you a *big bear hug*

hey antakrishlee,
i know, the only thing is if i include photos every step i'm scared the post gets too long. i'll do it from now on though because i think they are more helpful too. *hugs*

10:00 PM

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