Hey everyone! Summer has finally settled in here in the UK, and with my exams finally over, I am 100% in holiday mode! Well, I’m not actually off work until next week, but as we inch closer to our outbound flight, it’s hard not to get excited!
I took a short break from blogging to finish up my exams and recover from them. I’m still finding it strange to not have to worry about homework when I get home in the evenings. With all this new-found spare time, I am taking the opportunity to catch up on my posts before jetting away, and what better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a brightly coloured halo eye?
I’ve seen this colour combination a lot on Instagram, most recently on the incredibly talented Rocioceja. I just really wanted to try it out for myself! Keep reading to find out what products I used to achieve this look!
- *Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm (Amazon)
- Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain
- Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer in 01 Ivory
- Iconic London Contour Kit
- Iconic London Illuminator in Shine
- RCMA No Colour Powder
I’ve mentioned most of these products on my blog before, as they have become staples in my routine. The Nivea Post Shave Balm doesn’t have any pore filling capabilities, but it just helps to keep everything in place for hours.
My review of the Rimmel foundation was my first ever post (and still my most popular one to date). I’m still not a fan of it’s light coverage and poor staying power, but I carried on using it to avoid it going to waste, and I find it gives me a lovely, healthy glow. It works best if I only wear it for shorter outings, say if we were going out for lunch, and paired with Iconic’s contour and highlighting products it does give a nice, lightweight base.
Ignore just how messy my brows are at this point, revision took away any time I had to get them threaded! Luckily I have really been enjoying more natural brows over a bolder Instagram brow recently. The Microbrow Pencil is great at giving a precise result, without the hours of work required for a brow pomade.
The Max Factor brow gel is definitely becoming a favourite of mine. It is intended to use on it’s own, but my natural brows are a little too sparse for me to try that. It just gives the brow hairs extra dimension, helping achieve that fluffier look while being much more affordable than the popular alternatives from Anastasia Beverley Hills and Benefit! I also cleaned up the bottom of the brow when I primed my eyes.
- PLouise Base in 0.5
- Morphe 35B
- Anastasia Modern Renaissance – Tempera & Primavera
- Collection Glam Crystals in 3 Funk
- Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in 77
- Loreal Infallible Gel Crayon in Super Copper
- Revolution Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights
- L’Oréal Mega Volume Miss Manga
- Ardell Lashes in 105
Just in case you missed my review, the PLouise Base is a firm new favourite for getting the most out of my eyeshadow. I started with the yellow from the Morphe 35B in the crease, which required a lot of building up and probably would have been as intense with another primer.
The rest of the eye look was fairly simple: I added a bright orange on the inner and outer thirds of my eye, cut the halo portion using the base again, then blended the edge out using a lighter orange. The gold shade in the 35B wasn’t quite what I was after, so I mixed it with Primavera from Modern Renaissance, and topped it with the glitter liner for extra sparkle.
For the lower lashline I used the same matte shades again. I tried the Inglot liner for the first time, and I can already see why it is such a cult favourite! It’s a dream to use in comparison to the Maybelline one I was using. To finish it off, I added eyeliner, mascara and lashes.
- *L’Oreal Paris Glam Bronze Duo 101 Blonde Harmony (Amazon)
- Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
- Revolution Radiance Palette
- Barry M Mist & Fix Illuminating Finish
- Revolution x Sophdoesnails Highlighter Palette
Nothing particularly original to see here folks!I pretty much use these every time I do my makeup at the moment. The Radiance Palette is a more subtle highlighter palette, but it is also known as a dupe for the Hourglass powders, so I use them as finishing powders to give a more… well, radiant finish!
I went with the Barry M’s Illuminating spray for even more of a glow, and as always I added the highlighter on top of it to make sure it really popped.
Manila is my go to this season and it will of course be coming on holiday with me (more on that next week!). You might remember from my post testing Bourjois lip products that I was really keen to get back into gloss: I am pleased to say that I have finally found one that I am happy with! The NYX Butter Glosses are not particularly pigmented, but they are incredibly comfortable and they add a lovely sheen without being sticky. I’ve already bought two, and I feel like I may have to go back for more.
That’s it for today’s look! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did creating it. I have a few more posts planned before going on holiday which I can’t wait to share with you, so make sure you’re following so you don’t miss them!
What are you current favourite makeup products? Leave me a comment to let me know!
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