summer makeup lookbook

I'm actually not sure what a lookbook is, so just forget that part of the title - it makes me sound serious and like I know what I'm doing. 

This was actually quite a highly requested post, despite my eyeliner skills being timely and average at best. So, thank you, I suppose, for enjoying the way I paint my face; that's always flattering to hear. I guess I'm also surprised that people think theres *a way* a do my makeup - you'd laugh at how much guessing takes place in front of the little mirror on my stool at home.

Nonetheless, for the sake of a new post, I'll try my best to pull together a few looks I have enjoyed doing, for summer in particular. Perhaps I'll explain how to achieve them (that is if I can remember myself). Give the people what they want, am I right?

COLOURED EYELINER

THIS TOOK ME FOREVER TO DO. This was also guesswork - I don't have a particular way to do my eyeliner because I manage to mess up even worse with every method I try. I shed tears on this eyeliner (no exaggeration). I was frustrated beyond belief when I failed to make my left wing match my right wing.

Eyes - Sephora coloured liner

Eyes - Sephora coloured liner

Eyes - Sephora coloured liner

Eyes - Sephora coloured liner

Eyes - Sephora coloured liner

Eyes - Sephora coloured liner

 

YELLOW

Recently, I purchased a yellow single eyeshadow from Kiko Milano in shade 19. At the time, it was an impulse buy, but I've honestly really enjoyed the colour. I usually don't use this colour alone, and often use it as a base or blend it in with other colours (specifically the shade 'creation' from the LimeCrime Venus palette; and 'mousse' from the TooFaced Semi-sweet chocolate bar palette). I also enjoy the way it looks with a coloured liner.

Eyes - Kiko Milano single in shade '19', and Limecrime Venus Palette's shade 'Creation'

Eyes - Kiko Milano single in shade '19', and Limecrime Venus Palette's shade 'Creation'

Eyes - Kiko Milano single in shade '19', and Limecrime Venus Palette's shade 'Creation'

 

RED

Lips and eyes, but maybe not together. For most red eye looks, I use my beloved Venus palette (buy it, by the way. Honestly the best purchase I have ever made). And for the lips, I use Kat Von D's everlasting liquid lip in the shade 'Berlin'. Sometimes, I'll apply 'Bleached' (Velvetine by LimeCrime) in the centre of the lips to add dimension. Or at least that's what I think it does. Honestly, I do it to convince myself I'm sophisticated.

Venus Palette by Limecrime on eyes

Eyes - Venus Palette by Limecrime

Eyes - Venus Palette by Limecrime

Eyes - Venus Palette by Limecrime

Lips - 'Berlin' Everlasting liquid Lipstick by Kat von D

Lips - 'Berlin' Everlasting liquid Lipstick by Kat von D

Lips - 'Berlin' Everlasting liquid Lipstick by Kat von D

 

BLUSH

This is probably the only component I actually have a technique for. As someone that blushes SUPER easily (to the point where I've been asked whether I've been running around outside when in reality I'm just slightly nervous); I use a coral coloured blush. Anything too pink makes me look, well... like myself when I'm answering a question in maths. The actual blush I use is a really disgusting jelly-like cream blush that I got in year 5. It is genuinely the most crusty thing I own, yet i insist on using it. It claims that it's Maybelline, but I got it in China (so it's probably fake). The hinge on the cap has rusted and it smells kind of weird too, but it does the job.

I apply the blush in a somewhat line, from the apples of my cheeks, connecting over the bridge of my nose. Basically, where you would sunburn. Don't overdo this, though. Sometimes because i'm fake, I add a few small freckles on my nose and cheeks over the blush using a brown eye pencil - where freckles on your face would naturally occur during summer. Highlight is also a part of this look, but frankly I can get away with just the grease on my face most of the time.

Cheeks - Some crusty fake Maybelline product from 5 years ago that honestly induces nausea in small children and probably contains rat poison

Cheeks - Some crusty fake Maybelline product from 5 years ago that honestly induces nausea in small children and probably contains rat poison

Cheeks - Some crusty fake Maybelline product from 5 years ago that honestly induces nausea in small children and probably contains rat poison

All pictures are taken by my brother, Rhys, and edited by myself.