Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Spring makeup look by Zoe from 'Notes from a twenty something'

My friend Zoe has always been my make-up guru, that girl know whats what when it comes to makeup and skincare and I am really excited that we were able to collaborate and produce this spring make up look. To be fair Zoe did most of the work while I listened and learnt new skills.

I love the look Zoe came up with - the natural makeup look is very me as I don't often wear a lot of makeup but the bright pop of colour on the lips definitely made me feel ready for warmer weather. I will hand over to Zoe to explain how she created this look.

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I love doing make up for other people, it's so fun to think about what colours and styles they would like and what would suit them. When I think of Megan's style I think of bright, fun colours and what better time to add some more colour than Spring. I also know that Megan isn't the sort of person who would feel comfortable wearing lots of make up so we didn't do anything too heavy or dark.

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We started off with the Dior SkinFlash primer, it's one of my favourites, it's really lightweight and brightens the skin. Megan has great skin so I wanted to keep the foundation quite light I used a really small amount of Revlon ColorStay whipped foundation just down the centre to even out the skin tone.

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I wanted the lips to be the feature and I used my favourite lipstick which is Muse by Hourglass, it is a beautiful bright coral and looked amazing on Megan. I wanted to keep the eyes fairly neutral but felt that browns would tone down the look too much so I used some muted purple colours mixed with a matte brown to create a neutral eye that had a bit of a difference. For this we used the Dior palette in Stylish Move and the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. A dash of mascara and the eyes were done. For the cheeks I used the famous NARS Laguna followed by their Orgasm blush, it was just enough to add a bit of dimension without looking too "done".

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I think this is a great look for Megan because I think the colour reflects her personality and is subtle enough that she could wear it with some bright Summery clothes but would also work well with neutrals too. A little eyeliner and a thicker coat of mascara and this could easily transform into an evening look too!

She was a beautiful model and it we had such a fun afternoon hanging out and chatting about lip colours and life in general. Thank you Megan!

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Thank you so much for sharing Zoe, I really hope this is only the start of some joint projects that we can share with you all. What are your favourite makeup tips for Spring?

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  1. Ooh that lip colour is so beautiful! Such a lovely look <3

    Jennie xo |

  2. This look is beautiful! I love your hair short, you look so cute! xx

  3. How fun! What a great look :)

    My favourite make up looks for Spring are colourful eyeshadows - purples, greens, golds, blues ... I love eye make up.

    x Jasmine

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