Thank God. We’re at the end of summer. I see why everyone loves it; the beach, natural tans, short shorts. But there’s also: mosquitoes, humidity, your air conditioning humming all night, and even more mosquitoes.
This rosy-toned, orange-y, sparkly look is one of my last looks for summertime, and is one of my absolute favorites. Anytime I get to work with glitter pigments and more than 2 blending brushes, is a chance for me to dive into a creative space.
For this look, I started with Jessie’s Girl Eye Primer (the #1 eye primer of all time if you ask me) all over my lid and under eyes. Swished Makeup Geek Frappe from lashline to brow, and got to work on my crease. I took the Sigma Beauty E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush and Makeup Geek Cherry Cola in the crease, back and forth until I was at the verge of carpal tunnel. That brush is ah-mazing for looks like this; pigmented glitters can be quite overpowering sometimes, and this brush manages to place color specifically in the crease and stays there. For girls with smaller eyes, this brush is an essential. There’s a makeup geek version here for my vegan bunnies! Then I put a bit of extra eye primer on, and packed on MAC Rose Pigment with a MAC 247 Brush, which I’ve been dying to try since I saw Jaclyn Hill’s Rose Gold Sparkle YouTube video. I got the mini version for just 10 dollars, and I’m sure it’ll last me a lifetime.
After the pigment is applied, time to go in with some more transitional colors for a blended look (if you want more of a cut crease, skip this step). I started with Makeup Geek Morocco, blending with a Sedona Lace Universal Blending Brush. I keep packing on and blending until seamless. Then I dragged Morocco to the bottom lashline, finishing off with Cherry Cola at the outer corners. Swipe on some coats of mascara, and finally this look is done.
My on my lips is MAC Cork Lipliner and MAC Mineralize Lipglass in Ray of Sunshine. Ray of Sunshine is one of those lipglosses every girl should have–described as a midtown peachy-toned nude, it has minimal shimmer, so it’s not too offensive.