Today's post will be about 2 very popular summer trends that are basically completely opposite from one another. One draws the attention up to the eyes, and the other makes a statement with a bold lip. Both looks where inspired by looks my cousin sent me as inspiration. She also has a beauty blog, focusing on beauty on a budget; how to look beautiful without breaking the bank. To see her take on the Icy blue shadow look below, which is a great example of how to do it on a darker skin tone click here: http://makeupmaverick.blogspot.com/ . While the colors are not exactly what I used,the concept is the same.
Look #1: Icy blue shadow, nude lip
Another popular look this summer is a bright lip, paired with a slightly more subtle cat eye.The inspiration was the look seen on Rhianna below:
Look #2: Hot Pink Lips, cat eye:
I started with Stila lip pencil in Obsessed, topping that with a hot pink lip balm. I then layered on a hot pink lip stain. For the base color, I mixed OCC lip tars in the colors Anime & Trollop to get the exact shade I wanted. For shine, I used Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in the color Crush. You could also obviously use a clear gloss, but I wanted to really add another level of intensity. It's very important when rocking a bold lip like this to make sure your lips are properly exfoliated & moisturized.
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