Today I thought I’d show you a superduper simple beauty look I do from time to time that I feel works well for both day time and evening. This look is made with just a few products and takes virtually no time at all! I’m a big fan of using products in unconventional ways. It clears up space in your beauty bag and allows people on a budget to invest in just a few, good quality products.
I often use either a pink or a peachy blush on my eyes. Blushes are rarely super pigmented, so they are easy to blend and work with for us regular folks. I love using this pink from MAC, it is a bright pink so you can really build the product to make it POP, or tone it down a bit like I’ve done in these photos. Wear it with some dark nails and a bit of lip colour to make it more “fall-friendly”, or do a natural look that works all year.
Central Products used: MAC Sheertone Blush in Pink Swoon (similar here), Dior Rouge Nude Lipstick in Esquisse (here).
For the daytime look I used a bit of concealer where it was needed, a tiny bit of bronzer on my cheeks and the blusher on my eyes.
For the more “evening” look, I used a bit more bronzer, used some of the blush on my cheeks and a couple of layers with the Dior lipstick.
Nude manicures is kind of like the colour black for me – it’s something that is convenient, easy to apply and looks great in any situation. There’s a sea of shades out there and it’s often hard to find the right one that matches your tones. My pale skin struggles with any form of beige, so the wrong shade will easily turn my hands into something that belongs in a horror film! So now I’m on a mission – to find the perfect nude nail polish.
The understated nude manicure was a reoccurring beauty feature in the Spring/Summer 2015 fashion weeks, and it’s one of my favourite beauty trends of the season. It’s so simple, and you can play around with different textures such as matte, gel or glossy and colour tones like pink or sand. And last but not least; it can be used as a base for minimalist design which I wrote about earlier (click here to read more)!
Here are some of the wonderful different types of nude manicure looks from this season’s runway shows, and the different polishes that were used to create them.Rag & Bone, JINsoon “Tulle”, Reem Acra, OPI “Bubble Bath”
Proenza Schouler, Essie “Mademoiselle”, Yigal Azrouel, Essie “Mademoiselle”, Essie “Au Natural”
Herve Leger, Morgan Taylor “Heaven Sent”, Morgan Taylor, “In The Nude”, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Morgan Taylor “New School Nude”
Altuzarra, Essie “Spaghetti Strap”, Derek Lam, JINsoon “Nostalgia” and JINsoon “Muse”
J. Mendel, OPI “Matte Top Coat” (affiliate link), Public School, Maybelline Colour Show Nail Laquer “Neutral Statement”
I’m kind of into displaced, bright eyeshadow right now! Perhaps it doesn’t translate in real life, but hey – check out these pictures from Oystermag’s Jump editorial from last fall (and see the video at the source).
Photography Max Doyle
Video Manuela Leigh
Fashion Anna Santangelo
Hair Pete Lennon
Make-up Molly Oakfield
Models Elle and Ellie (IMG), Georgia, Cassi and Ashton (Work)
Hello, commoners! I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend so far.
Last December I decided on a spur of the moment to get bangs. I’ve had it before, but it seems like I always forget that they’re super fun for a couple of months until they reach that awkward, growing out stage. Not long enough to tuck behind your ears yet too long keep straight and kind of too chunky to pretend they’re the same length as the rest of your hair. As a result, regular/high ponytails are kind of out of the question unless I twist the fringe in a certain way, which always ends up getting ruined by the wind anyway. So at the moment, low ponytails seems like the better option. You can do quite a few different styling techniques as well to make them look the way you want, and a rubber hair bubble prevents it from slipping off.
That’s a Donnie Darko reference for ya.
The New York Fashion Week might have been my least favourite fashion week out of all the big players. It’s hard for me to explain why, it feels a bit stagnant in a way. Several of the big designers jumped ship and moved to other venues in the city and after some legal disputes, NYFW was last year kicked out of Lincoln Centre where it has been based for the last few years. It’s not exactly been a glittering affair.
This time around, I enjoyed a lot of the shows. From Alexander Wang’s swamp monster models to Marchesa’s always stunning gowns, hell, I was “yas-ing” Michael Kors! And of course, as per usual, The Row’s simple, timeless fashion which I posted just the other day. The beauty aspect of the collections were also great, they put some bling back in the game and mixed it with some sparkles. And I do love sparkles.