Monday, June 9, 2014

Guest Blogger: Makeup by Swapna: Peachy-Orange Look for Summer

Easy Day to Night Peachy-Orange Look for Summer

This look is ideal for day or night, especially in the Summer. It can be achieved in just about 10 minutes. The idea is to create a soft and elegant look. The products are applied in a very light fashion to combat the sweltering summer heat. Bobbi Brown's Calypso Coral Pot Rouge is used both on the lips and cheeks to create a fresh, peachy look. The eyes are simple but bright -- a perfect complement to the orange hues. Skip the concealer for an even lighter look, especially if you don't have any blemishes or under-eye darkness to worry about. With twelve simple steps, even a beginner can achieve the look in 10 minutes or less. There are so many Summer looks out there but this one is by far my favorite this season. Enjoy!

Face                                                                         Tools/Brushes
The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion SPF 15                                              
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (Radiance Bronze)                                                          
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation (Hazelnut Beige)--Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage- SC-5-----------------------Real Techniques Detailer Brush
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder-------------------------------Real Techniques Powder Brush/ Powder puff
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup base-----Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks (Calypso Coral)

Bobbi Brown Corrector (Peach)-----------------------------------MAC 194 Brush
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer- 4------------------------------Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush
MAC eyeshadow (Orb)-----------------------------------------------Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush
MAC eyeshadow (Ricepaper)--------------------------------------Real Techniques Detailer Brush 
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye pencil (Zero-Black) 
Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara----------------------------------Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash curler

Bite Beauty Superfruit butter
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks- Calypso Coral

1. Apply moisturizer and allow to sink in for a minute or so. Then apply the primer. Also apply the superfruit butter or your favorite lip balm to the lips.

2. Using clean fingers or the Expert Face Brush, apply a dime-sized amount of the Silk Creme Foundation to the face.
3. Swirl the Buffing Brush in the bronzing makeup base and apply to the temples, tip of the nose and on top of the cheekbones. Apply any left over bronzer on the brush below the jawlines for additional definition.
4. Using the Detailer Brush, mix both the light and dark shades of the Secret Camouflage face concealer to conceal any blemishes or dark spots.
5. Using the smallest amount of the Bobbi Brown peach corrector, conceal any under-eye darkness with MAC's 194 brush.
6. Layer concealer over the corrector using the  Real Techniques deluxe crease brush or your favorite concealer brush.
7. Now set the make up with translucent setting powder with a powder puff or Powder Brush.
Note: If using the powder puff, press the puff into the skin with the tiniest amount of powder. If using the Powder brush, gently press the brush into the skin. Either way, do not swipe! Else, all the concealer layered underneath will be disturbed.
8. Using the Shadow brush, apply MAC Orb shadow all over the lid and extend slightly towards the brow-bone. Using the Detailer brush, apply Ricepaper eyehadow to the inner corners of the eyes to open them even more.
9. Tight-line the upper inner rim of the eye using the black pencil eyeliner. Since we are not using any eyeliner for this look, this step is important in making the upper lash line look fuller. Tight-lining the lower rim of the eye is not necessary for this look. 
10. Using clean fingers, apply some of the Calypso Coral Pot Rouge to the lips for a fresh just-pinched look.
11. Apply the same Calypso Coral Pot Rouge to the tops of the cheekbones over the bronzer and extend any leftover product on the fingers towards the edge of the face. Apply any leftover pigment to the bridge of the nose.
12. To finish off the look, curl your eyelashes using your favorite eyelash curler and black mascara.

I am a graduate student at California State University, Northridge. Currently, I am pursuing a master's degree in Engineering Management. Formerly, I competed in NCAA Women's Tennis for CSUN and have been a nationally ranked tennis player in my home country, India. From a very early age, I developed a love for cooking and I continue to experiment in the kitchen for my family and friends. I've done some modeling and discovered that makeup artistry is a lot of fun. I enjoy working with different textures and colors.  

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Tags: makeup, beauty, summer, peach, orange, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, Calypso Coral, Real Techniques, Buffing Brush, Powder Brush, Detailer Brush, Shadow Brush, Expert Face Brush, MAC 194 brush, Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel, Bronzing base, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, Laura Mercier Primer, Bronze Radiance, Bronzer, Bobbi Brown Peach Corrector, Bite Beauty Superfruit Butter, The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Lotion SPF 15, Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler

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