Makeup To Brighten Your Day

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Makeup to brighten your day

| Makeup Products To Brighten Your Day! |

The days are getting shorter and dark rainy days are becoming more frequent. Whilst Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons, I'm not really a fan of this aspect and it can affect my mood sometimes. I try to do little things to boost my mood during these dark miserable days and one of the things I like to do is wear bright makeup.

Base | I start off by applying my Mac Natural Radiance primer. I have a couple of samples of this which I'm still working my way through but when they run out I'll definitely be picking up the full-size version as I love it! It's really hydrating for my dry skin and provides a lovely glow which is great for perking me up during the Winter months.

I think a dewy foundation would look a bit overboard with this primer so I usually opt for my Nars Sheer Glow which has a satin finish. The finish of this foundation is quite unique compared to any of my other foundations and it just has the ability to make my skin look a lot healthier than it really is. It must be love, love, love! 

To brighten up the under-eye area I like to use the Mac Prep & Prime Highlighting Pen. I have minor dark circles and most concealers cover them up without the need of a colour corrector so this medium coverage concealer does a great job. As well as concealing my dark circles it also provides luminosity and it's a great product for cream highlighting.

Sleek Solstice highlighting palette review

Complexion | To brighten up my complexion even further, I add a pop of the Sleek Solstice highlighting palette. All of the shades are very pigmented but the lilac shade is my favourite and it's the one I reach for the most. When applied to the skin it looks almost white/silver and has a high metallic sheen - It slightly reminds of the Mac 'Lightscapade' highlighter. This has the ability to make my features really pop! I applied a small amount when I was taking passport photos and let's just say you could see my highlight from space....

To add some colour to my face I always turn to my Nars 'Luster' blush. If you read my post on 3 high-end blushes to try then you'll know how much I love this blush. It's a gorgeous apricot peach shade with a golden undertone and it's one of those blushes that takes me from looking like a zombie to more alive and healthy looking *wink wink*

Makeup products to brighten your day

Eyes | The Too faced Chocolate Bar palette has a vast array of bright colours to brighten up a dull day. 'Candied Violet' is a statement purple shade which would definitely brighten up your day and 'Creme Brulee' is a high sheen shade which reflects the light beautifully, it's very different from any other gold shades I own *insert love heart eye emoji* 

Another product to brighten up my eyes and make them look bigger is the Rimmel Scandal Eyes nude liner. I pop this on my lower lash line and it instantly makes them look wide awake even when you get up at 6am on a Monday morning. 

Lips | My lipstick choice depends on what eyeshadow I've used; If I go for the purple shade in the Too Faced palette then I'll go with a subtle lipstick. Recently, I've been loving the Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips lipstick in 'Kidman's Kiss' {review} as it's a subtle bright lip. It's a stunning peachy pink shade and it works well for adding a bit of colour to my makeup wardrobe as it's not quite a nude lipstick but it's not a true pink lipstick either, it just sits in the middle if that makes sense. 

And lastly, if I've gone for a neutral eye and I'm feeling bold then I'll choose my Mac 'Tropic Tonic' lipstick. This statement coral shade will no doubt brighten up my makeup look and boost my mood on a dark rainy day. The shade is perfect for the Autumn/Winter months as it leans more on the orangey-red side rather than having pink undertones like most coral shades. I know red and burgundy lipsticks are a more traditional A/W shade but they have the tendency to look dark and dreary whereas this one is bright and cheery!

What makeup products brighten up your day?

Cliona xx

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