Spring is already awakening and Valentine’s day is in the air. Even though many feasts have become too much commercialized nowadays, they’re still nice to remember us to focus on beautiful, positive side of life. Everyone in its own way. Uniquely. Like the makeup looks I’ve selected for you. To inspire you, to awaken your creativity, to celebrate life and love. I have done my best to choose different looks for different women considering the fact that everyone is unique, has its own style, taste and personality. So take these looks as guidelines and experiment with them by adding your personal touch. Along with the looks, I’ll take the opportunity to review also 2 of my favorite products that I love to use recently: Inika liquid foundation and Lily Lolo lipsticks.
Audacious and passionate makeup look
This look is very minimalistic, but this doesn’t take off its importance. I recommend it for women with high contrast, like light or medium skin with dark eyes and hair, where a red lip can make a statement. Choose the appropriate shade of red depending on your skin undertone: red with cool or with warm undertones. For those who like a statement lip but don’t feel at ease to wear bright red, choose a neutral toned down red, like Lily Lolo’s French flirt, a warm mid-toned-red. Make sure your skin is flawless and radiant. Inika liquid foundation will work great because it will even the skin tone and give luminosity to the skin. If needed use a concealer to minimize imperfections. I suggest to apply a few coats of black mascara if needed. Some of you may also not need it.
Romantic soul makeup look
This look will suit the best all overall light tonalities with pale skin and low contrasts between hair and skin. The trick is a well hydrated skin and again Inika liquid foundation can be a good choice. The eyes should be emphasized but in delicate shades, because the mood is a modern “doll” with large open eyes. Curl well your lashes and apply a few coats of mascara that it can be brown. But before applying mascara sculpt your eyelids with a neutral eyeshadow in light pink shade to define the eyes (like Inika Pink fetish eyeshadow). To counteract the effect, shape well your eyebrows with a brow pencil (like Inika eyebrow pencil for blondes). They should look defined but as natural as possible. The lips will look great in Lily Lolo lipstick Romantic rose, a shade that will give to those porcelain complexion the right amount of color.
Natural elegance makeup look
This make-up is the best for classic or business women, who still want to look lovely, without being too rigorous. Using earth tonalities blended well together will keep the look “calm” but not boring. Choose together a gold and bronzy shade for your eyes and extend the color outside for a slightly dramatic effect. Use a touch of gold in the inner corner of the eye to give radiance to the entire look. Complete the look with a brown pencil to define the eyes. Line the upper lashline with the pecil and smudge the line. Apply mascara. You can sculpt the cheeks with a touch of bronzer or a blush in natural light beige brown shades. The lips will look great in nude creamy tonalities like Lily Lolo lipstick Love affair – a dusky brown nude shade.
Among many green suggested products that you can use for creating your make-up, I’d like to emphasize and review 2 of my current favorites:
I like this new discovery, especially for upcoming spring days. Its texture is light and the coverage is light-medium, but at the same time it performs better than a tinted moisturizer for instance. I especially like the finish that it gives to the skin, some kind of luminosity without looking greasy. If you need more coverage or hide any imperfections you can mix it with Inika liquid concealer. They work great together. Here is the Inika liquid foundation swatch of their lightest color called Cream:
It is suited for very light, fair skin tones and it has a neutral to warm undertone. I’d not recommend this foundation to those who like heavier coverage. Inika has got 4 liquid foundations in their collection. In general I also like its list with ingredients where there are: Aloe vera juice, Avocado, Olive, Coconut and Jojoba oil, Shea and cocoa butter, Oils of: Rosehip, Evening Primrose, Camellia, Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Tamanu among many others.
I have tried 3 lipsticks from the Lily Lolo collection that consists of 6 beautiful and modern shades. I decided to review them because I find them great especially for the upcoming spring. The colors are not too vibrant, but their shades are designed with a modern touch. I find the selection of colors very sophisticated. I have tried 3 very different colors: a warm mid-toned red shade called Lily Lolo lipstick French flirt (you can see the swatches bellow) that suits many women, except those with very cool undertones (Desire is a red shade that is better for cool skin). I like to wear the most Lily lolo lipstick Love affair – a browny nude shade with a touch of pink, perfect for everyday and neutral skin tones. While Lily Lolo lipstick Romantic rose is also a great choice for wearing everyday and it’s somehow a shade that is suitable for most women with light-medium overall tonalities. It’s a modern rich rose pink.
The lipsticks in general are very hydrating, and quite lasting. However, because of their high hydrating properties they don’t last for a very long time so you need to retouch them, especially if you wear them without lip liner. But the effect on the lips is very nice, creamy and chic.
The reason I have chosen to include those 2 products for Valentine’s day makeup is because they are very appropriate to wear: they look natural and give your skin a healthy and radiant look. They are great together with the looks I have presented, where the makeup is made to enhance your beauty, without looking fake and overloaded with make-up. Which is great for a lovely date 🙂
Hope you enjoy the looks and like the products. Do you already use them? Let me know your experiences and thoughts.
I love to shop Inika and Lily Lolo’s products at Ecco-verde store.