Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Fresh Take on Spring

Here's my take on a spring look. I did this for Janet's contest. I did the masquerade look as well but that was a flop! I'll probably post it up tomorrow. Anywho.

I didn't want to do the usual looks (neutrals, yellows, greens) that you expect to see in spring. So after I seeing a few of the spring 2009 looks on the runway & some spring/summer 2009 makeup palettes (I'll share those inspirations with you below), here's the look that I came up with.

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I used 7 colours just to do my eyes... eek!




I should've gone with a darker pink or maybe a coral lip, but I wanted to keep it light so I applied this light pink gloss generously. Usually I just apply it once & it looks fine, but the way I applied it for this look makes me look like I'm sick.


Now for the inspirations. First, let's start off with the makeup palettes for spring/summer 2009.

Here's a poster for Shu Uemura. It's safe to say that this look inspired me the most. You can see the purple that looks a like a blue from some angles, then a darker shade on the corner, & a green as well. The lip colour is absolutely gorgeous too.

2nd is a YSL poster. You can see purple, pink, & green shades used on the model. & the palette on the left includes pink, purple, & blue.


Here's the John Galliano spring 2009 runway look. Purple on the eyes, pink on the cheeks, & dark red on the lips. The pic on the right is of a model getting her makeup done backstage. Click here to view her finished look.


Lastly, I'm loving how Gucci models rocked the blue & turquoise eyes. Definately something that I didn't expect to see in spring, but I love love love it! I think turquoise & blue eye shadows look amazing on people with darker skin tones.


Ok, so by now you probably forgot my look, haha! So here's a quick reminder.

& here's what I used from each of the inspirations:
- Pink on the inner corners & tear duct from: YSL's model & palette
- A light, shimmery green on the middle of the lid (that my cam doesn't pick up really well) from: Shu Uemura & YSL's model
- A deep plum on the outer V/corners from: Shu Uemura
- A lavender-ish sahdow on the crease from: bascially all the models except Gucci. What does that tell you? Purples are in of course! So rock those purple eye shadows!!
- A sky blue on the lower lashline from: Shu Uemura & Gucci (even though I didn't use a turquoise cause I wanted to keep it light & make the purples stand out, I was still thinking of that hot look!)
- A mixture of lilac & a shade of blue as a highlight from: all the inspirations :)
I forgot to take a pic of the products I used, so if you'd like a pic of the colours I used, let me know & I'll add those sometime soon. I really would've loved this look with a little darker lip.

Any feedbacks or comments? What's your favourite spring trend? Let me know.

11 comments:

iambeautiful20 said...

Youre right, this is different from the other spring looks ive seen. Its really pretty :) Btw i really like your eyebrows.

April 14, 2009 at 6:28 PM
Rai said...

This is pretty. I love the soft colors you used.
And the lipgloss is my favorite part.

I agree, I like Gucci's models.
I love my blue eyeshadows. lol
GOOD LUCK! =D

April 14, 2009 at 8:53 PM
Sonya said...

Wow good luck to you in the contest! I hope you win, my dear :)

You should really do a pictutorial on your eyebrows. They are amazingly flawless. I really liked the teal look the Gucci models are rocking. I love teal. I think purple, yellow, and teal are going to be the hot spring colors this year. It's so in to be really vibrant now :)

April 14, 2009 at 9:25 PM
Sonya said...

Oh yes, thank you for the warm congratulations. I hope to give birth soon, because my back is killing me!

April 14, 2009 at 9:25 PM
Anastacia said...

I love this purple on you!
Looks very elegant!
And you have beautiful eyes!!

April 14, 2009 at 10:40 PM
Angela said...

Very pretty! I love it! I'm so happy it's Spring.

April 15, 2009 at 1:48 AM
pastel19 said...

Very pretty look :) Good luck!

April 15, 2009 at 5:24 AM
Rochelle said...

Very pretty I love it! ♥ The pink gloss is good.

April 15, 2009 at 4:45 PM
Vanessa said...

Very pretty eyes!

April 15, 2009 at 6:13 PM
jussjammin.. said...

ur realli gd at blending hunni

i dnt have the patience!!! lol

rubey x

April 16, 2009 at 12:37 PM
Katrina is a Princess said...

You look absolutely gorgeous!!! I dont think anything would look bad on you. Youre just so naturally beautiful.

April 17, 2009 at 11:21 PM

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