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.


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

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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