Spring 2014 is nearly here and there are some fantastic products on the high street and online to help you achieve make up looks that are bang on trend this season. Creating a dewy flawless base is essential for this season. Must have products are shimmer blue/nude eye shadows, pastel pink blusher and bronzor.
It’s time to get artistic, glamorous vintage cat eye make up is particularly on trend this season. Go for a gel eyeliner which doesn’t dry as quickly compared to a liquid liner. This means you’ll have more time to warm the product on your hand and work with it to perfect the flick. It’s a good idea to rest your elbow to achieve a steady line as close to your lashes as possible, lift up your eyelid to check for any gaps. To finish neaten up the edges using a cotton bud with a tiny amount of eye makeup remover on the end. There are lots of products available on the market, however as a Makeup Artist in Manchester the one that I use on my clients is Mac Fluid line (£15.00)
Instead of a classic red lip keep the focus on your eyes and use a nude Dior Rouge Lipstick in ‘Zemire Amber’ (£26.00) Finally create a golden sunkissed finish by dusting Estée Lauder “Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer” (£30.00) onto your forehead, nose and cheekbones.
For an alternative look why not use cream pastel shades which was beautifully created on the Jenny Packham models. Try Nars Shimmer Eye Shadow in ‘Bombshell’ (£17.00) For a gorgeous dewy skin use Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, they also have an oil free version, perfect if you have a combination skin type or just want a lighter texture in the summer months (£33) Then place the focus onto your brows using Benefit Brow Zing (£23.50) To complement the look; define the apples of your cheekbones with Giorgio Armani Sheer Blusher in ’10’ (£32)
Eyes were full impact on the Spring 2014 catwalks with blue in particular featured by Marc Jacobs. You can create an amazing result using a damp eye shadow brush to apply Urban Decay Eyeshadow in ‘Evidence’ (£14.00)’ Use a second dry eyeshadow brush to blend in circular movements, fade the intensity away and take it just above your eye socket. For an ultra feminine touch apply false lashes using Eylure lashes’110′ (£5.50) Keep the look fresh and bring it together with a pink L’oreal Balmy Gloss in ’Fail For Watermelon’ (£6.99). Add a pop of colour to your cheeks using your finger tips and Chanel Le Blush Creme ‘Inspiration’ (£27.00), which fits perfectly. Blend the colour in with your thumb to ensure there are no harsh edges.
I hope this has inspired you to put aside your berry shades of lipsticks and smokey eye palette, at least until the Autumn!
By Emmalene Sophia
Emmalene is a professional makeup artist based in Didsbury, South Manchester. She provides makeup for brides, wedding guests, TV, photoshoots and special occasions, you can find her at Google+, Twitter or Facebook. To book Emmalene, click here.