SS14 Make-Up Trends

I'm not the biggest follower of fashion trends, when watching fashion shows I'm more interested in the make-up being worn and this Spring/Summer 2014 is all about 3 key elements - pastels, orange and gorgeous dewy skin and I am obsessed!


Pastels




Now the prospect of wearing pastel blue eye-shadow can send most people in to a flashback to the 90's, however this season it's much more modern allowing you to access the trends without being too 'in your face'. A simple line of colour broken up by another line of black liner, tones it down making it more wearable. For this look I applied MAC Painterly paintpot all over my lid and up to my brow to cancel out any veins or discoloration. Then I went in with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and lined my upper lash line and winged it out slightly. Afterwards I applied a pastel eye shadow over the top- a lot of matte pastel shades lack pigmentation so putting it on top of a white liner increases the intensity. After that, I did a small thin line of black liner, winging it out underneath. I then applied my mascara et voila, a gorgeous pop of colour with minimal effort.
This can be done with many different colours, including orange which then accesses the orange trend if you're not a fan of wearing it on the lips.
Just make sure that the rest of the face is kept minimal to stop it from looking too OTT. 


Orange

(I promise this shade is much bolder and more orange in real life)

For this look I made sure my base was flawless but slightly bronzed and glowy. Opt for a matte cream bronzer (Bourjois Bronzing Primer) and a slight wash of cream highlighter (Topshop Glow Stick) and only powder down the t-zone. I only used two products on my eyes- MAC Painterly Paintpot and lashings of the Natural Collection Water guard mascara in Black. I think bold lip colours always look best when there matte, a good drugstore option is the Revlon Matte Balm in the shade Auacious.


Dewy Skin



if you were blessed with flawless skin then a tinted moisturiser or BB Cream is your best friend. But if you need a bit more coverage I would recommend the NARS Sheer Glow foundation (I have a review of it here). I applied the Garnier Miracle Skin cream to hydrate and give a luminous base before applying my foundation and then I went in with a concealer to hide my imperfections. I then applied a small amount of the Bourjois bronzing Primer and then dabbed the Kiko Glow Pot in the shade 100 Intuition Peach on to the apples of my cheeks. For highlighter I used the Topshop Glow cream highlighter in the shade Polished. I also used the Kiko Glow pot on my lips as well. As for brows, I just lightly filled them in and then applied a few coats of mascara to my lashes. It's key that cream products are used for this look, not only do they look more natural but its impossible to achieve the true dewy finish without looking cakey using powder products. 


If you tried any of these looks out, feel free to tweet me a picture @Olivia_DF I would love to see them!

Liv | Deliciously-Floral