Jul 17, 2015

Easy Summer Everyday Makeup Tutorial: Neutral with a Pop of Color

Easy Everyday Summer Makeup Tutorial - Soft Rose Brown Neutral Eyes Bright Lips Pop of Color
Today's Makeup:  Neutral with a Pop of Color

My eye makeup routine is pretty basic most days, but over the past two weeks I have been having issues with my eyes (getting red and irritated by the end of the day) and have been walking around with glasses on and getting my fix of makeup with bright lip colors.  Today was the first time I actually tried on some eye makeup, and this soft rose-brown eye makeup uses two of my favorite NARS eyeshadows - Lola Lola and Grenadines - paired with my new favorite bright lip color - MUFE Artist Plexigloss 304.  I got this lipgloss as a sampler/GWP from Sephora, and I am obsessed with it!  Anywho, here's a look at the products I used and an easy how-to on this summer everyday makeup look.

Easy Everyday Summer Makeup Tutorial - Soft Rose Brown Neutral Eyes - Products Used
Easy Everyday Summer Makeup Tutorial - Soft Rose Brown Neutral Eyes - Products Used
Primer:  Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eyeshadows - NARS Grenadines, Lola Lola, Madrague, Dior Stylish Mauve (mini - I find the eyeshadows in these Dior minis have a matte finish as opposed to the satin finish in the full-size versions)
Eyeliner:  Urban Decay Pencil Eyeliner in Empire
Brushes:  Chanel #25, NARS #12 and #13, Suqqu F, Chanel #26, Tom Ford #12
Lashes:  Chanel lash curler and Maybelline Megaplush mascara
Brows:  Darkest shade from Avon Chocolate Sensation quad and flat synthetic eyeshadow/concealer brush by Audrey (is very inexpensive Indian brand) to fill in the brows
Easy Everyday Summer Makeup Tutorial - Soft Rose Brown Neutral Eyes - Steps
Easy Everyday Summer Makeup Tutorial - Soft Rose Brown Neutral Eyes - Steps

1.  Prime eyelids and apply a soft shimmery neutral brown eyeshadow all over the lids.  The color I have used is NARS Lola Lola.  It's described as a neutral brown, but it has a bit of warmth to it and doesn't turn out ashy on my lids - in fact, it looks slightly rose-gold on my lids.  Blend this color to just above the socket line.  Using a flat smudger brush, apply the same color along the lower lashline.

2. The next shadow I have used is NARS Grenadines.  It's a matte reddish pink color that blends beautifully and somehow doesn't make my eyes look like they are irritated.  I don't know a dupe for this color, but if you do please let me know in the comments.  Using a small, tapered blending brush, apply this color along the outer corner of the eye.

3.  Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, blend along the outer corner of the eye to soften the color and create a smoother transition on to the main lid color, leaving only a haze of pink along the outer corner of the eye.

4.  Blend any harsh edges along the socket line with a clean fluffy eyeshadow brush - use a matte flesh-toned shadow if needed.  I used the lighter shade from the NARS Madrague duo, but a matte powder would also do the job.

5.  I wanted to change the liner a bit so went with a matte purple eyeliner by Urban Decay - Empire.  Apply a thin line along the roots of the upper lashes and a few dots along the outer corner of the lower lashline.  Blend the purple liner slightly using a smudger brush.  I used a tiny amount of purple eyeshadow while smudging to help keep the liner in place through the day.  Also smudge the dots of liner applied along the lower lashline (without any extra shadow on the brush), blending the color into the previously applied soft brown color.

6.  Finish with mascara on the upper and lower lashes.

Easy Everyday Summer Makeup Tutorial - Soft Rose Brown Neutral Eyes Bright Lips Pop of Color
Everyday Summer Makeup - Neutral Eyes - Bright Lip Color

For the rest of my face makeup, I used Dior Air Nude Serum Foundation in Honey Beige 40, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel, and YSL Touche Eclat 4.5 (along border of lips for some added definition and undereye area - along outer corner for some highlighting).  I set the makeup using Chanel Vitalumiere Powder Foundation applied with a fluffy powder brush and for the blush used NARS Taos (a great pick for darker skin tones, imo).

Here's a look at the products used (face) and swatches of the colors used in this makeup look.

Everyday Summer Makeup Tutorial - Neutral Eyes - Bright Lip Color - Products Used
Everyday Summer Makeup - Neutral Eyes - Bright Lip Color - Products Used (face)
Base:  Dior Air Nude Serum Foundation in Honey Beige 40 (generous Sephora sample that exploded in the cover); NARS Creamy Concealer in Caramel; YSL Touche Eclat 4.5; Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation in B50
Blush:  NARS Taos
Lips:  MUFE Artist Plexigloss in #304 (Sephora sampler/GWP)
Brushes:  Tom Ford 02, Chanel #13, Ecotools large eyeshadow brush (synthetic and good for applying concealer), Suqqu Face/Powder brush, Suqqu Cheek brush, Chanel retractable lip brush
Makeup Swatches - NARS Eyeshadows Lola Lola Madrague Grenadines Dior Stylish Mauve Urban Decay Empire Eyeliner Pencil
Easy Everyday Summer Makeup - Neutral Rose Brown Eyes - Swatches
NARS Eyeshadows - Lola Lola, Grenadines, Madrague
Dior Stylish Mauve (mini - darkest purple shade)
Urban Decay Eyeliner Pencil in Empire (is a little less blue and more purple in real life, but my camera thinks differently)
Makeup Swatches - NARS Taos Blush - MUFE Makeupforever Artist Plexigloss 304
NARS Taos Blush - MUFE Artist Plexigloss #304

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  1. :D Ahhhh! I LOVE the purple liner as a pop accent, too!!!! It is so purdy on you. and hot lips!


  2. Loved that gloss and that mole on top is icing on the cake ...
    still regret for not noticing it earlier ... anyways

    I want to know if you are willing to share ...

    did you picked any of the Nars dual intensity
    or you wanna give a shock like you did in past when you shared the volt ???
    keep rocking n keep smiling

    1. No I havent picked any..I didnt really like any particularly but that maybe because I amnt really too fascinated by that particular texture. Vault days are over now :D I dont really buy anything makeupwise unless its a base makeup product or something that I absolutely love and dont already have something similar of.

    2. Mole..hahaaa..you know I did remember your reaction while editing the photos..I think its just more obvious with some colors :D

    3. Yaa
      urban decay anarchy did that for me

  3. Grenadines ... hmmmm
    mac passionate
    ot sugar pill wala that offensive one #$#$ something
    And mufe no 58 if I remember

    1. Oh thanks for sharing! Trust you to know at least a couple of dupes for any makeup product :D

    2. And kind words like these give me a spa wala feel...
      If you can imagine what I feel n trying to reciprocate ??
      really smiling ear to ear right now

      aaj jo khaya hai breakfast mein wahi khana rooj

  4. Beautiful! Your skin looks pristine - you need to share tips! Lola Lola is so pretty, given my (lack of) skills, I would've just used that and called it a day :p. I've added Taos to my wishlist now :D Also Radhika, I have serious brush envy. :D

    1. Awww thank youu!! Credit goes to the foundation :D


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