so I am giving the spotlight today to a Lovely Lady called Jess, she has a fantastic little blog and hope you enjoy her post.
Hi, I’m Jess, and I blog over at Just Jess about a little bit of everything from beauty to cooking and from mental health to living on a budget. Clarissa has very kindly given over her blog to me for today to share my top three summer eye makeup looks!
Firstly, a shimmery eye is perfect for daytime in the summer, brightening up your face in a work-friendly manner without being overwhelming or too out-there. I love Urban Decay’s Naked2 palette for this and use ‘Half Baked’ all over the lid, with ‘Verve’ on the inner third and a dab of ‘Chopper’ in the outer third. If you don’t have the pennies to spare for the Urban Decay palette, MUA’s Undress Me Too palette is meant to be a great dupe! Eye primer is a must, especially in the summer months, to stop your shadow slipping and sliding and hold it in place all day long.
I’m a massive fan of bright colour on the eyes, and thankfully this is a major trend this summer – I love to use a bright green or blue to line my eyes, along with tonnes of mascara. This is a great look for a weekend barbeque or trip to the beach. I’ve created it here using an eyeliner brush to apply a thick line of Shade 1 from MUA’s Immaculate Collection palette along my upper lashline, before dabbing gently under my lower lashes. Remember, powder shadows often make a bigger impact when applied with a damp brush!
Bright & Smokey
Finally, and I think this is my favourite look for something a little more dramatic like a casual evening out, I love a brightly coloured smokey eye. Again, I created this look using shades from the MUA Immaculate Collection, with the lightest blue shade on the inner corner, a slightly deeper shade on the middle of my lid, a darker blue on the outer corner and in the crease, and a deep navy on the very outer edge of my lid. Blended, this makes for a lovely soft, pretty look which can flatter any eye colour depending on the shades you choose!
I hope you like the looks I’ve put together, which is your favourite? How do you like to make up your eyes in the summer months?