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LOTD: Tulip-inspired Spring Makeup + Dark Skin

Spring Makeup Dark Skin LOTD

Have you ever been moved by nature? Inspired by the beauty of warm weather? Well…that happened to me recently. I love when the calendar changes to spring and the temperatures start to rise. NYC does a great job beautifying the neigbourhoods, replanting trees and grass and planting vividly coloured flowers in hundreds of varieties in the parks. So one day while at lunch, I was awestruck at the gorgeous, bright-coloured varietals of tulips that were dotting the park. They were so stunning! I love tulips and I had never seen many of the different types of tulips. Some were monochromatic, some contained two colours, some were variegated and there were even some that had heavily ruffled petals! Nature is an amazing source for colour inspiration and combinations! It really inspired me to do a spring makeup on my dark skin.

Here is some of what I saw…

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NTB Tulip tutorial dark skin

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This one has monochromatic variegation

 

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This one has duochromatic variegation – red & yellow!

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Look at the deep purple colour!

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This one is tulip-shaped!

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This one has ruffled edges.

 

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I was inspired by the colour of this particular flower that was pink and orange.

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See how it is pink on the outside and orange on the inside of the petals. Image by me.

Also, while at The Makeup Show (you should check out my blog post on that here), I saw a gorgeous pink eye kohl pencil from Black Up Cosmetics and this was ideal for the look! Waterproof in a pretty warm reddish pink colour. I created a simple spring/summer appropriate look. Great with a cute summer dress. Clean, natural skin, bright, but not too bright eyes, and nude lips. I also used two other new products that I was testing out, the new BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush and a newly discovered black woman owned lip colour line, that’s vegan called The Lip Bar. I will be doing a separate review on them at a later date.

Here’s how it came out!

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Colour, but subtle!

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NARS Spring 2015: LAST RESORT COLLECTION

Building on François Nars’ love of French Polynesia, NARS introduces the Last Resort Collection just in time for the upcoming summer season. Lavish on a private paradise of sun-washed exclusives—an intoxicating escape for the senses.

The limited edition collection is your endless source of summer featuring a Laguna Bronzer compact with mini Ita brush, four Tahiti-inspired temporary tattoo sheets and the beloved Body Glow and Monoï Body Glow II.

 

Shades include:

Tahiti Bronzer and Ita brush

Tahiti Bronzer , $59

An extravagant exclusive for skin, steeped in NARS’ iconic Laguna bronzing powder and mini Ita brush. Intoxicating warmth. Instant tan. The golden life.

 

Tattoos, $35

The pulse of Tahiti, the mark of a moment: a set of four limited-edition temporary tattoos transport and transform with exhilarating edge.

 

Body Glow

Body Glow, $59

The burnished aura of high noon tropics, captured in an addictive blend of shimmer and shine. Part glistening monoi oil, part gardenia-infused coconut oil—pure paradise.

Monti Body Glow II

 

Monoï Body Glow II, $59

Escape into the senses with the essence of Tahiti. Monoi oil imparts instant hydration and exaltation with the sumptuous splendor of gardenia, refined in coconut extract.

 

AVAILABILITY:

  • March 1, 2015 at NARS Boutiques, narscosmetics.com, and Sephora.
  • April 1, 2015 at Specialty and Department Stores.
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