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Here is a bright look for the summer!  I used one of the most popular colours for the season, coral, but made it wearable for everyone with a light application.  Of course, you can intensify the look by adding a bright liner on the lower lashline, like green, gold or turquoise.

Bright, summer look!

The Details

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion – all over the lid to prevent eye shadow creasing
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk – apply a small amount over the eyelid to brighten the look
  • Make-Up Designory Eye Color in Daisy – a bright shimmery, yellow applied to the inner and middle eyelid using a fluffy,  blending brush like M.A.C. #224
  • M.A.C. eye shadow in Firecracker – midtone, shimmery coral applied to the outer upper eyelid (blended into the crease), outer third lower eyelid using the M.A.C. # 224 brush
  • M.A.C. eye shadow in Signed, Sealed – matte blackened brown colour, blended in the outer crease using #224 brush.  This was just to give the look a little more dimension
  • M.A.C. eye shadow in Cork – close to fleshtone, satin colour to blend the  crease shadow into the browbone
  • M.A.C. eye shadow in Ricepaper – light, shimmery yellow champagne colour as the brow highlight with #224
  • M.A.C. Blacktrack Fluidline – line the upper lashline (with black liner) using M.A.C. #263 (angled liner brush)
  • M.A.C. Khol Power Pencil in Feline – line the lower lashline
  • Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash mascara – upper and lower lashes
For cheeks, I would use a cream/gel blush.  These are my favourite for the summer!  Very easy to use, easy to blend and looks like the colour came from within.  A nice coral like Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral would be great.  Also a little shimmer highlighter on the top of the cheeks will add an extra dimension.  Choose any lip colour that is not too bright for this look.

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An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.