Summer Beauty: Injecting Colour

About a year ago I would only ever reach for nude lip products, neutral eyeshadows and perhaps a bright pink on my nails and that was it... fast forward a year and I'm braving almost any lip colour under the sun (I'm not quite at black or green just yet!) and I'm trying to inject a little more colour into my beauty routine.

with NYX eye crayon, on it's own, with Rimmel nude eye liner, blended out

Using a blue eyeshadow - I used Aquadisiac by MAC - as a liner is something I'm going to try and wear more over the summer - I always see people donning this look and think it's a great, fun (but still wearable) one that anyone could wear!
A few tips:
Using a white shadow crayon underneath like the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk makes colour more intense and can give an almost ombré effect to the lid! 

Only line the bottom water line with a soft pencil brush for a more subtle look; it looks amazing paired with a black liquid liner on the lash line!

I played around with my Rimmel Nude eyeliner and found that it changes the colour to a more green tone that may suit some eye colours better than the strong blue-tones of the shadow!

Play around with it - try maybe adding a bit of the blue as part of a smokey eye for something a little different!

I also love using purple eyeliner as it's a little more subtle - I wouldn't recommend this one from Collection as even though it's a more lilac colour than violet, which I love, it's pretty difficult to blend onto the lid so I prefer again to layer it on top of the NYX crayon. Let me know if you have any better recommendations for purple liner!

An easy way to add colour is definitely through lip products; it's probably the things I've experimented with the most over the past year or so!

Start with sheerer formulas or blending out more opaque products. My favourite formulas for this are definitely the Soap and Glory Cheekmate (this also doubles as a blush and is super long wearing!) and the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in No.5 blended out!

I fell in love with the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Lip Crayon in Unapologetic and no doubt that I'll be wearing it a tonne over the next couple of months as I love the Mint scent and the longevity of these! 

The MakeUp Revolution Lipgloss in Sunshine Today Please and Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Military Red are both the perfect "in between" formulas (you all know how much I love the Burbbery Kisses one - see my review here!)...
L-R Soap&Glory Cheekmate, Burberry Kisses Lipstick, Revlon Colorburst, YSL Volupte Shine, MakeUp Revolution Lip Gloss

Essence Nail Polish in 10 and P2 Nail Polish (not sure about the shade!)
I think nail polish is the first way that I discovered adding a little more colour into my beauty routine; I've slowly moved away from pinks and am now reaching for more reds, greens and blues... a top tip would be to reach for the pastels - the Barry M ones are some of my favourites!

What's your favourite way of adding colour? Have a great weekend - let's hope the weather stays like this!
Becky xx


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