SPRING MAKEUP LOOK: Light, Bright and Colourful


Hey beautiful people,

Although it has been on and off sunny here in Toronto, the weather has still been quite depressing. We got a huge snowfall last week for crying out loud! Having said that, I thought I’d make a bright and fun look to counter-act the gloomy, cool weather we’re experiencing in Spring.

The Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner was the beginning of my inspiration, because I’ve been wanting to do a purple eye look to compliment hazel eyes for a while. I thought Tarte’s Tartelette “In Bloom” Palette would balance the eye liner perfectly, with their bright and warm colours. Obviously, this look isn’t excluded for the hazel-eyed individuals out there!

Here’s a step-by step guide of how I achieved this eye look, and the face products I used to compliment it. I’ll throw in my base as well, because this look was meant to be light all around.


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Apply RMS Beauty “Un” Cover Up “33” under eye and top of lid as a primer, and to correct any discolourations so the colours show up better.

Pack “Charmer” from the “In Bloom” palette all over lid and under eye area to set the concealer. This helps the other shadows blend better.


Take “Smarty Pants” to create a crease. Since I have a hooded eye, I define it by going into the most hollow area of the lid, and blending it up.

Use “Sweetheart” to pink up the look, and deepen the colour. Keep blending to make sure the colour is showing atop the crease, and to also make sure that it’s doesn’t look like a harsh line.

Grab the Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner “Violet” and start tight lining. Apply it to the water line, and as close to the lash line as possible. Basically, all the lines around the eye!

Make sure to create a wing, so the look will take you higher.

Brush the Kiko Cosmetics Extra Sculpt Volume Mascara to top and bottom lashes. I wiggled the wand at the roots of the lashes so it would make the lashes thicker and lengthier.

Lastly, pack the shadow “Funny Girl” to the lid area until you are satisfied with the colour pay off.


I personally like to apply blush first, to give me an outline of where to properly place my bronzer and highlighter. Apply the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush “Dim Infusion” to the apples of your cheeks.

Sweep the Cover FX Matte Bronzer in “Suntan”  in the normal bronzing areas: temples, right at the bottom part of the apples the cheeks and hollow area of face, jawline, and around the bulb of nose to make it look more lifted.

Grab the Balm Cosmetics Mary-Lou-Manizer and also apply it to the typical areas: brow bone, inner corner of my eye, bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow, and tops of cheeks.


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Apply the Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in their pinkest colour all over the lips. Typically, tints are used in Asia to create an ombre, gradient look to the lips, but I personally don’t like how it looks on me. I prefer having the whole colour evenly distributed.



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I mixed the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre with the Sappho Liquid Foundation “Kate” to create a tinted moisturizer. Your face will look moisturized and even tone.

Set with the Kiko Cosmetics Baked Powder everywhere.

Brushed dem brows.

Used the Face Shop LoveMe Eyebrow Pencil “02” to fill in brows.

Brushed in Benefit’s Gimmebrow – if you have sparse eyebrows like mine, get a brow gel with fibres. Your brows will look more natural and full when you fill it in, instead of flat.



Hope you liked this tutorial! Maybe we’ll get to some blooming soon. I’m so done with the cold (even though we didn’t have thaaaat much snow).

xo, M


Sappho Liquid Foundation “Kate”
March Favourites 2016


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