Update Your Makeup Bag This Season

Now that Spring is in full swing, it’s time to update your makeup bag! Say bye bye to the dark winter shades and hello to your bright side. Inject bright bold colours in small dosessuch as eyeliners, lipsticks and nail polishes. Any pastel shade is perfect too this season. Here are my picks:

Begin by updating your foundation, go for a more dewy finish to give you that natural summer glow. This Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation is perfect. Tried and tested, I love this stuff. It gives great coverage, It blends flawlessly and most impotantly it doesn’t give you shine, it gives you a fresh faced glow. One of the easiest ways to inject a wearable amount of colour is to try coloured eyeliners. Coloured liners are best worn during the summer, a fine stroke of colour is all you need to instantly update your whole look making it look modern and summery. I like this Barry M Liquid Eyeliner in Electric Blue, it will make your eyes pop, especially if you have green eyes. If your feeling brave, pair it with a bright bold lip like this Barry M Lip Paint in Peachy Pink for a catwalk ready face, oh hello gorgeous!

If The thought of coloured eyeliner scares you then maybe try a light metallic shimmer eye pencil like this Barry M Shimmer Eye and Lip Crayon in Gold. Apply this to the tearducts of your eyes and along the inner lower eyeline, it will instantly open up your eyes and make them twinkle. If your more of a black eyeliner kind of girl then make sure you go for a waterproof version. All the humidity and heat of summer can easily make your eyeliner melt and smudge, a waterproof one will stay put and last all day long, this Daniel Sandler Waterproof Eyeliner is spot on. Bye bye panda eyes!

Don’t worry, if make up really isn’t your thing and you like to stick to your makeup bag staples then opt for coloured nail polishes, easy to wear and suitable for everyone! YAY! My picks for the summer are a couple of bright bold colours and a sweet cool pastel. Nicki Minaj is well known for her bold use of colour and these two polishes are perfect additions to show off your bright personality, OPI Nicki Minaj Collection Pink Friday and OPI Nicki Minaj Collection Did It On Em. Another popular nail colour would be pastels, think lilacs, baby pinks, sorbet lemon and mint green shades. Keep it cool with this sugary sweet Barry M nail Paint in Blueberry Ice Cream. I have it on my nails right now.

Have special events or summer parties to go to? Amp it up with some false lashes, The new Katy Perry Eylure Evening Sweety Pie ones are my favourite for a flirty flutter. Not sure how to apply them? Watch my STEP BY STEP VIDEO HERE.  Have fun experimenting!

Love Suzi x


17th April 2012
Written by Very_Rachel

Posted by: alice 4 May 2012

thank you for this tip xxx really apreciate

Posted by: Madeline 23 April 2012

Thanks about the tip of opting for metallic eyeliner instead of bright colored ones! I’ve always wanted to try the look that bright colored gives, but the metallic eyeliner makes it way more classy.

Great article.