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A Spring Edit

A Spring EditSpring is in full swing and with the weather being indecisive at best it’s kind of hard to settle on a makeup vibe. My perfect solution for this predicament? Neutrals! Not expected at all right. To add a little bit of drama I’ve been exercising those eyeliner skills I’ve been working on for my entire life basically. As can be expected there’s a bit of contour and Glossier in there too.Starting off with the base I’ve been loving the L’Oreal True Match in N10 which, I’m scared to say, might be too light for me now. Or maybe it’s all in my head. This foundation works great without a primer but I’ve been battling some dry skin lately so the Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer it is. I tend to use around 3 concealers because I need to justify owning as many as I do but the Chanel Long Lasting Perfecting Concealer in 10 is great for under the eyes as well as areas that need an extra boost of coverage.
I prime my eyelids with the Dior Backstage Eyeshadow primer and then go in with a bit of powder to set. Then I sweep a bit of the Tarte Amazonian Clay 24 Hour Blush in Exposed over the lids and along the lower lashline for a haze of rosy toned goodness. A bit of crease work hasn’t hurt anyone – so I run a tad of the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium to define. Then we wing it with what must be the greatest eyeliner in existence the Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen. I’m alternating between the Chanel Le Volume de Chanel mascara and my long time love the Maybelline Lash Sensational, I find the Maybelline a bit more “daytime” and less dramatic.
For the cheeks I use the same two that I did on the eyes, Tarte’s Exposed for a flush and the Kevyn Aucoin for some extra cheekbone-ness. Since I can’t resist I’ll reach for whichever highlight I’m feeling at the moment it can be anything from Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in Pearl or some Glossier Balm Dot Com.
I haven’t been on the best terms with my brows lately so I’ll run some powder eyeshadow thru them and fluff them up as much as possible with Glossier’s Boy Brow in Brown. If they’re not co-operating at least they can look wild right? That’s what I’m telling myself before I give up and book an appointment somewhere.
For lips, I’ve been addicted to the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk and will run that and some balm on the lips. Somedays I feel like something more… Neutral? Less pink? Not sure. On such days, I’ll reach for the Generation G lipstick in Cake from Glossier. It’s sheer enough that I don’t find it’s slightly peachy-brown tone to make me look ill which some lippies can.

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Here’re some selfies from my phone, because when you have a good hair day you take a few selfies. Overall it’s a pretty tonal look that’s nice and simple but still there. So what’s made your spring edit?

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  • Well at first I had wanted Jam from Glossier but now I think I may need Cake too, it looks fab on you! I’ve never thought about putting Exposed on my eyelids (or any blush in general) but I love the idea of it and may just need to try that out!

    I’ve been reaching for my Becca highlight in Moonstone and Hourglass blush in Mood Exposure. I’ve been going easy on the eyes and using CT Eyes to Mesmerise in Marie Antoinette for a subtle wash of color all over the lids with some brown liner smudged across my lash line. Pretty much anything that gives me a fresh faced or subtle smokey look I’m all for.

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

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