As I drove around the Hertfordshire countryside on a lazy Sunday afternoon I was captivated by acres of brilliant yellow rapeseed flowers – it felt like they were calling my name! The colour yellow announces that summer is finally here and I could not resist jumping into a rapeseed field and taking photos of my latest make up look which is number one in my three part series called ‘Analogous Colours’.
Analogous colours lie next to one another on the colour wheel and always look good when used together. If you are ever in doubt as to how to combine make up colours (or colours for anything else), find a colour wheel online, pick 3-4 colours that are next to each other and experiment. Today I decided to focus on the red-orange-yellow section of the colour wheel.
Since my eyeshadow was quite bright, I decided to pair it with a muted orange-brown lipstick; I got the right shade by mixing two lipsticks together. This look is perfect for summer and so much fun to wear. To be honest, these pictures don’t reflect how vibrant the colours look in real life. I struggled a bit while shooting because the light kept on changing every few minutes – photography can sometimes be so frustrating.
Stay tuned for Analogous Colours #2…….I’m so excited and can’t wait to see what I come up with! The moral of the story is to have fun with colour and don’t be afraid to experiment, it is only make up after all.
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Here’s a list of the products I used:
Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil, Dark Brown
Collection Cosmetics Eyebrow Kit
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD, Toast
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Black Up Blush, 06 (main eyelid colour)
KIKO Infinity eye shadows, 210 (transition), 208 (outer third)
Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette, Dark (gold colour for inner eyelids)
Makeup Gallery Pro Liquid Eyeliner, Black
H&M Eyelashes, Hypnotise
Covergirl The Super Sizer Waterproof Mascara
Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia (primer)
KIKO Mat base Corrector Primer
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD, Orange Corrector
Lancôme Teint Indole Ultra 24H Foundation, shade 14
MAC Pro longwear Concealer NW45
Ben Nye Translucent Powder, Topaz
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish, Dark Deep
Sleek Face form Contouring and Blush Palette, Dark (highlight)
MAC Eye shadow, Embark (face contour)
Sleek Blush, Life’s a Peach
Make Up Revolution London, Aqua Priming Base
Maybelline New York Super Stay 24 Makeup-Locking Setting Spray
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, 01
NYX Lip Liner, Espresso (outer lip)
Jordana Lipliner, Cinnamon (inner lip)
Jordana Matte Lipstick, Matte Brazil, mixed with Black Up 2 in 1 Lip Pencil, Dark Brown (I think, the name has rubbed off :-(, sorry !)
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