This season, I’ve introduced my Summer Beauty Pairings series, which demonstrates how different focal points of makeup can combine for a seamless style. You should always keep in mind that features, and the makeup used to enhance them, must compliment each another when worn together.
Sometimes, it’s obvious what works. Other times, it’s not. Often, it’s what you least expect that pairs beautifully. That’s how things work in life and in makeup.
This summer, shimmering lids and glossy lips equal a gorgeous combination of fresh and radiant.
My sister Paige is wearing Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss in Nude Illusion.
Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner Nude Collection: This eye enhancing shadow and liner collection from Physicians Formula is super adorable, thanks to its size. It’s perfect for traveling and has such a natural shimmer effect that’s not too overpowering.The beautiful shade variation in the palette allows for subtle and different combinations. Each sophisticated palette features a custom lace compact that coordinates with each nude look.
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette: This is truly a beautiful neutral palette for any skin tone. The drug store brand’s 12-shadeThe Blushed Nudes Collection was curated to create infinite sensual looks and is infused with rose gold pigments, meaning bolder blushes, provocative plums, and risque roses. It also has a bargain price tag and offers endless possibilities of blushed natural looks both in matte, satin and slight shimmer. It’s especially perfect for daytime and at the office.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss: I have always been a huge fan of L’Oreal lip glosses, since the brand is so reliable when it comes to quality and so extensive when it comes to colors. You can’t beat the price, either. The formulas are on par with any luxury brand. Available in 16 sensual shades from deep plum to crystal clear, L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss in Nude Illusion is a great natural shade, with a kick of color and sparkle, perfect to accompany shimmery lids.
Urban Decay Revolution High Color Lip Gloss Assassin: I absolutely love this color and Urban Decay’s previous Revolution lip collections. Glossy, bold, sparkly, long lasting, and lip plumping, you can’t get a better complete lip package than this. From longstanding favorites like 69, Big Bang, and Punch Drunk to brand new shades like Apocalypse and Assassin, this range is destined for cult status. It’s the perfect accompaniment on your days and nights of adventure!
Samantha Lennon, Makeup Consultant & Artist
“Your Makeup Artist”