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Makeup Look: Springy Lips//Brightened Eyes by Mika

Spring is an such an exciting season! The seasons are transitioning, and so can your look! The rapidly changing weather in Vancouver gives you the prefect excuse to experiment and play with your everyday makeup. Go dramatic with a dark lip and seductive eyes on a stormy Raincouver day, or embrace the spring sunshine with a bright new hue! Here is a simple everyday look done by Prép Beauty Team Leader Mika that you can easily recreate. This look is a good introduction to using techniques such as colour correction and contouring, and can be made more dramatic without adding too much more product.

To start off, Mika prépped my skin with Eminences Red Currant d6Mattifying Mist. This helps regulate the level of oil my combination skin produces, as well as tones and leaves the skin feeling velvety soft. At Prép we carry a wide variety of Eminence products, which we also incorporate into our services whenever possible. Its very important to have clean, hydrated, healthy skin before applying makeup.
To further prevent any oil eating up the makeup, Mika applied a primer to my face. She chose the Porefessional Primer from Benefit cosmetics. My pores in my T- Zone tend to be larger and more unevenly textured, which this primer is great for! It is also oil free, and its sheer balmy formula can be used for all skin tones! With just the primer and mist alone, my skin was glowing and felt smoother than a babies bottom!

Next up was colour correction, a technique I have been eager to learn about and one that is super trendy at the moment. Mika used Stilas Correct and Perfect All In One Colour Correcting Palette, which is a compact and versatile product I have fallen in love with from just one use! This palette consists of 5 cream colours and 2 tinted setting powders and is full of nourishing vitamins. To tackle my under eye darkness, Mika used a custom mixture of the Peach and Yellow shades. The yellow undertones concealed and neutralized the dark spots and creases without looking caked on or making my skin look sallow. My cheeks tend to run a bit rosy, so Mika corrected with easily with a couple quick swipes of Green. She used a damp Beauty Blender to blend and set the colours into my skin. d3
For foundation, Mika applied a medium fair liquid foundation by Makeup Forever. Usually, I would make sure to apply full coverage, but since Mika had used a great primer and neutralized my skin tone, only a light layer was needed before my skin looked glowing and flawless. Makeup Forevers Ultra HD Liquid Foundation is a great choice for anyone looking for medium to full coverage with a lightweight and easily build able formula.
My face at this point was already flawless, so I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when Mika pulled out the highly coveted Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit. This product has been a craze in the makeup industry and I can for sure see why. Using the cool toned highlighter and the 2 darker contours, Mika carved out my cheek bones and visually slimmed the area around my mouth and inner cheeks. I looked about 10 pounds lighter in the face by the time she had blended in the velvety creams! A light swipe of Becca Cosmetics Highlighter in Champagne Pop along the top of my outer brows and cheek bone highlighted my cheek structure and drew light up to my eyes.d5
Mika used the popular Nars blush in Orgasm to flush my cheeks. The shade has a gorgeous peachy sheen that warms up my usually pale skin. For my lips, I had previously hydrated them with a generous swipe of my favourite Rosebud Salve. Mika made a custom colour consisting of a mixture colours Kim, Jessica, Jennifer, and Ashley from the Smashbox 25 Year Anniversary Palette. This palette is limited edition but I would highly recommend it to any lip enthusiast! The super creamy, beautifully pigmented colours are easily mixed, last long, and keep lips hydrated.

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Mika used the Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con The Free Spirit Palette to draw out my dark hazel eyes. She used a lighter golden hue to brighten my eyes and accentuate the green flecks that are scattered around my iris’s. A darker shade was blended outwards from my crease, creating depth enlarging my eyes. She used Makeup Forever Liquid Aqua Liner in Mat Black to draw smooth wings that blended into the shadow. The look was completed by carefully placing luxury mink strip lashes by Esqido in style Unforgettable along my lash line. I love Esqido lashes because they are designed to be durable enough to be used over and over. A typical pair of Esqido lashes with proper care can last anywhere up to 30 uses! They also come in many breathtaking styles and are always the perfect final touch to any makeup look.

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Overall, this look was super fun and will definitely be one I can wear on any given day. Try it out yourself and show us how you did- Tag Instagram photos @prepbeautyparlour or tag our page on Facebook! Have questions about a product we used, or have something you’d like to see? Email us at info@prepbeautyparlour.com with the subject line :Blog.

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event & bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages!

 

 

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