Spring Beauty Trends: (Almost) All-Natural
And the spring beauty bonanza continues! In case you missed it, here’s part 1 of our PTSC x Sandrogynous Makeup spring beauty trends collaboration, featuring Coveted Cosmetics and Liliesshop.net. To review:
Sandra Chung is a professional makeup artist based in Vancouverwho specializes in fashion, beauty and bridal makeup. She has worked with reputable brands such as MAC cosmetics and Joico Canada and is currently the head makeup artist for Coveted Cosmetics. For quotes and services please contact her at email@example.com. Check out her website, Facebook, and Twitter, too!
Today, you can laugh at my expense as I try to flex my modelling skillz! We’re featuring what I have dubbed the “(Almost) All-Natural,” a look that requires a shocking amount of makeup to look like you are wearing hardly any. But I digress…it was seen on the S/S 2012 runways of Michael Kors, Preen, Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenberg, and the like, and showcased a golden, glowing monochromatic palette. To compliment this warm and lovely look, we’ve chosen a nonchalant braid that is so popular with the personal styler blogger-types these days (who, me?). Here’s me before my Sandrogynous makeover:
(I can’t believe I’m allowing this photo of me to be on the internetz. Of course I was having a particularly bad case of the
teenage mid-20′s acne that day…figures).
To really get glowing, in a born-this-way sort of way, follow along with these steps:
2) Amp up the bronzer on the jawline, upper cheekbones, and temples (try MAC Refine Golden bronzer).
7) Apply a couple coats of mascara, followed by Coveted Cosmetics “Bedroom Eyes” false lashes (these babies are hand-woven, and made with real hair!).
(I am eternally grateful to Sandra’s mad makeup abilities and KatelynD‘s flattering photography…those two make me look good!)
To have your very own disheveled braid, brush hair back and gather it slightly off-center at the nape of your neck. Since I’m a little lacking in the hair department, we incorporated my clip-in hair-piece (a $20 Winners purchase) to add more volume to the braid. Alternatively (if you don’t own your own chunk of plastic woven into a hair-like device), you could tease your ends before braiding. Don’t be too deliberate with your work; the hottest braids this season are messy and deconstructed like the models on the Michael Kors runway. Tie it off with a clear elastic to keep it streamlined.
And now what you’ve all been waiting for! The Great Spring Beauty Giveaway of 2012!
What’s in the bag:
From liliesshop.net: Lioele bb Best Couple set (1 Beyond the Solution bb Cream & 1 Fresh Sun Screen SPF45)!
(Bananas not included)
From Coveted Cosmetics: 2 sets of hand-woven, natural hair false lashes & 2 sets of fun adhesive nail polish strips!
From Sandrogynous Makeup: MAC Pigment in Pastorale!
Sweet swag, right? Well, we think it’s so awesome that we’d like you to do a little bit of work to win it! Here’s how you do:
2) You must comment on each page’s wall: “I entered to win a Spring Beauty Basket from PTSC and Sandrogynous Makeup!” (exclamation point optional…!)
Tweet: “I entered to win a Spring Beauty Basket from @PTShoeCrew @sandrogynous @liliesshop @covetedcosmetic”
Well, what are you waiting for? Get crackin’! Those prizes ain’t gonna win themselves! Contest remains open until Sunday, May 27th! We’ll announce the winner and it will be the winner’s responsibility to contact us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or DM-ing us on Twitter in order to collect le prize. Contest only open to our Canadiano fans. Good luck!
Much love, Madison Blake
All images copyright KatelynD.
All hair & makeup by Sandra Chung.
More about our collaborators:
Coveted Cosmetics is an online boutique featuring false eyelashes, designer nail polish strips and other sought-after beauty products.
We specialize in hand woven false eyelashes made with natural hair fibers and high quality nail polish strips that apply in minutes. Visit our online boutique for more details.
Liliesshop.net is the leading online beauty boutique carrying highly coveted beauty brands as well as the latest skincare goods fromKorea such as LIOELE, MISSHA, and more! Visit our Facebook page for contests, tutorials and giveaways.