11 April 2013

Transeasonal Makeup: Classic and Pared Back

As you might have spotted in recent posts, I'm favouring quite a classic look these days. With the unseasonably cold weather, spring's candy colours just haven't felt quite right – but I don’t want to revert to the darker, vampier colours of autumn and winter, either.

Classic makeup look

A more classic look offers the perfect transeasonal effect  – I’ve been going for barely there colours teamed with natural skin and a flick of black liner.

Bright lippies are taking a backseat and instead I’ve been raiding my stash for delicate and understated pinks. One of my current favourites is this Art Couture lipstick from Artdeco’s latest collection, Tribal Sunset. Out this month, it features a soft colour palette of earthy tones through to corals and bronze.

ARTDECO Art Couture lipstick Summer Flowers Tribal Sunset Collection
 

This shade, Summer Flower, is a soft and natural peachy pink, with a warm golden shimmer running throughout. It has a pearl finish, which I’m not usually fond of, but by paring back everything else I quite like it.

Transeasonal makeup winter to spring

Elsewhere I’m wearing my current favourite BB cream from Clarins, Boots No 7 eyeshadow in Wheatsheaf, the Chanel mascara I told you about, and a new Dior felt tip pen eyeliner. They are all press samples which I've recently been trialling, and I'm liking it all so far.

Tell me, do you change your makeup with the seasons, or stick to a tried and tested look year-round?

23 comments:

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...
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Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

That lipstick is GORGEOUS on you! LOVE.
We're still having winter here. Sigh. I'm thinking spring is a myth!

Anonymous said...

You look stunning. I love how subtle it all is! I thought spring had sprung over the week end and now we're back to dull, grey, cold and damp!

Sarah Dora said...

Your make up is so perfect - I know I should probably wait til its warmer but I can't resist my bright make up, been trying to tone it done my using stains and lip butters though...

Karen Constantine said...

Loving the liner and lippie missus, haven't tried any Art Deco stuff yet, must give a go

The Dainty Dolls House said...

It's a gorgeous look, perfect for this inbetween seasons we are stuck in...love the eyes, they look stunning!! Hope you have a great day doll x

Adele said...

Such a relevant post Emma, I'm wearing my make up pretty much as you on the eyes but maybe with a brighter lip right now. I definitely change with the seasons but like you kind of feel a bit in-betweeny!
Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo
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Not Just Inside- Irish Beauty Fashion and Lifestyle Blog said...

OOOh look at your liner... its Luuurvely

Keit said...

Love an all natural make up. And that sparkly lipstick looks amazing on your *_*

ifthey wereme said...

I really love the lippie!

Helena Nicolau said...

Hi Dear! lovely pics!!! just found your blog, do you want to follow each other? Just let me know. See you soon and kisses xxxx

Amy Fashion Blog said...

such a pretty shade of pink

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I really have to try that BB cream and love the rest of your look!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Kim Alston said...

That lipstick color looks awesome on you and I love your eyeliner. So pretty Emma!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You can't ever really go wrong with a classic look. Love that winged eyeliner on you!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Love the lips but the eyes are perfect!

Coco said...

I like this classic and perfectly applied makeup. Very ladylike. And yes, the lippie you spotted in my post was the one you sent me. I've been loving ArtDeco more and more.
Happy almost weekend hun!
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Jenny said...

Your skin looks flawless, loving the whole look. That liner looks great as well, will have to try it out!

Anonymous said...

Great makeup look!

Emma said...

Ah! You are so pretty Emma, seriously! I agree about pearl finish lipsticks, I usually don't like them but I think because this is gold pearl it looks really nice on. I love the flicks too!

I usually change up my make up depending on the season, i always wear less in the summer, usually no eyeliner. I've been wearing a lot of pink lips recently or varying shades. I love Revlon Colorburst Fuchsia lipstick, it's so fun to wear!

Emma x

adoreabubbles said...

GAH...I wish I could get my liner to look that good!

Rachelle said...

am not a huge fan of Art Deco tbh but loving your look! You have the cats eyeliner down to a T! x

little t said...

Beautiful! The eyeliner is very nicely done!