When I am spending the whole day in relaxation mode, the last thing I want to do is bother with a full face of makeup. For nine days, I lived a wonderful life of luxury at the Iberostar Grand Paraiso in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. After playing in the sun all day I wanted to keep my skin feeling fresh and healthy for a night of dinner and entertainment. I’ll be sharing some easy makeup looks that I loved wearing, as well as some great product recommendations that may make packing for your next beach vacation a little breezier! The first look is going to be hot and spicy: orange lips.
ORANGE LIPS TWO WAYS: MATTE VS GLOSSY
Orange lips just scream summer to me. Especially on my own warm complexion, they pair so nicely with a little bit of sun-kissed skin. Orange lipstick is a wearable way to rock a bright and bold color; let it be your foray out of your comfort zone. Keep reading to find out how you can wear this bold trend in two different ways.
Matte Orange Lips with Colourpop Matte Lux Lipstick in Check, Please
Colourpop Check, Please retails for $7 USD. It’s the perfect bright yellow-orange, somewhere between a milky pastel and an electric neon. For those with deeper skintones, a lip liner may be necessary, but fair-skinned ladies will find this to be a stunner on its own.
I tried on a handful of Colourpop’s Lux Lipsticks earlier – check out other colors here!
Something about this particular lipstick makes me want to keep the rest of my face more subdued to draw attention to the gorgeous summer color. I love to pair matte lipsticks with shimmery lids and glowing skin.
Some of my favorite shimmery shadows are these amazing duochromatic, holographic ones from NARS. The NARS Danger Control Eyeshadow Palette has 6 beautiful shades that add unearthly dimension to the lids. I used Elektra, a peachy pink with a stunning lemon-yellow golden shift, to complement the orange of the lipstick.
Rather than going for eyeliner, I simply layered on my blackest and most volumizing mascara to add definition to my eyes. I used my go-to brow pencil, as well.
I kept my skin simple, of course. I picked up an inexpensive foundation in a deeper shade to match my tanned skin. It wasn’t an absolute win for me, but it was a nice dewy base — Physicians Formula Healthy Foundation in DW2.
I layered a sheen of highlight using the Urban Decay Beauty Beam Highlighting Palette and stippled on a bit of NARS Orgasm blush to complete this easy look. Any glowy, shimmery blush will suffice as a nice finishing touch!
Glossy Orange Lips with Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick in Flambé
This glossy orange lipstick is a little deeper, and verging on the orange-red side. It is actually quite a bit more vibrant in person than it appears on camera, but I also applied this more sheerly.
Because of the more red tone, I wanted to keep my complexion more neutral and add bronzier tones to my eyes. This is sort of a play on a classic glam look, but much more vacation friendly. I also just HAD to wear this red striped dress with this lipstick shade!
I’ve raved about Bite’s Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick formula before; it’s one of the best that I’ve tried! Comfortable, pigmented, clean-ingredient formulated, and high performance: what more do you need in a high-end lipstick? The shade Flambé can be worn by so many different complexions, all the way from Snow White fair to rich, deep chocolates.
Rather than wear a full face of base makeup, I simply used concealer on areas where I needed coverage. My favorite skin trick for this type of look is to first apply your favorite facial oil, and then use a flat top brush to buff concealer into your skin. This really allows the concealer to melt into your skin and give an effortless glow!
I then bronzed the perimeters and applied Milk Makeup’s Highlighter Stick in “Lit” for a natural, dewy shine.
I kept the brows nice and clean, again going in with the ABH Brow Definer in Dark Brown to add a little shape.
I broke out my favorite neutral palette, Tarte Tartelette in Bloom, and applied the gorgeous bronze shades from the middle row.
Again, rather than messing with eyeliner, I opted for my most volumizing and lengthening mascara. This time, I layered some Milk Makeup Kush Mascara onto the ends after applying L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise. I love the way the fibers of Kush build up length! It may be my new favorite mascara for layering and adding length.
One of my favorite things about the Bite lip collection is the packaging. Everything is sleek, hefty, and minimalist; the matte black components are so pleasing to the eye.
Do you tend to wear bright colors while on vacation? What’s your go-to bold makeup product?
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