Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sandy/candy beauty... be mine?

This beauty look is as fresh as they come. Lilac lids? Yes please! Thick and full lashes? Umm yeh! Pink verging on red lips? Gimme gimme! Baby pink opaque nails? Oh you shouldn’t have!

Okay, so you get the picture. This look is way too hot, and even easier to recreate.

*A little disclaimer if I may - this look is modeled on someone with fair skin and ultra light hair. Pair this look on someone with a darker complexion and it may not hold the same results. For those with fair skin and dark hair, make sure you also define and fill in those brows, so you don’t become washed-out, for lack of a better phrase. By doing this you will still look as dainty and fresh faced as the lovely lass above.

To recreate this look, which would be stunning during summer 2012/13, here are the go-to products to perfect and make this your own.


Try the Yves Saint Laurent Candy Palette which features four individual shadows, all within the purple/pink colour spectrum. Opt for the lilac shade in the upper left hand corner and completely fill in your entire eyelid. Take a blending makeup brush and make sure you smooth out any harsh edges; this will create a more seamless look. 

To steal the above lashes, I suggest using Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash Mascara in jet black. This product really helps lengthen, thicken and keep each individual lash separate. Black mascara is definitely the key here, as the stark contrast allows the whites of the eyes to pop, and the lilac shadow to really show up best.


Try Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laque, Luminous Satin Lip Lacquer in Dynastie. The Hue is a perfect match to that of the models above, and will help to create that glossy pout that is big on shine and creaminess. It’s also a refreshing change and allows the fashionable matte-finish that we have seen everywhere to take the back seat for a little while.

Oh la la. These macaroon pink nails are so delish, if only they were edible! Nail biters beware; perhaps this is not the colour for you, especially if you can’t handle temptation! M.A.C’s nail laquer in Saint Germain is always a crowd pleaser, this is the shade to rock if you want as many compliments as possible whilst out for Friday night cocktails with the girls. For best results apply two to three coats for the most opaque finish possible.

Hope you enjoyed ladies!

Let me know if this is a makeup style you would fancy trying out in the coming few summery months.

SS x


AhkaVintage said...

I love this but I think the shades would be reserved for the lighter haired of us... otherwise we look a little like Cleopatra with dark hair! Not that there is anything wrong with that!

Sarah Sayers said...

This is true AhkaVintage! It's pretty hit or miss, but I think it depends on the person. I have a feeling Camilla Belle would actually look so amazing in lilac. Thanks for your comment, I hope your Monday has been kind to you! :) xx

Lisa Truong said...

I love the look on the model!