Sunday, April 22nd, 2012


Spotlight On: Looks Inspired by Spring Flowers

Check out these ten creative entries from our past makeup challenge, which was all about looks inspired by the flowers of spring! If you’re game to participate in the next one (Disney Villain-inspired looks), you can check it out and send in your submission here–you have until May 1st to submit!

Check out readers’ submissions!


Soft Lily

submitted by: Naomi
inspiration: “There is this beautiful orange and yellow lily growing in my front yard with straight green leaves. It’s so beautiful that I had create a look incorporating these colours and of course the brown lips represent the colour of the earth.”
products used: For eyes: Ambrosia Cosmetics Serene Sunset (matte orange), Canary Gem (matte yellow), Havana Cream (matte peachy brown) NYX Cucumber Jumbo eye pencil, NYX Slim eye pencil in Yellow MAC False Lashes Extreme black mascara. For lips: L.A.Colours Moisturizing Lipgloss in Romance NYX pencil in Café.


Spring in Bloom

submitted by: Melinda M.
inspiration: “My inspiration came from a field of Daffodils, bluebells, and violets. The mixture of colors is so fun and definitely suitable for the spring season!”
products used: MAC Paint Pot – Treasure Hunt, MAC Paint Pot – Half-Wild, MAC Paint Pot – Pure Creation, NARS Eyeshadow – Night Sun, Sigma Flare Palette – Publicize, Allure, Oversee, L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Liner – Carbon Black, Stila Smudge Stick – Peacock, Maybelline The Falsies mascara, Paperself Lashes – Peacock


Tu-Lips

submitted by: Emi
inspiration: “My inspiration was the vibrant pinks and oranges of tulips. Thus, I blended pink and orange lipsticks for my lipcolor. I did a green look for my eyes to reflect the stems.”
products used: MUFE HD Foundation 117, Guerlain Pressed Meteorites Teint Beige powder, TheBalm Frat Boy blush, Contour-MUFE Sculpting Kit #2, Lips-Revlon Colorburst in Coral and Sleek Pout Paint in Pinkini, Eyeshadow-Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette (pale yellow as base, grassy green on lid), Sleek Original Palette (darker green in outer V), Upper liner-Urban Decay Whiskey, Lower liner-Smashbox Bronze (from Softbox Palette), Mascara-Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum, Eyebrows-Anastasia Brow Duo in Brunette


Colourful Purples

submitted by: Kris K.
inspiration: “The image posted as inspiration on Temptalia, because I love purple but I almost never use it. I thought I would incorporate light purple, dark purple, yellow and dark green and see if I could get something wearable outside.”
products used: Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof primer, inner corner: MAC Golden Lemon, lid:
MAC Boycrazy, outer corner & crease: UD Half Truth, browbone: Burberry Trench, upper lashline: UD Zero smudged with MAC Azuki Bean. Lower. Lashline: Rimmel Jungle Green khol set with UD Loaded and UD Kush. Face: La Roche Posay Anthelios XL susncreen, Kat Von D concealer (light), Kiehl’s tinted moisturiser (medium), MAC MSF Natural (medium plus). Cheeks: MAC Tenderling, highlight: MAC Superb. Lips: Sorgel balm (no colour).


Spring Garden

submitted by: Anjum
inspiration: “Essentially, I was inspired to do this look when I was walking my dog a few weeks ago, and I saw a tree with these beautiful flowers on it and no leaves. Then I started talking to my dog (yes, that’s normal) saying that I should do a tutorial in which my eyes were flowers. That’s how it came about, all though the flowers I saw were different colors than what I used, just because the flowers were white and pink; kind of hard to do on the eye. So I brightened the colors, and there you go!”
products used: MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot, Urban Decay Woodstock Eyeliner, Bh Cosmetics 88 Matte Palette, Urban Decay Corrupt Eyeliner, Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara, Maybelline Greatlash Mascara in Teal Appeal


Azaleas

submitted by: Daena
inspiration: “Azaleas are my favorite flower and when they bloom in early spring, it seems like everywhere you look is a burst of neon magenta framed by green leaves.”
products used: Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Fyrinnae Kitten in Heels, Merman, Elven Dagger; Too Faced Boy Toy, Steel Magnolias; Aromaleigh Snapdragon, Milani LIQUID EYE Metallic Eye Liner Pencil, Urban Decay 27/4 Pencil in Mildew, Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara, Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation in 100 Nyc blush in Peach Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart


Pansysmansy

submitted by: Tuny
inspiration: “I see pansies outside of my work building and they come to mind when I think of spring, so I decided to base this look off the purple pansy image used for the contest post. Initially I was going to do a flower on each eye, but I thought that would be too distracting and stuck with one. In order to get the colors to look vibrant and last, I used cream-based products of the respective color and then pat eye shadow of the same color on top of it.”
products used: Sugarpill-Tako (matte white), Skinfood-Lipstick OR02(creamy pink-orange), Eyebrow Pencil #2 (black brown, Dior-AirFlash 301 (matte medium beige), Garden Pastels Palette (frost yellow green, Tarte-Bronzer-Park Ave Princess (shimmery gold), Tokidoki-Tulipano (matte pink purple), Urban Decay – 24/7 Eye Pencil El Dorado (warm sparkly gold), Mildew (deep green), Ransom (shimmer blue purple), MUFE-Aqua Liner 13 (matte black), BE-Buxom Lash Mascara (matte black), Sephora-Eyeliner 03 (pure white)


Purple Crocus

submitted by: Sunny
inspiration: “This look is inspired by purple crocus, which is a purple flower with yellow center. I combined purple and gold on my lids, and used green for my lower lash line to represent the stem/leaves!”
products used: Eyes: L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Perpetual Purple, Urban Decay Purple Haze, the gold side of L’Oreal Metallic HiP duo in Gilded, Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner, Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Emerald Green, MAC Humid. Cheeks: Tarte Exposed. Contour: MAC Harmony. Lips: Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle + Dior Addict Extreme in Incognito


Hyacinth

submitted by: Phyrra
inspiration: “I was inspired by hyacinth flowers, particularly this variety.
products used: NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Primer. MAC Imaginary, MUFE Aqua Cream 21, Fyrinnae Blue Whale & Javan Rhino, UD Frigid & Perversion, Illamasqua Vow & Debonair & Static, Tarina Tarantino Pure Opal, MAC Petrol Blue


Feeling Springy!

submitted by: Kim H.
inspiration: “I thought of the green, yellow and purple pansies! I love green and find that green and yellow blend so well together.”
products used: Face: Benefit Hello Flawless Powder – Petal. Blush: tarte Amazonian Clay – Natural Beauty, Lancome Maison Lancome, Highligher – mark. all the highlights. Eyes: UDPP Primer, MAC Sunny Outlook all over lid, NYX Mellow Yellow on upper lid, UD Chronic in crease (both on bottom), UD Virgin to highlight. UD 24/7 Eyeliners Ransom and Eldorado on lower lashline. Revlon Colorstay liquid eyeliner on upper lashline – black. NYX false eyelashes – EL101 Nirvana. Mascara: Lancome Definicils – Black

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15 thoughts on “Spotlight On: Looks Inspired by Spring Flowers

  1. Kimryan8

    Thank you Christine! I had so much fun doing this! Kim H

  2. Devi

    I really love all of these, but Naomi’s picture is making the graphic designer in me want to photoshop that picture and make some beautiful creation out of it. I love how what’s she’s wearing (orange top, green earrings) as well as the golden background matches perfectly with her eye makeup! It’s a perfect image to fiddle with!

  3. Thanks so much Christine for featuring my look:D had a blast creating it for your challenge!

  4. Miss J

    Great job, everyone, and thanks for sharing! I am really loving the entire color scheme of Naomi’s photo! Very spring/summer! Looking forward to seeing more reader looks!

  5. Brittany

    My favorite was the first one soft lily, I might actually try that look!

  6. I like azaleas….sparkle sparkle sparkle…the older I get the more sparkle I want.

  7. Kafka

    Ladies, Brava! BRAVA!!!! From the delicate whiff of spring to actual flower designs, you’re all very artistic and I’m incredibly impressed. I’ve never ever seen those paper lash things that Melinda M. used!(I feel as though I live under a rock. lol)

  8. Thanks so much, Christine! This was a really fun challenge! Everyone’s looks are inspiring!

  9. Thanks so much Christine! I really loved the spring flower challenge :)

  10. Yay!! Thanks for featuring my look Christine! I’m up for another challenge!

  11. Great looks ladies. I especially liked the detail in Anjum, Daena and Tuny. Naomi the colors you used compliment your skin beautifully.

  12. sylvia

    Is Melinda M wearing contacts or is that photoshop? her eye color looks awesome!

  13. Loved your look Phyrra!