Summer 2017: Makeup Trend Series


Now I’m back off holiday, finished college, and only doing a few days at work a week, I’ve decided to create a makeup series as I have quite a lot more time on my hands! In this series, I will be researching different trends from different years, era’s and influences to create different looks. For today’s trend, I went with Summer 2017. I found A LOT of inspiration from Cosmopolitan’s article the recently posted called “Spring/Summer 2017 Hair and Makeup Trends”. This article lists a number of different trends taken from Fashion Week. I took a few trends from their list a created a whole look featuring them! Hope you enjoy this series, be sure to comment what trend you would like to see next!

Products Used;


  • Smashbox Primer WaterP1010842
  • Stage Line Fluid Makeup – LB2
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair
  • LA Girl Pro.conceal – Gc981 Toast (for contour)
  • The Balm – Bahama Mamma Bronzer
  • NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator – LIM01 Sunbeam
  • Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette – Subsolar and Equinox mixed together


  • Morphe 35O Palette – White shade (1, 5) to set the lid, light orange shade (5, 4) P1010845all over the lid, mid orange shade (7, 4) to deepen up the outer 4, and finally, brighter orange shade (7, 5).
  • Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner – Carbon Black
  • Seventeen Tattoo Me Eyeliner
  • Magpie Glitter (applied with eyelash glue, under the lash line and under the eyebrow) – Lola
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Taupe


  • MAC Cosmetics Lipstick – Stone
  • Magpie Glitter (applied with eyelash glue) – Lola


Lower Lash Line Glitter

This trend was influenced by Shiatzy Chen. All her models wore sliver glitter under there eyes.


Graphic Liner and Glitter Lips

This trend was influenced by Fendi at Milan Fashion week. All the models on the catwalk for the SS17 catwalk wore a bold graphic liner, and a sparkly, glitter lip.


Orange Eyeshadow

Blugirl used a wash of orange eyeshadow on all her models to create this colourful, sunset eye look.

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I teamed this look up with a Topknot and two plaits. Topknots are in trend this summer, according to Cosmopolitan’s Article, as Christian Dior had his models sport the slick, “ballerina” hairstyle. I attempted to channel my inner Bohemian, by adding to plaits, inspired by  Missoni.

If you want to read more on other hair and makeup trends of Summer 2017, here is the link to Cosmopolitan’s article;

Hope you enjoyed my first post as part of my new series!



New Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks from the Summer Chrome Collection

So last night I decided to treat myself to a few of the new Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks from his new Summer Chrome Collection from Beauty Bay. Was so excited for them to arrive this morning, as I got free Next  Day Delivery for spending over £40 (winner!). I chose the shades; Butt Naked, Candyass and Flamboyant, as I have nothing like these shades in my collection at the minute.

Left to Right; Butt Naked, Candyass and Flamboyant.


Here are the swatches I did with the shades. Butt Naked went on like a dream, this shade is very opaque and doesn’t require layering at all! It dried down super quickly as well. However, Candyass and Flamboyant took a lot of layering to reach full opacity. The 2 metallic shades in this collection (Candyass and Flamboyant) have a strawberry scent (almost smells like strawberry laces). With the Jeffree Star Liquid lipsticks, I do find that the metallic finishes are not as opaque as the others finishes and do require 2/3 layers. I have the shades Pussy Whipped and No Tea No Shade and find that these are very sheers well, as they have a metallic finish (No Tea, No Shade isn’t as sheer as the others as it is a darker shade, however, it does require a second layer). Even though both metallic shades are quite sheer, they are such beautiful colours when they reach full opacity! Flamboyant is my favorite shade, I’ll be definitely be taking it on holiday with me this weekend!

Butt Naked

Butt Naked is a warm peachy nude with a matte finish. This shade would look stunning on anyone who has very fair skin!


Applying this lipstick too A LOT of work. Even though this shade is super opaque, this shade was very streak, so therefore required to go over certain areas to smooth out the streaks. Other than that, this shade is BEAUTIFUL! Super natural, perfect for everyday makeup, and is so comfortable to wear, doesn’t feel dry at all!



Candyass is a coral pink shade that has a tone of gold reflex, with a metallic finish. I feel anyone could full with shade off, no matter what your skin tone is! This shade is definitely for everyone!


As I mention in the swatches, this shade is quite sheer, and therefor require at least 2-3 layers. This shade felt very comfortable on the lips and didn’t feel drying at all! Once the colour had been built up, I fell in LOVE! This shade would be perfect for any prom or bridal makeup to add a bit of sparkly to your look!



Flamboyant is bright metallic coral/red shade with chunky gold reflex. This colour definitely will make a statement! Would look stunning on darker skin tones, and anyone will a tan; perfect to take with you on holiday!


As I said before, the metallic shades are most definitely on the sheer side, but are VERY easy to build up. However, I did find this shade to be quite thick, gloopy and the chunky glitter made the lipstick feel a bit uncomfortable on the lips, in my opinion. Maybe if a lip balm was applied underneath the lipstick, it may make the lipstick feel a bit more comfortable. I will be sure to try this out and report back! Even though this shade has its bad points, it is a stunning colour, I absolutely LOVE the shade!



My Sisters Prom Makeup



  • Stage Line Liquid Makeup Foundation – LB
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Soap and Glory Wonderbronze Shimmer Brick
  • Soap and Glory Multi-Colour Blush Brick – Peach Party
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit – White Sand


  • Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette – “Georgia” in the crease, “Summer Yum” in the outer V and “Luscious” on the lid (sprayed Smashbox Primer Water on the brush to intensify the colour).
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit – Snow (in the inner corner and on the brow bone)
  • Revlon Beyond Natural Eyelashes – Style “913”
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Taupe


  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Chrysanthemum

On 23rd June, my little sister had her prom and she asked me to do her makeup for her. She doesn’t usually wear makeup, so I went for a natural, light-medium coverage foundation and a really pretty, natural eye look with a hint of glitter; finishing the look with a pair of natural eyelashes, which she wasn’t used to wearing, but it really helped pull the look together! Can’t believe how gorgeous she looked, was very proud of her and how well her makeup turned out! ❤

thumbnail_image1 The only photo I had with my sister (and she wasn’t even in her dress) as I had work!




NHS Training Day

On the 12th May, myself and other students from my college were chosen to go to Warwick Hospital to help the doctors train. To do this, we had to do SFX makeup on each other, simulating different injuries that could have been created from being in a coach crash. I decided to go for a 3rd degree burn chemical burn, created by spilled fuel from the coach. After we created out injuries, we went to A&E and the doctors at the unit then had to treat us in the way they would treat a real life patient if they were in this situation. This was such an amazing day and such a rewarding experience to have helps to doctors at Warwick out.