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Makeup Inspiration: How Fresh Flowers Can Inspire Your Makeup Palette

Even those of us that eat, sleep, and breathe makeup lack inspiration at times. If you feel like you've been doing the same smoky eye, been married to the same tired liner, and hitting the pan on your favorite shadow colors, then it might be time to try something fresh. Look to the blooms of spring to shake the makeup doldrums. I started with a beautiful hydrangea from the grocery store. Every petal inspires with shades of blues and purples. Here's how I translated it into a spring look.

To create this hydrangea-inspired look, you will need:

Here's how to get the look:

  1. Begin by applying a warm, matte brown shadow to the crease with a crease brush. I start virtually every single eye look this way.
  2. Using a flat shader brush, apply a lilac shadow all over the lid.
  3. Now take a smaller shader brush and place a shimmery blue shadow on the inner and outer corner of the eye.
  4. Take a blending brush and softly diffuse the blue into the lilac. You want a soft transition and no hard lines where one color ends and meets the other.
  5. Line the inner rim of the lower lid and upper lash line with a violet pencil liner and smudge.
  6. Apply a generous coat of mascara to both top and bottom lashes.
  7. Finish your spring look with a pale pink lip.

Watch this video to see how I did it:

For more inspiration from Ivy, go to Wake Up for Makeup!


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