Easy, Wearable Ways To Add A Spring ‘Pop Of Color’ To Your Look!

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Welcome back!

Today I’ll be sharing with you my favorite ways to add a pop of color to jazz up any neutral spring or summer looks! With each of these examples, I’m not showing them in conjunction with a full eyeshadow look, just by themselves, so keep that in mind.

#1  – Bright Lips 

For me, spring is all about bright colors. An easy and wearable way to incorporate a bright color into your look is on your lips. Obviously, the wearable factor will depend on what you deem as wearable and what colors you choose. I chose Maybelline’s Color Blur in “Orange Ya Glad” (Totally wearable to me, I’ve worn this to church), and Nyx Liquid Suede* in “Pink Lust” (Definitely a shockingly bright color on me).bright lips collage.jpg If you want more recommendations for spring/summer lip products, check out my post here!

#2 – Waterline 

A great way to add a color to an otherwise neutral eye look is by using a colored liner in your waterline. This is much more of a subtle way to use color, so if bright lips aren’t your thing, this is for you.

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I love pairing this technique with very subtle eye looks, because it really makes it much more interesting. Using blue in the waterline makes the whites of your eyes appear whiter, but any color looks awesome used this way. For this, I used the Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in “Tu-Tu Turquoise“*.

#3 – Statement Inner Corner 

This is one of my favorite ways to jazz up a neutral eye look. Any color imaginable looks great used this way, but I typically go for either highly shimmery foiled shadows or matte neon shades, it’s totally up to you what you add here. This is one of the more bold choices in this list, but definitely a favorite of mine.

inner corner 1              (Coastal Scents Hot Pot in “Persian Green”*) 

inner corner 2.jpg (Random Morphe shadow) 

 

#4 – Colored Winged Liner 

This is by far the most subtle out of all of these options. Either use a colored liquid liner, or a cream eyeshadow and top it with a coordinating shadow and you’re good to go!

wingedliner2.jpg (Purple cream shadow topped with Coastal Scents Hot Pot in ‘Amethyst‘*) 

colored liner 1 (Model Launcher Felt Tip in “Emerald Isle”.) 

 

And that’ll be it for today’s post! I hope you’ve enjoyed this, and learned some fun ways to incorporate color into your looks!

As always,

thanks for stopping by!

-Samantha

 

*Post is NOT sponsored. All products purchased myself.

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Anti – Haul: Products I WON’T Be Buying – Palettes & Eyeshadows

Welcome back, or if it’s your first time here, welcome to Makeup In Montana!

Today’s post will be a bit different from the usual content, I’ll be talking about products I WON’T be buying. As far as I know, the ‘anti-haul’ idea was started by Kimberly Clarke on YouTube, but I’ve seen many other people doing it lately and decided to do one myself!

Basically, I’ll be talking about products I won’t be buying and why I won’t be buying them. So, let’s get into it!

1. Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey Palette.

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(Photo belongs to Ulta.com)

This palette is the continuation of their Peanut Butter & Jelly palette, but after hearing tons of negative reviews on this guy, I’m really not interested in purchasing it. The three highlight shades on the left look exactly the same, and the only unique color is ‘Honey Buns’, which I’m willing to bet I could get in a single shadow from someone else.  For $36, I expected more. Ultimately, this missed the mark for a lot of people and because of that, I won’t be buying it.

2. Colourpop Pressed Eyeshadows

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(Photo belongs to Colourpop.com) 

Colourpop recently released a ton of new pressed eyeshadows, which is different from their Super Shock formula, which is kind of a moussey cream formula. The reason I don’t plan on purchasing this is because  Colourpop kind of stresses me out with their constant releases. I feel like they never give you any time to blink before releasing new collections or collaborations or products. By the time I would order any of these, 15 new ones would pop up and I’m just not into that. I really wish Colourpop would just slow down a little with that. These are $5, but for the amount of product you’re getting it really isn’t nearly as affordable as it seems to be. I would much rather purchase Coastal Scents Hot Pots for $1.95, or $0.99 when they’re on sale.

3. Morphe Brushes 35R Palette

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(Photo belongs to Morphe Brushes) 

First things first, Morphe is a very polarizing brand. A lot of people aren’t particularly fond of their cosmetics, and I am one of those people. The palette I have is decent and has nice shade selection, but isn’t anything special and certainly isn’t worth the $23 they sell them for. The shadow quality is sup par, and in the instance of this particular palette, the shade selection bores me. The market is so saturated with neutral shadows. With that being said, if you’re a beginner, these are great shades to start out with. I personally prefer the formula of Coastal Scents Hot Pots and a palette of 35 would come out to about $35 when they’re on sale for $0.99. Little more expensive, but the quality is significantly better.

4. Too Faced Natural Love Palette

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(Photo belongs to Ulta.com)

This retails for $59, and contains 30 ‘natural’ tones. Several of the shadows in this palette are either already in existing Too Faced palettes or from discontinued/LE palettes, but there are original shades as well. I’ve heard that the quality of this palette is good, but it just really bores me. When I look at this palette, I don’t have any particular shades jumping out at me or screaming my name. For me to spend $60 on a palette it needs to be something special, and this isn’t it, so this is definitely not something I’ll buy.

5. Tarte ‘Make Believe In Yourself’ Eye & Cheek Palette

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This is limited edition,  has 10 eyeshadows and one face highlight and is going for $40. One thing I will say is that I’m happy to see something slightly more unique coming from a brand, but I still think these shades are easily dupable. When I purchase a palette I really want it to be cohesive, something that has everything I need, and this isn’t that for me. I’ve seen good reviews about this, but it just really isn’t for me.

 

And that’s it for today’s anti-haul! What new releases are you NOT buying?

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-Samantha

 

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