Tag Archives: summer makeup

My Makeup Super Hero: Blot Film!

23 Jul

The Summer is a great month for beach, bright blue eyeshadow, flip flops, surfing, bronzer galore and “makeup mudslide“! My face is not overly oily …but… in the summer my oil glands seem to get loose and wild and have a party…at my skin’s and makeup’s expense.  click here to read more

MAC in the Groove: Love to Love Neutral look

22 Jul

 fell in love with the softness of this neutral palette.  The three colours were soo different but so fitting for one another.  The contrast between the lightest and the darkest colour got my little makeup look ideas spinning – I knew I had to have it!  I love putting two highly contrasting colours together in order to create a bold look. to continue reading on how to do look and to see more pictures click here!!

Daytime Gold and Blue Eyes: MAC StarFlash Strike a Pose

21 Jul

Hey guys, forgive me for the over posting of blue eyeshadow looks – it is my favorite sumer colour to wear on my lids.  I have really been trying out different camera techniques more than makeup looks but I will get the other colours rolling out soon.  So this look is a subtle blue day time look using MAC STARFLASH: Strike a Pose – limited(Moonflower can be used instead) and Amber Lights.   Click here to find out how to create this look

Mulch Neutral Brown Makeup Look

24 Jun

Mulch Neutral Brown Makeup Look

This is a great neutral eye for everyday sultry wear contine reading this post to see what I used to get this continue reading

My Top 10 Summer Makeup Looks

23 Jun

 want to share with you some makeup looks that I think are great for wearing in the Summer.. I hope that you enjoy- and if you try any please let me know or send me a link! click here to continue reading

Makeup Look: MAC Moonflower Eyes

16 Jun


MAC Moonflower Eyes are a perfect fit for your summer makeup wardrobe! Blue is in so wash the brown shadow out of your makeup brushes and pack on the the colour of the sea: blue! to read more of this post and find out how I created this look click here

MAC Look: Sweety and Punchy Bronze Eye

15 Jun

New Post at www.ashleynicolemakeup.com : MAC look Sweet & Punchy Bronze Eye.  This is a great summer daytime look suitable for work and play.  It is a great way to wear MAC to the Beach shadow- Sweet & Punchy without looking too bright Click here to go to the post.

MAC to the Beach Looks from MAC Cosmetics.com

13 Jun


These looks are from the www.maccosmetics.com website and they are the promotional looks for the MAC to the Beacg launch that came out on May 27th.  There are still items left from this collection on line and at the MAC stores. Along with the limited colours many of the looks include products from the permanent line and they are available all year round.  Have fun trying the looks and remember that you can alwasy use your own colours to create them.



Eye detail :

For the cheeks: apply get away bronze

For the Lips: define the lip area with Tempature Rising and top with lipstick: Thrills.  For an added touch top with Flurry of Fun lip gloss


Sweet and Punchy Eye:

Cheeks: Apply Get away Bronze

Lips: Define lip area with Oak lip pencil and Beachbound lipstick.  Top with Easy lounger for added sparkle.


Sand and Sun Eye Detial:

Cheeks: Mac suggests to apply Beach Bronze Creme bronzer- but if you do not have that you can apply the “Golden” bronzer or Get away Bronze

Lips: Define lip area with Life’s a Breeze lip pencil, top with Lazy Day lipstick.  For added ship apply Easy Lounger lip gloss.



Firecracker eye detail:


Lips: Define the lip with tempature rising, then apply Thrills and Beachbound lipssticks.  Finish with a dab of slpashing for sparkle.



Rosemary & Thyme Eyes:

Cheeks: Colour cheeks with Get away Bronze and apply a bit of Marine Life highlight powder for added colour

Lips: Line lips with Subculture lip liner, apply beach bound lip stick and then top with Flurry of Fun gloss


Easy Lounger Eye Detail:

Cheeks: Colour cheeks with Get Away Bronze blush and highlight with Marine Lfe

Lips: Define lips with Life a Breeze lip pencil, apply Lazy Day lipstick and top with Easy Lounger lipglass


Temperature Rising Eye Detail:

Cheeks: Apply Get Away Bronze and then apply Marine Life for highlight and added colour.

Lips: Define with Temperature Rising Lip Pencil,  apply beachbound lipstick, top with Flurry of fun.

Sephora’s Summer Makeup Looks

12 Jun

I always look forward to seeing Sephora’s seasonal launches of looks. What do you think? Love them hate them?  Which one is your favorite? Will you be trying any? 


Click Here to go to the Sephora Looks homepage to learn more about what products were used to create these daring faces

MAC: Dare to Wear

8 Jun


MAC Dare to Wear

U.S. Launch Date: July/August 2010

Dare to Wear Lipglass

  • Ban This! Deep purple with multi-pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Bold & Brash Bright red with multi-pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Dare to Dare Light blue pink with multi-pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Gimme That! Bright fuchsia pink with pink pearl (Limited Edition)
  • So Bad Mid-tone coral orange with pink and gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Wind Me Up Dirty bronze with pink and gold pearl (Limited Edition)


  • Aqua Subdued, pale greyed aqua (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Atlantic Blue Bright violet blue (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Crazy Cool Mid-tone lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Louder Please Bright fuchsia pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Sassy Grass Bright pale green (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Shock-a-holic Bright purple (Limited Edition)
  • Free to Be Bright true coral (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Going Bananas Soft lemon yellow (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Lime Lime green (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Sky Blue Sky blue (Frost) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Winkle Mid-tone cornflower blue (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Zingy Bright blue (Matte) (Limited Edition)

MAC Dare to Wear

MAC Dare to Wear

Dear Mac Lovers:

A Shocking Electric collection that is coming out at the end of the summer! How Exciting??!!

This collection looks fun an interesting, and quite bright.  I do not usually wear bright colours on a normal bases, but I still see products in the collection that I am excited to see and test.  For the lipglass I cant wait to test Bold and Brash and Wind me up.  For the eye shadows I am looking forward to testing out Aqua, Crazy Cool, Sassy Grass, and Winkle.  Thing about make up is there is no right and wrong- yes this collection is bright but you do not have to apply the colour heavily- Dont be afraid of colour- just figure out how to use it to make it work for you.  I will be playing with alot more of my colours and shortly I will start to post tutorials on how to use great colours and not look like a clown!!

Let me know what you are excited to pick up from this collection

Ashley Nicole