Nautical themes never grow old when the sun starts shining. Crisp primary shades of blue and red, with bright white along with cute anchor prints on clothes conjure up perfect Summer’s days by the water.
Shades to look out for a true, blue toned bright reds, royal or navy blues and crisp whites.
You can use each shade wherever you see fit, but here are some product suggestions to give you some ideas
Starting with eyeshadows, all the shades mentions can be used on the eyes, but red tones are probably only for the brave.
Sugarpill’s pressed eyeshadows offer maximum pigment, try Velocity (a matte royal blue), Tako (matte white) and if you’re feeling bold, try Love + (bright red) £8.95 each.
Obsessive Compulsive have a huge range of loose pigments, be sure to check out Pure Cosmetic Pigments in Rust, Royal Blue and White £9.95, these are all matte formulas. Alternatively try each or Heroic or Iced from the Colour Concentrate range that offer a little more dimension. £9.50 each.
If you prefer palettes, take a look at the Neve Cosmetics Scurissimi Eye Palette, the shades in this palette are dark and very versatile but you’ll find Red Carpet (imperial matte red) as well as Shock (dark blue) and Ink (sea blue) £21.95.
If you like to add liner to your look, or skip eyeshadow altogether and head straight to the liner try any of these true blues. Eye of Horus Lazuli Blue Goddess Eye Pencil is a fabulous choice, matte, smooth and waterproof, the shade is perfect for nautical looks £17. If you have a smaller budget, Neve Cosmetics Pastello Eye Liner Pencils are vegan and cruelty free. Enigma Blue is Royal Blue while Indigo is deeper £4.95 each.
If you prefer to work with loose pigments Everyday Minerals Eye Liner in Blue Velvet £6.95 is just the ticket. A nautical look wouldn’t be complete without a perfect red pout. Start with a liner to outline the lips, and apply all over to enhance the wear time of your lipstick. Try Neve Cosmetics Pastello Lip liner pencil Crimson £3.95 For a true red lipstick, try Gerard Cosmetics Fire Engine red Lipstick £12.50. A classic, shade, glamorous and nautical! I
f you prefer a matte finish try Aromi Beauty Matte Liquid Lipstick in Power Red £13. It’s a true red that goes on like a lip gloss but dries over 60 seconds to create a beautiful matte finish. A great option for a red gloss is Daniel Sandler’s Luxury Lip Gloss in Vivid Desire £14.75 If you really like to mix things up, you can always opt for nautical blue lips, try LA Splash Smitten Lip Tint Mousse in Sirius £9.95, bound to get heads turning!
For blushers, opt for nude shades or a sweep of bronzer, such as Everday Minerals Face Bronzer in Gimme a Kissimnmee £9.95 or Sleek’s Blush by 3 Flame Palette £9.99, with such vibrant bright reds, be sure to apply with a light hand!
Pop on your favourite anchor prints or nautical stripes and go forth and be fabulous!