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With a great weekend of sunshine (despite the odd shower) it feels like summer has officially arrived! This means rooftop bars, cocktails and not to mention the World Cup. Whether you are partying in Ibiza or Isleworth it’s time to swap nudes for neon and go bold. Here I have created three versatile summer makeup looks inspired by my favourite cocktails, which look great on Asian and dark skin.

ingredients

Ingredients: (Clockwise from top) Mac Studio fix foundation,  Boots 17 Shimmer brick, Mac lipstick in So Chaud, Nars Lipstick in Schiap, Revlon Colourburst lip butter in Wild Watermelon, Maybelline Rocket Mascara in Waterproof black,  a kabuki brush, Laura Mercier duo bronzer, Rimmel ScandalEyes micro liquid eyeliner in black.

Tequila Sunrise

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Face: Prep skin and blend Mac Studio Fix Foundation into skin. Using a kabuki brush sweep Laura Mercier duo bronzer to capture both the bronze tones and sweep across the face in a figure of eight (from the forehead to the cheek, then from the cheek to the jaw). Ensure you blend down from the jawline to the neckline to avoid any obvious lines.

Eyes: Using Boots 17 shimmer brick use the gold shadow (third from the bottom) over eyes, then the darker shade over the crease. I do this using my fingers to add warmth to the colour and blend. Line eyes with Rimmel Scandelous liner in black and coat lashes with Maybelline Rocket mascara.

Lips: Mac lipstick in So Chaud makes lips pop. The colour goes on bright so blot should you wish to tone the colour down.

Tequila Sunrise with a mango twist. This is my take on a summer classic. 

tequila sunrise
 
25ml. Don Julio Blanco Tequila 

  • 100ml. Orange Juice 
  • 10ml.  Grenadine or Cranberry Juice 
  • 1 slice  Mango (fresh or tinned depending on the season)
  1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
  2. Measure 25ml Don Julio Blanco Tequila, 100ml orange juice and 10ml grenadine syrup (or Cranberry juice) into the glass.
  3. Cut a slice of mango with a sharp knife on a cutting board and place on top of the drink to garnish.

Woo Woo

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Face and Eyes (as before in Tequila Sunrise)

Lips: Revlon Lip butter in Wild Watermelon gives a nice juicy gloss.

Wild Woo Woo

woo woo

25ml. Archers Peach Schnapps 
25ml Smirnoff No 21 Vodka 

  • 100ml Cranberry Juice 
  1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
  2. Measure 25ml Archers Peach Schnapps and 25ml Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka into the glass.
  3. Stir thoroughly.
  4. Top with 100ml cranberry juice.

Cosmopolitan

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For this look I have still kept the face and eyes the same but instead of using orange, I have chosen a neon pink.Lips: Nars lipstick in Schiap for a hot pink pout.
cosmpolitan

Carrie’s Cosmopolitan (Sex and the City Style)

50ml Ketel One Vodka 

  • 35ml Cranberry Juice 
  • 17.5ml Triple Sec 
  • 10ml Lime Juice
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Measure 50ml Ketel One Vodka, 35ml cranberry juice, 17.5ml triple sec and 10ml lime juice into a cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake until the surface of the cocktail shaker until it feels cold to the touch.
  4. Strain into a tall glass.

Follow me on twitter @macsarkar and check out my blog www.asianpersuasionuk.com 

 

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Asian Persuasion (real name Sushmita Sarkar) is a makeup blogger for all women of colour, with a strong emphasis on making dark skinned women appreciate their own natural beauty. Her blogs are a combination of frank reviews of makeup products and articles relating all aspects of Asian beauty culture. The blog was inspired when Sushmita picked up a copy of Asian Women magazine in a waiting room and was appalled at the lack of dark skinned Asian models on the pages, as all the models were either fair skinned or of European origin. Hence Asian Persuasion was born with a mission to persuade Asians and the Asian beauty industry to overcome colour prejudice and to appreciate their own heritage. Apart from blogging Sushmita's other hobbies include working out, dancing, cooking, reading and travelling.

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