Honolulu pin-up Look

Its summer!! Time for pool parties, barbecues and beach picnics! Today we're getting this super cute Honolulu look which is inspired by the golden sands and natural beauty of the islands - and is just perfect for all of your summer events.

To start, we're going to create a smooth skin! As its hot now, we're applying a primer first to keep that makeup in place and stop it from sliding off! We're working the Benefit Porefessional Pearl primer over the face with our hands.

Next, we're going in with a BB Cream - they give the results of a foundation but with a lighter and more breathable finish for the skin. We love the NYX BB Cream and we're applying it to the face with our Bella&Bear Jaguar angled kabuki, working in downward and outward motions for a streak free finish.

To cover any problem areas we are going in with a concealer, blending it into our foundation with our Bella&Bear Ocelot concealer brush. We love the Essence Camouflage concealer for this look. try to choose a concealer which is one shade lighter than your foundation to help illuminate the skin.

Now, we're going to set that concealer with a light dusting of translucent powder. we're pressing some Revolution bake and finish powder onto the skin using our Bella&Bear Margay Cat brush.

To lock that in place we're spritzing the face with some Bodyshop dewy glow rose face mist.

Now lets work on the eyes - we want them to be defined but natural so to start we are going in with an eyeshadow primer to keep our shadows in place and to make the colors more intense. Were swiping some Benefit Stay Don't Stray onto the lids with our ring finger.

Then, using our Bella&Bear Sand Cat brush we're working a matte taupe shadow onto the lids.  We especially love the Tease shadow from the UD Naked 2 palette here, we also use our Bella&Bear Margay Cat brush to apply some of the same shadow along the lower lash line.

As this is a minimal look we're skipping the liner and going straight in for the lashes. To start, we're curling them using our Bella&Bear Eye and Mighty curlers for ultimate lift. We're then applying a light coat of our mascara - Epic by Younique.

Now, for that super girly, pin-up vibe, we're going to apply some ultra long falsies to the eyes. We do this using our Bella&Bear Angled tweezers, applying them as close to the natural lash line as possible for and undetectable finish. 

Lets define those brows next. To start, we are brushing through the hairs using the spoolie end of our Bella&Bear Iberian Lynx brow brush, this will help neaten the shape of the brow to give you a clearer idea of where they need filling in.
We then use the brush end to fill in the sparser areas of the brows and define the shape - we love the Revolution brow pomade for this.
You can then go back through with the spoolie to disperse excess product and soften the look to keep it more natural. 

Its time for some more skin work. were taking our famous Bella&Bear Bobcat blush brush and were using it to lightly dust some matte bronzer over the cheeks and hairline. We love the Benefit Hoola bronzer for this, or the ELF bronze quad for a more purse friendly option.

When the sun comes out, so do our freckles, so we're playing them up by adding some faux freckles in! We do this by popping some of the same brow pomade onto the top tips of our Bella&Bear brush on you detangling brush and pressing it over the cheeks and nose. So cute! (psst, you can get the full low-down on this hack in our blog post).

Then we spritzed the skin with our setting spray again to lock that all in place.

We're going to line our lips next with some New look liner, slightly rounding and exaggerating them! And, to fill them in we're using some Revolution Renaissance  lipstick in 'vintage', working it over the lips using our Bella&Bear Rusty Spotted Cat Lip Brush for an even coat!

Now, for our hair, we want that beach-yet-sleek look so we're brushing through using our Bella&Bear Brush on You Detangler to get it tangle free and shiny, and we're then straightening it through using our hot iron. As a final touch we're adding a tropical hibiscus flower to the side of the hair!

 What are your summer plans? Be sure to share your #bellaanadbear selfie with us on Insta for a chance to be featured on our grid and don't forget you can shop all of these Bella&Bear pieces and more in our online store right now!

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