#FaceFriday :: Nautical Eyes (Plus My Favorite Ways to Wear Summer’s Nautical Trend)

nautical, how to wear nautical trend for summer

nautical, how to wear nautical trend for summer

nautical, how to wear nautical trend for summer

One of my favorite summer trends is Nautical. It’s the easiest to pull off. Stripes, blue, white, red, ocean-themed accessories, I can go on and on but as with anything, overdoing it can pass for tackiness. 

For this week’s #FaceFriday (where I use most of the products I have reviewed in the past), I focused on my eyes. As you can see from the photos, what I did was basic and pretty much self-explanatory. I used Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow Bleu Soie as eyeliner for my upper lash line and Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon Th(ink) for my waterline and smudged it for lower lash line. Both products are dark blue and can be used either as eyeshadow or eyeshadow base.

nautical, how to wear nautical trend for summer

Other products used:

YSL Top Secrets All-in-One BB Cream Skin Perfector (Medium)

Cover Fx Cream Concealer (G Light)

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Diffused Light)

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade (Dark Brown)

Diorshow Fusion Mono 821 Chimere (for eyelids)

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon Blacquer (tightline upper lashes)

Dior Addict It-Lash (Deluxe sample)

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

MAC Mineralize Blush Warm Soul

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick (Liar)

Finally, here are my favorite ways to wear nautical without going overboard. The key is to pick one or two items you can incorporate in your existing wardrobe. Remember, three’s a crowd. Ready to sail?

nautical, how to wear nautical trend for summer

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1. Step in stripes. Depending on your comfort level, wear blue or red stripes shoes. I prefer wedges because they give me the height without compromising comfort!

2. In tune with tunic. I am a huge on tunics not only during summer but practically year-round. It’s versatile, loose, light, and easy to style. Most of the time, I pair it with skinny jeans or shorts.

3. Bag it. After lipsticks, bags are my next obsession. It’s a woman thing! To make your stripes purse “the statement”, go monochromatic with your outfit (think denims and crisp white shirt). Of course, I’m speaking based on my personal style. In the end, wear whatever makes you happy.

4. White shorts. It’s the summer so show some skin woman! Leave denim shorts to the teens and wear yours white! Trust me, it’s chic and very lady-like in so many ways.

5. Under the sea accessories. Anchor-themed styles are very predictable so I’d rather incorporate something from the sea. Seahorse or sea turtles are my favorites!

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32 Comments

    • June 22, 2014 / 6:58 am

      If you like BB cream w/ lightweight feel, it's a must-try

  1. June 20, 2014 / 10:36 am

    I freakin' love this look. Navy and coral together.. and the blush with the lippie… it's so pretty, I can forgive that it's not bright! lol. This is one of my fave looks you've done!

    • June 22, 2014 / 6:59 am

      Thanks my dear! Lately I'm loving this subtle eye makeup

  2. June 20, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    That eyeliner is gorgeous on you.

  3. June 20, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    Great face! Your lips are a very subtle color this time – I like it 🙂

  4. June 20, 2014 / 3:19 pm

    Your looks are always flawless! I love the blue liner.

  5. June 20, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    Love Love Love this look. I am obsessed with MAC Warm Soul, and the YSL Perfector- I sooooo need. Beautiful look!!

  6. June 20, 2014 / 4:24 pm

    I super duper love that eyeliner on you

  7. June 20, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Ahoy, matey! I love this nautical look. Plus, your skin is positively glowing.

  8. June 20, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Aloha! Living for that dewy finish skin.

  9. June 21, 2014 / 12:15 am

    Love your fashion picks! And you know, I already have seahorse sandals, haha 🙂

  10. June 21, 2014 / 3:13 am

    If I don't already have that lipstick (is it sad I can't remember?!) I'm so buying it.

  11. June 21, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    I love your look and that purse!

  12. June 22, 2014 / 8:53 am

    You are so beautiful. 😉 I love this look and how much your skin just glows – gorgeous.

  13. June 23, 2014 / 3:09 am

    I've always loved the nautical look and these are great choices!

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