Make-Up Masterclass: Spring Beauty



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We’re heading into the last days of Spring beauty, so make the most of the fresh faced look before we all overload on bronzer when we hit the beach! In her latest make-up masterclass, beauty correspondent, Polina Berdos shows us how to get this bloomin’ lovely Spring look. 

“This time let’s take a look at getting inspiration from Spring hues. Everything from soft peach, lilac to rose tones are popular colors for Spring fashion and make-up. Let’s be inspired by the work of make-up artists as they beautifully pair floral prints with fresh and radiant make-up looks.

This Spring, there is a fresh take on the most popular colours, with the runway looks inspired by shades and elements only found in nature. Models faces are translucent and flawless with luminous skin and subtle, sophisticated washes of colour on the eyes and lips.

Muted, monochromatic hues are balanced harmoniously with rich high sheen swirls of deep pigments and textures to create a stunning, new, natural modern beauty.

This look is inspired by the peony and tulip with soft shades like light pink and beige. This Spring, there is no better way to showcase love, joy and passion for life than to make your own blooming make-up look.

Infused with romance, this natural and feminine look will help you to capture the wondrous feeling of being enlivened by love!”

To recreate Polina’s stunning look, check out her Shopcade list here and you’ll be looking bloomin’ gorgeous for Spring in no time, or if you want to experiment with more spring colours check out more inspiration here!

How To Get The Retro Pin Up Look

Retro Pin Up Look| Photo Credit: Polina Berdos

Ready for another make-up masterclass? Yep us too! Today our fab beauty correspondent talks us through achieving the perfect retro pin up look. Over to you Polina

“Classic retro pin up make-up is ever present today even if it’s a more modern version. This make-up consists of a matte, even-toned face, pink blush, black eyeliner, black mascara or false eyelashes and glossy red lipstick.

It works on any skin color or type and pin up make-up can easily be replicated too! There’s something undeniably glamourous, flirtatious and fun about vintage pin-up girls, like Lana del Rey for example. Think big doe-eyes framed with dramatic winged liner and sultry red lips. HOT!


How To Do The Heidi Braid

Heidi Braid Style| Photo Credits: Pinterest

It’s that time again! This week star curator, Polina Berdos shows us how to do a Heidi hair braid worthy of Coachella! Follow her easy step by step video tutorial below to get the look we saw everywhere on the AW14 catwalks in February. 

Over to you, Polina…

“I decided to try something soft and pretty, but I definitely wanted something beyond the usual braid or bun. Heidi braids have been a go-to style lately.They’re easy, keep your hair out of your face, and are relatively painless. I did these kind of fast, but they can be as messy or as sleek as you would like.

The style looks much more complicated than it really is and it’s a great new way to style your hair if it is shoulder-length or longer. You can clip in a couple of extensions if you need to add more volume or length.

Bobby pins are the secret to making this hair-do. Don’t be afraid to use a lot of bobby pins, they will help you to secure your braids.

For this style you will need: A comb, bobby pins, hair bands and some hairspray, all of which can be found in my Shopcade list. Have fun!”

Love Polina’s tutorials? Check out her blog for more inspo here!

How to get the perfect smokey eye look

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Now we’ve mastered the 60s siren look, it’s time for another brilliant beauty tutorial from our star curator, Polina Berdos. In this video she shows us how to achieve the perfect smokey eye. Over to you Polina…

“The smokey eye is both sexy and classic, a perfect way for describing iconic looks with this makeup technique.

Whether your eyes are light or dark, you’re going to a formal dinner or out with your friends, or you just feel like jazzing up your everyday routine, the smokey eye is the perfect compliment to any look desired.

It looks effortless once done, so here is my smokey eye tutorial for you to master the look yourself!


Get the 60s beauty look like Lana Del Rey



Photo Credit: Lana Del Rey for H&M

We’re just going to admit it… we are huge fans of Lana Del Rey here @Shopcade! Girl has amazing retro style, makes awesome music and has a make-up look most of us would kill for. Our guest blogger and star beauty curator, Polina Berdos shows us how to master the 60s siren look a la Del Rey in her fab video below.

Over to you, Polina… 

“Beautiful Lana. She is such a phenomenon! I really love her classic 60s make-up and fashion style. She is so famous for her signature matte classic eye look with thick winged black eye liner, paired with nude or red lips.

In that way, she’s not only a songwriter and a singer but a make-up inspiration. Her looks make a lot of people miss 60s make-up, so I used her for inspiration when recreating this kind of look.

Lana uses a lot of natural shades, combined with a black liner. Just like in the 60s, the crease is one of the most important things to emphasise. A pair of false eyelashes is necessary in my opinion to complete her flirty eye make up.

Her thick black eyeliner gives her make up a cool retro feel. So classic, 60s mixed with a little American hipster plus sweet and chic all at the same time.

A perfect balance between classic and edgy. This tutorial will show you step by step how to achieve that siren cut crease look. You can find the products that I used and some similar products in my Shopcade List. So let’s live in the 60s for a moment!”



Products Used: 1 – Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion | 2 – Stila “In the Light” Palette | 3 – Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24h – Intense Black | 4 – Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes by Alber Elbaz Doll Mascara | 5 – Ardell False Lashes “Demi Whipes” in Black | 6 – Ardell Duo Lash Adhesive in Clear | 7 – Neve Cosmetics Lipliner “balerina/pink”


To find out more about Polina, check out her blog Summer Caffe here >