Lillee Jean Aries Glittered Fire Makeup Tutorial 2016
When I think of myself, I think of clean and clear outlooks on life. That is EXACTLY how your skin should be for this look, any imperfections will effect the glow! Now, when I say imperfections I am not referring to blemishes, strictly dry skin or oily skin. Both are tamable, so get to it! Since I use Peter Thomas Roth’s FIRMx Peeling Gel once a week as a chemical exfoliation treatment, I delved right in! This stuff is the best because as your roll you can visibly see the dead skin cells coming off, plus if you allow the enzymes to set for a few minutes more exfoliation is given. After a few minutes of rolling around, especially around my nose (SUPER dry spot for me), I then allowed it to set and followed through by washing it off with steamy water! A LOT of people tend to go for cold water but always remember hot water opens pores, cold water shrinks pores, meaning you’re working against yourself if you wash your skin throughly with cold water throughout the entire routine. After my skin was ridded of the FIRMX gel I then applied a light coating of Fresh’s Seaberry Oil to all zones of my face, I made sure to bring it down my neck as well reaching out towards my hairline. Depending on what hydration system you use is how long you should allow it to sink into your pores, for example my oil is rather thick so compared to regular light oils I average 6 minutes drying time!
In the midst of my Aries look I actually was flip flopping between doing my mom’s makeup and my own (I’ll show you some photos later!), why is this important? Well, I allowed the oil to set a tad longer than it should have. After a good 15 minutes of time I moved into the priming stage, opt in for a primer that contains radiant particles rather matte or natural finishes, this will add to the “fire” effect and form a radiant glow for the products to come. I chose my absolute FAVORITE primer, Natasha Denona’s Face Glow Hydrating Primer, and gently smoothed it out on my skin starting from the center of my face, dragging it out towards my hairline! Being this product has long term skin benefits and is buildable in coverage, I applied a second coating over my nose since as I said previously I tend to be super dry there. I let the primer set for 5 minutes (very quick drying) and proceeded to the foundation process :)!
A flawless complexion is a MUST for this look, however once again it can’t be too matte or “natural” in appearance! Honestly, I LOVE Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation however the packaging is not ergonomically pleasing (super annoying when it comes to pouring it out onto the back of your hand, the foundation is runny too which makes it a nightmare to deal with for the consumer). If anything I would stick with this line of foundation for the makeup look just for the reason it has buildable coverage and leaves a your skin but better look! With as close to a pea-sized amount as possible onto the back of my hand I poured out a small amount of product. I gently took my Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting brush and stippled it into the foundation (too warm it up) and began to pat it onto the left side of my face with fluid stippling and buffing motions. With this foundation in specific, buffing motions should be only used for the outer rims of the face (jaw line, chin, hairline’s) and it should be kept to a minimum of downward stroking motions! After building up a decent amount of coverage to all zones of my skin I let the formula sink into my pores for about 2 minutes, this step is completely optional (the waiting process) only because the cream contouring softens up the product once more, I just enjoy the satisfaction of the product drying down.
Once everything reasonably dried down (yes I am impatient) I then moved forward into bronzing! Now, if you happen to not have the Makeup Forever Bronze Fusion powders and still want to mimic this look opt in for honey tones, NOTHING pertaining to oranges or dark browns! With my handy dandy Mac 168 brush I swirled my brush into the gel like powder and gently brushed it on my skin starting from the temples moving down to my cheeks and finally to my jaw line. For that strong women appearance a powder contour should be done, it just offers more defined features and encompasses what an Aries is, a fighter. Using Sombre from the Shade+Light Pallet, I blended the shade into the hollows of my cheeks and slightly up to my hairline with the same 168 brush. I then defined the sides of my nose by drawing two harsh lines using a 219 Mac pencil brush, and with the 168 brush buffed out the harsh lines!
Choosing a blush that mimics golden peach or coral tones is the best idea for this look, avoid using pinks! I chose Becca’s Beach Tint in Guava/Moonstone primarily because it gives off a beautiful glow that accents the illuminators to come extremely well. I went ahead and applied this right from the container using my ring+middle finger together. Starting from the apples of my cheeks up I gently patted the cream-powder formula on and made sure to blend up towards my hairline!
When it comes to the illumination process it is EXTREMELY important you know your high points. For most, if not all people these areas are the bridge of your nose, cheek bones, chin, cupid’s bow, and forehead. Each area needs a different level of glow, meaning on the chin it’ll be more subtle in tone than on the nose! Also keep in mind adding a illuminator can fix crookedness, know your face! The first thing I did was form a tacky base using Nars’s Liquid Illuminator in Copacabana. With a pea-sized amount to the back of my hand, I gently brushed the glow on using Sephora’s Pro Small Teardrop Highlighter Brush. I heavily concentrated the product around the C’s of my eyes (from the top of your brow down to your cheekbones) as well as on my cupid’s bow as these two areas pop more on my face. Just as the blush mimicked peach/coral tones, so should the following powders! Using the same Teardrop Highlighter Brush I brushed Champagne Pop onto my cheekbones as well as down the bridge of my nose, and on my cupid’s bow. This product was HEAVLY applied, meaning several layers to get a substantial almost photoshopped glowy appearance. To form a more eye catching glow I then took Starlight and smudged it right in the center of my cheekbones (adjacent to under eye area) as well as on my forehead and chin! This look defiantly requires a buttload of glow, but in the end it is SO worth it.
Right after the eyes were complete (you probably have glitter fall out, don’t worry that’ll be dusted off in a few minutes) I started to fill in my lips using L’oreal’s Ginger Spice lip color! Being this look hinders a warrior’s personality the ginger toned lip color is PERFECT, not too red and not too brown, just rustic! I topped the lip color off using Abh’s Warm Bronze for a furthered warm lip tone as well as glossy touch. I literally had a mini Lillee attack when I noticed my MUFE HD powder was almost gone. Despite this I still went forth and set my face using Laura Mercier’s Setting Power THOUGH it isn’t my favorite. I applied the powder to my under eye area, on my forehead, between my cheek and jaw contour and on my chin. To finish things up in the setting department I sprayed on Urban Decay’s All Nighter spray. As an added tip for those executing this look- since the setting powder used is yellow this counteracts the pink tones from the cream contour and in some areas gives off a peachy complexion which is perfect since the look resembles fire!
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