Cool Toned Glittering Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial | Smashbox Full Exposure Pallet
Happy Friday love bunnies! As per request, I put together an all cool toned makeup tutorial, with the exception of my foundation shade. I tend to gravitate towards warm tones most, so this was a fun change up, and it made me realize how forgotten fairer skinned women are nowadays! All colors of the spectrum are beautiful, and none should be treated any different from one another, let’s just make that clear before the wolves unleash. Anyhow I truly hope all of you enjoy, and take a little bit of information out of my writing as below I explain why Smashbox’s Full Exposure Pallet is THE BEST! Stay tuned for the YouTube tutorial, XOXO, your Lilz.
Time to Complete This Tutorial:
14 Minutes (I work quick, for most this’ll take 45 minutes)
Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer; Two (2) Pumps of Primer
*Mac Powder Blush, Well Dressed
*Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator, Starlight
*Bh Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick, Muse
Despite popular belief, cool tones can mold onto numerous skin tones, you just have to choose the correct depth of color! For example, light shades of taupe might wash out a chocolaty skin tone, and form a sense of ashiness. However, a deep brown with lots of dimension could create a quite sensual, and smoked out effect! With this being the case, stick to your natural foundation shade, but opt in for commentary blush, lipstick, shadow, and glow colors. Instead of golds, pale golds. Instead of powerful magentas, aim for baby pinks. I think ya’ loves get the idea. My skin is SUPER dehydrated as we speak, and I can’t point to the culprit just yet, so rather one pump of my Marc Jacobs Under Cover Perfecting Face Primer, I used two! After thoroughly disbursing the product across all planes of my face with soothing massaging motions, I pulled out Anastasia’s Stick Foundation in the shade Ivory, and began smudging it across my cheeks, forehead, chin, and down the bridge of my nose. For areas of concern, I smudged the stick a tad harsher, this way extra product would gather around, thus everything would be covered, and look as natural as possible. Once I was satisfied with the appearance of foundation placement, I took my Morphe M439 brush and began buffing the product gently in with soft swirling motions! Referencing back to areas of concern, I alternated between the soft circles to firm stipples — dry skin, buh bye.
Now that my complexion has been taken care of, it’s time to amp things up a bit! If you range between Mac NC15-NC25, aim for immaculate shades such as Well Dressed by Mac Cosmetics. The girly pink was dusted across my cheeks starting from the apples, swishing up towards my hairline with a Sephora Collection #74 brush! For those with light to medium skin tones, aim for Nars Gaeity, and from those with medium to deep skin tones, try Clinique Plum Pop. It’s saddening to me that Anastasia stopped producing their original illuminators, these were the only glows that yielded lovely finishes, without irritating my sensitive skin! One could only hope they’d reintroduce them again. Anyhow, since Well Dressed has a pretty strong sheen to it already, I only applied two coatings of Starlight Illuminator to the high points of my face with a main emphasis down the bridge of my nose, and on my cheekbones. Again, just like with my blush recommendations, fair skin tones stick with light golds (pinks if you have strong undertones), medium skin tones stick with pale golds, and dark skin tones to stick with medium golds leaning more white than gold. Lip wise, I actually was aiming for something a bit more grey, but Bh Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Muse paired with Smooch Matte Liquid Lipcolor by Bare Minerals really did it for me! It made the entire look not only wearable, but sexy, if you will. To set my skin I dusted Nars’s Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder across my under eyes (mainly) with a Hakuho-Do + Sephora Pro Large Teardrop Pointed Powder Brush! The usage of translucent powders that contain talc and such will form a whiteish cast to anyone’s skin tone, thus lightening and create cooler effects.
*Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil, Pots & Pans
*Smashbox Full Exposure Pallet: M5 (lids, lower lash); M6 (crease); M7 (inner v, lower lash); S5 (lids); S4 (inner corners)
*Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash, Black Brilliance
*BH Cosmetics Glitter Collection, Silver