Lillee Jean Dewy Fresh Faced Coral Everyday Spring Makeup Tutorial 2016
*Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-hr Brightening Primer
*Tarte Water Foundation SPF 15, Fair Light Neutral
*Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Concealer, 1 Awake
*Cover Fx Cream Foundation, N100
*Makeup Forever Pro>Bronze Fusion, 10M Natural Matte Honey
*Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Powder, Mirage Filter
*Stila Watercolor Blush, Poppy
*Benefit High Beam + Natasha Denona All Over Glow Face & Body Shimmer, Powder 01 Light
*MUFE HD Setting Powder
*Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
For this makeup routine you want to invest in a good oil that’ll be beneficial to YOUR skin! For example, while my Fresh Seaberry Oil works wonderful for me, on others this might be way too heavy duty and actually clog the person’s pores. Be noted oil can fight acne AND kill dryness! IF you decide on an acne oil DON”T mix it with the foundation as I had done in the makeup tutorial, this will water down the consistency too much. Choosing an oil is really a whole process because if you choose something too watered it’ll effect the consistency of the makeup applied and if you choose something too thick it’ll effect the consistency as well. For me, I decided to do a heated water treatment as a morning skincare routine. This involved literally just putting my head under steamy water for a few minutes (THE BEST when you wake up, it gives a slow transition of sleepy to awakened)! Once I reached 2 minutes I turned the water off and gently pat dried my face using a clean towel, always make sure your towels are clean ESPECIALLY if you apply a ton of makeup daily. After all of this occurred I proceeded to applying Fresh’s Seaberry Oil to all zones of my face (cheeks out to hairline, forehead out to hairline, chin, and nose), I really made sure to emphasize the motions of pulling out towards my hairline this way the product would wear off easily like the following to come!
To be a mini makeup artist is like being your own weather girl as well! You must be proficient in the type of weather each day brings, this way your makeup can be as perfect as possible. While I LOVE my Natasha Denona Face Glow Hydrating Primer, it just WON’T cut it for this specific look which requires longevity and waterproofness! With that being said I grabbed my Tarte Brightening Primer, this has violet pearls that really awaken the skin up, plus as a morning primer it is absolutely amazing because it has an orange zesty smell. To apply the primer I simply took a tiny amount (pea-sized preferred, because yanno everyone has a clue on how to estimate the size of pea’s) onto the back of my hand and gently began to smooth it in starting from the center of my face. Similarly to the Seaberry Oil, I made sure to extend the product out to my hairline! It is super IMPORTANT you do one of two things; apply product alongside the hairline for longevity and even wear, AND apply only one layer of primer, if more is needed simply work in layers but do not add more than 2. The whole point here is to have a quick easy morning routine that looks flawless, adding too much primer will defeat the purpose of a “your skin but better” appearance.
This tutorial featured my first impressions of the Tarte Water Foundation, honestly I was impressed! For starters I was not expecting such an amazing payoff in the glow, also it lasted an impeccable time. You guy’s should really check out my review posted yesterday to see some swatches, you WILL NOT (you better not) regret it :). I was not expecting a pump like beaker so I kind of had to film the foundation part twice (my hands got all over the tube, hence foundation everywhere), not a fun endeavor. After I got the hang of the pump I took a full beaker sized amount onto the back of my hand (the beaker only fills up 1/4, it has very nice control on the product you use) and then proceeded to having the last minute thought of adding a TINY drop of my Fresh Seaberry Oil into the mix for a dewier appearance! Rather bothering to mix the product’s together I simply took my Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting brush and went right into the mixture (the brush tip is huge so just picking up product let a lone mixed the two together). I gently started to pat the product onto my left cheek with firm yet light stippling motions UNTILL I realized this foundation is water based, meaning prone to streaky yuck-ness (if you understand what yuck-ness is, we’re pals). I switched over to very firm downward stroking motions with occasional side stroke motions extending out towards my hairline to ensure the product remained flat in a non dull manner. If you need to add layers for area’s containing a flaw simply take your brush and “dot” the foundation onto the area of concern, follow through with VERY light pressing in motions. I did not allow the foundation to dry only for the reason cream contouring was done, thus making it useless for the foundation to dry down and get moistened again!
When choosing a morning bronzer make sure it is NOT darker than you by more than 4 shades! If you truly want that “my skin but better” appearance, darker bronzer’s will only bite you in the butt, plus the fact in the morning it is an annoyance to blend. I did not allow my cream contour to dry, although I should of. I just really hate waiting for everything to settle in, sadly I do pay the piper with this because my gel powders are laden in a light layer of cream. THATS ALRIGHT, moving along from my sad sap story, using my Mac 168 I swirled into MUFE’s Pro Bronze Fusion (I first took a towel and “scrubbed” off the film) and proceeded to blending it up from my temples down to my jaw line following a “3” formation (temples, cheeks, jaw). To add some extra depth I then went into the dark bronze shade from the Marc Jacobs #instamarc pallet and re-defined my cheekbones as well as sides of my nose with swift blending motions! I made sure the nose contour was the strongest this way the attention would go from the dewy look right to the center of my face and gradually up to my eyes.
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