Dragonfly Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial
*Cover Fx Cream Foundation(s), N100+N10
*Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, Chocolate
*Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Contour Powders, Mirage Filter
*Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé, Guava/Moonstone
*Nars Liquid Illuminator, Copacabana
*Natasha Denona All Over Glow Face & Body Shimmer, Powder 01 Light
The foundation is really where the magic happens. I swear, never in my life have I used a foundation that is so luminous, yet covers SO much with only one tiny pump, simply brilliant. If you happen to be on the look out for this brand I highly suggest buying from Beautylish.com! My order came within 2 days plus I got the added bonus of color suggestion, which turned out to be the perfect match (the thoroughly swatch your current foundations next to the ones you’re interested in). Besides my hero worship, I squeezed only one pump to the back of my hand. This is an odd formula; neither thick or thin, so if it happens to take time to come out of the tube don’t stress it! Anyhoo with the ND Face Glow and my Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting brush, I gently brushed/patted the product from the center of my face out to my hairline. I like to start from under my left eye and work section by section, but it’s totally up to you! If extra coverage is needed (there should be enough product left on your hand if you work in light layers, if not add another pump) simply stipple or pat on more product to the desired section. This is amazing when it comes to building up coverage, plus the fact it gives a wonderful glow that happens to be unaffected by adding more product! Allow the foundation to set for a good 5 minutes.
Right after cream contouring I proceeded onto setting it with a powder! Generally you should use a bronzer, then any dark powder for the contour followed by a yellow/peach/pink highlight. For me, I skip the powdered highlight. I feel it dulls my skin out and creates too much of a product buildup (primer-foundation-N10-Highlight-Setting Powder-Spray, way too much)! With my Mac 168 brush and Too Faced Chocolate Matte Bronzer, I brushed the product from my temples down to the hollows of my cheeks and finally to my jaw line. Since this is matte you can also work on the sides of your nose and use this to set your contour! Speaking of setting the contour, with the same 168, I took a light amount of the deep bronze shade from Marc Jacob’s Filtering Powders’ Kit, and wherever I cream contoured the product was place. With any powders, or liquids for that matter work in layers! It is much easier to build up than sheer out.
Another goodie I shall reveal too you guys (even though I shouldn’t) is Becca’s Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé in Guava/Moonstone. This is the most stunning blush I have ever used! It’s long lasting, radiant NOT shimmery, and gives a wonderful flush with and without a brush! For this one I decided to use my fingers and gently dab the coral from the apples of my cheeks up to my hairline. This has similar blending abilities to Stila’s Watercolor Blush, meaning be careful where you place it!
Honestly, this is the FUNNEST part of this entire look- screw the shadow. To begin the glow part start with a liquid illuminator! It’s always best to begin a luminous look with liquids as it acts as a sticky base. With Nars’s liquid illuminator in Copacabana, I took a pea-sized amount onto the back of my hand and with a Sephora Teardrop Highlighting Brush, gently doused the “C’s” of my eyes with the product as well as down the bridge of my nose and on my cupids bow. Excess product was taken onto my chin and forehead! I set the liquid with Natasha Denona’s All Over Face & Body Shimmer using the same Sephora Brush. On the exact areas I liquid illuminated, this product was applied. This gives off a very “adult glow”, meaning not shimmery just simply glow which I don’t say about many products! Layer this on until you reach your desired highlight :)!