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Frosted Shimmery Winter Blue Cancer Zodiac Makeup Tutorial 2016 | Lillee Jean

Frosted Shimmery Winter Blue Cancer Zodiac Makeup Tutorial 2016 | Lillee Jean
Frosted Shimmery Winter Blue Cancer Zodiac Makeup Tutorial 2016 | Lillee Jean

*Natasha Denona Face Glow Hydrating Primer

*Maybelline Fit Me! Dewy Foundation, Porcelain 

*Cover Fx Cream Foundation, N100+N10

*Hourglass Ambient Bronzer-Luminous Bronze Light

*Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Powder, Mirage Filter

*Nars Gaiety Blush

*Benefit High Beam

*Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder, Illuminated 

*ABH Illuminator, Starlight

*Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

*Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 

*Sephora Matte Luster, Pink Flush + ABH Liquid Lipstick, Sweet Talker

                               Being I had planned to use a drugstore foundation for this makeup tutorial, having extra clean skin was a must!  Probably many of you know this but drugstore foundations are notorious for clogging pores, needless to say scrub a’ dub dub ya’ face ;).  I went for my Origins Rose Clay Mask primarily because I’m lazy (wayyyyyy too much work to exfoliate, then rinse, then get bothered by dry patches still present) and it’s a 3 in one!  Meaning, as soon as I let the MASK dry onto my skin, after a few seconds of water activation the mask turns into a gel/scrub formula which obviously is amazing because it works to brush off any dead skin cells with giving me nice morning cleanse.  I actually have a mini review on this located on my Instagram, definitely check it out!  Besides my self promotion, after the mask was fully off my skin, I patted my face dry and applied a beaker amount of Fresh’s Seaberry Oil to all zones of my face.  Oil’s generally take longer to absorb than creams so be sure to know your product inside and out, whatever you apply sinks in!

                                  Today was the day of the beauty blender.  I swear, everything including my facial primer was applied with a beauty blender.  As all of you guys know my holy grail is officially Natasha Denona’s Face Glow Hydrating Primer!  For quite some time I was very fond of the Hourglass N28, until I realized it did shit to tame dry patches. Interestingly the hydrating primer works long term, in other words even without makeup usage on top it works to remove patches!  To apply the primer I used my Beauty Blender Pure and evenly stippled the formula out from the center of my face out to my hairline!  Be sure to expand out towards the hairline because if your foundation is the wrong shade, oxidizes, or flakes off during the day, a noticeable difference will be seen.  I allowed the primer to set for a good 5 minutes until I went into the next step!

                                 While it is not the first time I used the Fit Me! foundation by Maybelline, I experienced the product in a new way.  A few months back I had done an ALL drugstore tutorial, though I never posted it, it was completed.  The issue with that drugstore tutorial was the foundation was complete and utter poop!  From August on I was anti-drugstore, like even Nyx was a no go for me.  Then a week ago I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a few products, which I teased you guy’s with on Twitter with!  Let me tell you- BEST decision ever.  Each product I bought (you’ll find out soon in a HUGE haul video) is super practical and works amazing for my skin!  ANYHOO back to the foundation application.  I wish this had a pump but sadly it doesn’t, so I poured out as close to a quarter sized amount onto the back of my hand!  Then going into the product with the fat side of my Beauty Blender Pro I began to stipple the product onto my skin.  There really is no method when it comes to blending with the Beauty Blender, as long as you stick to bouncing/beating/buffing motions, all should go well!  Since I moved right into the cream contour process I didn’t bother allowing the foundation to dry.

Frosted Shimmery Winter Blue Cancer Zodiac Makeup Tutorial 2016 | Lillee Jean
Frosted Shimmery Winter Blue Cancer Zodiac Makeup Tutorial 2016 | Lillee Jean

                              Generally speaking a bronzer should be to add warmth TOO ONLY 2 distinct areas, the second is quite iffy.  If you happen to opt in for a matte bronzer, which has its benefits for this look, promptly move forth in brushing the product across the sides of you nose as well as from the “3” of your face.  For me I went for a shimmer bronzer because it complemented the whole dynamic of the look much better!  Do keep in mind a few things; matte will make the shimmer more prominent, and shimmer will exude off shimmer.  With that being said, using my Mac 168 brush and Hourglasses Ambient Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light, I brushed the powder on the temples of my face down to my cheekbones and around to my jaw line!  These are area’s the sun naturally hits.  I avoided bringing the product to the sides of my nose only for the reason shimmer particles will not slenderize, they focus light and in the case of the sides of one’s nose that’ll make it appear wider. Thought very optional, after bronzing my skin I decided to deepen up my contour just a bit using the Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Powders! With the same Mac 168 brush I simply re-contoured my cheekbones and the sides of my nose with fluent brushing motions.  Adding this step forms a gradience which at first glance to anyone is MUCH more natural in appearance than one large streak of contour/bronze!

                                      Anything other than Nars’s Gaiety Blush is pretty much a no-go. Try to avoid medium bright pinks such as Tarte’s Dollface blush as well as super bright pinks leaning towards Mac’s Well Dressed Blush!  Gaiety consists of the perfect balance between a beautiful flush that’s easy to tone up or down as well as an extreme pink contrasting very well against the blue shadows.  Though I’d love to describe the fancy maneuvers done too get Gaiety at its full potential, nothing special was done here! For instance, I simply brushed off excess contour powder from my 168 and proceeded to applying the brush from the apples of my cheeks up to my hairline in smooth fluid motions back and forth.  I also made sure to work in layers JUST in case I wanted more intense pigment! If you want to change things up and use a cream blush, I highly suggest Nyx’s Glow only because it is light yet very luminous on the skin which will compensate for the bright flush applied in this step.

                                      The illumination process is EXTREMELY important for this look, more so than any other makeup tutorial apart of the Zodiac series! IF the wrong shade is chosen it will completely throw off the look, so will the usage of the product in incorrect high pointed areas. To begin I started by taking Benefit’s High Beam onto the bridge of my nose, the high points of my cheek bones, on my cupid’s bow, and on my forehead.  The main purpose for this product is to scout out area’s light naturally bounces off of to form the illusions of higher pulled cheekbones, slimmer nose structures, as well as just a healthy glowy appearance!  After placing High Beam on the area’s of my preference, I then picked up my Beauty Blender Pro and gently dabbed the product in with light stippling motions.  Using the same BB I smudged the sponge into Abh’s Starlight and proceeded on too smudging the shade onto my cheek bones with light yet firm side to side motions, I occasional used patting motion’s to diffuse the shade into my hairline.  Notice how Starlight is a VERY pale gold/white, this is the spectrum you want to stay in.  Anything leaning towards peach (Champagne Pop) or gold (Opal) will bring a different aspect to this look that is not welcomed! Even though Starlight gives of a gorgeous glow, extra shimmer particles were needed, this is a Zodiac makeup look after all.  Using the Urban Decay Naked Illuminated powder in Illuminated I smudged the shimmer across ONLY high points, I avoided the diffusing out method.  For example, Illuminated was applied ONLY on the one area light natural hits on me, not the full cheek bone going up to my hairline! The same concept goes for the bridge of my nose, light naturally only hits midway up the bridge, so as you probably guessed I dabbed a tiny bit right at the midway point.  Avoid any pink highlighters for this, it’ll detract away from the lippppppps!

Frosted Shimmery Winter Blue Cancer Zodiac Makeup Tutorial 2016 | Lillee Jean