• Lillee Jean

Glamorous Rustic Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

Good afternoon everyone! I decided to throw a rustic look your way that can be dolled up or down any way you fancy. Stay tuned for Sunday night, a super dramatic tutorial will be done that MIGHT be in the pink spectrum. For today don’t stress lashes or even perfect skin the main focus is darling rustic hues and a doll like glow. By the way I am absolutely in love with the Natasha Denona products I had bought two weeks ago. Normally after a while makeup stops gelling with my skin but this covers the finest of breakouts and doubles as a long wear SPF foundation (defiantly cool). Be sure to check out my haul video/blog post for an in depth review of the product! This look took me all of 50 minutes to do, and minus the lashes only 47! Obviously as said above you can change it up however you want, wether it be with a darker lip or no lipstick this is the perfect everyday look. Lately I have been incorporating some natural toned makeup as it has been highly requested, so as always if you have anything you’d like to see give me a message! Oo just as a side note better quality videos will be coming soon, I just need a CF card for my camera 🙂

*Natasha Denona Face Glow Hydrating Primer

*Natasha Denona Face Glow Foundation, 20

*Cover Fx Cream Foundation(s), N100, G10

*Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, Golden Light

*Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Contour Powders, Mirage Filter

*Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé, Guava/Moonstone

*Natasha Denona All Over Glow Face & Body Shimmer, Powder 01 Light

*Benefit High Beam

*MUFE HD Setting Powder

*Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

*Colourpop Lip Pencil, Frida + Colourpop Lipstick in Lumiere

I got into a super Lillee mood prior to the actual makeup application, and decided to experiment a bit. Sounds quite…odd, however the skin benefits received were flippin’ amazing! Basically, I took two masks and seconded them across different zones of my face that needed either a; hydration or b; refining. Using Peter Thomas Roth’s Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask I spread it over my entire cheek area as well as on my nose and slightly on my forehead. These areas tend to get super clogged pore wise for me, thus making this purifying mask the bomb.com. As for the hydration I lightly speared on Fresh’s Rose Mask to my chin and VERY scarcely on the bridge of my nose (I mixed the mud with roses). After allowing the mixture(s) to set for 1 hour (you really are suppose to let the masks set for 5-10 minutes but hey, screw it) I gently washed them off with warm water and pat dried my skin with a towel. I set everything with a light dousing of Fresh’s Seaberry Oil! Oils generally take longer to set than regular creams so do be aware of the product formulation you’re using, especially with a look focusing on doll like glows. Excess oily skin is not the goal here.

Once the oil fully absorbed into my skin I moved straight to primer! There seems to be quite the confusion on what primer one should buy- purchase whatever benefits your skin most. For example, currently my skin is dry thus me needing a hydrating primer such as Natasha Denona’s Face Glow H.P. In other cases there might be an excess of oil which yields the purchase of an oil controlling primer. It all comes down to what stage your skin is at, there is never a definite primer choice! Anyhoo, with the Face Glow Primer, which happens to give the best glow effects without clogging my pores, I gently spread the cream from the center of my face out towards my hairline. This is basically like applying any moisturizer, its just a different formula thats made to prolong and enhance makeup application! I allowed the primer to set for 5 minutes, by then it was fully matted down and absorbed into my skin.

Right after priming move along to foundation, unless you’re using a method involving foundation as a succeeding step. With exactly one pump of Natasha Denona’s Face Glow Foundation onto the back of my hand, I gently swipped the product off and patted it right under my left eye using a Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting brush. This brush works best with this foundation in specific, picks up the most product and distributes it best! Enough of my hero worship- after patting the product under my left eye, I then began to stipple and downward drag it out towards my hairline for the most natural finish. IF extra coverage was needed I simply stippled (to concentrate in a specific area) and burred the edges on those areas. Continue the same motions until your skin is fully covered! Never work in large sums of foundation to blend by the way, work in layers. This makes it easier to add powders later!

Contouring is not an option, sorry loves. This look was built around doll like glows, don’t get it twisted with flawless skin! Any tools can be used to contour such as your finger, a brush, or an applicator sponge. Due to me using heavy creams I opted in for a savvy Urban Decay Naked 3 brush! The bristles are AMAZING when it comes to product application, and product pickup so this just goes to show all of you it doesn’t matter what you use- wether its labeled “contour brush” or not use what works for you! “When do I use a lighter concealer or skin tone one?” Since someone asked me this question last night, I figured I’d answer it here. The most concise version I can cook up is; if you want to highlight go for a lighter concealer, if you want to cover a blemish go for a green primer to counteract redness and skin tone concealer, and if you want to deepen (contour) go for a few shades darker! I might open up a Q&A section on my blog just so you guys can interact more with me. Anyhoo, moving along- using G10 from the Cover Fx cream foundations collection I drew two upside down triangles on my under eye area along with a line from my forehead down to the bridge of my nose, and one line from my left jaw to my right jaw. To contour I took the color N100 and gently drew two lines down the sides of my nose that connected at the tip as well as singular lines on my cheekbones & jaw lines. Never fully go by the way one contours unless you have a similar face shape, this goes the same for color choice. For instance, I highlight with a golden color while I contour with a neutral shade. For most this will clash too much! There is no need to let your contour/highlight set, simply move to the blending stage. Using an Elf Ultimate Blending Brush and swift circular motions I blended everything in jaw up! Most people like to start from the center of their face and blend outwards towards the hairline, however as being a super overwhelmed person bottom up works best :).

Incorporating a bronzer in your daily routine is one of the best things you could do! Not only does it remove zombie like complexions after cream contouring, but it can also double as an eyeshadow. Before getting into what I had done know matte bronzers can be used to set contours! Using a Mac 168 I gently brushed Bobbi Browns Bronzing Powder in Golden Light from my temples down to my cheek bones and finally to the curve of my jaw line. This is called the “outer 3” of your face however everyone bronzes different, especially if you’re using the matte powder as a contour setter! For instance, while someone using a shimmery bronzer won’t apply it to the sides of their nose one using a matte bronzer will- you have to know your products ;)! With that same 168 I furthered my contour with the dark bronze shade provided in the MJ #instamarc pallet (I don’t focus much on powder highlighting as it dulls my skin out, always go for what works for you). I gently dusted the product on the sides of my nose as well as concentrated strictly in the hollows of my cheeks! Be sure to blend away harsh lines so the contour looks as natural as possible.

Once you have chiseled you cheeks and given yourself a sun bunny glow, go forth in blushing! I opted in for a neutral toned coral as it works wonderfully with rustic shades. Any neutral pink will do as well, just be sure it hinders coral/orange/red notes NOT purple. With gently patting motions I applied Guava/Moonstone to the apples of my cheeks up to my hairline. Due to this product holding serious shimmer I worked in layers to control application! I highly suggest using a cream blush as it creates a more natural finish.