Glittered Pink Spring Barbie Makeup Tutorial
*Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, Gobi
*Cover Fx Cream Foundation, N100+N0
*Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Powder, Mirage Filter
*Nars Blush, Orgasm
*Colourpop Lippistix, Wifey + BYOB
Everything about this look is ironically light and airy, not much powder or foundation was used, the magic was held between two powers; cream contouring and liquid illumination. Since I planned to use a heavy amount of cream/liquid products I decided on using a steam method to cleanse my skin beforehand! The steaming method is basically putting your head under luke warm water and allowing it to gradually heat up to a boiling point where the water starts condensing, thus the steam. The steam method is AMAZING for cleaning out pores, the reason why I chose this then a cleanser is because I wanted to make sure my skin was pure beforehand and able to handle harsher treatments after to re-purify! Once I had fully steamed my skin for 6 minutes I proceeded to pat drying my face and applying a light layer of Fresh’s Seaberry Oil. I allowed the oil to sink into my pores for 6 minutes, during this time I was contemplating which lip color I would fancy so it alllllll worked out 🙂
Priming wise I went for my all time fave just because I was in quite a chipper mood, and yes chipperness has everything to do with the products I choose! For example, on rainy days I might not go for my Natasha Denona Face Glow Hydrating Primer, I might be in such a pissed mood that I go for the crappy primers that were samples, why? I have no idea that’s just how it works for me. Getting back to the ND primer, I took a finger tip sized amount and dashed it across all zones of my face (cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin). I then proceeded to blending the dashed primer in with smooth circular motions making sure to buff out towards my hairline in the midst of everything as well! This primer generally takes no time to dry so if you happen to be doing a play by play of this makeup tutorial let it sit only 5 minutes then move along to the next step. Remember, Barbie is NOT perfect, no one is. If you have a flaw, flaunt it girl!
I was so anti-foundation this morning, it really stymied me on wether I should use it or not since the cream contour would be very intensive. Rather skipping the foundation process all together I decided to choose an extremely lightweight and build-able foundation specifically Nars’s Sheer Glow in Gobi! This stuff is VERY easy to tone up or down, as you might of guessed I choose the toning down effect by only placing a penny amount onto the back of my hand, NOT a quarter sized amount! I then went into the foundation with my Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting brush, just to pick up product, and progressed on with applying it to my skin in small stippling motions. I actually focused more on downward strokes than stippling motions just for the simple fact I wanted my skin to still be breathable, I will be explaining a method I use FOR CREAM CONTOURING that involves more product yet less used, very odd but it is complementary for the warmer months! Anyhoo, I continued the downward stokes until my full faced was lightly coated. If you want that full doll like complexion be my guest on using a fuller coverage foundation OR building up coverage on a foundation, just be reminded this is a SPRING tutorial, certain things you can do during the Winter are not applicable Spring! Rather allowing my foundation to dry for a few minutes I just went right into the cream contouring process, if anything it’ll be more blended in by the time I’m done.
You should generally wait 7-12 minutes before adding powder products to your cream contour just because it prevents a disruption of the previously blended in products, however youuuuu guy’s know me, I COULND’T WAIT!! Using my Mac 168 I promptly blended in Hourglass’s Luminous Bronzer using soft side to side blending motions. I concentrated the shade around the outer C of my face (temples, cheeks, jawline, and under the chin IF YOU WANT) just to keep the warmth situated and not all over the place! If you haven’t noticed Barbie has an amazingly sculpted face, which means you should too, duh. Right after bronzing my face I went into the dark bronze powder from my Marc Jacobs Filtering Power Pallet and proceed to softly blending it in with side swept motions. When it came time to do the sides of my nose I switched to an Elf Concealer brush (talk about multi-purpose) and VERY gently brushed the powder across. Rather working in one harsh layer I built up pigment on my nose up until I received my desired chiseled shape! Since the blush I delved into is powder I’m going to keep it riiiiight in this bronze/contour step, besides there is a thing called blush contour yanno’. Using my Sephora #74 brush I went into Orgasm by Nars and firmly patted it onto my cheeks (the bristles patting against) starting from the apples up to my hairline. I brushed upwards to create the illusion of higher pulled cheekbones :).
Illumination is VERY important for this makeup look! Barbie is no dull monkey, she’s a glowing pearl. Here you can have a tad of fun because the shade of illumination doesn’t quite matter, as long as you’re glowing from within thats what counts (I know Barb glows from within, I used to cut the dolls head’s off to make them men, vial, I know, but NOW YOU KNOW)! To kick start this process I began with a pea-sized amount of the Nars Liquid Illuminator into the back of my hand, I squeezed a bit more product than I normally would just as a reference point. After picking up my Sephora Teardrop Highlighting Brush I gently PLACED the product onto the high points of my face (cheek bones, forehead, bridge of nose, and cupid’s bow down to chin), avoid blending at first just apply the product to see how much of it you really need then wipe off excess from your hand. Blending was no biggy, I opted in for side sweeping motions as well as upward blending motions to make sure the product fully melted into my skin and no streaks were left behind! To set the liquid I took my Incandescent Light powder and brushed it across the SAME area’s the liquid originally touched. I worked in two light layers just for an optimal glow fit for my needs!
*Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
*Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Pallet: Almond Truffle, Cashew Chew, Divinity
*Urban Decay Electric Pallet: Savage
*Bh Cosmetics Glitter, Baby Pink
*Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner, Trooper
*Makeup Geek Gel Liner, Immortal
*Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes, So Black!
*Kiss True Volume Lashes, Ritzy
It feels so damn good to get back into step by step photos, I felt SUPER guilty for not doing them in some of my previous blog posts! Some things to keep in mind with this look; the paper towel I used during cream contour was used once more to prevent glitter fall out, though not a lot occurred + you will need CLEAN blending brushes, no if’s and or but’s. The first and foremost step is the brows, you cannot have a fabulous look like this without perfectly sculpted eyebrows!! To prevent a run-on of speech (every post begins the same with my brows), simply put I took my Anastasia Beverly Hills #12 brush and began to first spoolie through each brow just to ensure the brow hairs went in my desired direction. I then picked up my Dipbrow Pomade in Carmel to line my upper and lower brow’s for a defined shape and lastly proceeded to gradually filling in the sparse areas! I gave my brows a last spoolieing to once more ensure the product spread out evenly and my brow hairs to go one direction. Once my brows were completed I smudged on Nyx’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in milk and blended it out up towards my brow bone, excess product was smudged under my lower lash line! Try to stick with white bases for this shadow look, skin tone priming bases’ will NOT yield the same appearance.
Rather starting from the lid and carving everything out like most do, I decided to work on the crease first (view image 2-3)! With my Mac 217 brush I mixed together Almond Truffle & Cashew Chew and gently blended it into my crease with soft side to side motions. I actually HATE mixing shades as it is such an annoying process but it is much needed as the perfect mid-tone rose shade is received. For added depth I went back into Almond Truffle once more and reapplied it into my crease as in inner V shade, this time I concentrated it right against the natural creasing of my eye socket! When it comes to bright colors you beauties know I am ALL FOR IT, however for the eye makeup shown above in specific you want to make sure you section out your usage of brightness carefully. For example, if you apply a bright pink in the crease as well, a less Barbie like look will be received and less focus will be on the glitter! With all of that said, using Savage from the Urban Decay Electric Pallet I VERY LIGHTLY like EXTREMELY LIGHTLY blended in the shade using a denser and smaller Mac 219 Pencil brush. The shade was held up higher than the previous colors and “outlined” the crease without being too strong, I avoided blending up from my outer lid with this shade as I wanted it VERY disbursed out! Before moving along to the lower lash line I quickly went into a fluffy sephora eyeshadow brush and brushed on Divinity to my brow bone.
Onto the lower lash line, with the same Mac 219 Pencil brush used for Savage in the crease I transitioned it right to my lower lash with firm smudging motions. This color MUST be kept vibrant, to do so I did not use a light hand of product I continued to build up pigment until I received my ideal bright hot pink! Between you and I, I did not feel like switching to another brush. Instead I gently wiped off the hot pink pigment onto a clean proper towel and then went into Bh Cosmetics C1.R1 shade. This color was smudged into Savage on my lower lash line and situated into my tear duct exclusively ;)! After I had decent pigment on the light pink I then had the second thought of applying it to my entire lid, just as a guide for the glitter pigment. Having a strong glitter bonding glue base is much needed for this especially if you’re planning to wear this out! I know many are not fond of the Too Faced Glitter Glue, which is weird but if you happen to be one of those people using a lash glue will work just as well. As you might of guessed, all I had done is taken a pea-sized amount of the product onto the back of my hand and patted it onto my lid, I made sure to work quick! When I say quick I mean it, and when I say glitter up baby, I also mean it. Pack on AS MUCH of Baby Pink as you want, it doesn’t have a restraining order on it, don’t be shy! I got SUPER messy with this stuff, I took my ring finger to pack on layers upon layers of the glitter.