• Lillee Jean

Glittery Holiday Lights Makeup Tutorial

*Clinique Superprimer Face Primer

*Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, Gobi

*Makeup Forever Full Coverage Concealer, 6

*Cover Fx Total Coverage Cream Foundation, N100

*Too Faced Matte Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Chocolate

*Marc Jacobs #Instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powders, Mirage Filter

*Nyx Rogue Cream Blush, Boho Chic

*Nars Liquid Illuminator, Copacabana

*Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, Pink Quartz

*Bareminers Mineral Veil, Mineral Veil

*Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

*Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

Lips are Buxom’s Full on Lipstick in Shanghai

Just like any other one of my looks I began by cleansing and moisturizing! If you’re doing the order I have chosen for today moisturizing with an oil product is extremely important. At any rate, I began my morning routine with Fresh’s Rose Mask to add hydration back to my wintery dry skin. After allowing this to sink in my pores for 6 minutes I then washed it off with warm water and applied one beaker full of Fresh’s Seaberry Oil all over my skin. Since this is an oil it requires a longer time to sink in the pores so instead of applying primer as the next step I actually moved along to doing my eyebrows. However, for the sake of order I will proceed to the steps I had done in specific to the face.

By the time I had done my eyebrows I moved along to priming my skin with Clinique’s Superprimer Face Primer. I have never used this and it remained just but a sample in my primer box, but it actually preformed extremely well with my skin! With only a little over a pea-sized amount, I rubbed my hands together and just like a moisturizer applied to all zones of my face. Be sure to start from the center and work out towards the hairline!

(While you allow the primer to set into your skin by this point you should be back to the eyes applying shadow)

My skin isn’t the best however it is relatively decent at the moment so I went for the sheerer coverage of foundations I have, which happens to be Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Gobi! Be sure you have either a mixing tray to applying the foundation with or just the back of your hand. I say tray for this specific foundation because it is SUPER runny, meaning if you tip your hand over say bye bye to $45.00 worth of foundation. At any rate try your best to drip out only a dime sized amount of foundation, and for an extra glow mix the Nars Sheer Glow with a tiny amount of Nars’s Illuminator. With a sturdy Elf Ultimate Blending Brush carefully mix the two combinations together then from your left cheek, more so towards the center of your face, begin to stipple on the product. Follow this stippling method on all zones of the face then return once more to buff out the edges with small circular motions! Be sure to NOT apply an overload of foundation because with this one in specific you will be a streaky mess. It’s best to start with a sheer layer and work your way up!

(Move back to the eyes and apply the glitter. After the glitter is applied finish up the skin!)

The setting of the contour was sealed by Too Faced Matte Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. This is matte therefore it is fine to contour with, however results will not be as dramatic as an actual contouring powder since this has warm notes with no trace of taupe. To begin I grabbed my Tarte Swirl Powder Contour and Bronzing Brush and from my jaw line brushed up to the hollows of my cheeks, then brushed up to my temples the product was applied. You can also flip the brush to its side and “contour” the sides of your nose. I couldn’t resist having at-least some natural shadowing so I went right into my Marc Jacobs #instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder and with the darker shade from the pallet and the Tarte Brush, I lightly swept it under the hollows of my cheeks and strictly on the sides of my nose since a bronze contour isn’t the most natural appearance. Blend until harsh lines disappear.

I kept the blush very subdue and glowy! With Nyx’s Rogue Cream Blush in Boho Chic and Sephora’s #45 Brush, I stippled it across the apples of my cheeks moving up towards my hairline. With any blush if you prefer a more contoured look, be sure to always drag it back to your hairline as random spots of bright blush looks bizarre. Next, with Sephora’s Teardrop Highlighting Brush I went into Bobbi Browns Shimmer Brick! Tipping the brush to its side I added a gorgeous pink glow to the C’s of my eyes (from your brow to the cheekbones), down the bridge of my nose, and slightly on my cupids bow!

I had chosen two setting powders only because I added so much highlight I needed to tone it down. So, with Laura Merciers Translucent Loose Setting Powder and Sephoras #74 Brush I patted it under my eyes extending out towards my hair line, on my chin, and on my forehead. At this point all zones were completely matte but for a nice touch of reflectiveness for the camera I gently patted Bare Miners Mineral Veil right on the under eye area, and forehead. After the setting powders are on move back to the eyes, and once that is complete spritz on a few pumps of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray.

*Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, Caramel

*Nyx Jumbo Eye Pe