Gothic Crimson Lip Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial
*Cover Fx Cream Foundation(s), N100, G10
*Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Contour Powders, Mirage Filter
*NYX Cream Blush, Glow
*Nars Liquid Illuminator, Copacabana
*ABH Illuminator, Starlight
*Colourpop Avenue Liquid Lipstick
I swear, my next blog post will not feature the same Natasha Denona Products over and over again! I just can’t help myself, the finish is always flawless and glowy. IF you guys want to see my review on those products, since I keep using them just click the pink link :)! Anyhoo, one of the first things done was me throughly washing my skin. For today I just followed my normal morning routine with Murad’s Time Release Acne Cleaner+Bobbi Brown’s Buffing Grains. Generally I just mix the two together and scrub away, but for today I gently worked in layers meaning, one layer of the gel and another of the grains! I then washed the mixture off throughly with hot steamed water and pat dried my skin. I then finished off everything with my Fresh Seaberry Oil. Especially for the winter months, this oil is the bomb! I allowed it to set for a good 10 minutes this way some of my dry patches were tamed 🙂
Perhaps I should edit the first line of the previous paragraph because I am NOT giving up this Natasha Denona Primer. Ever. This has not only helped my skin on days without makeup, it provides such a beautiful coverage level to even fine lines out! With a finger sized amount I dotted the primer on the apples of my cheeks, on the bridge of my nose, and a tad on my chin+forehead. With swift blending motions I gently eased the primer in and made sure it extended out towards my hairline! This stuff dries super quick, within 5 minutes I was on my way to the foundation step.
The most bizarre thing about this foundation is it covers my hives amazingly! Some might say “well, its a foundation it should cover..duh”, guys you have no idea. Some foundations are so heavily concentrated they don’t cover they simply cake on, this on the other hand is super creamy thus makes for better blendativity! Exactly one one pump of foundation on the back of my hand I took my Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting brush and worked the product in. Before working anything in I always like to stroke the foundation a few times just to warm it up! After doing so I begin to pat the product from under my left eye (basically the center) to my hairline. I tend to follow the lines of where I will highlight, sort of weird but it keeps to color concentrated, thus longer wear. Following through with the patting and the MINOR uses of downward strokes, I took any excess and gently stippled it to my forehead. This foundation really doesn’t require much, but as a general rule work in layers there is nooooooo rush! I allowed the foundation to sink into my pores for 3 minutes time then moved onto the next step.
I have ruined Makeup Forever’s Bronze Fusion powder from my sticky cream brush, literally a light film of my contour remains. I guess gel’s and creams just don’t mix- oh well. With my Mac 168 brush I swirled into the bronzer and lightly tapped off excess product against the container. Then starting from the hollows of my cheeks I began blending the product in one swift motion up wards to my temples. I took the product back down the hollows and right around to my jaw line+under my chin. This adds a lot of much needed warmth back to the skin! Especially after contouring it is super important to give a bronzy flush, contouring alone sullen’s the skin out.
To set the contour fully I took the dark bronze shade from my Marc Jacobs Filtering Powders Pallet and gently contoured the hollows of my cheeks as well as my jaw line. For some extra definition I took a Mac