Iridescent Barbie Pink Burgundy Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial
*Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Foundation, 117=Y225 – Marble
*Cover Fx Cream Foundation, N100
*Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Powder, Mirage Filter
*Stila Watercolor Blush, Water Blossom
*ABH Illuminator, Starlight
While my first leading paragraphs are about skin care and the priming process I am here to say I violated everything…oops? Literally, I woke up at 12:00PM and was not havin’ in, so splashing cold water or even hot water for that matter was COMPLETELY out of the question. To compensate for “dirty” skin, although I hydrating and cleansed extremely good the night before, I took a beaker full of my Fresh Seaberry Oil and blended it across all zones of my face, I concentrated most of the oil on my nose as well as chin because these two areas had a few dry patches! Primer is always a pain in the butt because it could go two ways- the color correcting way OR the skin concern way, today I happen to go with the skin concern way just for the simple factor I wanted a BREAK from heavy makeup (color correctors tend to make product build up more-so then with regular priming bases, it always makes me giggle when makeup artists say you use less product). With that being said, using a pea-sized amount of my Dr. Brandts Pores No More Primer I gently sectioned it off in tiny dashes across the high points of my face, I then proceeded to smoothly blending it in starting from the center of my face, out towards my hairline! This priming base dries instantly due to its invisible plumping barrier protecting against pore clogging makeup, thus no wait time was needed after application was added :). FINALLY I can rave about the Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation! At first I was skeptical about purchasing this due to the low ratings and horrid reviews. After being a LONG time MUFE HD foundation user I decided to taytyuke it into my own hands and get the free samplers from Sephora! Weirdly enough they came in my shade FOR ONCE, normally they come 3-4 shades off to cater the public. There was no need for “pea-sized” amounts and such since the pre-filled packs come with the perfect amounts poured in! Using my Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting brush I gently stippled the foundation around my face using downward stroking motions, I avoided anything stroking upwards because this would cause noticeable breakouts or in some occasions peach fuzz to be more apparent. After just one coating my skin looked clearer AND any dry patches that were visible with other foundations seamlessly matted down, one of my favorite perks to this foundation is the natural dewiness, you don’t often find that in foundations!
Do keep in mind those stippling motions from before, they’ll come in handy for the powder contour and bronzing stages :)! Speaaaaaakinnngg of contouring and bronzing stages, oh look, yes they begin now mwahahaha. I allowed for the cream contour to set for a good 3 minutes before moving onto any powder application, the concealer seemed to dry down rather quick so this was no issue at all! With my Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light I took my Mac 168 brush and gently blended it across the tops of my temples, down to the hollows of my cheeks and around to my jaw line, this is better known as the “outer three” of ones face. Try to avoid applying shimmery bronzers to the sides of your nose UNLESS you’re going for a widened effect! For a more contoured look I then took the deep bronze shade provided by the Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Powder pallet in Mirage Filter and brushed it across the hollows of my cheeks and under my chin with that same Mac 168 brush, any excess was brushed across the sides of my nose (i squeezed the bristles together for a precise application). The last step up for the cheeks is adding a pop of color, try to stick with pinky violets such as Stila’s Watercolor Blush in Water Blossom! I gently patted this across the apples of my cheeks up to my hairline using light tapping motions, this is VERY sheer so it took two layers of build-up for any color to be seen! Although they do NOT feel Makeup Forever’s Uplight anymore I HAD to indulge in using it today since most of the face products were MUFE. I highly suggest you stick with pink/beige toned illuminators, it’ll accent the eye makeup stunningly! Using barley a pump of #22 I gently smudged it across the tops of my cheekbones using my ring and index finger together, the rest of the product was taken across the tops of my eye brows, down the bridge of my nose, and on my cupids bow. I then switched the a Sephora Fan Brush and brushed across the tops of my cheeks Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Starlight, excess was taken down the bridge of my nose and on my forehead/chin! A quick trick to make your glow REALLY pop if you don’t have Mac’s Fix + is to use eye drops, sounds bizarre but it works.
*Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot, Bare Study
*Bh Cosmetics 88 Cool Matte Pallet: C7.R1 (crease), C2.R3 (lid), C7.R6 (inner V), C1.R2 (brow bone)
*Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Pallet, Sprinkles (tear duct), Totally Fetch (crease), Cotton Candy (lid, tear duct)
*Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Pallet: Leader (inner V)
*Glitter Injections, Babrie
*KoKo Lashes, Goddess
Alright cuties begin off the eye makeup with some fabulous brows! Today there shall be no weird blue accents, just whatever YOU fancy in brow shape. I personally am quite fond of my soft dramatic arches so I did my typical one inch over line from my top and bottom brows using my Morphe G11 brush and Dipbrow Pomade in Caramel. After I had a decent shape formed I then gradually filled in each brow with upward flicking motions to mimic actual brow hairs! I know some people prefer setting their brows with a clear gel or even high pigment powder, I just personally find the Dipbrow to be good enough :). For a priming base I went with my Mac Long Wear Paint Pot in Bare Study, this tends to pick up pigment well as it forms a smooth canvas for the following shades to come! As you might of assumed already, I smudged and blended the sheer opal color across my lids blending up towards my brows, excess was taken on my lower lash line.
Make sure you have a good selection of MATTE pink shades handy, though they might seem useless in the beginning they really help to “mold” the defining colors towards the END of the eye makeup look! With that being said the first color added to my lid was a light rose pink, specifically shade C2.R3 from the Bh Cosmetics 88 Cool Matte Pallet. I smudged and patted the shade across my lids using a clean Mac 239 brush, try to stick with dense brushes because due to the nature of cheaper shadows you could be there all day packing up pigment, the denser brushes make it a straight shot through! The next color added is C7.R1, a matte true rose shade. Using a fluffy Sephora #27 Brush I gently eased the shade into my crease using side to side motions, its best to start from the outer third of your lid this way the color will form drama! Make sure you REALLY blend this in, transitional shades should be faint not BAM, COLOR! To begin adding some “bam” to the eye makeup switch to C7.R6 which is a deeper rose hue, in the midst of this I also switched to a denser blending brush specifically the Mac 217 brush. This shade was firmly blended into the inner V of my eye following the natural curving of my eye socket! Totally Fetch from the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Pallet is QUITE similar to C7.R6, just a tad darker, so I also took the liberty of blending this into the inner V of my eye, detailing is everything with the eye makeup presented here :). Start finishing up the crease by adding the shade “Leader” provided by the Tartlette in Bloom Pallet into the inner v of your eye, I find it best to work in small side to side blending motions to get the pigment on the lid. To prevent a panda eye effect from occurring switch back to that fluffy blending brush, in my case the Sephora #27 Brush, and brush it through the entire crease to soften things up! To have a super gradient effect going on I lastly went into C1.R2 and brushed it across the tops of my brow bone’s down to just where the transitional shade began.