Lillee Jean Medium Taupe Brown Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial 2016
Bonjour love bunnies! Although I posted a tutorial several hours ago, I really fell in love with my makeup this morning, and felt the need to share it with you all simply because it is easy to complete, and a classic for the Fall season (dark lips). Bare with me, and stay tuned for the Instagram walk through tutorial!
Time to complete this tutorial: 16 Minutes (professionals/myself)
20 (beginners/ intermediate)
Bobbi Brown – Vitamin Enriched Face Base
Marc Jacobs Beauty – Genius Gel Foundation, 14 Ivory Medium
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Contour Kit Refill, 10K (glow)
Nyx Cosmetics- Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, Vintage
Marc Jacobs Beauty – Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick, Je T’Aime
The secret to makeup that glows from within is not only having skin naturally radiant, but having a good base that adheres to your skin needs! While most bloggers will tell you their favorite base, and how overly popularized it is, I would like to make it a point that you could have the best base in the world with 5 star reviews, but if it doesn’t comply to your needs, those 5 stars mean nothin’. With that being said, using a hidden cult favorite, Bobbi Brown’s Vitamin Enriched Face Base, I dipped a cleaned ring finger into the product, and softly dotted tiny amounts onto each main zone of my face. From there, I began moisturizing the primer in with a series of tiny circular blends, and side sweeps — be sure to NOT neglect the hairline, nor under the jawline, these are often forgotten areas that could lead to patchy wear time! Speaking of patchy wear time, the exact opposite of this very factor some women struggle with on a daily basis is using a gel foundation. In my findings, gel binds all oils the skin exudes together, thus making it stay in place a bit longer, and it also allows one to visibly see where they’re blending the given shade as gel’s are thicker compared to liquids! With all that being said, squeezing out one and a half pumps of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Foundation onto my Tarte Airbuki Foundation Brush, I proceeded to softly buffing in the product onto my skin with slight stippling motions, and firm circular blends. I find using my Airbuki the best method for quick on the go makeup looks during the morning hours :)!
Okay, I probably forgot to tell you cuties, but lately I’ve been girl crushing on 10K glow powder by Anastasia Beverly Hills! It comes with their Contour Kit Refill collection, or the medium-tan contour kit. It’s absolutely PERFECT for those with neutral complexions because 10K is a sheer gold, thus it adds an extra oomph to a variety of skin tones! Anyhow, the powder was dusted across the high points of my face, with a main emphasis on my cheekbones, and down the bridge of my nose. A quick tip for those who also dig to the point makeup looks, and desire a brightened finish, is to stick to strobing methods, you really don’t need all that banana colored powder! For the lips, I mixed my Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Je T’Aime, with Nyx’s Vintage Suede Cream Lipstick. I’m all for high contrasting lip colors with wine tones during the Fall months, and I have a feeling many of you are, too…WINK!
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Dipbrow Pomade, Auburn
Too Faced Cosmetics – Natural Eyes Matte Eyeshadow Pallet: Cashmere Bunny (all over lid); Strapless + Risqué (crease, lower lash line)
Urban Decay Cosmetics – 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, Demolition
Mac Cosmetics – Zoom Lash, Beets Me
Huda Beauty – Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett
When I first purchased the Too Faced Natural Eyes Matte Eyeshadow Pallet, I thought it would be used in ALL my looks, but then I realized this beauty is unique, and stands on it’s own, which is quite odd since the pallet is a bunch of matte neutrals! To begin, as always, I defined both my brows with Anastasia’s Dipbrow Pomade in Auburn. I went for a softer fill in as opposed to my less natural arches just because I felt it went along with the soft smokey eye! The quickest way to finish up a smokey eye, especially in the morning hours is to choose three similar shades, and to swish them as wash of colors across the lids completely. For me, I started off with Cashmere Bunny, a medium taupe brown, and dusted the color across my lids, as well as under my lower lash lines with a Morphe M433 brush! Multi-purpose blenders will be of much usage to many of you beauties, since flat yet fluffy brushes can double as crease blenders, too. Being we’re on the topic of creases, for just a bit of definition, I mixed Strapless and Risque together, and proceeded to firmly buffing the color mixture into my crease with a series of tiny side to side window-shield wiper motions.