Mildew Green Spring Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial 2016 | Lillee Jean
*Tarte Water Foundation SPF 15, Fair Light Neutral
*Cover Fx Cream Foundation, N100+N0
*Too Faced Bronzer, Snow Bunny
*Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Powder, Mirage Filter
*Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé, Guava/Moonstone
Though having flawless skin is ideal for everyone, makeup isn’t about crating a flawless complexion it is about embracing certain flaw’s we tend to hide. While you mind be mind fucked by this point being I do use makeup to cover a blemish here or there, let me explain. A blemish or discolored mark is not skin deep, you really cannot judge someone on a basic matter of life. When you conceal those imperfections it shows the true you, minus the breakouts, simple enough? The only thing you should aim for is an even skin texture, meaning no dry patches or excess oiliness in sight, especially for this makeup look! Before going forth in priming my skin I made sure to gently wash off impurities with my Murad Time Release Acne Cleaner. After working in a foamy texture I applied hot water to my skin (the “washing off” process) and set everything with Fresh’s Seaberry Oil. I tend to have super dry skin so I applied it to all zones of my face, extended out towards my hairline, and allowed it to dry for a good 10 minutes.
Springtime normally has the freakiest of weather, just like you dress accordingly, your makeup should follow the same path. When it comes to a priming base YOU CAN NOT mess around, primers are the basis of everything in a makeup look. Wether you have discoloration or dry patches, primers adhere to the skin and fix those concerns, and even then when there is nothing wrong with your skin texture, adding some hours to your makeup wear time doesn’t hurt! I reverted back to my Natasha Denona Face Glow Hydrating Primer since my last Dewy Makeup Tutorial. This stuff is my daily moisturizing boost of energy and it is SUPER lightweight on the skin! Using only a finger tip amount I gently placed dashes on product onto both my left and right cheeks as well as on my forehead, nose, and chin. I then proceeded to lightly blending the product in while making sure to buff out towards my hairline in the process. PLEASE do not neglect your hairline, if you don’t add primer here yet add other products such as cream contour or foundation, it’ll create a misbalance in the way the makeup appears after a few hours!! For example, if your foundation cakes up during the day and you have a special primer meant to fix that YET forget to apply it to the sides of your face, there will be an odd texture of flakey cakeness and smoothness on the rest of the face. Cherish your primer ladies!
I am head over heels for the new Stila Water Foundation, you guys have NO IDEA! After my review on the product Wednesday I haven’t put the bottle down, it has been incorporated into my everyday foundation routine for the sheer fact its AMAZING. To begin I took a pump (1/4 full in the beaker seems to be a good amount for me, it’s the equivalent to a quarter size) of the product onto the back of my hand and picked up my Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting brush, you must work quickly with this since it is quite runny, think of the Nars Sheer Glow foundation texture. After picking up some product onto the broad bristles of my brush I began to gently stipple on the product starting from my area of most concern, my left cheek. I happened to of broken out a bit here so I decided to apply to product in this area being the foundation is rather light in coverage and its a pain in the butt to build up, I’d rather apply most of the product to my left cheek than a full canvas of cake! When it came time to applying the foundation to my forehead and such I switched to side downward stroking motions with a firm grip. This just prevented the effect of streakiness! I did not allow the foundation to set into my pores for too long as I moved riiiight into cream contouring :).
With my Mac 168 I swirled into the shimmery bronzer and brushed it across my temples down to the hollows of my cheeks and around to my jaw line. These are generally areas the sun hits, minus the sides of the nose! If you happen to be using a matte bronzer you could skip the powder contour process, although I recommend it. Right after bronzing I swiftly transitioned into my Marc Jacobs #instamarc pallet! With the same 168 brush as used before I went into the dark bronze and brushed it across the hollows of my cheeks, under my chin and on the sides of my nose. Some people like too powder highlight by this point but I see it as absolutely useless since and excess of powder application is no good!
There is no rhyme or reason as to why I chose Becca’s Beach Tint in Guava/Moonstone other than the fact I liked the shade and felt peachy. The eyes were kept very cool-neutral in tone thus any blush hue will work for this! With that being said, reverting back to my Elf Ultimate Blending Brush I gently stippled into the soufflé and applied it from the apples of my cheeks up to my hairline with gently patting motions. If you’re aiming for a more intensive blush shade BUT happen to like the beach tint’s simply work in layers and build-up pigment, that’s what I did! I wouldn’t worry too much on if the blush exceeds past the cheekbones because the liquid illuminator I chose covers almost everything. With only a tiny pea-sized amount on the back of my hand of my Nars Liquid Illuminator I gently brushed the product upwards onto my cheekbones and side to side on the bridge of my nose + my cupid’s bow using my Sephora Teardrop Highlighting Brush! I set the luminous glow with Anastasia Beverly Hills’s Illuminator in Starlight with gentle brushing motions over each areas the liquid touched (the forehead and chin were done last minute by the way).
Once you have the highlight done you can either proceed onto the eyes OR do the lips first, which in my opinion would be the easiest! I first applied a light coating of ABH’s Catnip to my lips to test out the color. Then I had the bright idea of fo