• Lillee Jean

Pastel Glittery Eyeliner Makeup Tutorial

*Makeup Forever Step 1 Hydrating Primer

*Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation, 14 Ivory Medium

*Cover Fx Cream Contouring Kit, N-Light

*Makeup Forever Pro>Bronze Fusion, 10M Natural Matte Honey

*Smashbox Step By Step Contouring Kit, Light/Medium

*Too Faced Love Flush, Your Love Is King

*Nars Liquid Illuminator, Copacabana + Becca Opal + Hourglass Ambient Lighting Pallet

*Makeup Forever HD Setting Powder

*Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

*Colourpop BYOB

This is defiantly one of those odd looks were I didn’t quite wash my face, but I did. Instead of going through a full, boring routine of cleansing and exfoliating I decided to mask it up with Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. Honestly, this is one of THE BEST masks I have ever used primarily because it visibly washes away dirt and my skin becomes baby smooth, all those pesky dry patches instantly gone! Once I allowed the mask to harden I washed it off with warm water and set my skin with Fresh’s Seaberry Oil! If you happen to be using an oil like me allow this to set for 7 minutes total, letting it set for much less time will create an oily base for your primers plus doesn’t allow the oil to do its job, hydrate!

I decided to venture out into other priming realms as my current primer well….exploded once again. No idea why this keeps occurring when the room is at a good temperature, bottle is kept upright OUT OF containers, and kept tightly close….hmm. Anyhoo once my face oil set I then applied Makeup Forevers Step 1 Hydrating Primer onto all zones of my face. Be sure to extend out towards the hairline for the best results! After using this primer I realized that a few months earlier I bought a full sized green color correcting primer from them and broke out, luckily that breaking out session DID NOT occur! Let the primer set for 2-3 minutes, depending if the product has oil is how you should time yourself!

Once the primer is set you should be ready to go for foundation! I wasn’t having such a good skin day, and when I’m not having good skin days I tend to gravitate toward products I haven’t used in a while such as Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation and a Beauty Blender. While I do love my brushes to death, I do admit a Beauty Blender Pro makes life much easier, it just doesn’t make my makeup look as flawless. To begin I squeezed one pump onto the back of my hand and with the back side of the beauty blender, or fatter side, I grabbed some product and began to bounce it off my skin with light stippling motions. Follow the same stippling process on all zones of the skin and always blend out to the hairline. Due to the Beauty Blender containing water, it waters down foundations thus leading me to using another pump to cover the left side of my face. If added coverage is needed I wouldn’t stress it as cream contouring covers basically everything! Allow your foundation to set for a couple of minutes too.

When it comes to the powders you’ll have to use a brush but thats no big deal since this process takes all but 5 minutes total! Right after blending in the contour its always best to add warmth back to the skin. To do so I took Makeup Forevers Pro Bronze Fusion and gradually blended from my temples down to my cheeks and finally to my jawline with a Hourglass Ambient Powder Brush. These are the areas the sun naturally hits, if you’d like to bronze the sides of your nose BE SURE the bronzer is MATTE! Shimmery bronzers don’t work too well as a contour setting powder. Keep in mind powders such as Too Faced Chocolate Soleil and Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powders are the type of bronze/contour textures to use.

After completing the bronzing step, move onto powder contouring UNLESS you decided to contour with a matte bronzer! With Sephora’s #45 Brush i gently picked up the first shade named Contour in the Smashbox Step By Step Contour Kit, and brushed it in the hollows of my cheeks as well as on the sides of my nose and under my chin. When doing a powder contour you typically are just re-contouring the areas you cream contoured for more definition. Blend until the product appears to be gone, harsh lines are nothing to be proud of. Also, I am a believer that contour can be worn at any point in your life not just for special occasions or photoshoots! There is nothing wrong with the process and if done correctly it looks completely natural.

Blush is near the last step of any makeup routine. With my Mac 168 brush I picked up a slight amount of Too Faced Love Flush in Your Love is King then gently tapped of excess product. With a color so bright and pigmented it is best to work in light layers and work up to the desired flush! Starting from the apples of my cheeks I blended the product up to my hairline with upward fluent strokes. Generally speaking, never furiously blend side to side. Blush is an elegant product that requires soft and gentle motions for one to fully enjoy the product itself.

While it appears I used A LOT of glowy products, I really didn’t. Each product had its own purpose wether it be a base glow, or just simply for the bridge of my nose, nothing was put to bad use. To begin I squeezed a pea-sized amount of Nars’s Liquid Illuminator to the back of my hand. With my Beauty Blender Pro I then proceeded to gently dabbing it on the “C’s” of my eyes as well as slightly on my forehead and down the bridge of my nose. After doing so I then took Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal and with my Elf Concealer Brush brushed it on top of my cheekbones and then with a clean finger patted it slightly on the tip of my nose. To add an ethereal glow to the mix I finished up with Incandescent Light from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Pallet. With the same finger used to apply opal I then applied it right on the BRIDGE of my nose as well as on my cupids bow, and on my chin.