Pastel Lilac Smokey Eye With Vibrant Pink Winged Eyeliner Easter Makeup Tutorial
*Cover Fx Cream Foundation, N100+N0
*Makeup Forever Pro>Bronze Fusion, 10M Natural Matte Honey
*Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Powders, Mirage Filter
*ABH Lipgloss: Barbie Pink
*Dose of Colors, Berry Me 2
First things first make sure your skin is adequately hydrated, it’ll make a huge difference between nada and prada! Rather using harsh cleansers or chemical filled masks, today I opted in for a nice steam bath. I find this method to be MUCH more beneficial to my skin as it unclogs pores 10x faster! After around 10 minutes under the hot water I then proceeded to pat drying my face with a clean towel and applying a light layer of my Fresh Seaberry Oil to all zones of my face, including the sides. It’s a good habit to get into in regards to extending your moisturizers out towards your hairline, it creates an even base and allows wear time to be uniform! The same premise goes for priming. For example, after waiting a few minutes for the oil to sink into my pores I then moved along too picking up my Natasha Denona Face Glow Hydrating Primer. From there I gently placed dashes of product onto the high points of my face and moved forth in blending it out with smooth outward tugging motions, note the outwards mention, this means the product would melt onto the sidelines of my face (hairline) which is what is most ideal when it comes to the basis of all makeup!
You guy’s know I am NOT a fan of waiting, so as always I went straight into the bronzing process! It is SUPER important that your skin is not dull or flat in dimension, pastels have an effect of “washing” many a person out, work against the odds love ;). With my all star Makeup Forever Pro>Bronze Fusion powder and Mac 168 brush I gently brushed the product across the temples of my face down to the hollows of my cheeks and around to my jaw line! This is better known as the “outer 3” of one’s face, it is method that works on EVERYONE when it comes to bronzing and contouring. With that being said, using my Marc Jacobs Filtering Powder in Mirage Filter, specifically the dark bronze shade, I “stipple blended” (patted the brush and dragged it upwards to created numerous illusions with shadowing methods) the contour shade across the hollowing of my cheekbones and across the sides of my nose, this process set the cream contour fully and made my features more prominent! Interestingly so when it came to blusher, it became the easiest step of all. Normally many fear the appearance of “clown” cheeks however with Sephora’s Blush me in 01 All Smiles this is a NEAR impossible catastrophe as the color can be smoothed on right from the container (view my March Haul for a swatching of the pretty Coral shade). I highly suggest using a light coral shade rather light pink as it will contrast better with the eye and lip makeup, a light pink or dusty rose for that matter will “dull” the look out!
*Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
*BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 28 Eyeshadow Pallet: C1.R2+4, C4.R2, C5.R3
*BH Cosmetics 88 Cool Matte Pallet (OLDER VERSION): C4.R4 + C2.R5 with C3.R7
*Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan(s): Shimmermint, Ocean Breeze
*ABH Lipgloss: Barbie Pink
*Dose of Colors, Berry Me 2
*KoKo Lashes, 501
Just as I said in the beginning of this blog post, the eyeshadow is NOT a big deal, it’s the eyeliner that might throw you trough some hoops! Try to follow along and PLEASE watch the Instagram video linked to the right of my blog (side bar scroll down) to see the eye makeup in action, sometime’s this helps perspectively better than a pictorial. For starters, make sure your eyebrows are sharp, thick, and uber defined! Having un-groomed eyebrows with such a striking look will throw things off, it follows the same idea with the facial makeup (certain colors wash others out). Using my Morphe G11 brush I firmly lined my upper and lower brow then proceeded to filling both in with light upward stroking motions to mimic actual brow hair, the G11 makes this process go by SUPER quick I highly recommend this brush cuties! After giving myself my ideal brow shape I then moved along to smudging Nyx’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk all over my lid, as you might of guessed I then blended the light milky shade up to my brow bone and down to my lower lash line, this will be the priming base. Try to stick with white eyeliner’s or white bases, it’ll help enhance the pastel shades better as compared to nude bases!
One of the most ANNOYING thing’s about light shadows is they take a while to build up. Although I have used my Bh Cosmetics Foil Eyes pallet frequently it happens to contain the MOST pigmented color’s that I have ever come across, even over my beloved Makeup Geek! As you might of already anticipated, using C1.R2 with a mixture of R4 in there I applied the light lilac all over my lid with firm patting and light tugging motions, I used my Mac 239 brush for optimal pigment to be reached. Don’t be afraid to go back in and add more pigment, this will only enhance the pastel like effect and make the overall look more vibrant, I personally went back to add a bit of more color (view image 2) :)! By this point the lid shade should be fully saturated in lilacy goodness, it’s now time to work on the crease. Starting off with C4.R4 and my Mac 217 brush, I gently brushed the shade into my crease with light side to side motions. I made sure to REALLY ease this color in as it would be the transitional shade, I went the extra mile of taking my Sephora #27 Brush to lightly dust over the light blue/purple to ensure a gradience would form. Speaking of gradience, a super important shade is the mixture of C2.R5 and C3.R7, these two together not only give off a sense of lightness they both create drama while holding a level of vibrance! With the same Mac 217 brush that was used from before, I firmly patted the color into the inner V of my eye with carefully placed buffing (little circular motions) motions and proceeded to blended the shade fully across my eye following the natural creasing of my eye socket. The last color added to my crease was Ocean Breeze, it added a good amount of drama to the overall eye makeup without overpowering the other intense colors! I lightly blended it into my inner V and made sure to work in layers, this gave a controllable coverage amount. Try to steer clear of intensive blacks and such, remember this is an Easter look!