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Lillee Jean 2015 Plum Smoke Makeup Tutorial

I also designed this to be especially good with flash photography!  Despite the Makeup Forever HD powder being highly reflective on camera, if the right amount is used then topped off with a matte highlighting shade there is no white castes created!  Oooh, and the lavender lipstick (since Mac no longer sells) it can be traded in with any light pink/purple color such as Buxom Lavender Cosmo!   This look is more of an on the town or glammed up evening look so I’d suggest washing your face thoroughly and moisturizing with oil since the colder weather yields yucky skin!   I used Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser with Fresh Seaberry Oil 🙂

Lillee Jean 2015 Plum Smoke Makeup Tutorial

     Alright!  Once you have allowed the oil set into your pores use one pump of the Hourglass N28 primer.  It has a moisturizing formula which can contribute to oiliness so any excess product I smooth under my chin and neck.

       Now that your skin is completely prepped you should begin to apply foundation!  I have been using the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation lately because it gives very natural coverage while still offering enough to cover acne (godsend product just saying).  I used my Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting Foundation brush and stippled the product on my skin.  I like to start by tapping the product onto my cheeks and spreading it outwards towards my ears for a more natural coverage.  I then blend the excess product on my chin, nose, and forehead.

     Before moving forward to contouring, I covered up any blemishes that were still slightly visible.  To do so I dipped my beauty blender into the Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able concealer and patted it onto the blemishes.  After doing so, I blended it in then set the concealed spots with a light dusting of Bobbi Brown’s Skin Weightless Powder Foundation.  This just ensures the concealer will last all day + will provide MORE coverage.

Once you have blended the contour in fully go right into the bronzer of your choice! For this look I went for a subtle honey shade because I wanted to focus on my eyes.  Following a reverse “3” shade simply bronze your temples, the hollows of your cheeks, jaw, and sides of your nose.  I used a Nars #21 contour brush for a controllable application.

Once the contour has been set the rest is a breeze!  For blush, I stippled on Nyx cream blush in glow!  This color is a natural flush of pink with red tones that instantly brighten the face!  I used an Elf Ultimate Blending Brush to evenly distribute the product.

Next up is the illumination.  I applied Nars Multiple in Copacabana directly from the tube to my cheek bones and the bridge of my nose.  This is highly reflective but easily blends out to a wonderful shimmer, which is a plus in gloomy weather!  After applying the product I took my ring finger and middle finger and blended the product in.  To set this I lightly dusted Laura Mercier’s Matte Radiance over Copacabana for a more subdued effect.

Now that you’re a glowy disco ball, (hopefully not LOL), I lightly contoured my face!  Using my favorite Marc Jacobs Filtering Powders I applied the dark bronze to the hollows of my cheeks, and bridge of my nose with a Sephora #74 Blush Contour Brush.  After doing so, I took the light yellow and lightened up my face with the highlighting shade (same brush!).


Lastly, shake the MUFE HD setting powder container and dust what is left in the tray to the under eye area, forehead, and chin.  Then give a few sprays of Urban Decays All Nighter for a finished look that will last ALL day!

Lillee Jean 2015 Plum Smoke Makeup Tutorial

 The eyes were my favorite part of this since I rarely use dusty mauves!  It totally complemented this weather and did not hinder any of my features since at times a combination of dark eyes, and gloomy weather doesn’t match well.

Lillee Jean 2015 Plum Smoke Makeup Tutorial


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