Princess Adora Intense Purple Glittery Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial
*Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, Porcelain
*Cover Fx Cream Foundation, N100+N0
*Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, Golden Light
*Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Contour Powders, Mirage Filter
*ABH Illuminator, Starlight
*Colourpop Highlighter, Smoke N Whistles
*Wet N’ Wild Confetti Glitter, Pink Sugar
Clean skin is an absolute MUST, princesses have flawless skin (check out my Dark Wonder Woman look, this is Princess Diana’s alter ego as well) with nice glowy complexions! You don’t have to have THE BEST skin in the world, we’re all human, but it must be ridded of any blackheads/whiteheads/dirt, or in some cases pesky acne causing harsh and uneven skin textures. Since I have sensitive skin I really do not do much to my skin other than splash hot water on it to open up my pores a tad and apply a light layer of my Fresh Seaberry Oil to hydrate my skin! After completing my little morning routine I then went forth to the priming stage, having a good foundation BEFORE the application OF foundation is important. In other words, a skin base is needed, wether it be to conceal redness or to help control oiliness, it is beneficial to everyone’s skin! I went for my Natasha Denona Face Glow Hydrating Primer primarily because it yields a gorgeous natural radiance while holding my makeup on well. I applied it to the high points of my face in tiny dashes then proceeded to blending it out starting from the center of my face out towards my hairline, this comes in a jar which makes the amount applied extremely controllable! After allowing the primer to sink into my pores I then took a pump of my Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Porcelain and began GENTLY brushing it on my skin in downward strokes using a Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting brush, its rather rare for my to use stippling motions UNLESS an area needs more coverage, at that point I build the product up.
I have not used Bobbi Brown’s Bronzing Powder in Golden Light in SUCH a long time, it is the absolute best for dramatic makeup looks since it mimics intensive bronze shadows without being un-natural! Before explaining the process do be aware matte bronzers CAN be used as contouring powders, I just personally choose to go the extra mile for a more natural gradience. Using a Mac 168 brush (curves the face beautifully) I gently applied and blended the bronzer across the tops of my temples down to the hollows of my cheeks and around to my jaw line, this is known as the “outer 3” of one’s face! To further contour (as previously said above) I then took the dark bronze from my MJ Filtering Pallet and blended it down the sides of my nose, under my chin, and of course into the hollowing of my cheekbones. Since I already had my brush out I then took Benefit’s Dandelion Blush and smudged it across the apples of my cheeks up to my hairline, I hardly EVER use this but Adora is a soft fierce character, a brightening effect was needed!
*Revlon Cream Eyeshadow Pallet, Black Magic (light pearl shade + mauve)
*Too Faced Love Flush, Your Love Is King
*Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan: Carnival
*Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Pallet: Black Currant
*Bh Cosmetics Floral Blush Duos, Lilac
*Sugarpill Burning Heart Pallet: Poison Plum
*Wet N’ Wild Confetti Glitter, Pink Sugar
*Urban Decay Glitter Eyeliner, ACDC
*Kiss Natural Lash, Flirty
This makeup look is certainly NO joke, to closely resemble She-Ra I made sure to make my lids a lilac delight with a bit of Lillee weaved in, note the glitter! IT IS completely up to you loves the way you’d prefer shaping your brows, Adora has very shapely and arched eyebrows, they look very much like mine with the minor difference of me having softer arches so I didn’t have much of an issue here. Using my Morphe G11 brush I simply lined my top and bottom brows firmly with singular stokes THEN filled them in with upward brushings to mimic real eyebrow hair! As for a primer I used a combination of a light pearl shade with a mauve from the Revlon Cream shadow pallet, as you could assume I spread and smudged the new shade mixture across my entire lid area up to my brow bone, excess product was smudged under my lower lash line.
Though it might seem weird to some to use a blush as a eyeshadow color, its one of my absolute favorite things to do! Too Faced Love Flush in Your Love Is King happens to be very important for the eye makeup presented here because it changes the purple hue to a softer plum like color. With my Sephora Pro Shadow #14 brush I gently applied the blush to my entire lid area with firm patting and occasional smudging motions! DO NOT go crazy on the pigment for this, a wash of color will do. Using the same #14 brush I then took Makeup Geek’s Carnival eyeshadow and patted it right on top, this makes for a good transition into the loose shadow that shall be applied next! Speaking of loose eyeshadow, I THEN took Sugarpill’s Paperdoll and lightly patted it across my entire lid area. I worked in two light layers to ensure the pigment would be built up adequately. By this point the lid should be left alone, start working on the crease to add up drama! The first color I went into is Black Currant from the TF Chocolate Bon Bons Pallet, though it is darker in tone when blended in it turns into a gorgeous mid tone purple color. To blend the shade in I used my Mac 224, mind you I focused mainly on side to side motions to evenly disburse to color into my crease. Since I had my 224 handy I then switched to a more vibrant purple, Sugarpill’s Poison Plum! This color will require some patience to blend SINCE it is so vibrant– I started to work the color in from the outer third of my lid in towards the creasing of my eye socket, not only does the eye socket work as a natural guide for crease shades it helps to intensify color through the usage of illusion.
Oooh the lower lash line was beyond fun! Using my Mac 219 Pencil brush I first began by smudging the darker pink shade, provided by the Bh Cosmetics Lilac Duo Blush pallet, across the outer third of my lower lash line. I then smoothed it into Sugarpill’s Forstine shadow, this shade occupied much of the lower lash line including the inner corners of my eye for a gorgeous sheen! For the eyeliner I first lined my lash line THREE times in ACDC liner by Urban Decay in a winged liner shape, the three times was only to ensure optimal glitter pigment was reached. I then took Pink Sugar glitter by Wet N’ Wild and patted it across the line firmly with the same 219 brush, be sure to build up pigment on this baby ;)! After doing so be sure to coat your lashes with your favorite mascara, in my case this would be the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. When it comes to falsies PLEASE choose a lash style that will NOT hinder the liner, the point of glitter liner is to GLITTER, the point of flashes is to ENHANCE, put two and two together and get Kiss’s Flirty lashes :)!