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Lillee Jean Shimmery Orchid Makeup Tutorial 2015

Lillee Jean Shimmery Orchid Makeup Tutorial 2015

While everyone is going against the flow with silver and blues, why not be more Christmasy and festive by utilizing these gorgeous, and vibrant shadows from Makeup Geek. Today I went all out with my Makeup Geek products because well, why not unleash your inner flower, even in the Winter. If you haven’t guessed by the title I was inspired by green and purple Orchids! Orchids are not only one of my favorite flowers, they are effortlessly pretty and appear to seamlessly blend in tone. As a side note for those skeptical, the best part of this look is there is a frosty aspect given due to the Makeup Geek Foiled Shadows used. Between you and I, these have superior pigment to my Mac shadows which is saying a lot. Some of these shadows are not dupable but hey when in Rome have a MUG spree. At any rate lets get straight to the look! You can choose to begin with the eyes, or skin, whatever works best for you!

As a start I would like to make it a point makeup does not define a person. Recently I have gotten quite the hate comments variating from, “you wear to much makeup”, note the “to” cough cough, and “makeup is gross no guy will want you”. Let’s make something very clear, I wear makeup because it is relaxing and a confidence boost to say the least. SO WHAT if I want to conceal that pimple to make MYSELF feel good? Does it really make your day better to hate on women because they love the art? If so proceed on man, hope you like the other layer of highlighter I added because hell, I wanna glow.

Moving along from that mildly heated frick you all paragraph, the first thing you should do before any makeup look is cleanse your skin. This just helps to brighten the complexion, hydrate the skin, and remove impurities! While I know everyone has their own face routine I tend to alternate mine, so you can move along to the next step if this is you. Being I have been sick I have huge mounds of hives, so today I had only moisturized with Fresh’s Seaberry Oil. My skin is completely dry, its horrible. To prevent further damage I hadn’t used ANY cleanser nor an exfoliation system because not only is my skin dry, it burns!! Allow your skin routines final products to sit on your skin for 4-6 minutes depending on the consistency.

I encourage you all to use a primer and foundation fit for your skin! Just because some things work for me doesn’t mean on another person it will as well. The benefit to this step despite the difference in product is technique. For example, to begin the priming process I had chosen my holy grain Hourglass N28 Primer. I only used one pump, or in my case the equivalent to a pump, and just like a moisturizer spread it evenly across all zones of my face. I generally start from the center, drag the product out towards my hair line and spread the rest over my nose, chin, and forehead.

Ahhh foundation, my life saver today. I went a bit overboard this time around because as I stated before, I have hives everywhere and dry skin. The Too Faced Born This Way Foundation saved me however since just like the N28 primer it has moisturizing properties, plus build-able coverage! Using my Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting Foundation Brush, and two pumps of the foundation (only use one for light coverage) I began by stippling the product on both cheeks. Make sure you start from the center of the face with any foundation then drag it towards the hairline for the most natural and appealing finish. Once I had stippled the product onto my cheeks (just to get the product on NO BLENDING was done) I then stippled the rest onto my forehead, and chin. I tend to lay the product out before blending because it ensures an even amount of product has been applied to each zone of the face. To physically blend I use light downward strokes and again make sure it fades off to the outer parts of my face. You should always go for downward strokes to prevent peach fuzz (i love that word by the way, peach fuzz, LOL) being more apparent, plus it looks less streaky. On areas needing more coverage I simply patted the brush on the blemish, since the brush still contains a decent amount of product smeared throughout the bristles.

Once the foundation has been applied and allowed to set for a few minutes move along to contouring! Literally, everything should be covered by the time cream contouring has been completed, especially if you use concealers. As you can tell from the picture, and my whack facial expression, it was a jovial moment for me since contouring always gets me giddy. Anyhoo, with Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral I applied it from the doe applicator to my under eye area; from my left jaw to my chin to my right jaw; and from my forehead straight down to my nose, with it slightly on my cupids bow! I like to widen my face more than contour as many of you know so again, this lys in your hands since everyone has a different face shape. Contouring wise I took my Cover Fx N100 Cream Foundation and with my finger drew two lines down the sides of my nose connecting at the tip; single lines for a cheek contour (just like the face made in the photo suck in your cheeks to find your natural hollow); and single lines drawn from my earlobe down to my jawline! For an extra effect you could do as I did and contour under your lip and define the cupids bow a bit more.

Blending this all in is a breeze, especially with the Makeup Geek Stippling Foundation Brush! Starting from my jawline up I began with light circular motions on the contour. As I moved up I started to used a variation of circular motions and light patting motions to make sure the blended product looked as natural as natural can be. Be sure to occasionally wipe off the brush to prevent the color looking flat! The whole point of contouring is to form definition through shadows and light.

After you have blended in the contour move along to bronzing, and no bronzing is not one of those optional steps. The reason being, after contouring you want to add some warmth back to the skin as well as natural definition. I chose Bobbi Browns Golden Light bronzer and Elf’s Ultimate Blending Brush I blended it from my temples down to the hollows of my cheeks, and finally to my jaw line with large quick circular motions. Think of it like a spiraling down slinky in a reverse 3, also since it is a matte bronzer I took it to the sides of my nose! If you’re using the matte bronzer as a contour you can skip the next step provided, if not be sure to sheer the bronzer out.

To touch up and prolong the cream contour wear I went into my Kat Von D Shade+Light Pallet! I normally would use my Marc Jacobs Filtering Powders but sadly I lost the product, how? No idea since it is HUGE. At any rate using the shade Sombre and a Sephora #74 Blush Contour Brush, I gently picked up the product and tapped it against the pallet. I like to build up product rather start boldly. Blend the color to wherever you had cream contoured with small circular motions. Generally most people enjoy a dramatic contour however I enjoy a super sheered out contour, c’est la vie do what makes you happy.

The last few steps to the face are super simple and a breeze! Right after conturing I went into Stila’s Watercolor Blush in Water Lily. I dipped my Elf Ultimate Blending Brush in the container and with super quick stippling motions applied it to the apples of my cheeks moving up towards my temples. Be sure to either use a sponge or brush you’re comfortable with because by hand this product is super sticky and hard to blend!

I had applied my setting powder, and setting spray after my lips and eyes were done however I will list some keen details beforehand. With the Sephora #74 brush I applied a decent amount of the Makeup Forever Hd Setting Powder underneath my eyes, on my forehead, the sides of my nose, on my chin, and between my cheek and jaw line contour. Then I sprayed Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray over the finished product to freshen the makeup and add on some hours to wear time.

Lillee Jean Shimmery Orchid Makeup Tutorial 2015


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