Shimmery Powdered Blue Halo Eye Valentines Day Makeup Tutorial 2016 | Lillee Jean
*Cover Fx Cream Foundation(s), N100, G10
*Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, Golden Light
*Marc Jacobs #instamarc Filtering Contour Powders, Mirage Filter
*NYX Cream Blush, Boho Chic
After allowing the face oil to sink into my pores for around 10 minutes, I proceeded to the priming stage! Before applying primer be sure to choose one that BENEFITS your skin- don’t just use something because its “popular”. With the hindering concept of Vday, you want to make sure your primer either hydrates (dry skin), oil controls (oily skin), is universal or targets redness/fatigued eyes/aging skin (normal skin with minor concerns), or combats both oily and dry skin (combo skin)! For me, I fall into the category of dry skin, thanks bitterly cold weather 🙂 (note the happy face). Prior too actually blending in the primer, I dashed Natasha Denona’s Face Glow Hydrating Primer across all zones of my face, only a fingertip amount was needed! Then, I began to blend out the primer with smooth motions extending out towards my hairline as well as under my chin. It is super important to drag the product to your hairline and under the chin- this will prolong the wear time of these forgotten areas as well as give a more natural appearance! Depending on the consistency of your primer and concerns it addresses, you gauge how long you’d like the formula to sit on your skin. Since my primer absorbs super fast within 5 minutes I moved onto the next step!
Personally, I am quite fond of a glowy foundation. I believe anything other than a glow bomb will dull out this look, which is not the attempt here! Try to stick away from matte foundations, go for radiance boosters, or product’s similar too the Natasha Denona Face Glow collection; natural looking glows! With that being said, using exactly one pump of the ND foundation on the back of my hand, I picked up my Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting brush and went to work. I prefer stippling the product from my left jaw up with the occasional downward stroke on areas needing more coverage! I made sure to work in light layers to avoid a cake like affect and I also had mixed some of the primer used earlier to mix with the foundation, just for more hydrating benefits on certain dry patches! Many people like to begin from the center of the face and blend outwards towards the hairline, if this method works for you, go for it. However, for me it is more time consuming because as you blend out from the nose the product will sheer out! The whole point of foundation is to cover and look natural at the same time. Since time was brought up, I did not bother letting the foundation set for the reasoning of cream contouring right after!