Smokey Blue Glittery Hues Makeup Tutorial FT. Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow
*Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, Porcelain
*Cover Fx Cream Foundation, N100+N0
*Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, Medium Tan (Havana, Espresso, Peaches & Cream)
*Bh Cosmetics Floral Blush Duos, Lilac
*Nars Liquid Illuminator, Copacabana
*Nars Highlighting Blush, Miss Liberty
*Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick, Truffle
Contouring should NOT pose as an issue to any of you beauties because by now you know my motto– know your skin inside out, and do what works best FOR YOU and the brush will guide ya’, simple enough, no? Speaking of brushes, the brush you use for placement purposes has NO effect on the actual contour, in fact I used am Urban Decay Naked 2 brush, that’s how multi-purpose these things of the such can be. First thing first, to highlight I used my classic N0 by Cover Fx and with firm streaks I applied the unblended product to my under eye area, down the bridge of my nose, from my left jawline to right jawline and a tad on my upper lid since I had a hormonal breakout there! I then swirled the fluffy brush side into N100 by Cover Fx and brushed it right aside the hollows of my cheeks, down the sides of my nose, and direct lines on the angles of my jawline. ALWAYS keep in mind highlighting is to brighten and contour is to slim and define, I feel as time goes on we begin to LOSE the purpose of the arts presented to us, a little reminder hurt no one ;)! Using my Elf Ultimate Blending Brush and a spritzing of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray to help to blending along, I gently began to stipple in the contour products starting from the jawline up. When it came time to blend the cheek contour I switched up the motions to upward stipples this way the illusion of higher pulled up cheekbones was formed!
I am beyond happy I winded up purchasing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, I have been contemplating it for QUITE some time! The interesting part is this pallet does not classify JUST as a contour kit, it’s a bronzer and blush in one, let me explain. Right after cream contouring I picked up my Mac 168 brush and swirled into Havana, this will be the bronzing shade since it is a russet bronzy shade! Havana was taken from the temples of my face down to the hollows of my cheeks and around to my jawline, moreover area’s the sun naturally hits SANS the nose. For added definition I then took Espresso and began the contour process, the product was mainly blended into the hollows of my cheeks followed by Peaches & Cream to soften up the contour! Peaches & Cream is a PERFECT nose contour for me, which is totally bizarre because this is actually the highlight shade provided in the pallet, a bright peach…go figure. The blushing shade I used is provided in the Bh Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo in Lilac, obviously speaking I used the more opaque pink shade and brushed it along the apples of my cheeks up to my hairline using that same Mac 168 brush! To get my glow on I took a pea-sized amount of Nars’s Liquid Illuminator in Copacabana and with my ring+index finger together gently tapped it onto the high points of my face followed by a dusting of Nars’s Miss Liberty Highlighting Brush on those exact areas. DO NOT be afraid to let this product shimmer, that’s to point darling :)!
*Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Eyeshadow Pallet: Heads Will Roll (lid), Bandersnatch (crease), Time (inner V), Gone Mad (inner V), Metamorphosis (lower lash line), Royal Flush (brow bone), Looking Glass (softening shade)
*Violet Voss Glitter, Teresa Glitter (soft teal)
*Kat Von D Ink Liner, Trooper
*KoKo Lashes, Marilyn