Terra-cotta Copper Everyday Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial + My Summer Beauty Tips
*L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, W2 Light Ivory
*Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, Medium Tan (Macchiato)
*Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation, 1 Warm Ivory
*NYX Cream Blush, Boho Chic
*Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder, Grace
*Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray, Lemongrass
Alright cuties, make sure you not only get a good night’s rest (helps one use less product as the skin appears awakened and fresh) BUT to wash your skin a total of two times a day, no more, and certainly no less (morning, nighttime). To prevent a wearing down of my natural acid mantel I used a light bar soap, specifically the Perfectly Posh Pore-fect Big Face Bar Cleanser! Through a perfect melody of tea-tree oil and soothing aloe this is my holy grail product, it achieves a youthful clean canvas within seconds of applying. Once the product foams to its full potential I then rinse my skin off with warm water and seal the deal using a beaker full of my Fresh Seaberry Oil, oil’s are EXTREMELY important for the Summer as they do half the job of wearing makeup! Being my Fresh Seaberry Oil absorbs instantly into my pores, I moved straight along to the priming stage, today using my typical Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base that is. Jar primers yield different application steps– I personally prefer “dashing” the product across all zones of my face, high points, followed by circular blending motions using a gentle touch to evenly disburse the pre-placed formula across my face! As far as foundation goes I have been LOVING the new L’oreal Lumi Cushion Build-able Foundation…for once I actually found a product that doesn’t give me red splotches AND thoroughly matches my skin tone, odd how a drugstore product compares heavily to high ends. Anyhow, using the provided powder puff I gently patted the luminous foundation onto my skin starting from the center of my face working my way in stipples out towards my hairline, just like the primer AND facial oil instant pore absorption is guaranteed, thus waiting time is out of the question ;)!
*Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil, Strawberry Milk
*Morphe Brushes 35 Color Shimmer Nature Glow Eyeshadow Pallet 35OS: Column 7. Row 3 (lid); Column 5. Row 4 (crease); Column 4. Row 3 (inner V, lower lash line); Column 7. Row 5 (center of lid); Column 2. Row 1 (inner corners)
*Mac Kohl Liner, Smolder
*Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproofing Mascara
Eye makeup seem a tad difficult? Fear not my loves, with the help of TWO sturdy blending brushes, you shall be on your way as each color coincides with each other. What the heck does that even mean Lilz? Sans the fluff, the best example I could cook up is the following: without the transitional shade, you wouldn’t have the deeper inner v shade; without the lid shades, there’d be no dimension. Anyhoooooooooo, the first step up is to achieve defined, and well groomed eyebrows! To do so I took my beloved Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Caramel and began by spoolieing through each brow, this helps one gauge the brow shape they’d prefer. From that I began drawing firms lines under and above my brows (guided shape) and finished up with a light filling in :), not much done here or to explain as everyone differs brow wise! My all time favorite Summer approved priming base is Nyx’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in the color Strawberry Milk— it fits an array of eyeshadow hues. To apply I simply smudged the stick across both my eyelids and blended the product in using a cleaned ring finger, once again saving time as opposed to pot primers OR squeezy tube primers! If you take a peak above you will see a step by step image displaying EVERYTHING done eye makeup wise, hopefully it helps soothe any fears or in some cases visually show what was done. Last weekend I received my Morphe Brushes 35 Color Shimmer Nature Glow Eyeshadow Pallet, I am still ABSOLUTELY in love with each shade…it was quite difficult even coming up with todays makeup look as I wanted to use them alllll! The first shade I settled on is Column 7. Row 3, with my Morphe E22 Pointed Blender I washed the shade across both my lids irking slightly into the creasing of my eye with side to side motions– pigment is not a MAJOR deal here, we just want a basic shade on the lids. Now going into Column 5. Row 4, I began really amping up the drama factor with concentrated blending motions specifically in the crease, I find following the natural creasing of my eye socket as a guide best for disbursing hues evenly! Switching to a fluffier yet more defining blending brush, a M433 Morphe Brush, I picked up Column 4. Row 3 which is a stunning coppered red, and smudged it smoothly with medium pressure into the inner V of my eyes, don’t be afraid to pack up a bit’ of pigment with this baby. Since I had excess on the brush I simply smudged it across my lower lash lines a few times building up pigment with each swipe– I then took Column 7. Row 5 and patted it gently onto the center of my lids for a beautiful radiance of color! To really finish up and add a dazzling touch, I applied Column 2. Row 1 to the inner corners of my eyes AND on my brow bones with a freshly cleaned M433 Morphe Brush (Cinema Secrets Professional Brush Cleaner works INSTANTLY).