Happy New Year to all of you!! How did you start your new year? Any good new year resolutions? Mine is to continue writing blogs and posting videos to inspire you all to do awesome new things with makeup!… Ah well, guess that shouldn’t be too hard since it’s what I LOVE to do!
Today’s makeup tutorial is a special one, since I didn’t do my own makeup but I had a model, none other than my sister in law, Jenny! Isn’t she gorgeous? Most of the time we do our makeup as per the occasion we’re getting ready for, a daily makeup, a shoot, a party, you name it. But in this tutorial I wanted to do something different, so I didn’t base the look I was creating on the occasion, but I drew my inspiration from the flower crown I picked out for Jenny. I was just attracted to the pink & purple colors of it and I created the whole makeup based on it. I’m gonna walk you through it step by step or, if you don’t feel like reading, skip to the end of the blog and watch the YouTube tutorial.
I started the makeup by applying tapes to Jenny’s eyes, from the outer corner of her lash line to the outer corner of her eyebrow. These are no fancy tapes, simple cello tapes will do. This is a trick I use when creating a heavy eye makeup, it helps to keep the eyes even and create the right upward shape for the eyeshadow. To make sure the makeup would build up wel I used an eye shadow base by Paese Cosmetics. It has a crease resistant formula and it provides a smooth base for your eyeshadow and intensifies the color of it.
The first shade I am using is a transition shade, the Bharat & Dorris Powder Blush – No.7, which, as the name suggests, is actually a blush but I have just fallen in love with it as a transition shade, I use it almost always (as you probably have read in my other posts 😉 ) I applied it into the crease line and the outer corners of her eyes. Then I just built it up by buffing a deep brown shade from Faces Nude Eye Shadow Palette. Basically I just buried it into her crease line and the inner corners of her eyes, this is to create more depth.
Next I applied an orangish-brown shade from the Huda beauty coral palette but only towards the outer corner of her eyes. Then I spiced it up by buffing a vibrant pink shade called Full Fushia by Mac on her eye lids. What I used were teeny swiping and tiny patting motions to get the desired result. Then I applied the gorgeous purple shimmery shade from the Huda Beauty OBSESSIONS Palette, THE Gemstone Obsessions and I applied it over the pink eyeshadow, once again using teeny swiping and tiny patting motions with a faces eye shadow brush.
To deepen her crease line I used the orangish-brown shade from the Huda beauty coral palette and I made sure I blended it well to diffuse any firm or harsh lines. Then I felt I needed to add a little warmer tone to her eyes, so I used a black shade from the Maybelline nudes palette and I buffed it only on the outer corners of her eyes with a large eyeshadow brush.
Moving on to her lower eyes, I have used the same deep brown shade from Faces Nude Eye Shadow Palette and buffed it into her lash line. I also buffed the same purple shimmery shade by Huda Beauty on the inner corners of her lower lash line. Finally I defined her eyes with the Nykaa 24H Vinyl Luxe Eyeliner. It is a Water-resistant product with a matte finish. I have winged it out a little bit because I felt it would complement the whole look.
BROWS & LASHES
For her eye-brows I picked a shade from the Maybelline nudes palette, a shade that is similar to her eye-brows. I filled in all those sparse areas for fuller eye-brows and I’m used a flat angular brush by Pac. For her lashes I used the In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara by Mac. It has this curl lock formula and delivers intense volume without flaking or bleeding. And yes, for a little “drama” I of course went with some killer false lashes, this look just begged for it. I used Pac ones for the right effect. have for falsies.
Starting off with her base, I used the Wet n Wild cover all face primer. This is like a magic potion for your skin because it minimizes pores, fills fine lines and evens out your skin. Then I used an orange corrector over all her imperfections with a blending brush. A skin corrector just masks the imperfection and brings healthy color back to the skin making you look flawless. Next I concealed the corrected areas with the MAC studio finish concealer – NC 15. It is lightweight and has a creamy texture that provides an opaque coverage. It invisibly camouflages dark spots, along with dark circles, imperfections, blemishes and discolorations.
For her Foundation I used MAC studio fix fluid foundation – NC 15 and I am applied it with a flat foundation brush. This is a 12 hour wear, medium to full buildable coverage foundation with a natural matte finish that’s breathable, controls oil and shine. This foundation doesn’t crease or streak, it just glides over the skin, sets effortlessly and delivers color true finish without a layered effect.
Then I contoured her face with the Maybelline Face Studio Master Contour Palette. As you can see in the picture, I have contoured the area under her jawline, the hollows of her cheekbones, the sides of her nose and her hairline. I feel Contouring and highlighting go together like chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream. Contouring basically darkens the areas of your face that is in shadow and highlighting lightens the areas that the light would naturally hit.
For highlighting, I have used a loose powder by Bharat & Dorris No.7 (another favorite go-to product of mine) and I packed it on all those areas where I haven’t contoured. This just enhances the good bits like the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose etc.
Then for her cheeks I am used the Deborah Natural Blush. A blusher adds a natural and healthy glow to the skin. It amplifies your facial structure making you look radiant. Next, I illuminated all the higher sections of her face with theMaybelline Face Studio Master Contour Palette, I feel Illuminators highlights the key features and brings an overall glow to your skin by adding a touch of shimmer.
The final step of the look: her lips! The two main ingredients in this whole inspirational makeup were pink and purple (as per the flower crown) so since I used a lot of purple on her eyes, I went all out with pink on her lips and applied a gorgeous liquid lipstick by Cameleon in a N-30 fuschia. This has a lightweight, creamy formula and has an incredible color pay off.
A few more clicks of the final result:
That’s all there is to it! You can watch the whole tutorial for this look in my YouTube video (see below), please show me some love by liking and subscribing and I’d love to hear your comments (here or on YouTube).