In today's post, I'll be showing you one of my favorite makeup looks that I've been perfecting over the past few weeks. It's a pink-toned look that is perfect for spring and warm weather.
Before I do anything, I start out by using a face moisturizer. Currently I'm using the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream which I bought at Sephora and honestly it is one of the best moisturizers I've ever used on my face. I have naturally dry and sensitive skin and this works like a dream on my face. It's a bit pricey but you only have to apply a thin layer and you'll stay moisturized all day so it's definitely worth the price in my opinion.
|From the left; primer, foundation, and concealer|
Next, I go onto my face essentials. Basically these are the things that go across my face to "fix" imperfections. Before foundation, I make sure to apply primer. This isn't a necessary step but if you're going to be active all day and want your face makeup to stay put, I would use a primer. There are lots of amazing primers from both the inexpensive to the more pricey side. My personal favorite is from Clinique's line of primers. The universal Superprimer is my number one choice because I don't need to correct much discoloration or redness. If you have these problems, they have four or five other primers that can fix these problems!
|My favorite ways to apply concealer and foundation: my Real Techniques brushes and beauty blenders! Using your ring finger also works well for concealers!|
My current foundation is something new I've been trying out, the L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder. I don't wear a lot of foundation and I have a lot of trouble matching my skin tone so I have to try out a bunch of different brands and this is currently what I've been testing out. I apply the foundation all over my face and then use my Real Techniques buffing brush and just buff it into my skin until it's completely blended.
I then go in with my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind under eye concealer which I use because being a college student, I get incredibly bad dark circles. This stuff really works, I've already gone through two tubes. Lastly, I use my concealer, which is currently the NYX HD Photogenic Concealer, and just dab that in my problem areas and blend it in with my ring finger.
|My favorite pressed powder, the Rimmel Stay Matte|
Next, I go in with the Rimmel Stay Matte Transparent Pressed Powder to just set all my face makeup in place and remove the shine from my face. Also during this step, I sometimes use bronzer to contour and warm up my face as well as blush. Lastly, I go in with a highlighter on the top of my cheekbones to define my face.
Now, onto eyes!
For today's look, I used my Naked 3 palette which has a bunch of really amazing pink under toned eye shadows in both matte and glittery/shimmery shades.
I went in with a e.l.f eye primer first and then covered my lid with Nooner using the Real Techniques base shadow brush and then went in with a shimmery pink color, Buzz.
Next, I worked Mugshot and Blackheart into my crease using the deluxe crease brush and blended it out until there were no harsh lines between the two shades. Lastly, I went in over the entire lid with the color Dust, a glittery pink shade
The last step for eyes was eyeliner and mascara. Today I used the Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in a thin line on my upper lid and then flicked it out for a subtle cat-eye. I then went in over that line with the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner just to darken it up. I also used the NYX White Eye Pencil in my inner eye to brighten and highlight my eyes. Lastly, I used the Benefit They're Real Mascara all over my top and bottom lashes.
|Here's my SUPER SEXY before face|
|First step, the eyeshadow across my lids|
|Next, added eye liner|
|Lastly, mascara finishes the look|
|Here's my final face (excuse the headphones)|
So that's today's face. Let me know if you like the look and whether I should do another one of these posts. I've been really enjoying using my Naked 3 palette to create pink toned looks that work really well during the spring time so it's fun to experiment with different looks.
Now, I've got to get back to my episode of Lost (which I'm currently re-watching) so I must be going. Thanks for reading!