Hello again my beautiful reader, in this post we will be venturing into the world of full glam makeup, this is not for the faint hearted and does require at least a medium level of makeup experience, and the ability to do winged eyeliner.
This kind of look is most commonly found on Instagram or Pinterest, and I will be using a lot of products on the more expensive side.
Urban Decay Primer Potion – Eden
Lorac Pro Palette – Taupe, Sable & Black
Kylie Burgundy Palette – LA
Urban Decay Naked 3 – Burnout
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner
Kylie Kyliner Pencil
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Huda Beauty Lashes – Samantha
Revlon Precision Dark Lash Adhesive
Maybelline Master Contour
NARS Blush Highlighter Duo – Hot Sand & Orgasm
MAC Eyebrow Crayon – Stud
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow – Dark Brown
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
L’Oréal Infallible 24hr Matte Foundation – 22 Radiant Beige
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 15 & 20
Too Faced Born This Way Setting Powder
MAC Matte Lipstick – Velvet Teddy
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Wow, what a list!
On to the how to part of this, get a cuppa, maybe a biscuit or two as well, we may be here a while…
Here we go.
To find the best shape for your brows go to my post Simple Natural Matte Eye Makeup
where I go into describing how to find your brow start, end and arch.
With a sharp pencil line the frame of your brow and use light upward strokes to fill the front of the brow, then with an angled brush and the ABH dipbrow and fill the rest of the brow. Use a clean spool brush to brush out any harshness and set with a clear brow gel.
Now onto the main attraction.
Use eyeshadow primer all over the eye lids, use setting powder straight away to stop it from creasing, Taupe goes all over the lid and into the crease, blend out gently, Taupe is a perfect transition colour, the neutral tone allows it to be easily used with either cool or warm tones.
On a small tapered fluffy blending brush, take Sable on the outer corner and across the crease, don’t take it up as far as Taupe, next on a small concealer brush, put a small dot of the primer potion or concealer, gently pat the inner and middle sections of the lid careful not to go in the crease. With a shader brush pat Burnout on top of the area you just covered with primer/concealer, then pat LA on the middle and outer sections then with a fluffy blending brush, gently blend the two shimmer shadows together.
Next take a stiff bristled shader or smudge brush with Black on pat into the outer corner and a little into the middle and gently fade into Burnout.
Take the Kyliner pencil and smudge it onto a small angled brush, drag the lined brush on the lower lash line and gently wiggle to smoke out.
Lets wing that liner, if you can’t wing liner, don’t panic I’m going to try and describe how to do it below or otherwise you could just line your upper lash line normally.
Take a look at the shape of your eye, and draw an imaginary line from your lower lash line to the point of your brow, go in with the liquid liner with the pen flush to your face, along your imaginary line with the point towards the brow, once your happy with the angle slowly drag the tip down to the corner of the eye, there’s the outer line of the wing, take the point of the eyeliner down a couple of millimetres from the tip of the wing and drag down to the lash line, fill the wing in and line across the lash line as normal. Use a cotton tip/Q tip with makeup remover on it to clean up any unwanted mess.
I’m sorry if that didn’t make much sense, it’s a lot easier to show than write.
Anyway, if you’ve managed to follow along with that, you’re doing well.
Finally, apply mascara and false lashes. I like to use a black lash glue so it hides in perfectly with my eyeliner. To apply false lashes, remove from packaging and measure against you lash line, trim if you need, cover the strip with glue and make sure there is plenty on the outer corners as they are the ones which pop up first, let the glue dry a little so it is tacky and will stick to your lash line. Place the lash in the middle and use tweezers to gently place the corners down, use either a lash curler or tweezers to gently press the false lash line and your real lash line together, once the glue is dry, it won’t take long, blend your lashes together with a clean spool brush by slowly brushing through. Spray with the setting spray and eye are done!
Prime face and with a flat kabuki brush or foundation brush apply foundation, conceal under eyes in a triangle shape under eye, down the side of the nose and on the angle up to the outer corner of the eye, with a pointed tip beauty sponge tap under eye and blend out, quickly set with powder to prevent creasing. Pat the concealer along the top of the brow and down the bridge of the nose, blend out with beauty sponge and set with powder again, take a large fluffy face brush and buff out the powder, blend all over the face to set the rest of the foundation, avoid brushing over your perfected eye makeup.
For contour or bronzer take a large fan brush make a C from just above the temple to under the cheek bone fan back into hair line and onto ear, then do another C shape going from the cheek bone to jaw bone, like the diagram below.
Blush goes along the cheek bone and outer apples of the cheek, highlight along the top of the cheek bone, on the brown bone, inner corner of your eye and tip of the nose.
Applying lipstick is pretty straight forward, I like to use a small lip brush to prevent smudging or accidentally applying too much. Gently pressing a tissue against the lips will remove any excess.
Spray entire face with setting spray and we’re done.
This photo below was taken a few hours later.
Perhaps in the new year I should do videos along with my makeup tutorials, it would probably be easier to explain in videos.
Comment on this post or on my latest Instagram post if you think I should do videos too.
This is my last post for this year, first post for the new year will be up on January 4th!
Until then, Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and have a terrific New Year.