Hi my angels, a brand spanking new video is up on my channel!
While I tend to use al lot of high end make up, I do like a lot of drugstore makeup.
I created this look with no winged liner and no falsies (I know, Read more
Hi my angels, I created a cool-toned (out of my comfort zone) sultry and sexy smoky eye with a dramatic wing and I piled on the make up. If you have any suggestions for future videos, please leave them in the comments section. UD Smokey Eye video
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In –Place Foundation (Cashew)
Drab to fab? Who doesn’t like a good before and after?
I already have my eye make up done, using the Smashbox Double Exposure palette.I applied one coat of MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC40. As you can see, it is a perfect match to my skin tone, it is medium coverage but buildable to full. It is a liquid foundation that doesn’t dry matte. I needed this tackiness so the cream products would blend easily into the foundation. Because I only applied one layer on foundation, the discolouration, dark circles, pigmentation around my mouth and freckles are very much visible.
I applied the Coral shade from the Anastasia Beverly Hill Cream Contour kit (Medium). I dabbed it under my eyes and around my mouth.
I blended it in using damp Beauty Blender.
I applied the Banana shade from the contour kit in a triangle shape under my eyes taking it up towards my temples, down the bridge of my nose, on my cupid’s bow and below where my contour was going to be placed
Made a crazy face!
I blended the highlighter with damp Beauty Blender pressing the product into the skin. While it does look ghostly, you will see it come together. It’s fine if it’s not perfect, the dark contour colour will balance it out and add dimension back into my face.
I applied Cinnamon from my ear to under the cheekbone, curving the brush upward and around the cheek area to give my face a lift. I applied Cinnamon across the perimeter of my large forehead (five head) and blended this into my hairline. I applied Cinnamon down the sides of my nose to slim and straighten it.
I also used Cinnamon on and under the tip of my nose to lift and shorten my hooked nose.
I blended this in with a Sigma 3DHD brush in an upward direction fading it into the highlight to create a natural look.
I set my under eye and highlighted areas of my faced with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana powder. I used the shade Havana from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour kit to warm up my face. I then took MAC Prep then Prime and I loose powder and buffed it all over my face to set the creams in place.
I dusted MAC Springsheen sheertone shimmer blush to give a hint of colour. I highlighted using Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector on the tops of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and above my cupids bow. #highlightonfleek
For my lips, I lined them with MAC’s Cherry Lipliner and filled them in with MAC’s Lady Danger lipstick, which is one of my lippie picks for summer. It’s a beautiful orangey-red with a hint of poppy! Very on trend.
I hope this tutorial was helpful. I am not by any means telling you how you should do your make up. This is how I use the Anastasia Beverly hill Cream Contour kit.le
Did you enjoy this pictorial? What would you like to see next? A video tutorial is soon to follow. Will you be trying this technique? Do you think cream contouring is effective? Let me know, down below.
Until next time, stay blessed and beautiful. Love you all so so so much!
This spring and summer trends are all about bold orange lips.
Bold? Orange? Yes, not apricot, orange.
Many women are afraid of wearing bright lipstick but often changing your lip colour can lift your mood, make your skin glow and keep your look current.
Finding the right shade of orange that works with your skin tone is key, just like finding the right nude heel.
My rule is thumb is simple: if the shade makes your skin glow and your eyes bright up, you have chosen the perfect colour.
Wearing the trend
How you wear an orange lip depends on the rest of your make up and playing with the intensity of the orange to flatter you.
For spring, I like to keep the look fresh, with dewy, luminous skin.
The best way to wear the trend is to buy the most pigmented lipstick that suits your skin tone and a matching lip liner. There really is no need to buy 10 shades of lipsticks with different finishes, and 3 lip-glosses and five lip stains.
Having a lipstick with a strong colour pay-off will allow you to sheer it out or amp it up!
The most important step is to neutralize the skin by covering up flaws with a light-to-medium-coverage foundation as orange lipstick can draw attention to redness and blemishes.
Look 1: For a fresh look, sweep a light wash of eye shadow about two shades darker than your eye base colour with a slight shimmer all over the eye. For cheeks , skip the bronzer and wear a peach/coral cream blusher .You can also dust a coral or peachy powder blush if you don’t like cream. Team with a brown mascara to soften the look. Go easy on the mascara, one coat will do. The less is more approach is the way to go to keep this look fresh and modern. Now, dab the lipstick on your lips with your fingers to get just a hint of colour – no need to line your lips.
Look 2: This look is office friendly and is great for both day and night, Like in look 1, dust a highlight all over the eye and sweep some bronze or copper shadow on the lid. Then take the same darker shadow and line the bottom lash line. Take it up a notch buy using a rich chocolate brown eye pencil to line the upper and lower lashes and smudge. Define the lips and apply the orange lipstick from the tube. You can then add another layer of lipstick to intensify the colour, if you a bit more daring. Sweep a peachy coral blusher on the cheeks,( a little bit more than a dusting)and finish off with 2 coats of mascara.
Look 3. For full out glam use the same highlight and lid shadows as in look 2. Add a silver (cool tones) or gold (warm tones) shimmer to the centre of the lids. Line the upper and lower lash line with an intense black and apply your lipstick. Make sure you define your lips well and use a lip brush to apply your lipstick to get a defined pout that pops. Add lashings of mascara and you’re red carpet ready.
Keep nails nude or bare. Wear hair tousled or in a messy braid. Alternatively try a super slick low ponytail or a shiny French twist.
The statement orange lip is a very beautiful looks that all women can carry off. Age, skin tone, it doesn’t matter, wear what makes you feel fabulous and stay true to your hue and you.
I’ve always believed that one should wear a trend and not let the trend wear you!