I was experimenting with my makeup the other day in a bid to use up some stuff laying about the bottom that never gets touched and came up with this quite full coverage, taupe eyes, 3D pink lips look. It is slightly more glam than my usual tutorials, so I thought that I would share it.
♣ Face ♣
To start off, I first primed my face using the Bare Minerals Prime Time Original Primer, concentrating around my cheeks and nose. These are where my pores are the most visible. I took what was left to smooth out my forehead and chin.
For foundation, I used my bottle of Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. This is just the best colour match for my skin at the moment. I buffed this into the skin in light layers, building to a fuller coverage than normal. Since my dark circles are quite visible at the moment, I used Bare Mineral’s Stroke of Light Concealer, blending this in with a damp sponge. I set all of this in place using the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder.
Now to add some colour back to my face! I used my Bare Minerals Warmth in my cheek bones, jawline and forehead to add some definition and warmth back to my face. As for blush, I used Urban Decay’s Afterglow Blush in Rapture. I just think this colour is stunning on cheek bones and gives so much colour to the face.
I’m not usually one for highlighting, but I added a touch of highlight with this look and it looked amazing! I used Bare Mineral’s Secret Radiance on a fan brush, applying to the top of my cheek bones. I love the way this looks with the flash of my camera! I’m sorry, but this was a limited edition shade. I’m sure there will be similar products out there though.
♣ Eyes ♣
As for the eyes, I used my usual brow products to shape my brows. I still haven’t managed to get a waxing booked so my Benefit Brow Zings had it’s work cut out for it.
On my lid, I first primed the lids using MAC’s Paintpot in Painterly. Then, using the Bare Minerals Loose Eyeshadow Cocoa on a fluffy brush, I blended this softly into the crease of my eye. This is such a pretty colour and really easy to blend out!
On the actual lid, I took my Chanel Les 4 Ombres Palette inTissé Rivoli, and applied the lightest taupe shade to my lid. I then took the shade above that and concentrated this in the outer corner, blending into the crease as I went along. Then, using a liner brush, I used the darkest shade along my lash line as a subtle liner. Using a small eyeshadow brush, I applied the pearl shade to my inner corner.
I tightlined my eyes using Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide on Liner in Demolition. Finally, after curling my lashes, I applied a fair few layers of Charlotte Tilbury’s Full Fat Lashes Mascara. This gives truly beautiful fluttery lashes.
♣ Lips ♣
For the lips, I used a fair few products for a change. I applied a lighter shade lip liner to my entire lip, giving it more fullness than it normally does. I used Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk for this. I then took a shade up from this, Max Factors Colour Elixir Lip Liner in Mauve Moment, concentrating this on the outer corners. This gives the impression of shadowing on the lips.
I then took the Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Risk It All and applied this to my entire lip. The lip liners underneath do add a slight shade change to the lipstick. Finally, I added a touch of Nars Lipgloss in Baby Doll to the centre of my lid to highlight. All of these steps give the impression of fuller, juicier lips.
And that is the full look. What did you do when you last had a play about with some makeup that you haven’t used in a while? Tag me on instagram or Twitter if you have photos, I’d love to see them.
Bye for now!