This was the look I wore yesterday so I thought I would share how I came up with this. The prices and details will be listed below.
On freshly cleansed, and moisturized skin apply your favorite primers to your eyes and face. My personal favorite for my face is the Nars Radiance Primer and for my eyes, it is the OG, Urban Decay Potion Primer.
I like to always start off with doing my eyes first. After I prime my eyes I try to pick a medium light shade for my lid, then go into the middle of my crease with a lighter shade and make sure it is blended all the way until my brow bone. I then go in with a darker shade into the crease and blend, blend, BLEND! Typically for the best results, you’ll want to use a tapered blending brush. At times I will go back and reapply any of the previous shades to my better judgment. After that, I follow up with my highlight shade in my tear ducts and blend again with a tapered blending brush. I find the best way to apply shades to the tear duct is with a pencil brush. Then to finish I put on a liquid liner and mascara. Now you’re done with the eyes!
If you haven’t applied your face primer definitely do it now then use whichever foundation you choose to apply. You’ll want to use circular motions for an even blend around your face and don’t be afraid to apply the excess product to the neck. Trust me, it helps! As far as the amount of coverage that is totally up to you. I typically like to use a full coverage foundation on the weekends, date nights, and other special occasions and a BB cream for an everyday look. Also if you’re just starting out with using foundation I recommend getting a medium to full coverage so that way you can build the foundation up to your liking without looking cakey. Once the foundation is applied it is recommended that you set your face with a powder. I prefer translucent, but I’ll be honest sometimes I skip this step. Shhh don’t tell!
*Side Note: This would also be the time to use any concealer again I skip this step often these days.
The next step is to contour, but again you can skip this if you’re using a BB cream. If you’re using a medium to full coverage foundation I highly recommend contouring to bring the warmth back into your face. Here I used my Smashbox step by step contour kit and followed up with the Huda beauty highlighter kit. I always do my contour shade and bronzer first then go in and apply my highlight to my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, brow bone and temples.
Just when I think I’m done I go ahead and put whichever lip gloss or lipstick I want, do my eyebrows and then set my face with a setting spray. That’s it!
*This post is not sponsored and all products shown were purchased with my own money 🙂
Nars Radiance Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen $36
Urban Decay Primer Potion Original (mini size) $13
Brushes used for face
Brushes used for eyes
Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions Palette
Lid = 2nd top color (middle)
Crease = 1st top color (Left)
Middle Crease = 1st bottom color (left)
Highlight = 2nd row 3rd color (right)
Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette in Bronze Sands Edition $45
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation in Macao $49
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Natural Finish $38
Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit in Medium/Dark $35
Side view – Earrings are from Express
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Satin Black $20 (this is a sample size the price given is for the full size)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ebony $21
Maybelline Great Lash Blast Mascara $6
Fenty Beauty Glass Bomb Universal Lip Gloss in Rose Nude $18
Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF 50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray $38
Photo Credit: @foodforthoughtbypaigeredwine