Beauty

Rainbow Pride: Blue

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Still not naked

This is looking a little crazy, but while sitting at my desk trying to figure out how to make blue wearable, I thought to myself “does anyone REALLY wear blue eye shadow on the daily?” So instead, I channeled my inner drag queen and went the hell out.

 

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This look is perfect for a sunny barbecue or a family photo, clearly very neutral.

 

But really, if you want to wear this while doing your Target run, who am I to tell you no? Also, what do all of you think of the L’oreal Total Cover foundation? I’ve got mixed feelings about it, but I sometimes feel like it makes me look a little crusty. Let a bitch know what you think.

 

Let’s get started:

 

 

Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the lids with a bone colored shadow, or anything that works with your skin tone.
  2. Blow out “Safe Word” through the crease and onto the brow bone for a smooth transition shade.
  3. Blend “Poison” over “Safe Word”. Blues can be a little more difficult to blend, so take your time blending this out properly.
  4. Place shadow three directly into the deepest part of the crease for added definition. Don’t worry about packing this shade for opacity, since this look is not meant to be cobalt.
  5. Blend “Swallow” in to the lowest and outermost part of the crease, as well as the outer corner. Pull this shadow into a pointed shape on the outer corner for extra drama. Again, take your time with blending. Much like a black smokey eye, this will start out looking like an unfortunate black eye, but I promise it’ll come together.
  6. Wet a brush and take shadow five “Mermaid” onto the entire lid, all the way into the crease and brow bone area. Take a clean fluffy brush and blend out the edges AFTER this shadow has dried.

Lashline:

  1. Mix “Poison” and “Swallow” together and blend from outer to inner corner of  the lashline, concentrating most of the pigment onto the outer corner. Connect this shadow to the lid as well.
  2. Pack “Mermaid” from the inner corner of the eye to about halfway.
  3. Line the waterline with a blue liner. I chose a darker blue liner for a little more contrast.

Other:

  1. Highlight the tear duct with any white highlighting shade. I used the same one for my face.
  2. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara, apply falsies if you’d like.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have an amazing Saturday.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products used:

Foundation – L’oreal Infallible Total Cover “301 Classic Ivory”

Concealer – Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Very Fair”, Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer “Fair Neutral”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Maybelline Master Fix Setting+Perfecting Loose Powder

All Over Setting Powder – Kiko Milano Matte Fusion Pressed Powder “01”

Contour – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Bronzer/Blush – Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette “002 Coral Glow”

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Pearl”

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – JSC Androgyny Palette, Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection “06 Vital Brights”, NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow “Mermaid”

Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil “Mainline”

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Mascara “Blackest Black”

Lips – Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick “Trap”

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

Beauty

Rainbow Pride: Brown

Hello my lovelies!

 

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In case you missed it, Philly created a new pride flag to incorporate fellow LGBTQ+ people of color, and naturally I’m all for it. The flag now includes the colors brown and black, so I wanted to include these in my series as well. Furthermore, I tried to create a look that I felt would look good on anyone with a darker complexion, although it might look different than it does on my pale ass.

 

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If you notice that my lashes don’t look as stark black as usual, it’s because I decided to use a brown mascara to keep with the brown color theme. Obviously, you can use whatever color you feel is best, but I thought the brown mascara tied in really well, and was a little more subtle.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Photo via Morphe

Eyelids:

  1. Prime the eyelids and set with shadow one, or any other shadow that matches your skin tone best.
  2. Blend shadow two throughout the entire upper crease in order to help with blending darker colors.
  3. Distribute shadow three slightly lower into the crease to create definition in the socket.
  4. Pack shadow four onto the outer corner, blending outward and into the outer half of the crease, as low as possible.
  5. Place shadow five across the empty space of the eyelid. This will help  cover any messy blending, and gives the lid an even brown wash, much like am ombre effect.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Mix shadows two and three and blend across the entire lashline. The further down you blend, the more hazy and smokey this will be.
  2. Blend shadow four onto the outer half of the lashline, connecting upper outer corner.

Other:

  1. Pack shadow six onto the tear duct for an added highlight.
  2. Line the waterline with any brown or bronzey liner.
  3. Curl and coat your lashes with brown mascara.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a fabulous Wednesday. I will hopefully be posting every day for this series.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Clarins Everlasting foundation “103 Ivory”, No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation “Calico”

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

All Over Setting Powder – M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation “NC15”

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Blush – Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush “Baby Love”

Highlight – Smashbox Spotlight Palette “Blow a Fuse Pearl”

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Morphe 35O Palette

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Show Me”

Mascara – Benefit Roller Lash Curling and Lifting Mascara “Brown”

Lips – ABH Liquid Lipstick “Ashton”

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

Beauty

Copper Liner Eyes

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Today’s look is super simple, but is definitely still quite noticeable. I’m not much of a standard black wing kind of person, but I absolutely love colorful wings, as well as much more subtle brown wings, very similar to the one I have here.

 

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If you’re like me and just not very good at doing winged eyeliner, I find it best to use an eye pencil to get the job done. I really love using the Colourpop creme gel liners to do wings, as they are a much smaller twist-up-pencil, which makes creating precise lines much easier. It may take a little more work to finesse the liner in such a way that it could fool anyone into thinking you used liquid or gel liner, but I think the effort is worth it.

 

Let’s get started:

 

Eyelids:

  1. I did not actually use any eyeshadow palette, since I wanted the focus to be on the copper eyeliner.
  2. Place your favorite bronzer into the crease of the eye, and blend out to create some definition. It is best to blend the shadow on the outer corners in the direction that your wing will also go.
  3. Wash the same bronzer all over the lid to create some color.
  4. With any copper colored eyeliner, create a sharp, mildly thick wing on both eyes.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Using the same bronzer, lightly define the entire lower lashline.
  2. Place a flesh toned eyeliner into the waterline, to create a more awake effect.

Other:

  1. Place a highlighter of your choice, preferably gold toned, into the inner tear duct of the eye for some brightness.
  2. Curl and coat your lashes, apply falsies if you prefer.
  3. Side note: This look would also be beautiful with a brown mascara, however I do not currently own one, so black was my only option.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a lovely Monday.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

 

Products Used: 

Foundation – Too Faced Born This Way Foundation “Snow”

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder 

All Over Setting Powder – Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation “Fair”

Contour – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “1 Golden Light”

Blush – Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush “Baby Love”

Highlight – Smashbox Spotlight Palette Pearl “Blow A Fuse Pearl”

Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Get Paid”

Mascara – The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes

Lips – Maybelline Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint “05 Stripped Down”, Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss “Gilded”

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Beauty

Cool Toned Purples Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Because I am really pressed for time at this moment, I am going to make this introductory paragraph short and sweet by simply saying that I am FEELING MYSELF with this makeup look. I used two of the new Jeffree Star x Mannymua733 collab items with this look, one being the liquid lip “Daddy” and the highlighter “Eclipse”. I’ve never used a JSC highlighter before, and I must say, it’s glowing! I look like I have a purplish disco ball radiating from my cheekbones, and I’m not mad about it.

 

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Let’s get started:

 

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Photo via Lesley Makeup

Eyelids:

  1. Prime the eyelids and set with a powder. I will be using only two eyeshadow brushes for this entire look, so be sure to wipe the first one off in between when you can.
  2. With a fluffy blending brush, blend “Cozy Grey” throughout the crease as the transition shade between the shimmers.
  3. Wet a synthetic shader brush with “Sweet Allure” and pack onto the inner third of the eyelid. Blend this slightly into the middle to start the ombre effect.
  4. On the same wet brush, Pack “sun Tweaked” onto the middle of the eyelid, blending into the first shadow, and extending slightly into the outer third.
  5. Same wet brush again, pack “After Dusk” on the outer third of the lid, blending in with the middle shade.
  6. With the same fluffy brush from earlier, blend out any harsh edges that the shimmer shadows may have created.

Lower Lashline:

1. Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 on the lower lashline. That easy!

Other:

  1. Line the waterline with either a white or nude colored liner.
  2. Curl and coat the lashes with mascara. I wanted a slightly more editorial look, so I would suggest no lashes in order to achieve this.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have an amazing weekend!

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Clarins Everlasting Foundation “103 Ivory”

Concealer – Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer “Ivory”, Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealr “Fair”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 

All Over Setting Powder – Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation “Fair”

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Highlight – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost “Eclipse”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – M.A.C. Cool Neutrals Palette

Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil “Cuff”

Mascara – Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick “Daddy”

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

Beauty

Neutral Glam Affordable Makeup Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

I know I sometimes disappear because of being a little under the weather or other things along those lines, but trust me when I tell you, I disappeared for a REALLY awesome reason this time…

 

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This is Sushi, our new dog! So technically, she resides at my grandparent’s place, but given that my family operates in a group of 6, I consider Sushi to be mine as well. Plus, we’ve bonded over plenty of walks and lots of cuddling. She is by no means a puppy at 5 years old, but she is well mannered and an absolutely perfect fit for our family. Of course, we found her by chance at the local shelter, and she was not at ALL the kind of dog we were looking for, but I think that’s the best way to find your forever pet; no judgement, just looking for the dog that gives the most love, and one that you can love unconditionally in return.

Back to the main topic at hand!

 

I am returning with phase 2 of an all drugstore look, this time in the neutral-but-glamorous department. ALL of the makeup products are drugstore brands, with the exception of many of my brushes, although I do have a fair amount of drugstore brushes as well. I am actually very pleased with how this look turned out, and I think it would be great for pictures, or possibly even prom!

 

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You might notice that I have a few dry spots on my cheek and forehead area. This is because I recently had a salicylic acid peel, which causes some peeling of the skin to happen. Don’t worry, it’s not painful or anything, my skin just looks a little rough right now. As such, I used a more luminous and moisturizing foundation, as well as products that are not as mattifying. I was slightly concerned that I would be an oil ball anyway, but I was still fairly dry throughout the day because of the peel. Just letting y’all know so I don’t get yelled at for having a sunburn or something along those lines.

 

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Let’s get started:

 

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Photo Via Thebeautybybel

The Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the lid to brow bone area.
  2. Use shade one to highlight the brow bone. This shade can also be used to clean up any messy blending that occurs.
  3. Take shade two on a large fluffy brush, and blend through the entire crease. This will be our transition shade to help other shadows blend smoothly.
  4. Focus the third shadow into the outer 2/3 of the crease. Try to be very precise with the shadow. While the transition shade can extend to the lid and brow bone slightly, the third shadow should be very focused into the crease.
  5. Place the fourth shadow onto the outer part of the eyelid, in a “C” shape. Blend inward toward the lid slightly to create a smooth transition between the crease and outer corner, as well as the lid shade.
  6. Pack shade five all over the inner 2/3 of the lid, blending with the shade four very gently. You can wet this shadow if you want something more dramatic, but I planned to wear this in the day time, so I kept it a little more toned down and subtle.

The Lashline:

  1. Mix shades two and three, and blend all along the entire lashline, until it is seamless.
  2. Blend shade four along the outer third of the lashline, connecting it up to the shadow on the outer lid.

Other:

  1. Highlight the inner tear duct with shadow six. If you want a more intense browbone highlight, feel free to take this up there as well.
  2. Line the waterline with a nude or white eyeliner. My biggest anti-aging tip is to pull down the skin with a beauty blender or brush, as tugging with your fingers will create wrinkles.
  3. Curl and coat your lashes, apply some drugstore falsies if you’d like.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful Wednesday, and be sure to love on your pets or any animal near you!

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – L’oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation “201 Classic Ivory”

Concealer – Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer + Corrector “Ivory”, NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand “Porcelain”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting +Perfecting Loose Powder “Translucent”

All Over Setting Powder – Maybellline Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Powder “Porcelain”

Contour – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Bronzer/Blush – Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette “002 Coral Glow”

Highlight – BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Eyeshadow Palette

Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyshadow – BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeliner – Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner “010 Nude”

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara

Lips – Maybelline Color Jolt Lip Paint “10 Never Bare”

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

 

Beauty

Burgundy Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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If anyone had spring break last week like I did, I hope you had a wonderful week! If your spring break is now or coming up soon, enjoy it while it lasts! I spent almost the entirety of my break sitting at home sick, and am still trying to get over it.

 

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I think that this look is more appropriate for nighttime, but you can wear this whenever you feel like it. I am a staunch supporter of you do you.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Photo Via BudgetBeautyBlog

 

Eyelid:

  1. Prime the eyelids and set from lid to brow bone.
  2. Carve out the crease with “Lula”, very slightly. the overall look is warm, and this shade leans more toward the cool side, so use carefully.
  3. Place “Violeta” onto the outer corner, blending inward to the crease as well.
  4. Pack “Muse” onto the middle of the eyelid, trying to stay away from the inner corner. Blend out both edges.
  5. With “Hollywood”, pack into the inner corner and blend into “Muse”, creating an ombre effect.

Lashline:

  1. Blend “Violeta” across the entire lashline. Place more color on the outer corner, then lightly blend inward for the same ombre effect.

Extras:

  1. Highlight the tear duct with a gold toned highlighter.
  2. Apply a brown or cream colored liner into the water line.
  3. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara. Apply false lashes if you’d prefer.

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a lovely start to your week, I hope the weather in your area is better than here!

Stay Beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Sonia Kahuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation “Bisque 01”

Concealer – Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Very Fair”, Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”

Under Eye Setting Powder –  Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 

All Over Setting Powder – M.A.C. Studiofix Powder Plus Foundation “NC15”

Contour – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit “Contour”

Bronzer – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush “Dollface”

Highlight – Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator “Gilded Honey”

Brows – NYX Micro Brown Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyeshadow – Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette By Mario

Eyeliner – Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer “Nude” 

Mascara – Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips – M.A.C. Lipstick “Kinda Sexy”

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

 

Beauty

Peachy Monochrome Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Since spring will be upon us in a matter of time, I was inspired by rose golds and peaches in my color palette. I’m also really loving the monochrome trend (everything is in the same color hue), and figured I’d give it some more loving on my blog. Please excuse my right eyebrow, I realized only after I took this photo that it’s looking pretty patchy, which I went on to fix later.

 

Let’s get started:

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Photo via Morphe
  1. Prime the eyelids and set with shadow one, or any other matte shadow that matches your skin tone.
  2. Blend shadow two into the crease and just below the brow bone, from the outer to inner corners. This is our transition shade.
  3. Pack shadow three onto the outer corners of the eyes and blend out, dragging slightly into the crease. apply as much as you would like for desired intensity.
  4. Wet a packing brush and take shadow four all over the lid, stopping about halfway from the outer corner.
  5. Go back in with shadow four to blend out any harsh edges along the seams of the eyeshadows.
  6. Run shadow two along the entire lower lashline and blend downward. Place shadow three onto the outer corner, and shadow four onto the inner corner, mirroring the eyelid.
  7. Line the water line with a peach, rose gold, or light brown eyeliner. In my case, I used a metallic gel liner in a rose gold shade.
  8. Curl and coat your lashes, apply falsies if you wish.

That’s all I have today for you guys. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful beginning to March!

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Too Faced Born This Way Foundation “Snow”

Concealer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer “Fair Neutral”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder

All over Setting Powder – M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation “NC15”

Contour – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit “Contour”

Bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush “Dollface”

Highlighter – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Champagne Pop”

Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyeshadow – Morphe 350 Palette

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Pencil “Get Paid”

Mascara – Marcelle Xtension Plus Curl

Lips – Urban Decay Vice Lipstick “Stark Naked”

 
Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own 

Beauty

Sweet Springy Valentine’s Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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I wont lie, this is honestly one of my favorite looks that I’ve done so far, and it’s for Valentine’s Day, arguably my least favorite holiday. The pop of periwinkle on the waterline seriously makes me feel so pretty and alive, I love it.

To make things even better, I’m in LOVE with Maybelline’s new dream cushion foundation. As much as I enjoyed the cushion foundation from L’oreal, it was neither my favorite, nor something I planned to purchase again. In my opinion, cushion foundations that I’ve seen and tried tend to be very light coverage and very dewy. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love my pancake face more than life itself. Not only is this foundation a comfortable amount of dewy for me, it’s actually got some coverage! Do yourself a favor and pick this up to try, you wont regret it.

I’d also like to quickly mention that this entire look was created using affordable products, with the exception of my brows!

Let’s get started:

 

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  1. Prime and set the eyelids.
  2. With your favorite matte bronzer, run this throughout the entire crease with a large fluffy brush. Blow this color out as much as you want, and feel free to bring this onto the lid.
  3. On a smaller precise blending brush, take your favorite contouring shade (preferably cool toned), and run this in the outer crease for some slight definition.
  4. If you chose not to bring the bronzer onto your lids but feel like your lids are a little messy from blending, pack any shadow that most closely matches your skin tone onto the lid for cleanup.
  5. Line the entire waterline with a bright, cool toned blue eyeliner. Drag slightly along the lashline as well.
  6. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara. I would advise against false lashes in order to keep a fresh and flirty look.

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a lovely Monday afternoon.

Stay beautiful!

Products Used:

Foundation – Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation “10 Porcelain”

Concealer – NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand “Porcelain”

Under Eye Setting Powder – NYX HD Finishing Powder “Banana”

All Over Setting Powder – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless “110 Porcelain” 

Contour – Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Bronzer/Blush/Highlighter –  Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette “Golden Sands”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Prance”

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt

Lips – NYX Lip Lingerie “Lace Detail”, NYX Butter Gloss “Tiramisu”

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

 

 

Beauty

My Everyday Flawless Base Routine

Hello my lovelies!

Let’s be honest, not all of us have beautiful, flawless skin, and we need a little help from the cosmetic department on occasion. Never fear, I am in that crowd. While I genuinely love my face and am comfortable with the skin I’m in, I love a good makeup application. In my opinion, all good makeup creations start with a flawless base, just like a primer before painting your masterpiece.

Today, I am going to show all of you my way of achieving a full coverage, flawless base. Please understand that my version is not the ONLY way, and you can pick and choose which of these “rules” to follow. Makeup is not an exact science, and can be done in whatever way the wearer personally chooses.

And remember, if a person ever tells you that your bomb ass makeup skills are “false advertising”, feel free to remind them that you don’t naturally have metallic pink lips and black lined eyelids.

Let’s get started:

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  1. Start with a bare, freshly cleansed and moisturized face. If you are not going to apply makeup within one hour of your moisturization, re-apply a very light layer once you are ready.
  2. Apply a primer of your choice. You can also mix primers, or spot treat in certain areas only. I find that a primer keeps my makeup in the same place all day long, and prevents fading and sliding. The best primers often have a tacky consistency once they are patted into the skin, so be sure to look out for those if you’re into heavy duty products.
  3. If you’re like me and prefer to do your eye makeup before your base, this would be the time to do it. However, since the point of this post is about my base, I am going to move that step to a later time.
  4. Choose a foundation that offers a medium to full coverage. Always check your foundation to find out what way the brand says is the best way to apply it. If all else fails, fallback to a beauty blender, my only tool of choice. In order to maintain control of how much product goes onto your face, place the foundation on the back of your hand, or on a makeup palette.
  5. Apply the foundation starting at the outer corners of the face. I find that this method leads to less buildup around the nose and eye areas, which is often a problem when applying makeup. Blend the foundation inward once you have spread most of the product along the outer perimeters of the face. PLEASE drag the foundation onto your ears and slightly down your neck, regardless of whether or not your foundation is an exact match. When it comes to full coverage foundations especially, there can still be a line of *flawless* demarcation.
  6. Concealer time! I love using concealer as a way to reverse contour, as well as making my face appear a lot less flat. Take a concealer of your choice and apply it under the eyes first. Do not apply the concealer close to the actual eye, because you will end up blending the products upwards. Instead, place the concealer about a half inch below your lower lashline. Make a triangle shape with your concealer, starting one point near the inner corner, down towards the end of your nostrils, and all the way back up to the outer corner. This will create a youthful and radiant effect. With any extra concealer left over, apply this to the forehead, the bridge of the nose, and the chin.
  7. Right after applying undereye concealer, you need to set that shit. While you can take a yellow or white powder and simply dust this on top of your concealer, I go ham and do the baking method. If you aren’t aware of this method, it’s very simple: using a brush or sponge (sponge being preferable), pack a yellow or white powder onto the bristles/sponge, and completely coat your undereye, without blending anything in. Next, let this sit on  your face for as long as you want. I generally let mine sit until I’m done with my entire base!
  8. Spot concealing is pretty straightforward, however, make sure you avoid this one simple mistake. Do NOT spot correct with your highlighting shade! The best way to conceal a spot is with a concealer that is exactly your shade or close to. Using a highlighting shade will draw attention to the blemish, which is definitely not what we want. Generally, the best way to spot conceal is with your own fingers, as this provides a lighter touch, irritating the blemish less.
  9. If you have super dry skin, I’m sorry, but you need to set your foundation. No one wants to spend all that time putting on their foundation, only to rub it off because they forgot to set. While I understand the aversion to powder when you have dry skin, there are lightweight, hydrating powders out there that work really well, and don’t make you look one hundred years old. My personal favorite way of setting, is with a high coverage powder. Pack that shit ON. Don’t worry about looking cakey, we are going to fix that later. What’s important now is to set everything in place, so that we don’t lose our hard work.
  10. Now would be a great time to wipe off your bake if you would like, however as I said earlier, I wait until I am completely done with blush, bronzer, highlight, and contour. Pro tip: If your bronzer or contour blends downward and looks muddy, take a setting brush, coat it in a brightening powder, and cover the under part of your contour. Not only will this clean the contour up, but everything will look even more flawless.
  11. After you have applied all of your powders (including blush, bronzer, contour, and highlight), take a setting spray of your choice and spritz all over the face, allowing it to completely dry down. this will help all of the powders melt with your skin, creating a more “natural” appearance.
  12. Continue onto the eyes and lips, and you’re done!

So there you have it. One flawless face routine a la Zoey. Of course, I will include a full finished look here:

 

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Resting bitch face so intense

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Stay Beautiful!

Products Used:

Primer – Laura Geller New York Spackle Treatment Even Tone Makeup Primer, Kiko Milano Mat Base Corrector Primer, TonyMoly Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base

Foundation – Maybelline Matte+Poreless In 110 Porcelain, Too Faced Born this Way Foundation in Porcelain

Concealer – Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer in 125 Fair

Powder – Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Pressed Powder in 110 Porcelain, Sephora Bright Set Loose Finishing Powder in 01 Banana

Contour – Smashbox #ShapeMatters Palette in Contour

Bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

Blush – NYX Powder Blush in PB12 Terra Cotta

Highlight – No7 Shimmer Palette in Bronze, Smashbox #ShapeMatters Palette in Glow

Eyebrows – Smashbox #Shapematters Palette in Soft Brown, Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Eyes – No7 Shimmer Palette in Bronze, Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in 213 In the Nude, Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Tinter Primer, Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara

Setting Spray – Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray

 

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