Happy Friday my lovelies. It's been a while since I turned up a makeup tutorial, but testing the new Violet Voss Holy Grail (review coming on Monday) has gotten me inspired. to enjoy the last few sunny days and with that in mind came the eyes. I also wanted to tie it in with impending autumn, hence the lips. I really like the finished look. It's warm, it's different. I hope you'll find some inspiration for the upcoming end of summer parties.
L'Oreal True Match Foundation in Rose Ivory
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Opal
Urban Decay Concealer
Lush Emotional Brilliance Setting Powder
MAC LE Contouring Duo
Lovely Gold Highlighter
all applied with Sephora Face Brush #55
Eyes & Brows:
Urban Decay Original Primer Potion
Violet Voss Pro Eyeshadows in Holy Grail
Freedom Eyebrow Pomade in Taupe
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
Kylie Cosmetics Metallic Liquid Lipstick in Heir
I started with priming my lids with the primer. If your eyes are hooded, you can't skip on primer. It'll hold eyeshadows in place even under the hood, where you skin creases. I used Thanks A Latte to set the primer to help with blending later. I used a mixture of Transition and Bestie as transition shade and placed it above the natural crease, on top of the hood, creating the 'fake crease'. I deepened the fave crease by adding darker shades: R U Kitten Me & Brownie Points. I used Teddy Bear in the outer corner to create the depth. I had to add this few times to create the intensity. Then added a little of Wine N Dine to blend out Teddy Bear towards the mid lid. Cranberry Splash landed on the mid lid and I blended it out with Toffee towards the inner corner. I finished the inner corner with Ploof to add that extra sparkle effect. I ran a little of Teddy Bear on the lash line to help with placing falsies later.
I kept the bottom lid super easy with Teddy Bear in the outer corners and blending it in towards the middle with Wine N Dine. I placed a little off Toffee on the inner corners and Ploof again on the very inner corner. I finished the look with a coat of mascara on the top and bottom lashes and some falsies to make this more evening glamour.
For my base, I mixed an equal amounts of Foundation and BB Cream to create a weightless and radiant complexion. I concealed my under eyes, plus added concealer on the top point of my face to highlight. I set it all with some powder. I chiseled my cheeks with the bronzer and added some highlighter on the top of my cheekbones, tip of the nose and cupid's bow. I skipped the blush, as I wanted to keep it simple and canvas like for eyes and lips.
I filled in the lips with MAC Whirl and topped up the mids with Kylie's Heir. It created the illusion of ombre effect with warm metallic twist. I think it compliments the eyes nicely. You could probably use a coral toned lippie or keep it simply nude, but I wanted to play around a little ;)
I hope you enjoyed the finished look. As usual let me know what you think in the comments section below.