I received a bunch of requests to post a make-up tutorial and as promised here it is! I hope it’s helpful, I did my best to keep it to-the-point. Enjoy ~♡
Above are all the daily makeup products I use: Bobbie Brown Pastel Eyeshadow Palette, MAC palette with 14 eyeshadow colours, CoverGirl eyebrow pencil in Soft Blonde, this Rimmel blush in 003, MAC Studio Fix Powder in NW15, MAC Select Pressed Powder in NW15, MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW15, MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner in Gentle Coral, Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising Foundation in Alabaster, Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 02 (I’ve recently switched to this from Bobbi Brown because Alabaster was still a tad too yellow/dark for my skin tone), Sephora primer, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara in Extreme Black.
With face primed, apply concealer to any blemishes, scarring, dark circles etc. and blend/smooth with fingers.
Apply foundation with a foundation brush. I’m using a brush by Inglot. The foundation I used here is Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 02, which is the first shade straight after white (which is 01). It is very light, but you’ll see the MAC powders never go as pale as my skin so they add a tiny bit of colour/life back into my skin, because naturally I’m pretty ghostly looking.
Here is my Bobbi Brown palette, I’ll be using 2/7 of the shadows below.
Here is my MAC palette. I’ll be using the shadow colour ‘Naked Lunch’, bottom left corner, and ‘Sushi Flower’, 4th in the second row.
Apply Primer Potion to lids and blend with fingers.
Also prime under the eyes.
Load up a small round eyeshadow brush with a natural/dusty pink shadow.
Apply over lid area.
Using a small angled brush, take some warm dark brown eyeshadow.
Apply to the outer corners and brush inwards.
Use a softer/round brush again to blend it out. I find some darker shadows get caught in eye creases more easily so I have to blend a lot.
With a smaller eyeshadow brush, take a shimmery nude shadow, I’m using MAC’s Naked Lunch.
Apply near lash line and blend out.
Take some more dark brown eyeshadow with the small brush and go over the outer corner again.
Using a small round brush, take a pink-red eyeshadow. I’ll be using MAC’s ‘Sushi Flower’.
Apply in a neat, solid line beneath the eye, beginning at where your tear duct is in the inner corner to the outer corner, and blend at the outer corner. I was inspired by a lot of Japanese street snap girls for this, it creates a slightly doll-eye look, and it also emphasises the blue colour of my eyes. Sometimes I skip this step!
Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes, I’m using the Rimmel mascara as listed above.
I apply several coats until it’s thick and black, but I try to do this while the mascara is still fairly wet. If I let it to dry for too long, it causes my lashes to clump together and look spidery (which CAN look good, such as for bottom lashes, but I like my top lashes to look fluffier).
Apply Studio Fix powder lightly over whole face and a little more heavily on blemished/scarred/pigmented areas with a kabuki brush (my brush is a baby Kabuki by MAC).
Apply Select Pressed Powder with a smaller fluffy brush on cheeks and under eyes. For me I apply it under eyes and wherever I need a little more colour.
Fill in brows using a brow pencil. I tend to just follow the shape of my natural brows but “fill in the gaps” to make them appear thicker and more solid.
With an angled fluffy brush, take a peachy blush, I’m using a Rimmel blush I bought in Japan. Sometimes I use YSL Touche blush in Apricot instead, but I’ve found it doesn’t last too long.
Apply to cheekbones below eyes towards the outer sides of the face and blend out a lot! For me, a bright/peachy blush stands out a lot against my pale skin, hence I need to blend blend blend.
Sometimes I skip this step because I have naturally pigmented lips, but if my lips are looking pale or if I feel like it I apply this MAC tinted lip moisturiser. And yes my lips are a little dry, I’m a slacker and sometimes forget to apply lip balm every night.
And now we’re done!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any further questions feel free to ask!9 months ago