Hello everyone! So today I thought, Hmmmm...why not post something related to this year's back-to-school season? So here it is: Cute BTS Makeup Tutorial! You might have seen a lot of these products in my post Cheap Yet Fabulous Makeup. Remember: You can modify any of these steps if you don't like them. Also know that I am not a professional. I am a teenager and I've started wearing makeup about 3 or 4 years ago.
Because it is still summer and the sun is constantly a threat, I am beginning my look with Covergirl CGSmoothers BB Cream to blend any uneven skin tones and for some SPF-action on my face. I don't wear foundation because of 1.) my freckles and 2.) I don't need it. If I have blemishes I cover them with concealer in another step. If you wear foundation, apply it now.
After that has been blended and settled, I'm using my E.l.f. liquid highlight to brighten the darkness around my eyes.
I am using the highlight as a primer on my lids and a highlight for the corners of my eyes and on my brow bone (and yes, my makeup face looks like a weird frown...).
Now I'm using my E.l.f. under-eye concealer.
I am (of course) putting in under my eyes. Surprise! I'm even drawing it down the sides of my nose and above my eye lids! Also put whatever concealer you use on to cover blemishes. If you fill-in your brows, go ahead and do it now...unless you desire to do it before or after the rest of the makeup. It's all your choice!
Now I'm using my E.l.f. (If you couldn't tell already, I love E.l.f. products) all-over stick. I chose a pink one to use as my blush. If you have regular blush, use it instead of this all-over stick.
I am gently dabbing it from my cheek bone toward my ear. I dab because it is a VERY vivid color. Once you dab it, take a sponge or, if you're like me, your finger and blend it across the area you applied it.
Next, get out that concealer again! We're highlighting above that area where we applied our blush! I love blush, so I like mine to stand out. It gives my face a nice touch of color.
This is what I look like when I've finished my skin routine. See that fresh-looking face! Such a subtle yet pronounced makeup look so far.
Let's begin really playing with our eye-look. I will be using this Loreal Photoready Kajal Intense Eyeliner + Brightener for my next step. This duo stick is definitely one of my favorite items in my makeup collection.
So we're only going to be using this duo stick for the highlight in this tutorial. I don't often use pencil eyeliner. Begin by rolling this highlight along your waterline for a bigger-eye illusion. It also makes them look brighter!
I am also applying this pencil highlight to the corners of my eyes (similar to where we first applied our liquid highlight) and even on my lid to make my liquid liner (coming up next) stand out more.
So this here is one of my favorite eyeliner products. It's my E.l.f. Liquid Eyeliner in the color black. For some, liquid liner is difficult to use. Especially this kind, with a "paint brush" applicant tool. If you prefer liners with felt tips, you can use that. If you prefect pencil, use that. Whatever type of eyeliner you love, go for it. Just make sure the brush is thin enough for our look if you choose to follow along.
We're just going to start with a thin line from where your top lashes begin (near your nose) towards where they end. Try to gradually get thicker as you get closer to where they end. Do this to both eyes, obviously. XD
This is how the liner might look when you're done. By the way, when I focus really intently on taking a photo, my eyebrows go bananas and it looks like I'm confused. I'm not, trust me.
Almost finished! I'm using my most favorite mascara, Covergirl LashBlastVolume, to top off my eye look. As you can tell, I love it (*Kiss Kiss*). I am going to apply this to my upper eyelashes. You can apply it to the bottom ones as well, but I usually accidently get mascara on the bottoms when I apply the top, so it always looks subtle. I like my makeup that way.
Lastly, (YEP! THIS IS THE LAST STEP!) I am going to apply a very simple lip product: Lip Smacker's watermelon-flavored chap stick. It's subtle, moisturizing, and easy to carry around with you at school. I also tastes really good!
So this is the final look! Yay! We completed my first ever makeup tutorial!
Thanks so much for reading! I hope some of you found this helpful. If you did, let me know and I can try to perform more makeup tutorials for you all. Please leave a comment below if you have any requests from either Megan, Rachael, or me. Please read the announcements in the "You" section of the navigation bar above. They're somewhat important! Also, Rachael has finally posted about her favorite Youtube videos, so go see that. You can also look forward to Megan's upcoming recipe posts. They're right around the corner, so keep tuning in to G&N! Thanks again for reading! -Lydia