Hello friends! I've been gone for a couple of weeks, but I'm finally back.
Lately my mental health has just not been in the best condition, so it's been hard to balance school, work, and this blog. But I've been taking baby steps with my assignments and trying to make things work.
Anyways, I took these photos a few weeks back and never got around to editing them or writing a post for them. Since then, I've gotten a new foundation and mascara, so this already feels ancient.
For this post, I wanted to make my temporary tint pop with some wearable pink makeup. I say wearable because, if you're like me, you may prefer something that isn't super extreme. This is about as wild as I make my eye makeup for an every day look, so I dunno, maybe you folks might agree that it's pretty universally wearable.
Let's jump right into it then!
For starters, I applied some of the Kristen Ess rose gold temporary tint to my hair in the shower. I just love this pink color for the spring (the color washes out in roughly 2-3 washes). I personally prefer allowing my hair to air dry while I apply my makeup because I don't like applying heat when I don't need to.
So after brushing my hair, I prepare to do some fancy schmancy makeup. To start, I mist some Mario Badescu facial mist onto, well, my face, and allow that to settle in a bit. After it seems to set into the skin, I then apply some of my trusty e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer. I've gotten into the habit of using my moisturizer as a primer because I feel like they honestly work pretty similarly.
Next, I used my L.A. Girl brow kit to fill in the brows, just within the natural shape of my eye brows. I then carved around my brows with my Maybelline New York Fit Me! foundation and then applied it all over my face. This helps create a clean line around the brows and helps even out my skin tone. Now I have a different foundation than this, so hopefully I can introduce it soon to this blog. Because I might even like it more than my Maybelline foundation!
Next, I dove into my Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette and went straight for the pinks. For the lid, I used some "Sissy" and blended it into "Cranapple" as I made my way to the outer corner of the lid. I also applied "Cranapple" to my crease. I went light on that shade because it's a super pigmented shimmer eye shadow. To add depth, I applied some "Jacz" to the outer crease, and also dabbed some "Flame" from the Tartelette Toasted palette into the outer corner of my lid.
Next, I applied some "Cranapple" to the lash line just to pull the whole look together around my eye. It makes my blue eyes pop.
Next, I apply my signature cat eyes with the NYX Epic Ink liner, and then use some "Beam" from the JH x Morphe palette to highlight the inner corner of my eyes and the brow bone. I then used it on my cheeks, the tip of my nose, and above my brows. Seriously, I sometimes use that eye shadow as my highlighter.
I then followed the highlighting step with my e.l.f. contour palette and just contoured the typical spots--under my cheek bones, under my jaw, and around my forehead. I don't normally go for the nose contour because I mess it up every time. I'm probably using the wrong brush. I'm no makeup expert, so who knows at this point.
To finish off this look, I set my makeup with some e.l.f. Perfect HD setting powder, some Jackie and Lauren "Jena Taylor" matte lipstick, and my Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara--which I also recently replaced with a dupe, so I'm excited to introduce that as well!
And tah-dah! The final look:
Thank you guys for being patient with my absence. I'm glad I finally got around to publishing something today. What kind of colors are you loving for Spring?