Hello friends! I'm back at it again this week. But this time, I'm bringing you a new makeup tutorial.
This week I wanted to show you a look I've been doing a lot this winter. Something with warm tones that bring out my light blue eyes. If you'll notice, I've used similar colors for my Summer 2017 Makeup Tutorial as well as my Fall 2017 Makeup Tutorial.
I've used the colors to different extremes, as you can probably notice. I used a deeper burgundy for a fun, bold summer look. And I incorporated a lot more of that gold in the fall along my lid.
But as winter is coming to an end, I figured it was time to show a fresh transition look. This means a lighter alternative to that standard gold that I've previously reached for, a less-red burgundy crease color, less eye liner, and a dewy finish. This look just gives a warm yet refreshing twist on a typical winter makeup look.
So let us begin, shall we?
It all begins with the hydration. To prep, I've misted some Mario Badescu facial spray all over my face. This ensures my face has an extra level of hydration, doesn't feel irritated, and looks extra refreshed and dewy. Once this sets, I prime my face with E.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer (that's right, I don't use actual primer very often). It once again teams up with that facial mist to keep my face feeling hydrated and happy all through the day. I've found that using these together has reduced itchiness and dryness that I typically feel on my face through the winter months.
See? Happy and dewy skin!
Next, I get those eye brows going with my medium L.A. Girl Brow Kit. I start by applying the lighter color to the inner parts of my eye brows, then gradating into the darker shade towards the outer tails of my brows. I then comb some of the provided gel into them to make those hairs pop (I think that's what gel does...).
Next up, I clean up any weirdness around those brows with some Maybelline Fit Me! Matte foundation. I then use the Maybelline Fit Me! Dewy foundation to even out the tone on my entire face. I love the dewy foundation because it isn't too heavy or cakey and I can still see my freckles through it. It's just perfect for evening out any redness and patchiness that I may have. I also go ahead and use my E.l.f. dewy drops to add the extra dewiness that would shine after the dewiness from my foundation would be potentially be hidden after using my setting powder at the end of this look. So yes, the extra level of dewy is perfect to apply in advance. I also, using e.l.f. bronzing powder, contour my cheeks and all around my face. I usually keep my contouring pretty subtle when I go for a dewy look because it's easy to go overboard when highlighting and contouring together...especially when the highlight here is liquid.
For base eye shadow colors I use the cream on my lid and the pink in my crease from the Morphe 25B palette.
Getting into the eye look more, I highight my inner eye corners, above my brows, the tip of my nose, and top off my cheek highlight with Beam from Jaclyn Hill's collaboration palette with Morphe. I then delve into my Tartelette Toasted palette (which smells amazing by the way).
I use a mixture of latte and warmth to blend together into my crease, then gradate the two into cozy in the outer crease just to add some more depth. I then create another gradation on my lid, where I go from my highlight shade into the very shimmery candle and then into flame as I near the outer part of my lid. I also like to mirror this blend of candle to flame underneath my eye as well to frame the entire eye look together around my blue eyes.
These colors are all super easy to build up but I like to keep this look nice and blended since this is my attempt as a fresh transition look from winter to spring.
And finally, I add my better than sex mascara, my E.l.f. HD setting powder, and my new favorite ColourPop matte lipstick in Take a Pixie. And that's pretty much it, folks!
So that's it! That's my idea at a cute, wearable transition look. What colors have you been wearing a lot lately?