Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TUTORIAL: Formal Makeup

Hey lovely people,
I was given the opportunity to do my beautiful friend, Kristine's, makeup for a wedding reception! I am so unbelievably grateful that she trusted me with this important event and I couldn't be happier :)
So this is the trial of the completed look...

Products and tips I used:
-Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation. Kristine already has a beautiful complexion so i only added liquid foundation to her t zone, and nose then blended out (TIP: Only apply liquid foundation to problem areas to avoid a thick, cakey feeling).
-Revlon Photo Ready Concealer to any areas that need to be evened out such as under the eyes, under the nostrils and a tad on the chin.
-Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation (TIP: For mineral powders, it is best to apply in circular motion).
-Coral, Pink Blush from my Sephora Pallet.
-Pur Bronzer. Contour the cheek bones, forehead, and chin for a slimmer effect.
-Revlon Cream Shadow. Shimmery brown base for the shadows all over the upper lid. (TIP: Cream shadows make powders more vibrant and the pigments will attach to the sticky, cream texture making it last longer)
-Shimmery Grey-Brown shadow from the Sephora Pallet on the mid lid and blended.
-Matte Brown shadow from the Sephora Pallet on the outer v and blended with the grey-brown (TIP: Mixing matte and shimmer will create dimension and drama to the eyes).
-Shimmery White shadow from the Sephora Pallet. Highlight the inner corners and under the brows (TIP: For highlighting, it is best to use a white shadow with hints of shimmer so they reflect and attract light).
-NYX Black Eyeliner and lined the top and bottom lash lines
-Matte Black eye shadow from the Sephora Pallet. With angled liner brush, i set the eyeliner (TIP: This makes it last longer without smudging!)
-Brown shadow and filled in the brows
-Half lashes on the outer corners of the eyes (TIP: Take a normal false lash and cut it in half to get 2 half lashes! Half lashes create a more natural look).
-Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara to blend natural lashes with the false lashes for a more realistic look.
-Finished the look with a coral lip gloss from the Sephora pallet.
 Until next time, xox,

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