Makeup Tips

Jan 16, 2020 | Beauty, Life

This weeks post were on some pretty serious stuff so I thought I’d change it up a bit and talk about something fun like the makeup Thomas bought me for Christmas!  He knows I love putting a gift theme together and added some Bath and Body Works lotion and shower gel and MAC makeup in the same color scheme to the mix.  He hates to wrap but the presentation and colors looked so festive when I opened up the box.  Here are some makeup tips that I’ve learned over the years and thought I’d share them with you!

I’m a lipstick addict.  My favorite part about putting on makeup is mixing my lipliners and lipsticks to come up with a new color.  I use Burt’s Bees every night before going to bed to moisturize my lips.  I can’t go without it and is one of my favorite products.  Here are my steps to a perfect lippie:

-Make sure your lips are moisturized and free of dead skin cells.
-Use a primer like MAC or Urban Decay as the first layer.  This primer is amazing and keeps my lipstick lasting longer.
-My lips are naturally thin but I choose to follow my lip line by drawing out at the left peak to the left corner and the right peak to the right corner.  I then fill in my bottom lip line from right to left.
-Take a sharp, thin, angled brush and smudge the lines away from the lip line to the middle of the lip making the harsh lines look blurry.
-Fill in your lips with the color of your choice.  I fill my lips in the same way I put my lip liner on.
-If I’m using a matte lipstick, I always add a bit of shimmer gloss close to the same color as my lipstick I’m wearing to the middle of my bottom lip and blot my lips a few times together.  I like more of a creamy look vs. a matte look.
-I also try two ways of mixing colors.  I bounce back and forth between matching the color of lipliner to the lipstick I am wearing or I use a darker lipliner with a lighter lipstick.  For example:  I use lipliner in Venom by Urban Decay and lipstick in Saucey Mauve by Loreal.

As for my eyes, I can go one of two ways:

-I like a light, more natural look during the day and typically choose just to use mascara.  My favorite is “Better Than Sex” by Too Faced.  It is not tested on animals and goes on jet black with only a few layers.  I have tried colored mascara but honestly, I can’t tell the difference so I stay true to either Blackest Black or Jet Black.

Or…I put on the full face!

-I keep it simple by using a loose powder in a fair/medium color by MAC.  I used foundation once in my life and I looked and felt ridiculous.
-I first use an eye shadow primer from MAC by putting the cream on my finger and just wiping it across my eye lid.
-I start with a very light color of either cream or pink and layer the darker shades from the middle of my eyelid over at the outer corners.
-I typically use 3 colors of eye shadow at one time while blending them together with a large fluffy brush of my choice.
-Because I have hooded eyes, I start with the lightest shade in the corner of my eyes and work outwards.  This makes my eyes appear bigger than what they are.

-I use two shades of eye liners and blend them together.
-I use a white from Estee Lauder starting at the inner corner and working backwards to the outer edge of my eye and around the bottom to my tear duct.  I then go over the white with Midnight Blue or Majestic from Urban Decay and blend the two together.  I line my inner bottom lid with a cobalt blue from Cover Girl and I’m done!

As for my blush, I tend to mix two different shades of light pink starting at the apples of my cheeks up to my temples over a powered face all by MAC.  I then finish my whole face with a setting powder in fair/medium and a shimmery setting powder on my forehead, nose, and chin by MAC.  I use several different brushes throughout this process to get the look I want.  Then I’m done!  If you would like to know more about the colors or brushes I use, please send me a message and let me know. I would be glad to put that together for you.


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