I don’t use primer very often, even though I know I should, just because it tends to dry out my skin, and that is the opposite of what I’m going for. I use Kiehls Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream in the shade Natural. On their website the shade is called Neutral and I’m not quite sure that it’s the same, but then again, just go for the shade that matches you. I blend this into my face with a beautyblender (not a real one, just some knockoff that literally does the same thing for a fourth of the price). After that I add Benefits Watts Up to the highpoints of my face (cheekbones, cupids bow, tip and bridge of the nose) with a smaller beautyblender.
The next part is a little more difficult to replicate. I fill in my eyebrows with two different shades, the darkest shade in Urban Decay’s Brow Box in Honey Pot and Hot Cocoa from Sephora’s Wonderful Dreams Palette. This was a seasonal palette a few years back I believe, but any brown eyeshadow that matches you will work with an angled brush. Eyebrows are also extremely individual and mine really are not an example to go by, so fill in your eyebrows however you think suits you best.
At this point we’re back to the highlighter. Is it excessive? Yes. Will I stop? No. I dab on the tiniest bit of the cream highlighter from Becca’s Glow On the Go set, again with a small beautyblender on the highpoints of my face. Too much will very quickly look metallic and that is not what I’m going for with this look. At this point the look is almost done, we’re just missing eyes. I curl my eyelashes and run them through with a light coat of an old Isadora Big Bold Mascara. My favorite trick is to keep a mascara when it has dried out a bit and using that before your actual mascara, because it acts like a primer for your lashes and adds extra texture and volume. I finish off with a few light coats of Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curl Addict Mascara.
To top off the look you can add a bit of the pressed highlighter from Becca’s Glow On the Go set or any pressed highlighter really, with a big fan brush. My favorite setting spray is Nyx Long Lasting Setting Spray in the Dewy Finish because it really adds to the dewiness while still setting the makeup.
I also live by the rule that you should add lipbalm before you do your makeup, so it has time to soak into the lips. I use Burt’s Bees lipbalm in Vanilla Bean before applying makeup and add a bit of Kiehls Lip Balm in the end to create a glossy look. I'm not sure the Kiehls balm I use is sold anymore, but all of their lipbalms are great and I highly recommend them.
The look is really wearable and can easily be dressed up with an eyeshadow or just worn like this for everyday.
I know makeup tutorials are better in video form but I’m not really sure that, that is a step I’m going to take, so I hope some of you enjoy this form. Get excited for next weeks OTF, we’re talking skincare and clear skin!
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