Recently I’ve been trying out more dramatic looks because I want to try easing out of my comfort zone when it comes to makeup, albeit slowly. When doing my makeup, I usually use the same range of colours, but today I wanted to try some of the colours that I don’t really reach for that often. So I created this look using the blue and taupe-mauve shades in my collection.
I had a lot of fun experimenting with colours, and the result was better than I expected, so I’m really excited to share this with you!
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The first step, as usual, was to prime my face using my lovely Innisfree Blur Face Primer. I tried switching my sun cream in a previous post, but it was a lot more greasy than I wanted it to be, so I returned to my Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sun Screen SPF 30.
You might have noticed this already, but since I was trying to travel as light as possible, I only brought a limited number of makeup items to Guatemala with me, so most of the makeup process is going to be mostly the same.
I prepped my lips with Smith’s Minted Rose Balm for later, and applied a thin layer of It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream.
Then I used my Revlon Photoready Concealer in #003 Light Medium cover up my under eye circles, the redness on and around my nose, imperfections on my cheeks, and forehead.
Then I used my Tony Moly Aqua Aura Moist Finish Pact in #2 Skin Beige. Then I used the Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Caribbean Sun Bronzer Duo in Aruba to build up a subtle shadow on the hollows of my cheeks.
Then I used the A’Pieu Pastel Blusher in CR03 on the apples of my cheeks, dragging the colour up towards my temples.
For my brows, I used my Inglot shadows and an eyebrow brush to fill in my brows and really define them with a nice brown colour, building the colour up. Then I took a blue shadow and patted a bit onto the front of the eyebrows and blended it in because to add a little more blue to the look.
For my eyes, I used both my Inglot shadows and my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Then I covered my entire lid with the shade Strange from the Naked palette (a near white matte), and then blended in a light blue shadow on top of that. Then I brushed on a slightly darker shade of blue on 1/3 of my inner lid. Then I patted on the shade Dust from the Naked 3 palette for a more shimmery centre of the lid, to add definition to my eye.
Then I picked up some of the colour Darkside from the Naked 3 palette and concentrated it onto the outer corners of my eyes and blended it in a little into the outer hollows of my eyes. I usually use a bright, shimmery shadow to line 1/3 of the inner corner of my lower lash line, but today I used the NYX Wonder Pencil in Light to line the inner corner of my lower lashline. Then I lined my eyes and made a prominent wing with my Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Jet Black.
I curled my lashes and for mascara, I used this one mascara that I found in my room. It’s from The FaceShop, and it’s the Face It Lesson Smoky Volume Mascara Holiday Love Edition mascara. I don’t like the formula too much because I don’t feel like it makes a difference on my lashes, lengthwise or thickness-wise. But I like the wand,because it’s nice and thin, so it makes it easy to apply on my short and sparce eyelashes so I am considering buying a mascara with a better formula and using this wand.
For my lips, I used the Rouge Volupte Shine in 08 Pink in Confidence. I finished the look by spraying my face with Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray.
And voilà! You’re done!
I really like this look because it’s something that I don’t wear often, because I tend to go for more natural looks. But recently I have been gaining more and more interest in bolder, more prominent eye looks and this is me slowly inching my way out of my safe zone.
Hurray for colours!
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