Day 34 of 365 of The Great Makeup Challenge: Fresh-Faced, Part III. This week’s inspiration comes from the October 2011 issue of The Colorist, and today’s look is a continuation of these looks. In case you missed them, be sure to check out the Fresh-Faced Part 1 and Fresh-Faced Part 2 looks! The inspiration photo above was part of the spread I’ve been using for the past two days. It offers a different take on eyeshadow application. I was a big fan of this look, and within two hours of putting it on, I got multiple compliments!
What you will need:
For today’s base, I began with a tinted primer, and I topped it with the Borghese Splendore Brightening Makeup I tried out yesterday to add some glow to my skin. I once againconcealed my undereye circles, although you can tell from the photos above that my dark circles are still popping through a bit! I need sleep! As usual, I then set my base with a light dusting of mineral powder. Now, when you look at the photo above from The Colorist magazine, there isn’t any color on the apples of the cheeks. The focus is on fresh, glowing skin. So I went with my standard contouring tips, utilizing the Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaGlo palette . After adding the darker shades to the hollows of the cheekbones and along the jaw line for added definition, I applied the the lighter shades on the tops of the cheekbones. I started at the temples, moving my way downward to the apples of the cheeks. I then added the lighter shades to the apples of the cheeks in lieu of blush. My goal was to achieve the luminescence that the model has in this photo.
Moving to my eyes, I began by trying out Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer on the eye area to help keep my structured shadow in place. The eyeshadow primer went on smoothly and lightened the eye area slightly, which helped conceal my lack of sleep even more! I applied a light dusting of a shimmery white eyeshadow to the entire eye area. I then went back and added a heavier application of the shimmery white eyeshadow to the eyelid itself, starting in the inner corner and working it outward past the outer edge of the eye, angling it upward at that point.
To create the interesting shape, I chose one of my favorite grey eyeshadows, Estee Lauder Pure Color EyeShadow in Granite Block . I applied the dark grey shadow to the eye, beginning by applying from the inner corner outward above the crease. I began my line around where my lash line started, and at the point where my lash line ended, instead of following the curve of the eye crease, I used and angled brush to create a line pointing upward and outward toward the end of the brow. I then used the same angled brush to create a line back towards my first arcing ling, creating a triangle at the outer part of the eye. I then filled in the triangle with the dark grey shadow, and I went over the lines I had created with the dark grey shadow until I reached the shade that I was looking for. I then repeated these steps on the other eye, making any necessary adjustments to ensure that they were symmetrical. I finished the eyes by lining the bottom lash line only with I lined the bottom lash line with a copper-colored eyeliner, and leaving the top lash line unlined. I swiped two coats of mascara to the top lashes and one to the bottom lashes.
Finally, I wanted to keep the lips nude, but maintain the natural glow. I applied a pretty, creamy, moisturizing nude lipstick (I love multi-tasking products!), and finished it off with a dab of gold lip gloss to the center of the lips.
Have you tried out any interesting lines or shapes? Have any you want me to try? Share your photos and experiences, and show me some of your makeup skills! Post your photos, ask any questions you may have, or share any ideas you want me to try our via my Submit page above or Email Me!
See you tomorrow for Day 35 of The Great Makeup Challenge!