Fresh & Simple Makeup Tutorial
Posted by Tara
So to tell you the truth, I never thought that I would one day do a makeup tutorial. I've recently had a couple of people ask me "who did your makeup for that picture" or "how do you do your eye shadow" and to to be honest, Devin is the one who really pushed for this post! This is how I do my makeup. I don't use all the fancy brands, just whatever is easiest for me. For all of the following photos I tried to keep true to the original so you could see what the products actually do for me. Beware.. you are about to see me without my makeup on! Eeeeek!
When I get ready to put my makeup on, I scan my face. If I see any blemishes (which I always do) I apply lots of face lotion to these spots. I want to soften those areas before applying my foundation because as they heal they become scabs. This will look crusty under your powder or foundation, so applying the lotion helps eliminate that.
After applying my facial lotion and bb cream, I then apply concealer under my eyes. I was told once to never apply it just under the eye, but rather to apply it in a triangle. Draw the triangle like this and then fill it in with concealer. This photo is in its raw form. I did not edit this. (Scary right? lol) I also add concealer to any blemishes after the lotion has been absorbed.
Next I apply my foundation or powder. I use different ones, depending on the type of look I want. If I want to look more done up I use Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour full coverage foundation
Today I used a knock off of Bare Minerals. I lightly applied it to my face starting in my T-Zone and working my way out.
Once my foundation is done, I prep my eyes with Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer before applying my eyeshadow. A tiny bit goes a long way.
Make sure it's nice and rubbed in before starting the eyeshadow process. I always use AT LEAST 3 colors every time I wear eyeshadow. A color for the brow, a base for the lid, and a dark color for the crease.
Step 1- Apply the lightest color you have to just below your eye brow.
Step 2- Use your next lighter color for your lid and inner lid. I apply that color to the corner of my eyes and drag it toward my lower lashes as well.
Step 3- Add your first warm color to the outside eye lid.
Step 4- Use your darkest color for crease and drag underneath to lower lashes as well.
The eyeshadow that I prefer to use and have used for the last 2 years is Urban Decay's Naked 2. It gives me such a natural look with all the browns and golds. I also love how long it lasts throughout the day. I highly recommend their eyeshadows. Really looking forward to trying the Naked 3.
Then I use my brow brush I got from Bare Minerals. Here is a similar one that is much cheaper and does a great job as well from Sephora.
I fill my brush with an eyeshadow color similar to my eyebrows. I don't want my eyebrows to look painted on, just filled in a bit. I have dark hair, but my eyebrows still need some fill.
Once my eyeshadow and eyebrows are finished, I use my liquid liner. I start on the inside of my eyelid and drag over to the center. Then I go to the outside of my lid and create a "wing" and fill it in. Last, I connect the inner and outside liner. Eye liner takes me time, mainly because I want it to look perfect. I know liquid eyeliner shows more imperfections, but I love the solid dark line it leaves.
For my photos today I used just an over-the-counter brand: Maybelline Ultra Liner. Yes it's waterproof and no it's not hard to get off. It's okay, but I am still on the search for the perfect eyeliner. Lots of my friends have suggested Stila Liquid eyeliner, but I have yet to give it a try. For now, this one does the job!
Once eyeliner is finished and dried, I apply my mascara. I really don't have any special instructions on how to apply it. I use Power Volume 24H from Loreal. My lashes are longer, but not super thick. This mascara adds just the right amount of thickness without making my lashes clumpy.
After mascara, I usually finish off with blush and bronzer. The blush I use is Tarte Amazonian 12-Hour Blush. It seems like my blush is the first thing to go during the day. I always have a kid touching my face or rubbing their face on mine. This blush really does last throughout the day. I love all the colors they have as well.
I decided for this post to wear lipstick. I feel like if you are going to wear lipstick, your face needs to have a natural look and not too dark of makeup. You can wear both, but it tends to look like a lot is going on. One tip I have is to line the outside of your lips with concealer before applying your lipstick. This will help give you a clean line and lip. It will also help your lipstick last longer.
I hope that you learned a tip or two from my tutorial! Here is my finished look below. The natural colors in the eye shadow pair really well with the bright lips!