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Monday, April 10, 2017

'Blue Smokey Eye' Look

Hello World! Today's makeup look is a twist on the normal smokey eye look, using blue! And a red lip for extra dramatic flare!

Step 1: As always wash and moisturize your face. Skin care is the most important step in any makeup routine. Starting with a clean moisturized face will help your makeup stay on longer. I used Clean & Clear ESSENTIALS Foaming Facial Cleanser and Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer.

Step 2: Prime! For this look, I used the Benefit POREfessional - matte rescue and Make Up Forever Step One  Mattifying Primer.  These are both really good for oily skin types. 

Step 3:  Color Correct!  I used the orange corrector from L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer. I applied it to the dark spots on my face and under my eyes, and blended it out with a sponge. 
Step 4: Foundation.  I like to apply my foundation first using my fingers, so I can see how much foundation I'm applying to each area of my face, and then blend it out using a sponge. For this look, I used Kat Von D Lock it Foundation in the shade Deep 78.

Step 5: Concealer.  Apply a concealer that's 1-2 shades lighter than your normal shade under eye in a triangle shape from inner corner to top of your cheek bones if you have a wider face like me. If you have a narrower face, apply in a round shape right under your eye. Also apply along the bridge of your nose, and on your chin.Then blend it out with a sponge, and "bake" with a translucent powder.  I used Mary Kay concealer in the shade Beige 2 and the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. 

Step 6: Fill in your eyebrows.  While your concealer is "baking" fill in your brows. I used the Benefit Goof Proof Brow pencil in the shade deep 05 to fill in my brows and the Benefit Ready, Set, Brow! 24-Hour setting gel to set them. Get Perks! See all active offers at Benefit Cosmetics.

Step 7: Eyes! Apply your eye makeup, while your concealer is still "baking".
             a. Using a fluffy eye brush, apply a skin tone color in your crease as the transition color.
             b. Apply a dark brown color to the inner and outer corners of your eyes.
             c. Using a flat brush, apply a taupe color to your lids
             d. Apply a dark blue/navy color to your lids
             e. Using a pointed brush, apply light shimmery cream color to the inner corner
             f. Apply that same color to the brow bone
             g. Using a tampered brush, apply the dark blue and dark brown to your waterline

For this look, I used the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette.  I used the colors Truffled (a), Hot Fudge(b&g)), Mousse(c), Blueberry Swirl(d&g), and Butter Pecan(e&f).

Step 8: Blush! First dust off the excess powder from your "baking", then apply blush in a sweeping motion from the apples of your cheeks to your temples using a fluffy brush. I used the e.l.f  Powder Blush Palette in dark, using the color in the 4th quadrant.
Step 9: Highlight & Contour! Highlighting and contouring differs depending on your face shape, so I can't go into detail about the different techniques for every face shape. I have a heart shaped face, so this what I did. I applied my contour shade into the hallows of my cheeks, along my jawline, to my temples, and along my hairline using a flat foundation brush. I also applied contour outside both sides of the bridge of my noise.  I used the color 'Hot Fudge' from the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette to contour. 

I applied my highlighter right above the apples of my cheeks and along the bridge of my nose, and to the tip of my nose using a powder brush. I used the Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in the shade Illuminati, which is a true gold color. 

Step 10: Eyeliner and mascara. Finish off your eyes by tight-lining your eyes with a black liquid eyeliner and applying black mascara to your upper and lower lash line. I used Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Liner by Maybelline and Benefit They're Real!mascara.

Step 11: Set your face! Keep your makeup in place, by using a makeup setting spray. I used e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set.

Step 12: Lips! Apply a red lipstick or gloss. I used the Maybelline Viva Matte Liquid in the shade Red Punch.

Step 13: Selfie! Share on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat,, etc. 

Bon Voyage!

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