After 10 long years, I finally came around to making another makeup tutorial for you. I’m so sorry for the delay. I know there have been plenty of requests for this, but as much as I want to pretend I’m a makeup guru–I’m not. I’m just really not. I’m messy and impatient when it comes to doing my own makeup which makes me inclined to take shortcuts every time I have a brush on my hand. (I can already hear a collective sigh from makeup artists all over the world. LOL! I don’t know how I can be such a girl and not a girl at the same time.) But don’t worry, I took my sweet time with this one so hopefully, you’ll learn a thing or two here.
Please bear in mind, once again, I’m no makeup guru. I’m just a girl who happen to have picked up a few tips and tricks from makeup artists I’ve met along the way. I’ve sat on the makeup chair quite a number of times and I’m finally putting all my observations to good use.
These are our weapons for the day. From the top, clockwise, that’s the 6-piece contour palette, the 10-piece blush palette in tangerine, the 15-piece concealer palette and the 80-piece eye shadow set in kaleidoscope. I know they can be overwhelming, but trust me, if you’re just starting to experiment on makeup, these makeup palettes from ENHANCE Cosmetics are for you. They’re convenient, affordable and oh so complete!
What good are palettes without the right brushes right? These are the 5-piece stipple brush set in gold and the 15-piece pink brush set from ENHANCE Cosmetics.
Let’s begin! After applying your foundation, conceal and brighten dark and dull areas using the concealer palette. I used both the really really light beige (left photo) and the close-to-white concealers (right photo) because I have fair skin. Always use concealers that are lighter than your foundation.
I applied the concealers under my eyes and on the sides of my nose.
And a bit around my lips as well. These are the usual dull spots on your face.
Next step, to brighten my face a bit more, I used the yellow concealer.
After doing my eyebrows, I applied a bit of the yellow concealer under my eyebrows to highlight them. You can use the yellow highlight found in the contour palette too.
For my eyes, I wanted to use a pink/red/brown color palette to match my amethyst contact lenses from Freshlook. I know most people don’t really use red eye makeup but I happen to like how romantic and dramatic they look on me, especially with these contact lenses on. They complement each other well.
To start off, I applied this light pink shimmer all over my eyelids.
Then I topped it off with a darker shade that has a little hint of brown.
As always, start brushing from the outer corners going inward so that more of the light pink base appears on the inner corners of your eyelids.
To make my eyes bigger, I blended this reddish brown shade and the black eye shadow together.
I applied them on the bottom part (close to lash line), outer area and crease of my eyelid. This creates the smokey effect.
Then finally, I used the red eyeshadow.
I applied it on the crease of my eyelid, just above the reddish brown + black eyeshadow. Make sure to blend well with your eyes open so that the red color isn’t hidden under your eyelid’s crease.
After drawing eyeliner on my lower lash line, I used the red eyeshadow again and applied it under my eyeliner. The trick is to apply it thicker on the outer corners of your eyes to make your eyes look bigger. Then, you can choose to finish off your eyes by brushing liquid or gel eyeliner on top of your upper lash line. Don’t forget to curl your lashes and put mascara on too! I still have a bit of my lash extensions on from Nail Spa Lounge by Ellabell so I can’t apply any but I definitely recommend doing so. Remember, your eyes are key!
Now that we’re done with the eyes, time to contour. If there’s one thing I learned in this industry, the power of contouring can do WONDERS. All caps because it can really change your life. LOL! Just kidding. But seriously, it really is my favorite. It can make your face slimmer and hide your flaws. Just use the contour palette to create highlights and shadows.
For this tutorial though, I used the blush palette instead to create my shadows. I mixed the 2 colors above to make sure the darker color isn’t too harsh. Remember, it’s all about proper blending. You don’t want people to see a dark brown diagonal line across your cheeks!
The areas you’ll want to create shadows on are the outline of your face (temples, hairline, jawline), below your cheek bones and the left and right side of the bridge of your nose (trace from where your eyebrows start). Then use the highlighter (the lighter colors in the contour palette like white, yellow and beige) on the area above your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, your chin and the center of your forehead. If this is hard for you to understand, there are plenty of tutorials on this online with illustrations that teach you where to highlight and contour.
After contouring, I applied this peach blush on the apples of my cheeks.
Instant peachy glow!
There you have it! Notice how the contour creates a “number 3″ shadow on my face? From the tips of my eyebrows to the sides of my face to below my cheekbones, back to the sides of my face then down to my jawline? I know it may seem hard but it really isn’t. I urge you to try it!
Now all I need is some lipstick and I’m good to go!
I finished off my look with a pinkish hue for my lips to match my eyes. What do you think? I think ENHANCE Cosmetics was able to enhance my features quite well. (Sorry, I couldn’t help not doing the pun.) You can get your hands on some ENHANCE Cosmetics goodies too if you join my giveaway! All you have to do is:
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