Saturday, May 28, 2016

Pastel Glittery Cotton Candy Wearable Unicorn Makeup Tutorial || HIGHLIGHT AS CONTOUR?


                           WELCOME back my loves! Thanks to my lovely friend Anna for suggesting this look last night, I decided to execute it, WITH a little bit of Lillee shimma shimma hindering behind. Now, I know it can be quite boring doing the sammmmmme exact routine day in, and day out! With being the innovative self I am I formed the new concept "Highlight AS Contour?", while it might seem a tad freaky to some of you beauties, hear me out.  Highlighting is the art of brining light to ones face on certain features-- wether you want to "widen" or "expand" an area, this is the mechanism for you! However, when riddled with tricks of contouring this can get quite interesting and actually natural looking for some cases.  For example, rather using a color 2-3 shades lighter I opted in for Make Up Forever's Ultra HD Concealer in my skin tone Y23 for coverup, and Cover Fx's N0 to "contour"! The clashing hues paired with a bronzer seemed to comply a VERY natural glow along with naturally defined features, if you ask me the highlight as contour seems VERY trustworthy for the warmer months as the idea is to use LESS product, in other words, you won't melt like an ice cream cone love. Pleaaaase do take your time with the eye makeup and really focus on the areas you illuminate, this deadly combination will ENSURE success for replicating this pastel look :)! 

*Mac Mineralized Skin Finish, Cheeky Bronze 
*Stila Watercolor BlushWater Blossom
 *Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit: Bubbly + Sun Burst, Golden Bronze(That Glow)

                                 Skin care is a SUPER important component to this makeup look!  Without proper care you'd be globbing the product on by the pound, trust me I've been there, I know the feeling. Rather going through the struggle of washing my skin off manually I opted in for my Perfectly Posh Stay Gold face mask, it has Turmeric, Honey, Milk, and Lemon oil's making it UBER moisturizing and cleansing for the skin! I let the mask absorb into my skin for a good 20 minutes before removing, this is my new favorite as it's gentle BUT once removed proved its worth to me, all my inflammations were gone.  For some of my smarties out there, YES another Perfectly Posh review will be posted in a few days, this time it'll be a mix of products I purchased and products Leyna sent as gifts! Anyhow, I skipped my regular facial oil and went straight to applying Bobbi Brown's Enriched Face Base to my skin. Being the product comes in a large jar, I "dashed" the primer onto the high points of my face using a clean ring finger!  Using circular motions I then gently blended the enriched face base in making sure to evenly disburse it out towards my hairline and under my chin, DO NOT neglect these areas. In the meantime while the primer is absorbing into my pores, I took out Makeup Forever's Ultra HD Invisible Foundation and plopped a pump onto the back of my hand!  From that pump I lightly stroked the foundation onto my left cheek using a Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting brush, downward strokes are your best bet when it comes to light foundations as it helps prevent peach fuzz from being seen as well as dry patches and other undesirables. I continued with the downward stroking motions until I reached my forehead, by that point I gently stippled the bristles against my skin this way dimension is kept, but in a non compromising way to myself!


                 Nooooow onto the part where I can really get into depth of my concept, highlight as contour! Do I LITERALLY mean contour? Nooooo silly goose, it's about manipulating light and bringing warmth to the skin by other means. For example, using a bead sized amount of MUFE's Ultra HD Concealer in Y23 I took my ring finger and softly stroked it onto any areas needing blemish coverage OR a bit of sprucing up! Keep in mind this is just a coverage strategy, no magic.  The magic begins when Cover Fx's Cream Foundation in N0, my typical highlighting shade, is brought into play! With my Mac 212 Flat Definer Brush I brushed the product directly on the sides of my nose, on the outskirts of my nose starting from my tear duct, on top of the hollows of my cheeks, and finally on my jawline/forehead/chin/brow bones.  Contour is meant to bring shadows, correct? RATHER bringing light forth in that mannerism, I shifted the bright ivory (N0) up higher than usual this way an illusion of higher pulled up cheekbones would STILL be formed, easy concept huh?! Sadly that is the only change in routine, blending will always remain the same for me, tear :'). Using an Elf Ultimate Blending Brush I gently stippled in the concealer and foundation duo starting from my under eye area to the sides of my nose! I personally prefer blending in side to side motions, in other words rather straight stipples in random places I work clockwise, a few circles here then shift up a few circles there, ya feel?

                       
                      Warning, you will look like a pasty ghosty at first, sooooo uhhh.....BOO! To help quickly warm things up I took my Mac Mineralized Skin Finish in Cheeky Bronze and using my Mac 168 gently blended it onto the outer three of my face (hollows of cheeks, a tad on the nose, temples, and jawline). Do be noted NO powder contour was used, so if you'd like to be a bronzy bunny, go for it! A quick trick a ton of makeup artists use at fashion shows is applying blush a bit higher than usual this way the eyes are your main focus. I attempted to mimic this concept by taking Stila's Watercolor Blush in Water Blossom onto he apples of my cheeks blending up towards the very tip of my eyebrow! Pretty much every step with this makeup tutorial will freak you out, but fear not the clown blush dissipates once L.A. Girls Highlighter Stick is added. This is the first time I used the illuminator stick, cut me some slack! I gently smudged the champagne color onto the bridge of my nose, heavily on my cheekbones, and on my cupid's bow, once the placement was set I went to blend heaven and patted it in with light and quick motions. To set the luminous glow I took a mixture of Bubbly + Sun Burst from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in That Glow and brushed it against those EXACT areas the creamy highlight touched originally using a Morphe M143 Deluxe Soft Fan brush! If you're anything like me and STILL felt ghostly the last resort is to take Golden Bronze from the glow kit and brush it against the hollows of your cheeks and side of your nose, this actually worked MAJORLY in warming my complexion up. 

                                    By now you guys should know me, I got from point A to point B REALLL quick! That sorta concept hindered behind this makeup look as soon as the setting stage came into play.  First off, forget everything you know and add glitter to the highlight, yes loose glitter! If you want to be a unicorn OBVI you need a buttload of glitter.  I opted in for Goldi by Violet Voss, surprisingly enough it wasn't too overpowering or childish looking! A MAJOR heads up-- in the tutorial I wear Becca Champagne Pop on my lips, this is an alternative look you could opt in for however in the long run I preferred Anastasia Beverly Hills Orchid gloss. Finally onto the setting powder! Using my Sephora #74 brush I dusted the Nars Light Reflecting Loose Powder onto all highlight zones of my face followed by a spraying of Urban Decay's All Nighter Spray to seal the deal!  Make sure you spray up darlin' because it is beaming hot outside, the good news is this makeup worked well under humid conditions, the bad news is watch out for glitter getting int your eyes, cheers :).

*Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer, Caramel
*Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
*Morphe Single Eyeshadow Pan(s): Breakfast At Tiffaneez (lid), Pretty In Pink (inner corners), Rosewood ES59 (inner corners)
*Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan(s): Shore Thing (transitional shade), Mermaid (lower lash), Day Dreamer (lower lash)
*Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Pallet: Blueberry Swirl (crease), Butter Pecan (brow bone)
*Violet Voss Glitter, Goldie 
*KoKo Lashes, Goddess
                            It's sort of scary looking at my brows being I filled them in lightly and kept their natural shape...oh well it fit the makeup! Whenever there is a TON of drama goin' on with the eye makeup its best to keep the brows natural, or thin, this way you not only have more room to blend, the attention stays on your eyeballsss. To get that effect I used my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Caramel and using light upward flicks in quick motions gradually defined and colored up the hairs! A quick trick to tame your brows is to spritz a setting spray onto a spoolie and run it through your brows, with the brow product already applied that is.  Using no eye primer is a ground breaking step in Lillee history, however it does prove a few valid points such as Morphe has PRETTY DAMN GOOD pigmented shadows! Speaking of Morphe shadows, the first groundbreaking color applied to my lids was Breakfast At Tiffaneez, an uber unique matte teal. The shade was gently patted across both eyelids using a Mac 239 brush, be sure to build this color up this way it's vibrant! To lighten the shade up I took Nyx's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and firmly patted it onto my lids with gently smudges, followed by another application of the shadow to set the desired hue.


              From this point forward, have your blending brushes ready because it's going to get haloey! First things first, going into the shade Pretty In Pink by Morphe, I took a tiny shader brush and smudged it right into the inner third of my lid, I do apologize for not having a specific name for this brush used. Switching to a M433 Morphe Brush I then picked up Rosewood and softened it into the inner third of my lid using halo eye techniques, meaning I curved the shadow based on the natural creasing of my eye socket! Following through with this halo method I pulled out my Morphe E22 Pointed Blender and dusted Shore Thing by Makeup Geek through the creasing of my eye this way a transitional shade was present, don't stress building up pigment, just get the shade disbursed evenly.  To add some drama I finished up the crease using Blueberry Swirl provided by the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Pallet! As you probably guessed, the vibrant blue was taken into the inner v of my eye, to throughly blend it in I used a variety of side to side motions AND upward flicks. Being I already had a fluffy brush handy I put the upper eye makeup on hold temporarily to dust Butter Pecan riiiiight onto both brow bones, makes for a beautiful glowy highlight!


                 From this point forward the makeup becomes seamlessly EASIER, the crease was the hardest factor! With a cleaned off Mac 212 Flat Definer Brush I smudged Mermaid eyeshadow across my lower lash line followed by Day Dreamer closer to the tear ducts, do make sure you have adequate pigment going on with these two colors.  A TON of beauties get afraid to use glitter simply because it's messy AND sometimes doesn't stick, luckily Violet Voss has very adhesive glitter that works well under all circumstances with little to no fallout! Using a clean pink finger I gently tapped the glitter Goldie into the inner corners of my eye as well as directly in the tear duct. Make sure Goldie is beaming in color, otherwise applying the glitter is useless! Liner can get a tad tricky so be sure to bare with me :). Just as always I gave myself a classic medium thick wing using Stila's Waterproof Stay All Day Pen Liner in Black! Being unicorns are majestical animals, you can't stop there.  I proceeded on to a) lining my waterline using Makeup Geek's Immortal Gel Liner, and b) coating Urban Decay's Glitter Eyeliner in ACDC across the same black liner from above.  You must work fast because once the heavy metal glitter eyeliner is set and still moist Goldie was gently patted on top, the sticky base helps make this shimmery shade pop!


                As you beauties will notice from time and time again I like to change up my blog design, today I have made the decision of REMOVING my tabs located under my blog title! I found that there were WAYYYYYYYY too many makeup tutorials scattered around that it started looking very crowded to the point when expanded the long link list went over recent posts.  If you're seeking to find a certain review, or perhaps makeup look simply search a key word up by using the search engine provided to the left side bar of my blog OR upper left corner! For example, if you're looking for "purple eyeshadow" that's all you have to type, a bunch of posts will pop up :).  The same premise goes for if you're urging for a review, just type "review" or the specific brand such as "urban decay"! ANYHOO, besides this I finished up the eye makeup using the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara AND my KoKo lashes in Goddess, my favorite combination.  Hopefully you beauties enjoyed and NOW understand what I meant by highlight as contour! If you ask me the outcome looks pretty similar to how it does when I use contour colors, which just verifies my point my contour is more of a BRONZING method than slimming mechanism, hence why I tell you loves to use what works best for YOU, simply use my tutorials as a guide :).  Have a good memorial day weekend!