Friday, June 24, 2016

Arabian Nights Glittery Copper Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial


                           Well, well, looks like your beach bunny shall be coppering next Saturday.  Yes, the big hair change! Being my NATURAL color is a deep blondish honey, I've decided to ditch my bright blonde highlights and go warmer, it fits my complexion better anyways ;)! Speaking of warmer notes, today's look is a lovely refresher as lately my tutorials have steered into the vibrant color spectrum.  While I realize not EVERY beauty is able to manipulate pigments well, nor afford expensive products, I have put together a drugstore + high end brand makeup tutorial that is suitable on EVERY skin tone, EVERY eye color, and EVERY beauty out there! As long as you take your time and have fun with it, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind you'll be dashing darling.  On a more serious note PLEASE have the following products/objects handy prior to taking on this sexy smokey eye: two sturdy blending brushes handy; a sponge like applicator; clean hands; AND a paper towel for wipe off during application processes! Oooh before going any further I would like to thank all my new followers for remaining loyal love you all-- stay tuned for this Saturday, my mom's makeup birthday (6/23) tutorial will be posted onto YouTube midday (Lilz Trueman).

    PREVIOUS TUTORIALS (weeks back)            RECENT TUTORIALS (catch up)
        *1950's BARBIE                                                   *Electric Purple Orchid 
          *White & Gold Glitter                                            *Glittery Sea Foam Blue 
               *Highlighter Challenge                                          *Classic Thick Black Wings
   *Soft Glam Cut Crease                                         *June Makeup Haul

*Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo, LIGHT
*Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, Medium Tan (Macchiato)
*NYX Cream Blush, Boho Chic
*Laura Mercier Matte Radiance, highlight + Nars Highlighting Blush, Miss Liberty 
*Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid LipstickPure Hollywood, Kathryn
                                        As you loves know I take pride in my ever changing skin care routine, but when I'm sick, all goes South. Yep your Lilz woke up with a terrible nauseous feeling and slept majority of the day, sad face.  To ideally brush away impurities I splashed steaming hot water against my skin numerous times to open up clogged pores, this method is a nice breather away from harsh cleansers and facial masks! For setting purposes I took a beaker full of my Fresh Seaberry Oil and gently smoothed it across all zones of my face with light massaging motions disbursing out towards my hairline. After around give or take 10 minutes (oil takes longer to dry than creamy moisturizers) I then proceeded onto the actual makeup, YIPPIE :)! I am in absolute love with Bobbi Brown's Vitamin Enriched Face Base, it not only works to give an on the spot radiant glow to one's skin, it works for the long run to anti-age and hydrate, how cool is that? Dipping my fingertip into the glass jar I moved along to dashing tiny sections of the product onto all zones of my face, starting from the high points that is (cheekbones, bridge of nose, forehead, and chin). Once I had a good placement I lightly blended the fragrant substance in making sure EVERYTHING got covered-- this includes under my chin, my hairlines, and even the tiny crevasses on my nose! Summer yields sweat, better be safe than sorry my loves, there shall be NO melting ice cream cones in Thaeyeballqueen's domaine. As weird as this might sound, I believe I've found my holy grail foundation...and it's a drugstore product! The L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation is spectacular, lovely coverage that is NATURAL, and a beautiful glow following. Though it is pricer than most drugstore foundations, it tis' something all bloggers should splurge on! Anyhow, using the provided powder puff I pressed into W2 foundation, Light Ivory, and began firmly patting it against my skin starting from the bridge of my nose working my way up toward my forehead and down to my left cheek. The beauty of this product stems for the factor a little goes a LONG way.  I had the provided powder puff  filled half way for about 3/4 of my face, considering how much one needs with a pump liquid foundation, that's pretty damn good!

                                    Contouring was slightly odd today begin there was not much of a contour. While at the drugstore yesterday morning I happened to pick up Revlon's Photoready Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo in the shade Light, unbeknownst to me the "contour" was my skin tone... perhaps a shade darker! Be that as it may, the final result was stunning, both the highlight and contour blended beautifully in AND caused no terrible skin reactions. If you view the photo to the right you shall see ONLY the "contour" cream placement, I handled it just like a highlighting hue by placing it under my eyes in inverted triangles, straight down the bridge of my nose, on both jawlines in thick streaks, and a bit on my forehead to cover up blemishes. To evenly blend the product in I took a dampened Beauty Blender Pro and bounced the fat side off all zones starting from my under eye area! Once fully blended I smudge the Highlight shade across all high points of my face and once more firmly blended in.  This time around I stuck to lighter bounces and used the thinner side of my Beauty Blender Pro, highlights draw in light, be careful on how you disburse product as you MIGHT enlarge certain area's to the point it tis' undesirable. Being I had all my cream's laid out I decided to get the last of the last out of the way-- moreover I gently stippled Nyx's Cream Blush in Boho Chic across my cheeks starting from the apples going up towards my hairline! Using this application method creates the illusion of higher pulled up cheekbones ;).  For a bronzy warmth I brushed Givenchy's Healthy Glow Powder in shade 4 across the outer three of my face with a Mac 168, incase you're unaware of what exactly the "outer three" refers too let me enlighten you; the outer three happens to encompass the temples of one's face swooping down towards the hollows of one's cheeks, and around the natural curve of one's jawline.  By following this outer three you'll be sure to receive a beautifully contoured finish! Speaking of contours, for a more defined and dramatic canvas I brushed Macchiato from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit pallet across the hollows of my cheeks and sides of my nose with that same 168, excess product was taken under the perimeter of my chin and lightly onto my temples!

                         A woman can NOT have fabulously glittery eyeballs without a matching glittery glow! To achieve the such I smudged my BBP into Laura Mercier's Matte Radiance Powder in Highlight and smudged it heavily across my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, and slightly on my cupid's bow. For an amped up appearance I then took Nars's Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush and proceeded to smudging it over Laura Mercier's radiance power! The lips truly steal the show, however before getting them into play you must have some blending down first. Smearing a doe applicator sized amount of both Pure Hollywood and Kathryn onto the back of my hand, I picked up a Sephora #60 Lipstick Brush and blended the two together. From that blending, I evenly applied the mixed liquid lipstick color across my upper and bottom lips and sealed the deal with YSL's Glass Volupe in Gold, you must wait a few minutes for the liquid lipsticks to dry before the gloss adheres! For setting purposes I heavily applied Besame Cosmetics Brightening Vanilla Face Powder across all highlighting zones of my face with that dampened beauty blender (this makeup look is basically sponges AHH) used previously for glowing up. To blend away excess powder as I allowed the vanilla face powder to "bake" for 4 minutes, I took my Sephora Pro Small Teardrop Highlighter Brush and swept away the remaining substances! To fully set my skin, once the eye makeup was done of course, I sprayed on Urban Decay's All Nighter Spray in great quantity to my face-- be sure to twist your head around to reach EACH angle.
*Sugarpill's Burning Heart Pallet: Buttercupcake (lid)
*Morphe Brushes Single Pan Eyeshadow(s): Caffe Macchiato (transitional shade), Stunner (inner V)
*Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow/Pigment: Penelope
*Violet Voss Glitter, Copperella (lid)
*KoKo Lashes, Amore
                              Do you need glitter glue? Nope. Do you need 10000 brushes? Nope. Do you NEED a steady hand? On this I shall say yes, time and patience is everything with the eye makeup presented above, ironically however NOT a lot of products were used as per usual to compare. To begin I lined my upper and lower brows using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Caramel! Once I had my desired arch I moved forth in gradually filling in each brow with tiny upward strokes to mimic actual brow hairs, sealing the deal included a full spoolieing through with one last defining motion for shapeliness!  As an eyeshadow primer I opted in for Nyx's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to approach this eye makeup look as it was done blindly sans pre-planning, so I stuck with a safe and vibrancy ensured pencil. I personally prefer smudging it across both my lids straight from the stick then using a clean finger to blend the remaining product up towards my brow bones, and under my lower lash line! By this point your base should be set, the fun part is kicking in riiiighhhht about...NOW. Using a Mac Cosmetics 239 brush, notably a flat dense shader brush, I smudged into Buttercupcake eyeshadow by Sugarpill and moved along to patting it firmly against both my lids. I wouldn't stress the amount of pigment received as this is simply a guide to where the crease hues will blend out into! Switching to my beloved Morphe E22 Pointed Blender and the shadow "Caffe Macchiato", stunning peachy brown if I might say, I gently blended the color into the creasing of my eye socket with light and fluffy disbursing motions, this shall be the transitional shade, no added pigment or build-up needed. For added drama and definition I then took Stunner, and with my M433 Morphe Brush patted it onto the outer third of my lid making sure to drag it inwards to the inner third of my lid for the most gradient and blended effect-- take your time with darker shades! Being I had a dense blending brush handy, I took the liberty of smudging Sugarpill's Penelope pigment across my lower lash line; the blending brush creates a smokey effect as opposed to a precise applicator. 

                     You have two choices- use your fingers, or use a synthetic fibered brush because honey, GLITTER AWAITS!  As you loves know I'm more tactical than anything, so using a freshly cleaned ring finger I took Ingot's #42 pigment and patted it across the inner third of my lids smudging lightly towards the center. With that same ring finger I then PATTED into Violet Voss's Copperella and with those same firm strokes applied it to my entire lid area, this does not require a glitter glue as optimal flecks of glitter stick! Here is where some of you beauties MIGHT get tripped up, the eyeliner.  All in all it tis' a classic Egyptian cat wing, however it might be difficult for some to achieve! IF you're having a problem PLEASE try out Mac's Creme Eyeliner along with a Sephora #20 brush, this duo forms build-able liner coverage with sharp flicks, an assured perfection of liner moreover. ANYHOW, after the heavy black liner was completed on my part I moved along to coating my natural lashes with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and applying KoKo Amore falsies :)! I truly hope you beauties enjoyed, I myself am overjoyed with happiness on the amount of followers plus love I received last night between my mom and I in our mini tutorial for Instagram-- cheers and good wishes.