What exactly does "Abstract Emotions" mean? Being the reference is to myself, and the many phases I go through during a single day, hence the curved and straight colorful lines, this my friends is how I'd describe myself, in the vows of makeup. Typically I keep a post of this extremity for Instagram's peepers only, however I felt the abstract qualities were of a unique decent, thus here I am today describing to you love bunnies what I did too achieve this ironically elegant feathered makeup tutorial with peaks of glitter! Do be noted this is my FIRST TIME ever using glitter as an ombre mechanism...let alone ombre lips in full, cut me some slack hehe. Anyhow, let's get to it, hope you all enjoy!
Time to Complete This Tutorial: 23 Minutes
Notes: Vibrant, Abstract, Unique, Glowy Finish, Colorful, Personal (customizable)
*Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, Gobi
Pea-Sized; Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer
Contour-=Highlight/Highlight=Glow; E.L.F Studio Stipple Brush
*Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush, Rose Petal
*Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder, Grace
*Bh Cosmetics Glitter Collection: Pink, Platinum
*Violet Voss Glitter, Teresa Glitter (soft teal)
*Tarte Tartiest Lip Crayon, Mood Ring
YouTube: Lilz Trueman
Not sure if this will freshen things up positively, but I added the brushes used to my product list directly below the main cosmetic item handled for each specific step, if you prefer this format let me know below in the comments! It definitely is not an excuse saying, "my skin has been beyyooonnnnnd kind to me, soooo I shall not wash it today"...but...oops, haha?! Yes, rant towards me later, but I wasn't in the mood to do a full blown face washing routine! I figure, i'll just cook up skin laden in glitter particles within an hour, thus making the original wash useless. Instead, to compensate for a few hours old, dry skin (environmental factors), I used two pumps of my Marc Jacobs Coconut Face Primer and evenly disbursed it across all zones of my face starting from the center massaging out towards my hairline. I find it works best to apply primers just as you would a moisturizing serum/oil, this baby will ensure product longevity AND vibrancy, use it but never lose it! As far as foundation goes I chose the raved upon Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in my shade Gobi, this cult favorite tackles anything from high coverage desires to sheer glowy standards. Using exactly a pea-sized amount of the product directly poured center of my Morphe M439 brush, I began by blending it onto my skin with large buffing motions-- preferably huge circles as this'll yield sheer coverage and the option of building up if needed, be sure to tackle the hairline and under your chin to have a seamless appearance! Gee, I haven't used my Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix "Light" Duo in quite a few weeks, not sure why however since it tis' simply amazing. Taking the shade Nude, which acts as a highlight in my case, I swirled/smudged the product under my eyes in short dashes, then from my left jaw to my right jaw, and finally down the bridge of my nose shooting up towards my hairline. Not only does this add extra coverage to my skin it leaves an airbrushed dewiness behind...not so much as a highlight since the color is literally my skin tone, but yanno, makeup is within the eyes of the beholder. To blend the cream in I whipped out the E.L.F. Studio Stippling Brush and softly pushed the product into my skin with light pricking motions, any motion works really just as long as the outcome is smooth! Now taking Maybelline's Rose Petal blush with the same E.L.F Studio Stippling Brush, I daintily stippled the product onto my cheeks starting from the apples swaying up towards my hairline, this'll give the illusion of higher pulled up cheekbones.
I must admit, my personality exhibits domineering traits not many can handle, I correlate this to a glow that blinds the heck out of someone :')! With the shade Pink Light apart of the Revlon Light Duo, I smudged it across the high points of my face (cheekbones, bridge of nose, forehead, chin), then using my E.L.F. Studio Stippling Brush once further swirled the product into my skin (blended). Too emphasize the glow further I dusted my Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder in Grace across any areas Pink Light originally hit, emphasis kept mainly on my nose and the apples of my cheeks! Nowwwww onto the lips which in my opinion were the funnest part. To begin, I outlined my lips using Tarte's Mood Ring Lip Crayon, try to keep the outline clean without smudges! Coating my lips COMPLETELY with Revlon's Lash Glue (a glitter glue will work just as well), I started packing on the glitter specifically with Pink by Bh Cosmetics, using a Mac 212 Flat Definer Brush. The next shade up as you can see from the image provided to your right is Teresa by Violet Voss, then Platinum by Bh Cosmetics! As long as you stick with smooth patting motions ZERO FALLOUT will occur, and the finish will be clean cut! This was a passing tutorial so no setting powder not powder foundation was needed, I felt my skin looked rather flawless today actually, instead I sprayed on the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray to ensure the glitter would remain still as I photographed it :).
*Bh Cosmetics Glitter Collection: Pink, Platinum, Lime Green
*Violet Voss Glitter, Teresa Glitter (soft teal)
*KoKo Lashes, Goddess
Along with a new product list format, comes a new watermark, I find my logo to be much more representative of me opposed to a @______ content marking! Although everything might seem complex, I assure you its all in good will and took under 10 minutes TOTAL for both eyes. To being I defined my brows using my typical Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Auburn, nothing fancy here just a thickening to make em' pronounced! IF by any chance you seek adding a primer, or sheer shadows, go for it girl, however for me, I decided to wham right into the liner technique. Taking Prance by Colourpop, a light periwinkle blue, I drew a line halfway below a natural cut crease definition line, paused, then picked up Cry Baby, a soft lilac, to wing the liner up and out towards my hairline, this should mimic the curvature of one's natural upper lash line-winged liner ratio! Following the same method, about an inch above Prance/Cry Baby, I took Puppy, citrusy orange, and softly drew a line upwards, then curved Boots, vibrant pink, to the very center of my natural brow arch. Before adding ANY glitter details I starting working on my lower lash line beginning with Teaspoon! Teaspoon was smudged across the outer lower lash line and flicked downwards sorta like a reverse Egyptian Eye inner corner triangle, view the photo provided to your left for a clearer concept. Taking a dense eyeliner brush, or in my case eyebrow brush, Anastasia Beverly Hills #12 brush, I then delved into Maybe cream pot liner and smudged it across the rest of my lower lash line being sure to flick it outwards for a pointed effect left on my inner corners! Now comes the detailing cuties. Going back into Puppy, I softly blended it onto the outer part of Cry Baby accenting just below the flick, then took Boots once more and smudged it halfway inwards for a seamless gradience.
In all honesty the Bh Cosmetics glitters apply amazingly on their own, sans glitter glue bases! With that being said, using my Mac 212 Flat Definer Brush, I patted Lime Green Glitter up against the OUTER AND INNER part of my lower lash line wing, wiped the tip of my brush off, then went into Pink glitter to apply it directly ABOVE Puppy/Boots followed by Teresa glitter hitting just against the center of my brow. Excess glitter was applied to the accenting Boots/Puppy duo below my Cry Baby wing! Boy, was this a mouthful, hopefully you cuties can keep up without being confused. For a quick wash of deep color I smudged Burgundy eyeliner by YSL Beauty across my waterline, then coated my lashes several times using the Tarte Tartiest Lash Paint Mascara! This actually was my FIRST time ever using the 'Lash Paint' Mascara and I was quite impressed with the carbon like pigment, however it did leave clumps, boohoo. Though many who choose to do dramatic looks such as the one pictured here today opt out of falsies, I think it adds a timeless factor to the overall product ;)! As you might of guessed, I applied the KoKo Goddess lashes to my upper lash line completely and wah-lah, completed. Stay tuned my love bunnies, greatness awaits for further tutorials! Thank you for all the support and beautiful comments by the way, it allows me to strive on further for success.