Saturday, August 13, 2016

Transition Into Autumn: Glamorous Shimmering Champagne Makeup Tutorial Ft. Bestselling Products!

                      I am one who seeks the obscure and unusual.  More specifically, in the makeup purchasing world, this generally correlates to unknown products, least used products, or lowly rated products that I somehow repurpose in a way ANY beauty can use em'! For today I am picking up the slack once more on my Transition Into Autumn series, with the featured look being a classic Shimmering Champagne tutorial. The irony here is rather obscure or unusual products, referenced loosely as Indie Brands, I went of brands, or moreover products MANY people encompass, concisely, bestsellers according to Sephora.com and my prior knowledge! To be frank, I NEVER use half of the products included for this tutorial, however I felt the outcome was simply stunning and had a timeless feel to it that ANYONE of any color, race, ethnicity, or preference could pull off as light nude with pink tones is universal. Do be noted contouring and bronzing trends are NOT in this makeup tutorial, not a fan myself, however if you are, don't feel shy on adding a few products! Hope you beauties enjoy, please comment below any requests you might have and feel free to enter my giveaway, entering shall close during the final week of August, good luck!

Time to Complete This Tutorial: 24 Minutes
Notes: Glowy Finish, Universal, Elegant, Long-Lasting, Melt Proof, Glamorous

 *Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, Dripping In Gold (That Glow Kit)

                 Whew! This New York heat is insane, the UV Index is a solid 1 with a humidity level through the roof.  Don't worry loves, I gotcha' covered, especially with the Summer to Autumn transition, let's not forget early September brings some of the HOTTEST weather! With that being said, prior to makeup application I cleansed my skin using a Neutrogena Oil Free Cleansing Towelette in the scent 'Pink Grapefruit'-- though I am typically NEVER oily, it's best to hydrate and mattify the skin beforehand, then deal with an oil slick later, as you might of guessed I skipped the cream/oil moisturizing stage and boosted right into the priming aspect of this tutorial, thus forth manipulating my OWN moisture. The Smashbox Foundation Primer in Light is an EXACT replica of the award winning HD Foundation Primer, it just is formulated for people such as myself with hyper sensitive skin types! Anyhow, using a pea-sized amount of the product I softly smoothed the potion across all zones my face starting from the center moving out towards my hairline, the velvety finish is quite addicting to feel might I say. Now taking exactly a quarter sized amount of Estee Laduer's Double Wear Foundation in 1N1 Ivory Nude I began buffing it directly onto my skin using a Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer brush beginning from my chin disbursing upwards with large circular motions to my left cheek, take your time when it comes to this foundation, less is definitely more! It's quite understandable why this bad boy is a bestseller as the coverage is stellar and the final finish is natural-demi matte, however if applied wrong as warned above it MIGHT yield a cake like finish, although I am doubtful as Summer heat will at most cause a shift, but fear not this foundation will NEVER budge, unless you desire it too of course. Orgasm, the most controversial blush name known to man...along with Deep Throat and oh, SUPER ORGASM! The name can be quite off-putting to some, but once you actually delve into the blush it's unlike no otha'.  Taking my Mac 168 Large Angled Contour Brush, I firmly swirled into the product then applied to onto my cheeks starting from the apples smoothing up towards my hairline, this forms a beautiful dimension sans heavy contour powders and bronzing powders!

                          Glowing is very much so a trend lately and one I am EXTREMELY fond of! Benefit's High Beam happens to be a luxurious liquid highlighter that coincides with this trend, soooooo I brushed it along the high points of my face using the provided applicator, lightly blended it in, then dusted Dripping In Gold from the Anastasia Beverly Hills That Glow Kit across those SAME high points with a Mac Duo-Fibre 132 Brush, it enhances the glow tremendously and provides a long lasting finish. For the lippies I coated my lips in L'Oreal's Paris Colour Riche Lipcolor in the shade Ginger Spice, and topped it off with a smidge of Nars's Lipgloss in Striptease, the perfect nude combination, you're welcome hehe! Though I used to use my Make Up For Ever HD Micro-Finish Powder constantly with EVERY tutorial, I quickly faded away and took on the Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder, however being it tis' a best seller I patted it under my eyes using a dampened Beauty Blender Pro and on the sides of my nose to ensure extreme coverage wear time, then sprayed on Mac's Prep + Prime Fix+ to refreshen, hydrate, and elongate my makeup, slick free!
*Urban Decay Naked Pallet: Sidecar (lid); Naked (transitional); Virgin (inner corners, brow bone); Buck (crease); Half Baked (lower lash line); Darkhorse (eyeliner)
*Huda Beauty Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett 
                             The Naked pallet by Urban Decay brings back some fond memories ahah, days when almost EVERY YouTuber raved upon this eyeshadow pallet and incorporated it into every single tutorial, def a cult classic! Before applying the eye shadows however, I prepped my eyelids using the Urban Decay Primer Potion and jazzed up my brows using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in my shade Auburn, both quite popular products circulating around the beauty world today. Getting down to business, the first shade I applied to my eyes is Sidecar! This molten champagne shade was softly patted across my eyelids using a freshly washed Mac 242 Shader Brush, don't be afraid to build up pigment, the more metallic, the better.  Switching brushes to a Morphe E22 Pointed Blender, I picked up Naked, a matte light brown, and swished it throughout my crease as a transitional hue lightly disbursing upwards, then slowly gradiated into Buck for added drama! I find applying inner V shades easiest by terms of firm smudges starting from the outer third of one's lid moving inwards towards the natural creasing of one's eye socket. Now taking a Mac 231 brush, for precision, I smudged Half Baked across my lower lash line followed by Virgin on the inner corners and brow bones of my eyes, this will detract light towards the center of your face thus making your eyes appear "brighter"! Picking my Mac 242 up once more and wetting it with Fix+ by Mac Cosmetics, I VERY lightly mixed the wet bristles with the eyeshadow Darkhorse then proceeded to lining my upper lash line with smooth yet smudged flicks, be sure to AVOID applying any dark colors to your waterline, this'll defeat the eye brightening purpose! Instead opt in for mixing Half Baked with Fix+ to create a light golden reflect :).

                       Although Mac's Zoom Lash in Beets Me is NOT necessarily a popular product...it holds close to my heart! The mascara was brushed and smudged across my upper lashes and especially lower lashes several times until I achieved a beautiful plum reflective lash color. From there I applied the extremely popular Huda Beauty Classic False Eyelashes in Scarlett with the Revlon Lash Glue, I prefer it over Duo, check it out lovies! This leads me to the end, unfortunately.  I truly hope this can help you cuties out for either an everyday look for school sans lashes, OR a "go to" glam look for those special occasions you have planned! By the way, I soon will NOT be on YouTube, my website will be transforming into an actual site rather blog, it'll be easier for you beauties to navigate and watch my videos, trust me ;)! Please view the image provided to the RIGHT of this concluding paragraph, it'll give a broader idea of what was done eyeshadow wise. XOXO LILLEE AKA THAEYEBALLQUEEN. 

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