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Earthy Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial w/ Inspire Cosmetics

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Earthy Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial w/ Inspire Cosmetics

I’m gonna be real with you guys for a second. I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal issues for the past year that, as a huge makeup lover, have prevented me from doing any makeup tutorials. I’ve been struggling with feeling good about myself and the way that I look that every time I’ve put makeup on, it’s really hard to see the good when I see a lot of bad. I’m trying to work through my issues and rise above it for you guys because I love doing makeup tutorials, but it’s going to be tough. I just want you guys to know that there still is a face behind the blog and she’s trying really hard to come back out again!

For the past month, I’ve been working with a Canadian indie makeup brand called Inspire Cosmetics and the experience has definitely been helping me with my self esteem. Their brand is all about embracing your individuality and enhancing it with highly pigmented and professional quality products. I’ve been playing around a lot with the products I received in my Experience Box and knew right from the start that I wanted to create a fun makeup look with them.

Earthy Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial w/ Inspire Cosmetics

Earthy Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial w/ Inspire Cosmetics

  1. Start by using a creamy pencil to fill in your brows. They frame your face and are a great starting point for putting together a makeup look. Top your brows with a brow powder in a shade slightly darker to set the brow pencil and define your brow edges.
  2. Carve out the surrounding area around your brows with a creamy concealer and a concealer brush.
  3. Apply a light beige eyeshadow base to your lids and brow bone.
  4. With a crease brush, apply a green-blue shadow to your crease and outer 1/3 of your eye lid and blend outwards.
  5. Define your crease by lining it with a teal liquid liner.
  6. Apply a green concealer to your lids with a concealer brush to define below the crease and create a sticky base for the pigment and then apply a green pigment to your lids with a flat brush.
  7. Apply a few dots of tinted moisturizer on the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose and buff out.
  8. Smooth on a stick concealer on your under eyes and any blemishes or discoloration by applying it with your ring finger.
  9. Set your base makeup with a powder that matches your skin tone.
  10. Apply a soft pink blush to your cheeks.
  11. Line your lips with a dusty pink liner and slick on a pink gloss over top.
  12. Set your makeup with a dewy setting spray.

Products Used:

FACE

Hylamide HA Blur Primer

Inspire Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer in Radiance*

Inspire Cosmetics Corrector Stick in Silky Beige*

Inspire Cosmetics Two-Way Powder in Cream Beige*

Colourpop Cosmetics Forget Me Not Highlighter

GLAMGLOW Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray

BROWS

Inspire Cosmetics Indelible Retractable Brow Pencil in Natural Taupe*

EYES

essence cosmetics Nude Beige Eyeshadow Base*

Inspire Cosmetics Eye Lights in Lemon Lime*

Colourpop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow

Colourpop Backseat Pressed Powder Shadow

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Liner in Intrepid Teal*

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara in Blackened Brown*

LIPS

Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in Lolita*

Colourpop Cosmetics RSVP Ultra Glossy Lip

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What do you think of my Earthy Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial? Have you ever tried a cut crease with liquid liner?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: This post features makeup provided for editorial consideration and those products are marked with ‘*’.

Speckled Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial

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Speckled Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial

Look who’s back with another makeup tutorial! January was a pretty unmotivating month for me. I had all of these ideas but no clue on where to start. It’s usually the holidays that really light that spark and get me going, so I’ve decided to create a couple makeup tutorials for Valentine’s Day! The holiday isn’t a big deal to me in and of itself, but a girl like me can’t resist the desire it brings me to pull out all of my pinks and reds and create something fun. Which is how I got the idea to come up with the Speckled Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial.

Speckled Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial

As a makeup artist who constantly wants to grow her skills and challenge herself, I’m never satisfied with creating something basic. I am not a neutral makeup kind of girl. Yes, you may see the odd neutral makeup look on here, but I’m a girl who loves playing with colour and different techniques and that is what I mainly strive to show you guys on this blog. Online I’ve been seeing a lot of cute and interesting colour usage techniques being used in the crease which sparked the idea to add a speckled effect of pinks and whites on top of my crease shadow. For this look, I used a lot of the products in the Colourpop x Hello Kitty collection because I LOVE it, as well as some of my new SUVA Beauty Hydra liners. This look was pretty easy to put together, so let me share with you how I did it!

Speckled Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial

  1. Apply a pale beige eyeshadow base to your lids and up to your brow bone.
  2. Add a light peachy pink shadow to your crease and up to your brow bone.
  3. With a thin pointed brush, add a bright pink to define your crease.
  4. Apply a shimmery light bronze with a flat brush to your lids.
  5. With a bright pink and white liner, create dots along your brow bone from outer to inner corner and alternate the colours.
  6. Apply your foundation and concealer, then with the bright pink colour, use a pointed brush to apply it underneath your lower lashes.
  7. Line your lash line with red liquid liner and wing it out, then your water line with a beige liner.
  8. Put on some long, fluttery lashes and apply mascara to blend your lashes with the fake ones.
  9. Apply a bright pink blush to your cheeks as well as a soft bronzer to your cheeks and along your temples and forehead, then add a pink opalescent highlighter to the tops of your cheeks and to you brow highlight.
  10. Using a vibrant matte fuchsia lipstick, apply it to your lips and with your ring finger, apply the pink opalescent highlighter shade to the middle of your bottom lip and your cupid’s bow.

Speckled Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:

FACE

dermalogica AGE smart skinperfect primer

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in 110

bh cosmetics studio pro concealer wheel in light

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Coin Purse Super Shock Cheek

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Yummy Cookies Super Shock Cheek

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette: Pink Opal

BROWS

bh cosmetics studio pro HD Brow Pencil in Auburn

EYES

bh cosmetics smooth canvas shadow primer in veil

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Small Gift Eyeshadow

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Yummy Cookies Super Shock Cheek

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Coin Purse Super Shock Cheek (used to define crease and underneath lower lashes)

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette: Pink Opal

SUVA Beauty Hydra Liner: Scunchie, Space Panda

NYX Cosmetics Brights Vivid Fire Liner

essence 2-in-1 eyeshadow in light me up

L’Oreal Voluminious Feline Mascara

Kiss Lashes in Jasmine

LIPS

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Date Mate Lippie Stix

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette: Pink Opal

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What do you think of my Speckled Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial? How are you wearing your makeup for V-Day?! Share your thoughts below!

 

Modern Victorian New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

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Modern Victorian New Year's Eve Makeup Tutorial

What was once old is now new again. One of the big fall/winter 2016 makeup trends is definitely a blast from the past. Think Marie Antoinette, grand elegance, big updo’s and even bigger dresses. The ‘Victorian’ trend when it comes to beauty has made a comeback but in a more modern way. Earlier this month, I was given a challenge by essence cosmetics to come up with a Victorian inspired makeup look. I decided to accept that challenge but also make it more timely for the holidays by creating a Modern Victorian New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial!

Modern Victorian New Year's Eve Makeup Tutorial

Victorian makeup is pretty simplistic: neutral eyes, matte skin and pink lips. I wanted to enhance that by adding a lovely cat eye, some light shimmer to the skin and a gorgeous pink ombre lip that nods to the classic era but looks very modern as well. I used pretty much only essence products for this look which makes it even better because it’s very affordable to replicate and in perfect time to wear for New Year’s Eve.

Modern Victorian New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

  1. Start by applying a light beige base to your eyes.
  2. Sweep a light taupe shadow to your crease and brow bone.
  3. Pat a light cream peach shadow to your lids.
  4. Line your lids and extend out in a cat eye with liquid liner.
  5. Add some white shimmer shadow to your tear ducts with your ring finger.
  6. Apply black mascara to your bottom and top lashes and a lengthening top coat.
  7. Add a soft pink blush to your cheeks and a warm bronze to contour.
  8. Softly pat some of the white shimmer shadow to the tops of your cheeks.
  9. Line your top lip with red liner and smooth on a berry red lipstick then smoosh your lips together.
  10. Line the bottom lip with a cream beige liner then blend with a finger.

Modern Victorian New Year's Eve Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:

FACE

dermalogica AGE smart skinperfect primer

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 1N1 Ivory Nude

Lancome Teint Idole Ultrawear Makeup Stick in 140 Ivoire (N)

essence cosmetics pure nude highlighter in be my highlight

essence cosmetics all about bronze eyeshadow palette: white

essence cosmetics mosaic blush in all you need is pink

bh cosmetics Studio Pro Contour Palette: pale yellow

BROWS

Arbonne Shape It Up Brow Pencil in Medium

essence cosmetics make me brow eyebrow gel mascara in soft browny brows

EYES

essence cosmetics 2in1 eyeshadow & liner in light me up

essence cosmetics the velvets eyeshadows: almost peachy!, fluffy clouds, taupe secret

essence cosmetics all about bronze eyeshadow palette: white

essence cosmetics superfine eyeliner pen

essence cosmetics smokey 2 in 1 khol liner in white

essence cosmetics Forbidden Volume Mascara

essence cosmetics Forbidden Volume Mascara Topcoat

LIPS

essence cosmetics lipliner in Femme Fatale

essence cosmetics longlasting lipstick in blush my lips

essence cosmetics 2in1 eyeshadow & liner in light me up

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2016 has been one tough year for not only myself but I’m sure a lot of you out there as well. The year has taken away a lot of good people and has been very trying in many other ways. I hope 2017 brings all of us more happiness and many good memories to think about in the years to come. Happy New Year!!

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