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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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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, butΒ 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 PurseΒ Super Shock Cheek

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Yummy CookiesΒ 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 CheekΒ (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!

 

Unicorn Glitter Tears Makeup Tutorial

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Unicorn Glitter Tears Makeup Tutorial

Glitter tears are seemingly becoming a big trend this year. They look very “rocker girl” and are easy to create but are more fit for wearing on a night out. As someone who loves having glitter on her face, I knew I wanted to do a makeup look inspired by it called: Unicorn Glitter Tears Makeup Tutorial!

Another big trend that I wanted to showcase in this tutorial is “rainbow highlighters”. Having rainbow coloured cheeks is popping up everywhere on Instagram and some brands are selling these highlighters for outrageous prices. And since I don’t have the money for that and have a huge makeup collection at my disposal, I decided to DIY the look. It may take a little extra work, unlike a one swipe powder, but I found it very easy to create and anyone can do it!

How to Recreate the Unicorn Glitter Tears Makeup Tutorial

  1. Start by applying a beige cream to your lids to brighten and neutralize any discolouration.
  2. Apply a strobe balm to your lids.
  3. Lightly add a shimmery pale lavender pigment to your lids to enhance the strobe.
  4. With a brow brush, line your brows with white cream to create and enhance their shape. Then add a lavender coloured mascara on top.
  5. Apply your foundation and concealer, and add some of the strobe balm to your cheeks, nose and forehead.
  6. Then apply your gradient rainbow highlight by starting from the bottom of your cheek bone and working your way up. With a fine-tipped pointed brush, apply your lavender pigment, then right above (with no gaps) apply your blue, then green, then yellow and then peach. Add the pink pigment to the apples of your cheekbones and lightly blend into the rainbow gradient.
  7. Add your unicorn glitter tears by starting at the lower lid with a light pink glitter, then purple glitter, then blue, then green, then silver, in the shape of tears.
  8. Apply a black mascara to your upper lashes and the lavender mascara to your bottom.
  9. Line your lips with a light pink liner and then fill in with a punchy pink lipstick, then add a opalescent pink gloss to the bottom lip.

Unicorn Glitter Tears Makeup Tutorial Unicorn Glitter Tears Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:

FACE

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist

Shiseido Synchro Skin Foundation in Neutral 2

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Face Palette in 20

Shany Cosmetics Pigments: 11, 21 4, 14, 23

Gosh Cosmetics Effect Powder in Bluebell

BROWS

Make Up For Ever 12 Color Flash Palette: White

NYX Cosmetics Forget Me Not Color Mascara

EYES

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Face Palette: Highlight (used to neutralize)

Makeup Revolution Ultimate Strobe Balm in Euphoria

essence cosmetics Hidden Stories Pixie Dust in Carrie’s Pixie Dust

Hard Candy Glitterazi Palette in Center of Attention: Pink, Green, Blue, Silver

essence cosmetics Lash Princess Mascara

NYX Cosmetics Forget Me Not Color Mascara

LIPS

essence cosmetics Lip Pencil in Wish Me a Rose

Too Faced La Matte Lipstick in As If!

Sephora x Jem & the Holograms Gloss in Fashion and Fame

 

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What do you think of my Unicorn Glitter Tears Makeup Tutorial? Would you wear glitter tears during the day? Are you into rainbow highlighters?! Share your thoughts below!

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