Spring Tutorial

It’s tutorial time! Here is my approach to getting a glowy finish, spring wedding makeup look!

file_001-1I will list all the products I have used at the end.  And give you all a brief walk through of how I achieved my look. I also want to incorporate my outfit and accessories to give a full insight to the outfit as a whole.  I hope you enjoy!

Let’s begin with makeup. I based this look around the dress I am wearing (pic below).

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It’s bright and fun, perfect for a spring event. So I wanted the makeup to be also spring inspired. The look I came up with is this!  It’s a simple eye with winged liner, a very dewy/glowy finish. And soft pink lips with a hint of shimmer to add that little bit of extra dazzle.

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So to start I used my Lush moisturiser and lip balm, then let that all sink in for around 10 mins.  Next I moved onto primer. Using the Illamasqua Hydra Veil to get a great base down.  I’m using a lot of product in the beginning to make sure my face has no dry spots. This is basically so I can use more powder later on in the process without drying out my skin.

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For my foundation I’m using my trusty Born This Way in shade Vanilla from Too Faced.  I like this one because it can be built up and it gives a dewy finish. I also mixed it with a tiny bit of the Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer to just give that extra kick of glow.

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Next I’m concealing some darkness I have under the eyes. And also highlighting the middle of my face with my Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer.  

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After all the wet products are on I’m going to apply the e.l.f Translucent Finishing Powder all over my face lightly. Just to lock down all of the cream products.  For me this gives a nice flawless finish, because my skin tends to be oily to start with.  So it really helps control that oil, while allowing the glow of my foundation to still peek through.

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After that I’m moving onto a light dusting of Chocolate Soleil Bronzer around the perimeter of my face.  And a light contour with the Illamasqua Sculpting Palette in shade Heroine. Using less than I usually would because I don’t want my face too chiseled or defined.  After that I use the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light to highlight the middle of my face and cheekbones.

I also go in with my favourite glowy blush, Mood Exposure by Hourglass. Keeping the brush strokes to the outside of my cheeks. I don’t want to bring it all the way to the apples of my cheeks, because I want that area to be highlighted.  Next I go in with all the highlight. Starting with Champagne Truffle from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. I build that up on the upper cheekbones, tip and bridge of the nose, and top of the lip and chin.  This step really reinforces the glowy finish we are going for.file_002

Now it’s time for eyes, starting with eyebrows. Using my e.l.f Eyebrow Duo, followed by Essence Make Me Brow, then a dash of clear brow gel by Essence to hold all my hard work in place.  For the eyes I keep it super simple. Starting by priming my eyes with the Urban Decay concealer and the shade White Chocolate from the Chocolate Bar Palette. I’ll put in a little legend below to define which eyeshadow goes where.

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Next I go into the crease with Stark (c) from the Gwen Stefani X Urban Decay Palette to define my crease and use as a transition colour. After that I keep building up and darkening the outer V of my eye with Anaheim (c), also from the Gwen Palette. For the whole lid I used Bathwater (a) to give a subtle shine to the eye. And followed with Skimp (e) on my brow bone and inner corners.

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After this I decided I wanted some more shimmer so I added the Essence eyeshadow in Rosie Flamingo (a) to the center of the lid. And then the NYX Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese (b) to the very inner corners and lower waterline.  I tried to keep the intensity low on the shadows by really blending them out well.

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After that was all very well blended I used my Kat Von D liquid liner (d) in the shade Trooper to create a small wing.  For my hooded eye type I find it super hard to get the wing shape right. But if you fail once, just keep trying until you are happy!  Lastly for the lashes I coated mine in 2 layers of the Better Than Sex Mascara to make them pop.  

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All that’s left is the lips.  I used my new Chi Chi cream lipstick in Socialite, just lightly. Then topped it with the magical Ice Queen by Lipstick Queen. I did this to create a nice pinky muted spring glow on the lips.

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Then I set it to the heavens with a tonne of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray.  And here is the finished product!

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For my accessories I added, strappy simple flats, an opal and pearl look necklace and ring. And some cute diamante earrings.

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I also used two of my new Essence Gel Nail colours in the shades ‘A Whisper of Spring’ and an accent nail of ‘Our Sweetest Day’. This all really pulled the look together to make the perfect outfit for a super special day.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please leave any question or comments below!

Ciao

Xx Meggie

 

Products Used

Moisturiser – Lush, Charity Pot

Lip Balm – Lush, None of your Beeswax

Primer – Illamasqua, Hydra Veil

Foundation – Too Faced, Born This Way (Vanilla)

Foundation – Josie Maran, Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer

Concealer – Urban Decay, Naked Skin (Fair/Neutral)

Translucent Powder – E.l.f HD Translucent Powder

Bronzer – Too Faced, Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

Contour – Illamasqua Sculpting Palette (Heroine)

Highlight – Hourglass, Ambient Lighting Powder (Dim Light)

Extra HIghlight – Too Faced, Chocloate Bar Palette (chapmagne Truffle)

Blush – Hourglass,  Ambient Lighting Blush (Mood Exposure)

Brows – E.l.f Eyebrow Duo (Medium) – Essence, Make Me Brow – Essence Clear Lash and Brow Gel

Eyeshadows – Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Palette (Bathwater, Skimp, Anaheim and Stark) – Too Faced, Chocolate Bar palette (White chocolate) – Essence eyeshadow (Rosie Flamingo)

Eye pencil – NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (Cottage Cheese)

Eyeliner – Kat Von D, Liquid Liner (Trooper)

Mascara – Too Faced, Better Than Sex

Lipsticks – Chi Chi, Cream (Socialite) – Lipstick Queen (Ice Queen)

Setting Spray – Urban Decay, All Nighter

 

 

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