Lately I’ve been going through a phase where I have been asking everyone I come in contact with if I can do their makeup, which I know is crazy annoying. Luckily for me, my best friend Taylor (Who by the way has an amazing blog) happily obliged. I am no expert, but I had fun doing it. Keep scrolling to see the look I came up with.
A fresh-faced Taylor
Brushes I used From left to right: Real Techniques Sponge, Elf Complexion Brush, Elf Powder Brush, Real Techniques Blush Brush, Elf Concealer Brush, Elf Professional Blending Brush, Elf Professional Brow Comb and Brush, It Brushes for Ulta Blending Crease No. 105, Elf Small Precision Brush, Elf Blush Brush
Step One: I started out by putting Lancome’s Tonique Confort Comoforting Toner all over Taylor’s face using a cotton round. This toner is moisturizing and calms redness, getting the skin ready for makeup application
Next I applied Benefit The Porefessional, a creamy pore minimizing primer, so the foundation would apply nice and smooth
The primer is best applied using your fingers
After priming, it was time for foundation. I used Cover Girl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in Ivory, which was a little light for her skin, but I made it up with some bronzer later. I applied the foundation using the Real Techniques Sponge, which has been a game changer for me. It is so easy to use and applies foundation very evenly. Way better than a foundation brush in my opinion.
My much loved CoverGirl. Full coverage and last all day.
Next, I started on the eye makeup. I primed her Eye Lids with Elf Shadow Lock Eye Shadow Primer, which is a decent primer for the price.
Then, Whipped out my handy Naked Palette. The good ol’ Original.
I wanted to create a simple look using my favorite color for eye shadow as the main focus; Gold.
First, using my It for Ulta #105 Crease Brush, I mixed the colors Buck and Naked buffed them in windshield wiper motions into her crease to give the eye depth, and as a transition shade for the other colors.
Buck and Naked, two great matte crease shades
I then took Half Baked, one of my favorite eye shadows of all time, on my Elf Essential Eyeshadow Brush (Not Pictured), and pressed it all over the lid. I really packed the color on there, dipping my brush in the shadow several times for intense color.
It should look something like this at this point.
Next, I took Smog on my Elf Blending Brush, and added it to the outer third of her eye and brought it up to the crease ever-so slightly.
Using my Elf Small Precision Brush, I added Virgin to the inner corner of her eyes to brighten, and popped sin on the center of the lid to add a pop of light using my Elf Concealer brush, which is small and perfect for this step. While I was at it, I applied Virgin to her brown bone to highlight.
I then had Taylor apply my Rimmel Eye Definer on herself, because I knew I would colossally screw it up. Her eyelashes are already so long that she only needed a swipe or two of Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara to complete this eye look.
The finished eye look: a beautiful, wearable gold. Also, majorly jealous of her lashes! And now…. time to finish the face!
I skipped under eye concealer, because Taylor is blessed enough not to have dark circles like someone (cough, cough)
I applied some translucent Rimmel Stay Matte Powder to set all of the foundation from earlier, and to give her makeup a matte finish.
I then warmed up her face with one of my favorite bronzers, Benefit Hoola, which is a perfect matte shade. I put the bronzer around her hairline, on the hollows of her cheeks, underneath her jaw bone, and on the sides of her nose. This step took a while, since the foundation was a little too pale for Taylor’s tanned skin. I applied Hoola using my Elf Complexion brush, which is my favorite brush to apply bronzer with.
Warming up that face!
Then, I lightly applied some Too Faced Sweethearts blush in Candy Glow. I only needed a little as Taylor’s face has natural red undertones. I used my Real Techniques Blush Brush to apply this.
To finish off the face I applied Too Faced Candlelight Glow Duo on her cheekbones to highlight. I applied it using my Elf Blush Brush, which I find too small for Blush but perfect for applying high-lighter.
Then, last but not lest, lip color!
I used Elf Mineral Lipstick in Ripe Rose, and topped it with Ulta Brilliant Color Lip Gloss in the shade 06
And (Drum roll please….)
The Finished Look!
Here’s a before and after:
Isn’t she beautiful?
Thank you so much for reading! I hope everyone enjoyed!