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I am so excited to share these photos from a recent portrait session with Shaina Lee Photography. Our models, Shannon and Jamie, are a real life couple and their chemistry truly made the shoot that much better. Oh, and the rain did not stop us from capturing so many beautiful images around the Yale University campus. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do!
Knowing that the rain was coming, I decided to create this look with Temptu Hydra Lock Airbrush Foundation. Temptu's Hydra Lock foundation has a water-resistant formula, perfect for hot or rainy days.
For Shannon's eye look, I chose a very light and ethereal design. The combination of peachy, champagne tones and barely-there winged liner leaves Shannon's beautiful features to be the star of the show.
Finally, I think I was able to create the most perfect bridal lip color with the combination of these two products:
LORAC Alter Ego Lip Gloss in 'Bae'
So I am SUPER excited about this blog post! A few months ago, I decided that I was not going to film makeup tutorials because I was fed up with the entire process of doing the makeup, filming it, and editing it. Well, thanks to a friend's small push, I have decided to film a tutorial for you after all! I recruited the lovely Gia to model this look for me. I know it is somewhat odd that such a young lady is modeling a bridal look, but she's gorgeous so I don't care! Below, I have posted a detailed, step-by-step description of how I created this look. I will also have the video at the end of the post! I hope you love it!
Bridal Makeup Tutorial Steps
1) Apply MAC Paint Pot in Painterly to the lid with an eyeshadow brush and blend
2) Using Tarte's Tartelette In Bloom Palette:
- With a fluffy brush, blend the color Charmer all over lid to set the primer
- Using a fluffy crease brush, blend the color Smarty Pants into the crease using windshield wiper motions
- Using a smaller crease brush, apply the color Rebel into outer corner and blend into crease with the fluffy crease brush
- Using a pencil brush, apply the color Leader into outer corner and blend into crease with small crease brush
- Using the same pencil brush, apply the color Activist into the outer corner and blend
3) With a concealer brush, apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk to the lid and under brow
4) Spray an eyeshadow brush with MAC's Fix Plus and apply the color Funny Girl to the lid and inner corner
5) Using a liner brush and Tarte's Tarteist Clay Paint Liner, draw a line along the lash line and create a small wing
6) Clean skin with makeup wipe
7) Apply Kiko Crystal Fusion serum with a foundation brush
8) Apply moisturizer with a foundation brush
9) Apply Benefit Porefessional Primer with ELF's stippling brush
10) Spray MAC Fix Plus over entire face
11) Apply LA Girl Green Color Corrector to red areas with fingers
12) Apply NYX Orange Corrector under eyes with fingers
13) Spray beauty sponge with Fix Plus and blend green and orange correctors
14) Apply L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation with fingers and blend with large oval foundation brush
15) Apply MBDBeauty Flash Pen in Dark and Colour Pop's Sculpting Stix in Easy Peasy to contour areas and blend with medium oval brush
16) Apply Maybelling Fit Me Concealer and Temptu S/B concealer under eyes and blend with small oval brush
17) Apply MBDBeauty Flash Pen in Pink to the apples of the cheeks and blend with ELF's stippling brush
18) Apply RCMA No Color Powder under eyes with damp beauty sponge and around face with powder brush
19) With an angled brush, apply Smashbox's Medium Bronzer to contour areas
20) Apply Tarte's Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess with the same angled brush
21) Apply Smashbox Blush with angled brush to the apples of the cheeks
22) Spray fan brush with Fix Plus and apply The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer on cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, over and under brows, and inner corners
23) Fill in brows with NYX brow pomade and brow gel
24) Using Tarte's Tartelette In Bloom Palette:
- Apply the colors Activist and Leader to lower lash line with pencil brush
- Blend lower lash line with the colors Smarty Pants and Rebel and small crease brush
25) Apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk to the waterline with a small brush
26) Apply mascara with disposable mascara wand
27) Apply lashes with DUO lash glue
28) Apply MBDBeauty Lipstick with disposable lipstick applicator
29) Apply MBDBeauty Lipgloss with disposable lipstick applicator
30) Spray entire face with Fix Plus
Thank you so much for reading and watching my tutorial! Stay tuned for more :D
Hey you! Yeah you! Did you wake up this morning, look in the mirror, and think, "great, it looks like I was punched in the eyes." Lucky for you, I am here to help! Keep reading to see my step-by-step process on how to get rid of dark circles and puffy eyes!
1) If you wake up with dark circles and puffy eyes every morning, try out this night-time ritual. Place two clean metal spoons in your freezer every night and when you wake up, hold the cold spoons to your eyes. This will help to minimize puffiness, which is the first step to making yourself look like you weren't out until 2am partying the night before.
2) To take it a step further, invest in a brightening, anti-puffiness eye serum. Below I have linked two products that will work perfectly! To top it off, you can actually combine steps one and two by placing your eye serum in the fridge overnight. OOOOOOH. AAAAHHHH. The two serums I have linked below actually have stainless steel applicators, so you can kill two birds with one stone by cooling the eye serum. Some eye serums also have brightening qualities, which is always a plus.
3) Now that we've covered skin care, it's time to cover up those dark circles with a few simple tricks. First, apply your favorite primer and foundation, but keep it light around the eyes. You don't want too much product to build up around your eyes, but it's important to apply foundation first, as a base.
4) To color correct your dark circles, you want to keep the color wheel in mind. Having dark circles means that you have bluish-purple tones under your eyes. To correct bluish-purple tones, we need to apply the opposite color, yellow-orange (or salmon). Covering your dark circles with a yellow, orange, or salmon concealer will counter the colors and also brighten the under-eye area.
5) Here are some products you can use to color correct dark circles:
After you've applied your foundation, place a small amount of any one of these color correctors directly under your eye, covering any dark tones you see. You can then blend out the color corrector with a beauty sponge or brush. When you're blending, be sure to tap and not wipe. Tapping the product will keep it where you want it, whereas wiping will wipe it away and defeat the purpose.
6) Now, you can move on to the rest of your routine. Personally, I like to apply my cream contour, blend, and then apply my concealer/cream highlighter! You can definitely apply a concealer on top of the color corrector. I actually highly recommend this, as it will help to brighten up the under eye even more.
7) Before you leave the house, PLEASE make sure you set your under eye with a very fine powder. I highly, highly recommend RCMA's No Color Powder, as it will not alter any of the colors you've already applied and it is very thin, so you will not experience any product buildup.
And that's it! See how easy it is?! I think color correcting dark circles is one of those things that everyone is kind of scared of, but really, it is one of the easiest things to do and it can 100% improve your look! Good luck with your color correcting adventures and check back every Sunday for a new blog post!