My usual makeup routine (and How to Wear Eyeshadow Part 2)

Part 1: https://natzisstash.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/how-to-wear-eyeshadow-part-1/ 

First posted on April 12 2013 on my LJ.

Warning: Long wall of photos ahead. 

I usually apply my eye makeup before my foundation or BB cream. This makes it easier to clean up any fallout if I’m using loose pigments or eyeshadow, or if clumps from my mascara fall out. The stuff can be wiped away with a makeup remover and I don’t have to worry about reapplying foundation on the same spot.
Note: Also, always let your bases (moisturizer/primer and lip balm) sit on the skin for at least five minutes before applying any products on top of it. 
After applying foundation, I do the cheeks (usually end up looking ghostly if I don’t because of the foundation) and lips. It’s especially hard to do lips before foundation because some foundation almost always tends to get on the lips somehow while applying.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 8.54 AM
MAC Rubensque used as a primer and base.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 8.55 AM
Applied all over the eyelid with the middle finger. (You can kiiiinda) see it in the photo. It’s the shimmer on the eyelid.

Note: Never use the index finger when applying makeup. For some reason we always apply more pressure when using the index, so we might tug at the skin more, or poke ourselves in the eye.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 8.55 AM #3
Urban Decay Ilusion.
Photo on 12-4-13 at 8.56 AM
Applied on the lid with the ring finger.

Because this is applied on the lid, Rubensque ends up being a highlight colour as well.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 8.56 AM #2
Urban Decay Bewitch as the contour colour in the ‘V’ of the eye.
Photo on 12-4-13 at 8.57 AM
Applied with the pinkie.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 8.58 AM
Eyes closed.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 8.59 AM
Eyes open.
Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.03 AM
I used a brush with the other eye, it’s far easier like that.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.01 AM
Angled liner brush and apply gel eyeliner.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.02 AM #2
Filled in the ends of the brow with a grey brown pencil. My brows are pretty thick but are a little sparse at the end.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.11 AM #3
Liquid foundation on a damp foundation brush.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.10 AM
Foundation brush kept damp to sheer out the foundation a little.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.11 AM
MAC Warm Soul, then applied to the apples of the cheeks.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.12 AM
From my Coastal Scents palette, a brown blush which I use as a contour colour.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.12 AM #2
Apply on the hollows of the cheeks.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.13 AM
And the other side.

Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.14 AM
Taking the same brown blush with a smaller brush.
Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.14 AM #2
Apply the jawline to contour the face a little.
Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.13 AM #2
Translucent finishing powder to blend and set everything. I’ve taken to blending everything at the very end with translucent powder. It makes things easier then to blend it first then set it at the end because the powder does buff and soften the blush anyway.
Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.13 AM #3
Applied to the blush.
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I’ve forgotten to take a photo, but to the rest of the face too.
Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.16 AM
Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Black Ruby.
Photo on 12-4-13 at 9.17 AM

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The finished look.

Obviously there are steps that can be skipped if you were rushing for time. Forget the eyeshadow and contouring, but keep the eyeliner, blush and lipgloss.

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One Response to My usual makeup routine (and How to Wear Eyeshadow Part 2)

  1. Must Have Boxes says:

    Great tutorial! Love your final look.

    – KW
    http://musthaveboxes.com

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