A Year of Makeup – Day 023

Hey y’all! Welcome back to my next day of my A Year of Makeup challenge!! As per my usual, I wanted to keep my face makeup natural, but I wanted to mix things up from my norm and get a little playful with a bright lippie. Feel free to check out my look and let me know what you think!

Products used in order:

  • Apply a small dot of Too Faced – Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer to each eyelid and let dry before applying product
  • Using the Too Faced – Eye Shadow Collection (Chocolate Bar):
    • Salted Caramel: blend right above crease as a transition color using a fluffy, tapered eyeshadow brush
    • Semi-Sweet: Apply on outer corner of the lid by initially pressing color close to lashline and blending up into the crease and out, to create a ‘V’ shape and then blend into Crease, descending pigment towards the inner eyelid
    • Marzipan: Apply to the inner corner of the lid by starting with pressing product by the lashline and blending up towards the crease, but not into it
    • Crème Brulee: Apply to mid-lid by first pressing close to lashline, and then blending up and towards the inner and outer lid colors, but not blending over them and overpowering them
    • Black Forest Truffle: Using a thin brush, apply tight to lower lash line and softly blend to diminish a hard line
    • Hazelnut: Using a smaller, tapered brush than the one for the transition color, lightly apply and blend onto the outer corner of the lid to create slightly more color intensity
    • White Chocolate: softly blend to highlight brow bone
  • Using about half a dime-sized amount of Hourglass – Immaculate® Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free (Pearl) I blend it around my face and slightly down my neck with my Urban Decay Optical Blurring brush.
  • With a loose, fluffy face powder brush apply Laura Mercier – Loose Setting Powder (Translucent) all over the face to set product.
  • Using the Too Faced – Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa (Chocolate):
    • Nose: using the same fluffy eye shadow brush to set under eyes, I use this to lightly contour the sides of my nose
    • Cheeks: using an angled contour/blush brush, I blend this below my cheekbones to create added depth
    • Forehead hairline: Using the same brush as for my cheek contour, I blend this on my upper forehead and into my hairline to give the appearance of a smaller forehead
  • Using the Becca – Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter (Opal):
    • V (cheeks and over outer brow): Using a different angled blush brush, I blend this above my cheekbones and above my eyebrow
    • Nose: using MUD’s 330 brush, I apply this to enhance the contour of my nose for a thinner look
    • Cupid’s bow: using MUD’s 330 brush, I lightly blend this to create a fuller-looking upper lip
    • Inner eye groove: Using MUD’s 330 brush, I apply here to create eyes that look more awake and eye-catching
  • Using the Tarte – Amazonian 12-Hour Blush (Paaarty):
    • Using a fluffy blush brush, I apply this along my cheekbones to bring life back into my cheeks.
  • Just a few coats of my current mascara to follow: Doucce – Maxlash Volumizer Mascara (103 – Black)
  • For my lips, I used Gerard Cosmetics – Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick (Honeymoon).

And here’s the final look:


Thanks for checking out my post! I’d love to hear about your experience with any of these products in the comments! ♥

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