A Year of Makeup – Day 054

Hey y’all! Welcome back to my next day of my A Year of Makeup challenge!! Feel free to check out my look and let me know what you think!


Products used in order:

  • Starting with Josie Maran’s Argan Oil, I warm about 3 drops in my hands and lightly press the oil on my face to even out any dry spots on my skin.
  • Apply a small dot of Too Faced – Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer to each eyelid and let dry before applying product
  • With the Too Faced – Eye Shadow Collection (Natural Eye):
    • Velvet Revolver: Using a fluffy, tapered eyeshadow brush, blend as transition color in area right above crease
    • Push-Up: Blend into Crease, descending pigment towards the inner eyelid and using a thin brush, apply tight to lower lash line and softly blend to diminish a hard line
    • Honey Pot: Apply to the inner corner and mid-lid by starting with pressing product by the lashline and blending up towards the crease, but not into it
    • Cocoa Puff: 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
    • Sexpresso: Using a thin brush, I apply tightly along my upper lash line
  • Apply about a dime-sized amount of Figs & Rouge – Avancé+ (Mattifying Emulsion MT+ Sheer) with fingers so the warmth from your hands helps blend the product better, except this product just crumbled off so I just removed it and continued along with my look. I only mention how I used it because I included it in the picture.
  • Using about a pump and a half of Urban Decay – Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup (3.5), I apply it first with my fingers around my face and down my neck and then follow up with my beautyblender sponge to blend out any streaks and to create an even finish.
  • With a loose, fluffy face powder brush apply Laura Mercier – Loose Setting Powder (Translucent) all over the face to set product
  • Using the Benefit Cosmetics – Cheek Parade (“Beauty and the Beat” Blush Kit):
    • Hoola:
      • 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
      • Temples: using the same brush as the cheeks and forehead hairline, I dust this on my temples
    • GALifornia:
      • Using a fluffy blush brush, I apply this along my cheekbones to bring life back into my cheeks
  • With the Sephora Collection – MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer (Stardust – 01):
    • 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 Studio 10 – Brow Perfecting Liner (01 – Universal), I use short, light strokes to fill in and shape my brows.
  • Just a few coats of my current mascara to follow: Blinc Mascara
  • Then, I set my brows with Pixi Beauty – Brow Tamer (Translucent).
  • For my lips, I used Clove + Hallow – Lip Glaze (Spicy).

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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