In the final part of my three part series I am going to focus on beauty products. The make-up look I am currently obsessing over for Valentine's day is done by Jaclyn Hill on YouTube. Jaclyn creates a super feminine and soft look that you can wear all day and dress up at night with just a quick switch of a lip shade.
Remember before you start the look to prep your face, apply your foundation and concealer, my personal favorites are Bobbi Browns 'Luminous' moisturizing treatment in Sand 2 and MAC mineralize concealer in NW25; apply both with a beauty blender or kabuki brush.
Now to start off we will begin with the eyes, here we are using Tarte Cosmetics newest palette Tartelette.
The first shade you will want to apply is called Super Mom, its a really nice matte vanilla-y color, you're going to use a fluffy blending brush to get that over your lid up to brow. Since the palette is all matte, even if you prime you will want to pack the color on just to help blend!
The next shade you will apply is Force of Nature, it is a beige color that really good for transitioning. You will apply this predominantly in your upper crease and blend out gently up toward the brow.
Now you will be added Natural Beauty on top, again blending out gently toward the brow, what you are basically doing is layering one shade darker and darker creating a nice 3 dimensional effect to your crease.
Here we are adding the shade Best Friend which is this really cool mauvey-purple shade. This color you will only add from the outer corner of your crease up to about the middle of your eye using a less fluffy brush and the windshield wiper technique to blend the color into the original two layers; apply a bit more densely.
Now we are going to use Bombshell which is a true cool tone purple color, with any small angle brush. Layer the color tightly in the outer corner of your eye to really carve out your crease. Once you are satisfied with the amount of pigment showing go back with your blender and blend it out smoothly so its not too harsh.
Finally to the the lid we are going to apply this lovely color called Caregiver. This is a very matte, ultra pigmented baby doll pink shade. Use any soft bristle eye brush to pack on evenly over your entire lid, completely out to the outer corner. Then go back in with a pencil brush and blend out the harsh edges where your lid meets your crease with barely any product just a very tiny amount of the shade 'Best Friend'.
Finally you are going to apply your eye liner. In the video Jaclyn uses a Maybelline gel liner, I prefer to use Mac's superslick liquid eyeliner. Draw out your winged line,if you so choose, and proceed to fill it in to add a little dramatic effect.
Go back in and highlight your brow bone and inner corners with 'Super Mom' and with a pencil brush we are going to smudge the tiniest amount of 'Natural Beauty' to your lower lash line to add a bit of a shadow just to finish the look.
Here Jaclyn is added these super fabulous and feminine Blinking Beauté false lashes in #6, they add a flirty dimension that just adds to the femininity of this look to your eyes which I absolutely love.
Now incase you didn't already put on your foundation and concealer you will want to prep your face, Jaclyn uses Smashbox's Primer Water. I'm a personal fan of Tarte's Clean Slate Flawless 12hr-Brightening Primer, it just adds an extra glow to your skin. Proceed to now add your foundation and your concealer.
With a Chanel Bronzer and Sigma's F86 brush, I prefer TooFaced Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer, you will go ahead and just apply lightly to your cheeks, the point is to not contour but to simply add dimension to your face since this is a softer look. Leave your nose, under eye, center of your chin, center of your forehead and nose untouched. We are going for a healthy sun-kissed glow, nothing too intense or harsh. DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR UNDER EYES!
Now eyebrows are really individualized, some people have thick enough eyebrows where they don't need to draw them in. Here we are using an Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil in Taupe. I really like her technic for a more natural looking brow where you just fill in the lower part of your brow.
With the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in the shade Luminous Light we are going to highlight our cheekbones. This powder really creates a natural looking highlight, there is no glitter so it is great for every day and especially with brides.
For blush we are using Makeup Geek's in Head over Heels, its a shimmery, icy baby doll pink apply all over the cheek area for a nice pale feminine cheek.
Finally to finish off this look we are going to use Color Pop Lippie Stick in the shade Bound on your lips, its just the most gorgeous shade of baby doll pink. Then we are going to place OCC's Lip Tar in 'Digitalis' to the center of your lips and blend out to intensify the color. Lastly all you have to do is set your makeup, I agree with Jaclyn's choice of Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray