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Cut Crease #2


Hi everyone! Let me introduce our new model, Emma. I decided to create a cut crease with brown, green and golden shades, which you can see in the picture.

It was her first photo shoot not only with Gleamradar, but in her whole life, ever. We tried to get the best of it. I think we did a good job together!


Face


Every makeup starts with cleaning and analysing the skin, because this is what affects the final results the most. I wanted to do my best, so at first, I cleaned her whole face with micellar water from Bioderma. When I finished with the cleaning I used the 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil from The Ordinary to hydrate her skin, because I don't like to work on dry skin.

After these important steps I chose the foundation the Authentic Skin Foundation from Zoeva Cosmetics, which was applied with the 104/BUFFER. I had to slowly built it up to get as beautiful skin as possible.

On the imperfections, which some of were still visible I used the Concealer Palette from Zoeva Cosmetics with the 142/Concealer Buffer. I recommend to use it in situations, when the foundation doesn't cover all the imperfections. It's not necessary to use it on the whole face, like the foundation.

The next step was the contouring. I picked up the must-have Contour Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills for this step. I opted for the Java shade, because it was the lightest brown from the palette and was the closest match to her skin tone and I think it was a good idea. The 117/PETIT DEFINED BUFFER brush is my favourite brush to apply and blend out the contour shades, so there was no question what will I use.

If you've red my previous blog posts, you may know, that after the contouring I always use the blush. It was no different again. I used the Werk shade from Milk, because it's still my favourite blush. She has fairy/light skin, so this light pink shade was perfect for her. I applied and blended it out with the same brush I used for contouring.

The last and the best product on the face is the highlighter. The product you can see on her face is the Azores shade from 3D highlighter palette from Huda Beauty in The Pink Sands Edition. It's a powdery one, so I needed a brush to apply and blend it out. The 129/LUXE FAN brush was at my help.


Eyebrows


I think it's the most important part of the makeup, because beautifully shaped eyebrows can improve the look and can make a real difference to the makeup at the end.

At first I combed out her brows with BROWVO! Conditioning Primer from Benefit Cosmetics. It contains a great primer, which keeps the threads in place. The next important step was to draw the missing threads with the Dipbrow Pomade from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I applied it with the #12 brush from Anastasia Beverly Hills. The result was a little bit thicker, but still natural brows.


Eyes


It's the second cut crease on my site. If you're curious, you can check the first one here.

The first step was the Prep + Prime eyeshadow base primer from MAC Cosmetics, because I wanted some really pigmented colours on her eyelids. I applied it with my fingers, as I always do. Pay attention, the product has to be applied equally throughout the whole eyelids.

I needed a lot of palettes (three) to get this look: the Modern Renaissance from Anastasia Beverly Hills, the Textured Shadows Palette from Huda Beauty and the Full Spectrum from Urban Decay.

The first shade was the Raw Sienna from Modern Renaissance. It's a light brown shade, which was used on the crease and the outer corner. I started to work on the crease with the 221/LUXE SOFT CREASE to get a nice transition. When it was beautifully blended out I moved to the outer corner. I used the same brush again to apply the Raw Sienna. I blended it out and I thought this look needs a darker shade on the outer corner, so I picked up the darkest brown in this palette, the Cyprus Umber. When I blended it out I got the shade I imagined to have.

The second palette was the Textured Shadows Palette from Huda Beauty, because I needed a vibrant gold shade. The 24K was the shade I wanted on her inner corner and I used the 237/DETAIL SHADER for the application. I like to use this mini brush, because is ideal for the detailed application.

On the middle of the eyelids I still had a little ''empty space'' for the third shade. It was the Hundred from Full Spectrum. It's a sparkly darker green, which was chosen, because of her beautiful green eyes. I used the 237/DETAIL SHADER to apply it. To get a perfect transition I needed the 221/LUXE SOFT CREASE one more time for blending.

On her lower lash line I used the light brown shade, the Raw Sienna. The 226/SMUDGER brush was at my help to apply and blend out this shade.

The makeup needed false lashes. I prepared the Natural Black Wispies from Ardell and I glued them up. It was her first time having false lashes on, so it was a little bit weird for her, but after few minutes she got used to it.


Lips


I had a feeling that the little bit darker brown shade can be the one for this eye makeup. I chose the Spice colour from Matte Lipstick from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I draw a little bit thicker but symmetrical lips for Emma with 331/PRECISION LIP. To get the effect of optically even and thick lips, I decided to use the lip gloss in the Join The Dance shade from Zoeva Cosmetics. I applied it with the same brush and we were ready to shoot!


Emma got her photos just a week ago and she was satisfied with them, so she'll be back in studio, soon. :) Thank you very much for coming and having you!


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P.S.: The brushes I used on her face and eyes are all from Zoeva.


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