• Vivien

Jeweled Eyes

Updated: Dec 8, 2019


Hi there! I've a new makeup look for you today. I wanted to show you something special, so I decided to use some ''crystals'' on Livi's eyelids.

I had a different feeling about this look at first. I wanted to buy white or silvery crystals which and I wanted to combine with a red lipstick. Unfortunately, I didn't find the pearls I wanted at the shop where I used to buy these things. I had to decide between making this makeup a little differently or come up with a completely new idea. As you can see in the picture, I bought blue crystals and I used a browny pink shade on her lips. When I look back at it, I don't mind the change at all, because they fit perfectly to her blue eyes.


Face


The first thing was to clean her whole face with micellar water.

I think a lot of people may envy her, because her skin is perfect even without makeup. Nevertheless, I had to apply the Face and Body foundation from MAC with the 104/BUFFER brush. It was needed just because of the photoshoot. It's just a water based foundation with light coverage, which is absolutely enough on her skin.

I used only creamy products on her face because it wasn't necessary to fix it with powder for the duration of the photoshoot.

For the contouring I picked up the Contour Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. The shade I used was the Light Sculpt. I applied it with the 117/PETIT DEFINED BUFFER. (This brush can be used to apply foundation, too).

What comes after contouring? The blush. My newest favourite is the Werk shade from Milk, which is a light pink shade. It can be used on cheeks and lips, too, but now I used it on her cheeks, only. I used the 117/PETIT DEFINED BUFFER to blend out the shade.

For the highlighter I chose the Capri shade from the 3D highlighter palette from Huda Beauty. You can find this colour in the Pink Sand Edition. I applied it with my fingers.


Eyebrows


Her eyebrows are darker than her hair, so I picked the Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown shade from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It was a perfect match! I continued with combing out her brows and drawing the missing threads, with #12 brush from Anastasia Beverly Hills. The brush is double-ended, so it was perfect for these steps. To have this part finished I combed out the threads one more time with the Brow Set from MAC.


Eyes


The most interesting part of every makeup. The first step was the Prep + Prime eyeshadow base primer from MAC. I used my finger to apply it. In my opinion it's the best way to do it and I really recommend this technique. You can feel what you do and that is exactly what enables you to progress in making better makeup.

I know in many videos on the internet the eyeliner is the last step, but not in this tutorial and you'll see why. I worked with the Waterproof Créme Color gel liner in Jet shade from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It's a long-lasting intense black gel, so I had to be careful with it. It's not an easy one to remove. I wanted to draw a nice line for the first try, so I opted for the 317/WING LINER brush. It's the must-have product for the eyeliner-lovers. :) But why I did it first? Skipping the shades? I think it's the safer way of doing it. You don't have to remove the shades, if the eyeliner you draw isn't perfect. It saves you a lot of time if it happens, and the shades you've applied don't go for nothing.

Eyelids. The Raw Sienna was the first shade from the Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills, which was applied with the 231/LUXE PETIT CREASE and was blended out with 221/LUXE SOFT CREASE. It's the best combo, when I want to apply and blend out the shade on the crease. As I wrote in the previous article, the first (smaller) brush is good for precise lines and the second (bigger) brush is good for the beautiful transition. The Vermeer shade was the last I applied on her eyelids. I used the 237/DETAIL SHADER brush for this step. I blew some Prep+ Prime Fix+ on the brush before applying the shade. It gave me a more intense and shiny silvery shade.

I used the Raw Sienna, again, on her lower eyelids. I think the 226/SMUDGER is the best brush for that. I'm sure you've read the same words in my previous article, but I still haven't found anything better. To avoid having just a classic sharp line there, I blended it out with the 231/LUXE PETIT CREASE.

The false lashes are still missing, so it was time to apply the Natural Black Wispies from Ardell. I glued them up with a new product from Douglas. (It'll be reviewed, I promise). On the lower lashes I used the Roller Lash mascara from Benefit.

Today, the lashes are not the last step of the Eye part. The beautiful blue crystals on her lids took this crown. I used the Hydro Mastix from Kryolan to glue them up. This step made this makeup a little bit special, not something that you would want to wear everyday. I really like this look, I hope you too. :)


Lips


As I wrote earlier, I had to change my original plan so I used the Made To Last Lip Duo liquid lipstick from Pupa Milano. I applied the Vintage Pink/010 with the 331/PRECISION LIP. I used the ''top coat'', too, which gave her lips a shine and a little bit thicker look.

Maybe you can remember that I wrote a review about those lipsticks. I wrote that I was disappointed about these products. My opinion hasn't changed. I avoid using it for every day and I used it now just for the makeup to look better in the pictures. I needed something of this colour and that was the only one I had in my bag.


While reading through my article making last edits, I realised, that the only palette I used on her eyes was the Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Again! I think it shows that I really like this product. :) I hope you didn't take this as a cheap advertisement.


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


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