My New Liner Experiment
Updated: Mar 8
Hello! It's me again. We are deep in the learning process within our home studio, so I think you will see me many times trying out different types of makeup or studio light. I created a "Cat" like liner and combined it with some shades. It is definitely not suitable for everyday, but I think it would do well on some thematic night-outs or photoshoots.
I began with preparing my skin for the makeup. It means I cleaned my whole face with micellar water from Bioderma and I used some 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil from The Ordinary. Why? It think, I can get a better result with hydrated skin.
I learned other important thing. I forgot that my eyes are sensitive and the studio lights are not doing any good to them. My eyes became a little bit red during the photo shoot, so in the future I'll use eye drops.
After the moisturiser I chose the Authentic Skin Foundation from Zoeva Cosmetics. I gently tapped it into my skin with the 104/BUFFER. I needed a medium coverage, so I built it up. The result was still natural, because I worked slowly and precisely.
For contouring I used my favourite Contour Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It's a creamy contour palette, which can be blended out easily and beautifully. It helps to give some colour to my face to look healthier. The 117/PETIT DEFINED BUFFER was needed for this step.
After the contouring comes the blush. Yes, I used the Werk shade from Milk, and I'll use it again and again. It's absolutely my favourite! I picked up the same brush which I used for blending the contour shade.
The highlighter is the last product I used for the face part. I opted for the Sun Dipped Glow Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills, which comes with only natural shades in the palette. I decided to apply the Moonstone shade on my cheekbones, ridge of nose, Cupid's Bow, brow bone and inner eyes. It was applied with the 129/LUXE FAN brush. This is my must-have brush for this step.
I changed my routine this time. I combed out my brows with BROWVO! Conditioning Primer from Benefit Cosmetics at first. The product contains a great primer, which I think is better than my Brow Set from MAC Cosmetics, which I used every time until now, but strictly as a last step.
The brows were combed out, so I started to draw the missing threads with a little bit darker shade than my eyebrows. I used the #12 brush from Anastasia Beverly Hills to apply the Dipbrow Pomade from Anastasia Beverly Hills, which helped me to create these brows you see.
I wrote a lot about the Dipbrow Pomade, so I decided that I'll test something new for the missing threads. It's definitely my favourite so far, but you know it, there is always something new, something better. I'll use this product in the future, because it's really good, but it's time to explore other awesome products, too, for example the Brow Blade from Urban Decay :P. Honestly, I tried to buy it in more shades, but unfortunately they had only 4 shades in the Douglas store, so I'll have to wait for more to come, or I'll buy them in March on vacation.
Let's start to write about the eyes. The eyeshadow primer is a basic product, when I work with eyeshadows, so I started with the Prep + Prime eyeshadow base primer from MAC, which was applied with my fingers.
I needed two Huda Beauty palettes for this look: the Textured Shadows Palette - Rose Gold Edition and the Gemstone palette. At first I used the Textured Shadows Palette. The Sandalwood shade. It's a light peachy brown shade which was applied on the crease with the 227/LUXE SOFT DEFINER. I think it was a good idea, because I got the soft transition effect, which was needed. I applied the Blessed, as a second shade on my whole eyelids with the 234/LUXE SMOKY SHADER, which had to be thoroughly blended out with the 221/LUXE SOFT CREASE.
I continued the work on the lower lash line. Here I needed the Gemstone palette, because there is a beautifully green shade in it, which I wanted to use. Unfortunately these shades didn't get fantasy names, but there is only one green in it, so if you're interested in, you'll find it easily. :) The brush I needed was the 226/SMUDGER, which was perfect for the application and also for blending it out.
As you can see in the picture, I used the eyeliner more then I usually do. The one I opted for was the Epic Ink Liner in black from NYX Cosmetics. I rarely use this type of eyeliner, but for this style of lines it was better then my other products for the same step. It was used on my eyelids and on the lower lash line, too.
To finish the eyes I had to glue up the false lashes. I had the Premium Lashes - Hypnotic from Morphe, which I never used before, so I decided to try it out.
You could have seen in my previous posts how many times I used the Lip Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills on the model's lips, but this day was different. I applied the Matte Lipstick in Spice from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I didn't use a brush in this case, because it's a classic lipstick and these minis are only for myself, I never use them on clients, mostly because of the hygiene.
I'll be honest. It was very strange to create this makeup for myself. I rarely wear this kind of makeup, because all I wear on weekdays is just a natural one. It's really good to see myself sometimes in a full glam makeup :)
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P.S.: The brushes I used on her face and eyes are all from Zoeva.
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