• Vivien

Pinky Basics


Hello everyone! August was the last month when I published a photo of myself on this blog, but today I'll share a makeup, which was created for myself again. We were using continuous lights during our photoshoots in the last year, but now we decided to upgrade to flash lights. This area or technology was new not only to me, but my boyfriend who never uses flashlights in his photography. The idea was to test them on me, gaining more practice before a real photoshoot with one of our models.


Face


The first step is always the same. I cleaned my whole face with micellar water from Bioderma. The application and blending is much easier on the face when cleaned and the result overall will be much more beautiful.

After the cleaning, I started to work with the foundation. I used the Authentic Skin Foundation from Zoeva Cosmetics, which was applied and blended out with the 104/BUFFER. As I wrote it in the dedicated review of the product it's a lightweight foundation, but it can be built up.

To give some colour to my face I needed my Contour Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills to contour. The Light Sculpt shade is not too light but at the same time not too dark, so it was the perfect choice for my skin. 117/PETIT DEFINED BUFFER helped me in the precise application and I used it for the blending, too.

The next step after the contouring is the blush. I used the Lip Palette for this step. I chose the Soft Pink shade and worked with the same brush again.

The highlighter is one of the most important step in the whole makeup, so I never leave it out. I needed a creamy one, so I picked up the 3D highlighter in Pink Sands edition from Huda Beauty. The Capri is the only creamy highlighter included in this palette. I applied it with my fingers on my cheekbones, bridge of nose, Cupid's Bow, brow bone and inner eyes.


Eyebrows


Always the first thing with the eyebrows. I've thicker brows, so in my case it's extremely important to comb them out. I'm not satisfied with the colour of my brows and I didn't hesitate to use the Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown from Anastasia Beverly Hills. The brush I used for these steps is the #12 from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Should I try out another brush?! Why did I use the Diprow Pomade at all? The problem is that my hair is darker than my brows. If they were similar or the brows were darker, the next step would be enough for this part: comb out the brows with Brow Set from MAC.


Eyes


Let's move to the eyes. I started with the Prep + Prime eyeshadow base primer from MAC, which was applied with my fingers. Today I'll show you a basic eye makeup, but to have it more interesting I made it with a pink shade.

At first I needed a palette with brown shades, so I opted for the Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It's my most used palette, I think. I needed just one shade and it was the Antique Bronze. The 234/LUXE SMOKY SHADER was the perfect brush to apply it on my outer corners. I own the MINI METALLIC LIQUID LIPSTICK 3-PIECE SET from Anastasia Beverly Hills and I felt it's time to use it, because I haven't used for a long time now. The 237/DETAIL SHADER was the brush I needed to apply the Mai Tai shade from this set on the inner corner. It's a shimmery peachy gold colour, which was created to be used on lips, but I think it can be a perfect choice on eyelids, too. To get a transition between the shades I blended them out with the 227/LUXE SOFT DEFINER.

On the lower eyelids I needed the Antique Bronze, again. This time it was applied and blended out with the 226/SMUDGER. I worked with the Super Brow Extreme Long-Wear Pomade from Kat Von D Beauty on the waterline. I used it in Magenta, which is a vibrant pinkish-purple shade. The 317/WING LINER is a must have piece in my makeup bag, because it's perfect when creating a cat- eye eyeliner plus it can be used on the waterline, too.

To finish the work on my eyes I had to glue up the Natural Black Wispies from Ardell with a lash glue from Douglas.


Lips


To get the same vibrant shade on my lips as I had on my waterline I used two Matte Lipsticks from Anastasia Beverly Hills. The first choice was the Stargazer and as a second shade I applied the Orchid. I worked with the 331/PRECISION LIP on my lips.


The photoshoot was the first in our upgraded home studio and there is still lot to learn, especially in the post process, but I hope you liked it!


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


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