It's not often that I post makeup looks on the blog, or even on my Instagram, but this past weekend I was so happy with how my makeup came out that I just had to write a post on it. Once we're settled in the new house I really want to start making these kinds of posts a more regular thing, though, as a way to get me to use more of my products. I've been into glowy skin looks for the longest time now, but it's only recently that I've really been embracing pink tones. I know it's almost autumn, but I think this would make a perfect spring look.
I really spent a lot of time perfecting the skin. I started with the Cover FX Calming Primer to plump up my skin and soothe redness. I wanted to let as much of my skin show as possible, so this was helpful in minimizing redness so I wouldn't need as much coverage. For my base I used the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint - it's my all-time favorite base product, because although it doesn't have much coverage at all, it leaves the skin looking so beautiful and healthy. Once the base was down I went in with the Milk Makeup Flex Concealer in areas where I needed more coverage - right on my dark circles and in the corners of my nose. On larger areas that needed a little coverage, like on my nose and chin, I used the Glossier Stretch Concealer with a Beautyblender. And to top off this concealer concoction, I spot concealed with the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer.
I kept brows simple with a few swipes of Glossier Boy Brow and the NYX Micro Brow Pencil, and eyes were given a subtle sheen using the MAC Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch. I've been skipping eyeliner since I'm so terrible at it, but this video by Karima McKimmie inspired me to try a smoked-out wing. I drew a wedge shape on the outer corner of my eye with the Colourpop Eyeliner in Brew-Haha and then dragged out the line into a soft wing with a Real Techniques Detailer Brush. I tightlined with the same eyeliner and then finished the eyes with a couple coats of the Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara - I absolutely loved this the first time I used it, but I had to comb my lashes out a lot this time so they didn't look spidery.
On my cheeks, I really piled on the product for a dewy flush. I started with a bit of the Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer in Baked on my cheekbones, temples, and across my nose, and then I used a healthy dose of the Glossier Cloud Paint* in Puff on my cheeks. This is still my number one favorite blush, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Before I bathed in highlighter I hit up my oilier spots and set my undereyes with the Glossier Wowder* in Light/Medium, and I went over the areas I applied the Milk bronzer with the Becca Sunlit Bronzer in Bali Sands. I couldn't pick one highlighter to use for this look, so I mixed three that gave the perfect pink glow: the Milk Makeup Holographic Stick* in Mars, Nudestix Nudies All-Over Face Color in Illumi-Naughty, and Glossier Haloscope in Quartz. The effect was really something.
The products I wanted to use on my lips actually inspired this whole look. I put down a layer of the Glossier Generation G in Like and topped it with a bit of the Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Pink Pearl. The effect was so pretty, and now I'm adding all the shimmery glosses to my wishlist.
I'm thinking I might do something like this (maybe with the highlighter a little toned down) when we get our engagement photos taken next month.
What's your favorite tone to go for in a monochrome look?
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