Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Years Eve Makeup Look

Hi guys!
As you can probably tell from the majority of my posts I love makeup. I have been watching makeup tutorials on YouTube for probably 2+ years now and finally feel comfortable playing with makeup looks. I did a really fun look inspired by Jaclyn Hill for New Years Eve this year!
 You may have seen this post on our social media pages. I posted this look on Instagram and Twitter first and had no idea it would get so much love. Carli Bybel very sweetly liked this post and shared it to her page which really helped this reach so many more people. I was also asked on Instagram to do a makeup tutorial on this look so I decided I should definitely mention what I used. Thank you all so much for your support!

http://instagram.com/p/xc2bBIuzDN/I started off using MAC prolongwear concealer in NW20 as a base for my eye and under eye area. I blended this in using the Sigma F86 Tapered Kabuki. Next I applied the color Vanilla Bean from Makeup Geek using the Sigma E40 tapered blending brush to the crease of my eye and brow bone to help blend the colors I'll use next.

Next I applied the colors Creme Brulee, Birkin, Cocoa Bear, and Fresh Peach to the crease for dimension.Yes that amount of eyeshadows is really excessive.

Now I started to apply blue colors on the lid as a nice blue base for the pigment later on. I started from the outer corner of the eye with the darkest blue and went lighter with the blues as I went in. I used, in order from outer eye to inner eye: Mermaid by ABH, Houdini, Dragonfly, and Mermaid by Makeup Geek on the inner corner. I applied these using the duo ended brush that came with my Urban Decay palette.

I used the same ombre technique on my lower lash-line using the Sigma E30 Pencil brush.

Now for the fun part! I applied Bitten eyeshadow with my Sigma E40 starting with the outer corner of the eye and bringing it into the rest of my crease. Bitten is such a beautiful deep red color. To further deepen the outer corner I applied Rosette and Deep Plum by ABH. 

It's time to apply the Insomnia pigment! This is the star of the show. Take some glitter glue (I used Too Faced Glitter Glue) or wet your brush with some setting spray, apply this with your finger. Then immediately dip your finger or a brush into the pigment and apply to the center of the eye where you applied the glitter glue. The glitter glue will really just help to keep the pigment from falling on your face, which I had a problem with previously. This pigment is seriously my favorite ever!! Thank you Makeup Geek for making this (very similar to blue/brown pigment from MAC but far more affordable)!!

I really wanted to make the lower lash line pop with blue color so I applied NYX Gypsy Blue retractable eye liner. I also applied the Maybelline Master Kajal Liner in Onyx Rush to the waterline.

As a brow and inner corner highlight I used the color Bling and applied with my Sigma E30.

To finish off this look I applied Velour Lashes Carli Lash designed by Carli Bybel. These lashes are absolutely beautiful and such great quality. I want to wear them all the time but try to save them for special occasions :) I applied using tweezers and Andrea lash glue from WalGreens but any clear or black lash glue will work. Then I applied Physician's Formula eye booster 2-in-1 lash boosting eyeliner and serum right above the lashes just to ensure you can't see the lash band.

So that's the most complicated part :) My brows are in Dark Brown Dipbrow by Anastasia Beverly Hills. For lips I used Tawny lipliner and applied Dose of Colors Berry Me matte lipstick. To set this whole look I sprayed Urban Decay de-slick Makeup Setting Spray for oil control all over my face. This just ensures that my makeup will stay in place and not become too oily. Love this spray.

Phew! Did you make it through all that? I swear it doesn't take me an hour and a half just to to my eye makeup.
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Here are pictures of all the products I used: Just click to visit the site (some products may be sold out):
MAC Cosmetics: Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20http://anastasiabeverlyhills.com/eyeshadow-singles.htmlhttp://anastasiabeverlyhills.com/eyeshadow-singles.htmlhttp://anastasiabeverlyhills.com/eyeshadow-singles.htmlhttp://www.makeupgeek.com/store/makeup-geek-eyeshadow-pan-vanilla-bean.htmlCreme Brulee