Well Hello everybody, happy Sunday. I’m excited to announce I’ve done my first makeup tutorial for a simple, elegant, every day look you can rock day or night. I decided to post this for three reasons: 1 is that I missed you all & wanted to say “hi” 🙂 2 is that today I went golfing at Elliott’s country club with his mother and afterwards we were going to eat at a fancy schmancy resturaunt and I needed dressed up yet simple makeup, and 3 is that I realized that I post a lot about beauty but never actually have done a tutorial. I think it’s important for those who are beginners to the beauty and makeup world to have someone to turn to who can make things a little easier and break them down so that hopefully you can explore your own makeup ideas. Sometimes I see these youtube sites with perfect makeup but to get it you need 800 products, 10 hours, and… well a make up artist to apply it for you (haha).
Anyways, this was shot with my phone, so the quality isn’t amazing. Also, I apparently live in a dungeon so the lighting isn’t perfect. All things I’ll attempt to work on for my next tutorial. I chose to do a mix of videos and pictures so that if I say “blend with a blending brush in the crease” you actually can see what I mean.
I really hope you like all of my hard work! Let me know what I can improve on or any comments/suggestions. <3 you all, Have a great weekend.
My Everyday Look:
I always start with my Clinique toner #3. While working as a makeup artist there I really learned about the benefits of using a toner and I could never go back. It will gently exfoliate and get rid of any dead skin so that your makeup goes on smoothly and looks bright, not muddy (which can happen when foundation meets dead skin cells, gross). I also always use a moisturizer to avoid any flakes. Today I chose my natural glow, ghost girl needs a little color.
Next I went straight to eyes. I usually will do my eye makeup before the rest of my face to avoid getting any flakes, sparkles, dark smudges, on set makeup. Taking it all off and re-applying can be an awful pain.
I started with Clinique eye primer, so that the makeup has something to stick to and appears more pigmented.
I also used Clinique shadow quad in “Jennas Essentials”, while working at the counter, I would always use this quad for a natural look on someone who is going to an event but didn’t quite want a deep, dramatic eye.
Using liquid liner, I lined over my original black line to pull everything together.
FOR THE FACE. I did a simple contour and brightening mascara for a nice glow.
I took my absolute favorite Clinique Even Better foundation and used it as an all over base. You’ll want to apply your base color in whatever foundation you’d regularly wear all over for even coverage. I love the even better foundation because it gives a very nice “glow” and has moderate to full coverage. I used a Stippling brush to really distribute the color and make sure it blends in without any smudges or telltale lines.
Next I applied a bright concealer as a highlight (I used white, generally you’ll want one to two shades lighter than your base shade) to all areas you want to highlight. Generally you’ll want the area just under the eye to mid nose (upside triangle), the bridge of your nose, a small oval on the chin, just above and under your cheek bone, and your forehead.
Time for the contour. Using a bronzer or deep matte eyeshadow make a deep swipe under your cheekbones (make a kissy face and fill in the hollow area of your cheeks), forehead, and if you want along the sides of the nose & under the tip.
FINISHING TOUCHES. Every look can be completed and finished with a nicely filled brow & lips.
*For my brows, I find that any matte duo with multiple dark and light shades will work, here i used eyeshadow.. whatever works!*
Using the darkest shade, line directly under the arch of your brow, you use the darker shade for this because that is naturally how the light would fall.
Next using the second shade (lighter) line the upper outline of your brows (think of this like lining your lips). Focus mainly on the outer edge of brows as this is where they naturally taper so they’ll probably need to be defined.
Fill in any noticible gaps in the center of brows with deepest shade. Make sure you also define where your brows begin by making a vertical line directly above the area that lines up with your nostril (use the darker shade for this).
It’s as simple as lining the outer line of your lips with a color exactly the same shade as your own lip color. Next fill in with a light berry shade. I love the clinique chubby stick in super strawberry for light to medium skin like mine, for deeper skin tones a violet tinted color is perfect (the violet just looks like a stunning berry shade not actual purple).