Good Morning Beauties! I wanted to kick off the week with a super springy glowy and wearable look. I wanted to have this look up Friday but time got away from me and I didn’t have a whole lot to include in my Weekly Edit so today is a makeup tutorial instead.
This look centers around the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette and the Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette. It’s all about the glowy skin and a soft and warm halo eye perfect for spring. I included two lip options because I couldn’t decide which I liked better.
And in this post, I’m going to walk you guys through how I cream contour and highlight using the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette. Hopefully, I have some useful techniques.
As per usual, I’m starting with the eyes, more out of habit than anything now. On the eyes, I’m using the Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette (what a mouthful) because it’s a beautiful palette with the perfect shades for what I wanted to do. Review is coming this Wednesday and a more Avant-Garde tutorial (hopefully) Friday.
In today’s looks I am using the warm neutrals on the top row of the palette and the metallic champagne for a pop of shine.
First things first, brows done, eyes primed and laid down Classic (cream) as a base from lid to brow bone.
Next up, on a fluffy brush, I grabbed Innocent (soft peach) and blended it into the crease and transition area.
To deepen the crease, I took Whimsy (brick) into the crease on a smaller brush so the color is more concentrated into the crease area and more so on the outer portion. Then I took Innocent and the fluffy brush again to make sure everything was smoothly blended.
Now for the metallic shade, Glam.
With my finger, I patted Glam (champagne) all over the lid below the crease.
I went back in with Whimsy to really define the crease.
Then added Whimsy to the outer portion over top of Glam. I did this sort of backward because I was going to leave the lid with just glam but it was just kind of boring so I opted for a halo eye.
And then more Whimsy to the inner corner, leaving the center with just Glam shining through. I used a flat shader brush to apply Whimsy and just blended it slightly into Glam. These shadows are so good, they blend with minimal effort.
Instead of liner, I took Smoked (dark brown) on an angled liner brush and applied it at the roots of the lashes and pulled it out into a subtle wing to give the eye a lift and definition.
On the lower lash line, I blended Innocent all the way across.
Then deepened it with Whimsy, focusing most the pigment at the outer corner.
Then Smoked right along the lash line on the outer corner. For an inner corner highlight around the tear duct and the brow bone, I used Strobe from the Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette.
I finished off the eyes by adding a flesh colored liner to the inner water line, curled my lashes and applied a few coats of the Tarte Tartiest Lash Paint.
And that’s the eye finished.
Now for my new favorite contouring product, the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette.
As Coffee Break with Dani says, “Welcome to mah face” I’m starting the skin by priming with an illuminating primer. I used Laura Mercier Illuminating Primer all over the face.
Next up, Before foundation, I am going in with my cream contour. First, I want to show you what brushes I use with the cream contour.
The cream contour in this palette is very easy to over do which I kind of did but that’s okay because it will all blend and be fine once I do foundation.
I put the cream contour into all the areas I want to create definition and structure I accidently brought the contour cream down a little farther in the hollow of the cheek than I liked but it gets fixed. Once I got the product on, I kind of half blended it to soften the edges, but when I do the foundation everything gets blended and it gives a more natural looking shadow to the face that doesn’t cream contour. Looks crazy now, I know. I went kinda HAM.
Next up I did my favorite foundation cocktail, 1 part L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation in Classic Ivory and 1 part Nyx Pro Foundation Mixer In White. Then my concealer/highlighting with 1 part Kat Von D Lock-Concealer in L3 Warm and 2 parts White Out.
I applied the foundation all over my face with a damp beauty sponge. I used the one from Eco Tools in a dabbing motion. This blends out the cream contour and it merges with the foundation so they look like one with no harsh lines. Be sure to dab and not swipe because then the contour will blend everywhere, or away completely.
I blended it even more than this when all is said and done, because I didn’t how far down the contour came. Once, I was happy with the blending I set everything with e.l.f. HD Powder.
To apply the powder contour I used the angled contour brush from Wet n Wild. It’s one of my favorites for contour because it blends everything so softly and doesn’t pick up too much product.
Next, I applied my blush just above the contour and onto the apples of the cheek and added a little bronzer to bring some warmth to my face. For blush, I used the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty. I love this blush so much. It also makes me think of Adora Delano. Then, I used Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal on a big powder brush all over the face as my finishing powder. I applied it in a buffing motion to makes sure everything was blended together and flowed.
And now for the highlighting. Time to go HAM again, cause I want all the glow today! I used a combination of Fire, Lit, and Strobe. I used Fire as more of blush topper rather than highlight.
Then Lit and Strobe as my full on highlight.
I mean… Could I have piled on more? I hit all the high points of my face, tops of the cheeks bones, brow bone, about the arch of my brow, down the nose, and cupids bow.
For the first lip option, I wanted to try a more nude shade so I went for Tarte Tarteist Matte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit. (can you tell I really love Tarte and no, not sponsored. LOL. I wish!)
For lip option number 2 I wanted something a little more bold and chocolatey. So I opted for Maybelline Loaded Bolds in Coffee Addiction which is a rich reddish brown.
I really liked both lips with this look, depends on mood I guess but I REALLY like the deeper lip cause that’s usually what I go for is a more vampy lip which is suiting, because I live like a vampire most days. Sun? what’s that? Maybe if I saw the sun more I wouldn’t have to mix straight white into my foundation and concealer. LOL!
Anyway, which lip do you prefer? Let me know below! I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start and I’ll see you Wednesday, hopefully. My week is off to busy start.
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