Creating makeup looks are definitely one of my biggest frustrations as a beauty blogger. As much as I love makeup, I still have a hard time creating the perfect wing or even putting on my falsies without poking my eye. But despite my lack of coordination handling makeup tools or accessories to do a stunning look, I always find time to practice because hey, most of the beauty gurus started from practising on their own.
And today, I played with my makeup and was able to create a simple look that you guys can do for your creative shots for graduation or on graduation day itself. I promise you that this is far from complicated and anyone can do this.
Now, follow my step by step guide to creating the look.
First, put a CC cream before priming to reduce the redness or improve the colour of your skin tone. Unlike the BB cream, CC is sheerer and you can mix it with your foundation for instant coverage.
Let the cream sit on your face for a minute before putting the primer. Put a small pea-sized amount on your finger and gently rub it on your face especially on your T-zone.
After that, pump your foundation thrice on the back of your hand and apply it using a brush or a damp beauty blender (I skipped the concealer because fortunately, I didn’t have any pimples that time). Blend the foundation a little more into the area beside your nose to reduce the appearance of pores (that is if you have open pores like me).
Apply concealer under your eyes, forehead, and bridge of your nose to highlight the main points of your face. Using a brush, lightly put a bronzer on your cheekbones, below your hairline and on the side of your nose, and lightly blend everything out. The key to a proper contour is to blend. I used my elf bronzer to give me a nice and subtle look.
After blending, start baking. Not cookies nor brownies but your face. It is one of my favourite things to do aside from contouring because it makes the contour on my cheekbones sharper, main points of my face are more highlighted and the cream products on my face are more in place.
Now, let the powder sit on your face for like a minute before brushing it out. After all of that, lightly apply blush on your cheeks. Don’t be too harsh on the blush because you don’t wanna look like a clown.
Start with your eyebrows first. You may use a pomade or brow powder. To make the products on your brows stay in place, you may use eyebrow gels or a clear mascara. Just make sure that you don’t overdraw your eyebrows. Make it as natural looking as possible.
On the eyes, lightly blend the bronzer on your crease to give a little bit of definition. Next, apply a glittery eyeshadow on the center. You may put as many as you want if you want to achieve a more sparkly and popping eye. Then curl your lashes and put your favourite mascara. And for a more defined and volumized lash, you may put eyelash extensions. I used thinner ones to create a more natural look. Then wing it, girl.
Lastly, the highlight of this look is my favourite Lime Crime liquid lipstick colour, bleached. It has a pinkish nude tone that makes the whole look fun, flirty and girly. But you may put on your favourite lipstick or it can be a liquid lipstick. I applied petroleum jelly first because I wanted to give my lips much added moisture to prevent my lips from drying out.
Take a selfie. Appreciate what you have done because you deserve it. Great job, hun.