Friday, November 13, 2015

Affordable/Drugstore Glam Makeup Tutorial

Over the past week I had been arranging my vanity area and rediscovered some old makeup loves. Somewhere along the line, the wheels in my head began turning and I thought that I should have a post with a more affordable focus in mind. Nowadays, there are so many incredible, budget-friendly brands than when I started doing makeup a few years ago. As a result, even already established brands had to step their game up. The point is, it is your makeup technique and aesthetic that makes the look "glam" -- not the price tag.


1 I started off with a primed lid. Because my eyelids were particularly dry today, I used the LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer in Medium Bisque and patted it onto my lid.
2 Using a large fluffy brush, I swirled the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Bella Mandarin into the area between my brow bone and eye socket to act as a transition shade for the blending later on.
3 I lightly defined the crease with a pencil brush and Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Bella Taupe, blending that into Mandarin so that there are no distinct harsh lines.
4 Using my finger, I gently patted the Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather Eyeshadow in Chocolate Suede over my lid and blended out the harsh lines using a thin fluffy brush.

5 Now we're getting to the good stuff! I prepped my eyelid with the LA Splash Splashproof Sealer, so that the pigment used would actually adhere to my lid instead of falling on my face throughout the day. Using a flat synthetic brush, I patted Makeup Geek Utopia Pigment all over my lid, taking care not to go all the way up to the crease.
6 I lined my upper lash line with the same Color Tattoo and set it with the Taupe eyeshadow just to have something that wouldn't make the lash band so obvious.
7 Using the same two "lining" products on my lower lash line, I smudged out Chocolate Suede with Taupe and a small smudger detail brush.
8 For finishing details on the eyes, I highlighted my brow bone and inner corner with the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Bella Champagne and created my own set of fluffy falsies using two Salon Perfect Demi Wispies stacked on top of one another.

Face Deets
Foundation - L'Oreal Infalliable Pro Matte
Concealer - LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer
Bronzer- ELF Pressed Mineral Foundation in Almond
Blush - Milani Powder Blush in Coral Cove
Highlight - ELF Baked Eyeshadow in Enchanted
Brows - NYX Micro Brow Pencil
Lips - Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Gloss in Nude Illusion


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