Look Breakdown

Look Breakdown

From what I can tell, here is what we have going on:

Foundation: Medium coverage foundation. Looks like there may have been the model’s regular shade of foundation around the edges of the face, and a lighter foundation through the center.
Powder: Possibly used sparingly to set.
Highlighter: Down bridge of nose and above Cupid’s Bow.
Contour/Bronzer: Light contour under cheekbones and at hairline.
Cheek Color: Candy pink from apples of cheeks up over cheekbones.
Eyebrows: Filled in softly.
Eye Makeup: Silver-gray shadow on lid, winged out. Carried into crease, with possible a darker gray in crease as well. Shimmer silver-white shadow at inner corners. Same silver-gray shadow at lower lashline. Flesh colored eyeliner on bottom waterline.
Mascara: Yes, top and bottom (minimally on bottom).
False Lashes: Doesn’t look like it.
Lipliner: Yes, same as lip color and blended very well.
Lipcolor: Cherry red lipstick with either a shimmery gloss or the silver-white eyeshadow patted on the center.

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Look Breakdown

Look Breakdown

From what I can tell, here is what we have going on:

Foundation: Full coverage or airbrush.
Powder: Yes, all over. This is a pretty matte look.
Highlighter: Yes, on tops of cheekbones and lightly down bridge of nose and above Cupid’s Bow.
Contour/Bronzer: Light contour under cheekbones and at hairline.
Cheek Color: Soft pink from apples of cheeks up over cheekbones.
Eyebrows: Filled in throughout, including above arch, and probably extended slightly.
Eye Makeup: An orangey/peachy eyeshadow all over lid. Gray-brown color in crease. Light color (like MAC Vanilla) on browbone. Gray eyeshadow at upper lashline going all the way in to tearduct. Black gel liner from start of natural upper lashline to end of upper lashline. Black eyeshadow at outer V. Gray eyeshadow at lower lashline. Black gel liner from outer corner of the lower lashline to about halfway in, strongest on the outer corners. White or off-white pencil liner on lower waterline.
Mascara: Yes, top and bottom (minimally on bottom).
False Lashes: Probably two pairs on top. One thinner full strip, and then another with longer, fuller lashes on outer 2/3 of strip.
Lipliner: Yes, same color as the lipstick.
Lipcolor: Fruit punch pink, with gloss on the center or lips.

Look Breakdown

Look Breakdown

From what I can tell, here is what we have going on:

Foundation: Sheer to medium coverage liquid foundation. MAC Face & Body would be perfect for this look.
Powder: Used minimally to set the makeup.
Highlighter: Yes, through center of face and above top lip.
Contour/Bronzer: Bronzer on forehead, cheekbones, very bottom of chin.
Cheek Color: Tawny cream blush, probably applied after foundation but before powder.
Eyebrows: Very lightly filled in from arch to outer corner.
Eye Makeup: All shimmer eyeshadows. Golden-y bronze on lid, shimmery bronze brown on crease, light champagne on browbone. Light gold on inner corners. Same golden-y bronze applied at lower lashline, somewhat thick. Dark brown eyeshadow maybe mixed with a brown pencil liner at top lashline, drawn all the way to tearduct. Thin line of brown eyeshadow drawn at lower lashline. Brown eyeliner pencil–like MAC Teddy–on lower waterline.
Mascara: Yes, top and bottom.
False Lashes: Individual lashes at outer corners on top.
Lipliner: No
Lipcolor: Light matte pink peach, patted on like a stain

Look Breakdown

Look Breakdown

From what I can tell, here is what we have going on:

Foundation: Medium coverage foundation, possibly with some illuminating qualities
Powder: Used sparingly to set foundation
Highlighter: Yes, under eyes and on chin
Contour/Bronzer: Contour under cheekbones and on forehead. It looks like someone was trying to “correct” her heart shaped face by making her forehead appear more narrow and the lower half of her face a bit wider.
Cheek Color: Yes, a peachy toned shade
Eyebrows: Filled in with brow powder and groomed with brow gel
Eye Makeup: Slate gray shadow on lids and into crease. Lightly applied brown shadow or matte bronzer slightly above crease. Black gel or liquid liner at top lashline. Frosty white shadow at inner corners. Slate gray shadow at lower lashline. Gray-black pencil at lower lashline. Same liner on lower waterline, brought all the way into tearducts. Black liner on upper waterline.
Mascara: Yes, black mascara on top and bottom lashes (applied minimally on bottom lashes)
False Lashes: Yes, on top lashes
Lips: Medium pink lipstick topped with gloss. Lipstick looks similar to “Please Me” by MAC, gloss looks similar to Lancome Juicy Tubes in Tickled Pink.

Look Breakdown

Look Breakdown

From what I can tell, here is what we have going on:

Foundation: Medium coverage foundation, possibly with some illuminating qualities
Powder: Used sparingly to set foundation
Highlighter: Yes, on bridge of nose, on browbones, and on tops of cheekbones
Contour/Bronzer: Bronzer on tops of cheekbones (lower down than the highlighter) and minimally at the hairline
Cheek Color: I don’t see any
Eyebrows: Filled in with brow powder
Eye Makeup: Hard to see the lids because of the angle, but I would say there is chocolate brown color there. That color is also in the crease, extended out, and applied quite low down under the lower lashline. There is black pencil liner, smudged, at top and bottom lashlines. Black liner on upper and lower waterline.
Mascara: Yes, plenty of black mascara
False Lashes: None at bottom, hard to tell on top. If they are on top, they look more like individuals than strips.
Lips: A nude, pink brown lipliner lining and filling in the lips. Topped with a lip balm.

Look Breakdown

Look Breakdown

From what I can tell, here is what we have going on:

Foundation: Medium coverage foundation
Powder: Most likely, on outer edges of face. Used minimally or not at all through center.
Highlighter: Yes, through center of face, under eyes, above top lip, and on tops of cheekbones
Contour: Light contour under cheekbones, at hairline, and possibly under jawline
Cheek Color: I really don’t see any!
Eyebrows: Filled in with brow powder and brushed up slightly
Eye Shadow: Shimmery light brown shadow on lids. Slightly darker matte brown shadow through crease. Dark matte brown shadow up upper lashline, lower lashline and outer V. Light shimmery color at inner corners.
Eyeliner: Dark brown or black pencil at upper lashline. Dark brown pencil (or maybe eyeshadow) dotted at lower lashline. Nude/off white eyeliner on lower waterline.
Mascara: Yup, top and bottom
False Lashes: Strip lashes on top
Lipliner: No
Lipcolor: Nude peachy pink matte lipstick
Lipgloss: No

Making Tammy Faye Proud

Black Widow In Da House

I adore mascara. I regularly wear at least two brands, layered up, to reach ultimate length and volume capacity. I could achieve a similar effect with false lashes, but why make things easy? Plus, on myself (and for some client/model looks) I want the texture of mascara. Smooth, clump-free lashes are beautiful, but slightly clumpy, mascara-loaded lashes are fun.

I’ll admit that this look is not for everyone. If you’re a natural girl, skip it. If you like perfect makeup, move on. If you prefer to not spend 10 minutes removing your eye makeup, don’t even try it. But if you’re a mascara whore like me and you like imperfect makeup looks, you gotta rock this.

I accomplish this look using Dior Diorshow topped with Clinique High Lengths Mascara. (If your lashes are naturally straight, you’ll want to curl them first to avoid impairing your vision with loaded lashes.) I work it the Diorshow into the roots first, then paint lashes, small sections at a time. The smaller end of the wand works best for this kind of sectioning. I do a normal application for the High Lengths layer.

I like this look either with a flesh toned or light eyeshadow color on the lid, or a chocolate brown shadow on the lid, blended slightly into the crease. I skip filling in the eyebrows when I do this, because good God, woman, that’s enough eye makeup. I keep the lips more natural–matte or glossy is fine–and tend to like a slightly shimmery blush with this (but you could go with whatever you want, as long as it’s not too much cheek color). It becomes dated and tacky if you add full eye makeup, brows, contouring and a strong lip. But if you leave the lashes as the focus, it looks modern.

Again, not for everyone, but this is a trend I am loving.

Have a beautiful day 🙂