Rosy Spring Tutorial

Even though it’s not quite Spring yet, I’m getting a bit excited over Spring makeup! I’m ready to say sayonara to dark and dreary Winter makeup. Pinks, orchids, and rose tones are making their entrance!

For the sake of switching things up, I’m going to be using my Shirley-Temple lookalike cousin Alysha for this tutorial tonight. We got secret Starbucks drinks earlier hehe…(Twix and Chocolate Raspberry)!

Ok, back to the tutorial 🙂

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1. First, prime your face to keep your makeup lasting all day. I used NYX’s photo-loving primer in the green shade to combat her redness.

2. Apply a liquid foundation for a medium, dewy coverage without the caked-on look. I used Skin 79 Oriental Gold BB Cream, then set with a loose powder.

3. For blush, apply any pink toned cream product. For this look we’re staying away from powders to ensure a fresh-faced and natural look. On the apples of her cheeks I used NYX’s cream blush stick in Orchid. To apply a stick blush like this, simply twist the tube on your cheek wherever you want a color-payoff, and blend with clean fingers or a brush.

4. Onto the eyebrows~ For Cara Delevigne-esque bold brows, shape your eyebrows with a brow pencil, then fill in any sparse areas with a eyeshadow or brow powder, then brush out any harsh lines. On Alysha I started her brows almost at the bridge of her nose and straightened her arch. I used NYX’s brow pencil in Dark Brown, and the Urban Decay Naked Pallet One’s shadow in Buck.

4. Next I contoured her eyes and nose with Benefit’s Hoola powder, blending the artificial shadows in with a small detail brush. Spend at least a minute blending whenever you contour to make sure it looks natural!

5. Lastly, I used Estee Lauder’s lipstick in Blush lightly on her lips to add a pop of warmth! Instead of sliding the lipstick on directly, dab it lightly on the lips to build up your desired color.

Hope you guys enjoy this beautiful and simple Spring look! What are you most excited about for Spring? Leave me a comment!

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5-Min Smokey Eye

Hey guys! Today I’ll show you how to get a gorgeous smokey eye with just eyeliner! This tutorial is inspired by Michelle Phan’s Twilight Noir video, and would make a great Christmas party look!

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What You’ll Need (The Basics)

1. A creamy kohl-style eyeliner in any dark color. (I used black)

2. A red lipstick, tint or lipliner. (Make sure the color you pick suits your tone) Don’t know your tone? What color jewelry do you look best in? If you look best in gold, you are warm toned! If you look best in silver, you are cool toned! Can’t tell, or you look equally good in both? Congrats! You are neutral toned like me, and can use any color!

Alrighty, lets start!
1. With a prepped face (primer, foundation, concealer), make a fishy face and apply bronzer to the hollows of your cheekbones, your temples, and under your chin. Using the bronzer makes your face appear slimmer and brings warmth to your face. Click here for a handy little contouring guide~

2. With a highlighting powder or cream, apply across your cheekbones, on your cupid’s bow, and on the tip of your nose. Highlighting these areas of the face brings them out whist giving them a dewy and youthful glow. Don’t have a highlighter? Just use a white or cream colored eyeshadow, it works just the same!

3. Now onto the eyes…

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Prime your eyelids! This is the most important step, because without priming, your makeup will smudge and not last long :(. Next with your eyeliner, draw a heavy line with the end winged out. Don’t worry about being messy, this is just the basis for your smokey eye.

I’m using Estee Lauder’s Pure Color eyeliner in Blackened Black. It blends very easily, but doesn’t go all over the place.

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Here’s just a line, and then next is the smudged out line. Notice how you can still see the original line as it hazes out.

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Ok, after you’ve created that line, take a small detail brush and smudge the heck out of it! Soften the line while bringing color into the crease of your eye to complete the “smokey effect”. Work quickly though; some eyeliners wont budge after about a minute! After you’ve smudged to your heart’s content, line your water line with the same eyeliner. Now you can highlight the inner corners of your eyes and the center of your eyelids with a warm color. I used first a lilac eyeliner and blended it out a bit, then went over the lilac color with a shimmery white eyeliner for more sparkle.

When that’s done, curl your lashes and apply a volumizing mascara!

4. With great red lips comes great responsibility! Before you apply any color, dab some foundation or bb cream on your lips. This will give the color something to grip onto, so it wont budge later. Now you can apply your red lip color. I used Be A Bombshell’s lip crayon in Hot Damn! (What a fun name right?) I got it from Ipsy’s November box. Click here for my review of Ipsy!

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Next with a foundation brush, carefully apply some concealer around your lips to create a crisp line. Blend out.

Now that your 5-min look is complete, go have some fun! I’ll be going to lots of parties this season, what are you guys gonna do? Leave me a comment with your plans!

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Lorde “Royals” Inspired Makeup

If you haven’t seen or heard, Lorde’s the new pop icon on the block with her catchy anthem “Royals”.
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If you’ve seen her music video, then you’d know she has a pretty unique and edgy style. Big bouncy waves paired with J-Rock reminiscient eyeliner and bold contouring make this a really fun look to try.

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Let’s get started!

1. After you’ve prepped your face with primer, concealer, and foundation, start working on your brows. Don’t be afraid to extend your eyebrows past where they normally start; fuller eyebrows look more youthful. Use a powder that matches your brow shade first, and then if you need to, create more definition with a pencil in your shade. Always brush out your brows out with a brush or lash comb so the product you put in your brows will soften out. Here’s a handy little guide if you need help –
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2. Prep your eyelids with a primer and break out your liquid or gel black liner. If you want to add definition to your eyes first, apply a warm plum shade and blend lightly in your crease. I used the ever wonderful NYX Eyeliner Marker
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Create a line across your lid, thicker than you might normally would, and wing it out a few millimeters above your crease. Fill the “triangle” you created in. For lack of a good explanation, follow this picture below and extend your eyeliner ever-so-slightly below your inner water line.
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Now line your water line with a white or cream pencil, curl your lashes, and apply generous helpings of a volumizing mascara.
3. Onto the contouring. With a matte bronzer or eyeshadow, dip a detail brush into the powder and draw two lines along the bridge of your nose. Blend in thoroughly. This gives the illusion of a taller and slimmer nose! Next, contour your cheek bones by making a fishy face and applying bronzer in upwards motions in the hollows of your cheeks. If you would like, blend a little bronzer under your chin to “buff away” the double-chin effect.
4. Since you just receded parts of your face with the bronzer, bring your cheeks, brow bone, and cupid’s bow to center stage with a highlighter. Apply with a light hand to these areas to help accentuate these features.
5. Apply concealer beneath your lips and blend to create a crisp line. Apply a nude lipstick, or any color really. If you’re feeling extra daring, try a raisin or red shade! Yay! You’re Done!

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This look is perfect for concerts, parties, or even a night out with friends! Hope you all enjoy trying this look, and I’ll talk to you guys later! Follow me on Instagram @clairedelune for more of me!

Jane Porter Makeup (Inspired by the Disney Movie “Tarzan”)

Good evening everyone, it’s been a tiring week. Thankfully I got to rest up a bit after taking the SAT, and writing essays for AP English and AP European History. Yesterday as I was relaxing I got the hankering to watch some Tarzan clips on Youtube. Sadly there’s not a lot on there because of copy rights and stuff like that but I got to watch the scene with Jane and that stupid baby baboon I’ve always abhorred XD. Seriously, that monkey is horrible.

Anyway, I never really noticed until yesterday that Jane has a very distinct makeup look. I always thought she went “au naturale” but no, she apparently remembered whatever she learned in “finishing school” and looks pretty prim, even in the jungle.

Don’t believe me? Take a looksies.

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She sports violet eyeshadow with indigo eyeliner complemented by rosy cheeks and lips.

Oh, and just because Halloween has passed doesn’t mean you can’t still wear you’re favorite (or my favorite at least) Disney heroine’s makeup! It’s actually a wearable look, especially for blue or brown eyes!

1. Apply a foundation of your choice. I’d assume Jane wore a powder formula since she’s in the sticky and humid jungle. Apply concealer to any spots or under eye circles and blend out thoroughly. For shine control and all-day coverage, dust a translucent powder over your skin or mist a setting spray over your makeup.

2. Apply a rosy-plum shade of blush. When in doubt, go with something that looks like your grandma would wear. It sounds tacky but Jane lived in the early 1900’s so of course her makeup would reflect that. I used my Estee Lauder blush as shown here

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The swatch for the blush is on my right-most finger.

3. Go ahead and fill in your eyebrows with a pencil or powder of your choice. If you want to be super authentic, shape your eyebrows the way Jane’s are. If you look at the pictures above you’ll notice that her brows wing upward at the beginning.

4. For your eyeshadow apply a nice primer. I used Too-Faced’s Eye-surance primer. Apply all over your lids and let dry. Next, take a warm violet color and sweep all across your lid. For reference, it is the middle finger swatch, and the top right eyeshadow on the pallet. Now for added definition, apply a darker shade of purple on the outer third of your crease, blending in generously. The color I used is the left finger and the darker shade of purple on the bottom right of the pallet.

5. Take a royal blue eyeliner…

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and thinly line your upper lash line. If you want to amp up your eyes apply the liner to the inner third of your lower water line.

6. The last step for your eyes is to apply a two coats of your favorite black mascara to your upper and lower lashes.

Here is the finished eye makeup.

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7. If you’d like, contour your cheekbones and nose with a matte bronzer. I’d recommend Benefit’s Hoola powder since it looks so natural. For a nice little picture guide to contouring, click here.

8. Make sure your lips are smooth and un-chappy, and apply a rose colored lipstick or balm if you prefer. I used Estee Lauder’s Lip stick in “Blushing”

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And you’re done! If you want you can wear a yellow dress or sweater to get even more into the “Jane” mood.

On a cute note, I just remembered that when I was little, I wanted to change my name to Jane…bless my heart.

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You can wrap your hair into a bun like pre-Tarzan Jane, or let your wild tresses flow free like post-Tarzan Jane :).

Hope you all enjoy this tutorial, and have a great evening!