Let me introduce you to a very beautiful woman named Brooke. She always felt like she had no idea what to do when it comes to makeup. She was so nervous for the makeover because she just feels so overwhelmed by all of it. I totally understand why women would feel that way. We’ve been inundated with different (and often contradicting) ‘Beauty rules’ and “secrets’ all our lives! I think if you make something seem complicated people will think they need your product or you magazine or your advice to do it right and while advice is helpful I think the delivery and the attitude can be really damaging.
I can’t tell you how many women tell me they feel exactly how Brooke felt.
It really is simple. You already have a beautiful face! You’re 99.9% of the way there with just what God gave you! All makeup does is bring it out and show it off a bit. Like a frame or a spotlight.
As Nick proved with his first stab at makeup, even if you’ve never touched the stuff at any age you’re still not too behind! I hope some of you that can attest to that will chime in in the comments because I’ve had so so many sweet emails telling me they thought they were beyond hope in the beauty arena until watching ONE tutorial!
One tutorial folks!
With Brooke I focused on easy everyday techniques that make a big impact, bring out her gorgeous features (Um look at those lips!) and for heaven sakes don’t cover up those beautiful freckles!
What I did:
IIID Foundation in sunlit + stone + pink grapefruit + honey
The contouring brought out her cheeks in a MAJOR way and really sculpted out her jawline beautifully. The sunlit is magic when it comes to freckles because it manages to even out the skin without covering them all up.
A lot of women with redness avoid blush but I think that a soft pink can soften it instead of cut it out so your coloring isn’t radically different.
I chose the Honey because I thought it would be GORGEOUS to bring out her eyes!
Speaking of eyes for those gorgeous browns I used a really warm orangy shadow as a base around the whole eye then with a cone shaped smaller brush added some intensity with a dark brown right at the lash line on top and bottom.
For her brows I used Urban Decay Brow pencil in Dark just to fill in the sparse areas and give some added definition.
For her lips I lined them first with OCC Sebastian Lip Pencil and blended it, then I just put a dab of pink grapefruit in the center to brighten them up a touch and a little touch of clear gloss.
Dusted some Milk Chocolate Bronzer on her cheeks and forehead to add a little sunkiss.
And finished her off with some All Nighter setting spray.
Hope you love the look!