Friday, April 12, 2013

First Date Makeup ( Pictorial)

First dates can always be daunting and while it is imperative to put your best face forward it is more important to look comfortable and effortless. The best first date makeup in my opinion is one  that enhances your natural beauty  not one that appears heavy and contrived as this can be a real turn off for most guys....in other words glowing skin and a wonderful glossy nude pout. I also think that you should highlight your best feature which in my case would be my eyes.Today I am going to be showing you a step by step pictorial on how I achieve the perfect eye makeup for a first date....



Step 1: Start of with a clean canvas.
Step 2: Fill in eyebrows with a dark brown eye pencil for a defined yet natural look.
Step 3: Apply an eye shadow primer (see the benefits of a primer HERE)
Step 4: Blend out primer with ring finger.
Step 5: Using a fluffy blending brush apply a matte brown shade in the space between the eyelid and brow bone this will act as your transitional shade.
Step 6: Apply a copper shade to eyelid with a damp flat shader brush.
Step 7: Blend out the harsh edges with a fluffy blending brush.
Step 8: Use a cream shade to highlight under the brow bone.
Step 9: Sweep the same fluffy brush to seamlessly blend highlight and transitional shade.
Step 10: Highlight the tear duct area with a small detailer  brush.
Step 11: Apply a dark brown shade on the lower lashline with a smudge brush.
Step 12: Use a liquid eye liner to create a winged look then apply your mascara and line your water line ( not pictured) and the eye makeup is complete.

Results

FACE 
Milani Cream to Powder Foundation (Walnut)
Milani Secret Cover Concealer Cream-  Honey 
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural- Dark Deep
Espere Blush- Cocoa ( Contour)
Ben Nye Banana Powder ( Highlight)
LA Girl Pro HD Concealer ( toffee)- Highlight
Jordana Coral Sandy beach 
Black Radiance Mosaic Bronzer- Summer Shimmer (highlight)
 EYES
Milani Secret Cover Concealer Cream -Honey -( brow  definition)
Joy Auto eye and lip liner in Medium Brown (brows)
Elf Mineral Eye Shadow Primer -sheer
Coastal Scents  28 Neutral eye shadow palette ( transition and highlight)
Ruby Kisses eye shadow duo- Copper Crayon ( lid)
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania-Mink (tear duct highlight)
Jordana black eyeliner- waterline
Maybelline waterproof ultraliner (winged eyeliner)
Maybelline Colossal Cat Eye Volum'  Express  mascara - Glam Black
LIPS
NYX  lip liner- nutmeg
NYX lipstick-Thalia mixed with Iris


I hope this post was helpful especially for those of you who are just starting to learn the basics in makeup.

Thanks a million for Reading
RoXy


11 comments:

  1. Thank you for that, Definitely will be trying that.

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  2. Here from the blog hop! You look gorgeous! I am just not that talented :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting, I was horrible at makeup initially but a little practice and persistence helped


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  3. This is a lovely look! I really like that pop of gold on the tear duct, it ties everything together so well.
    Danielle
    http://kalamityjanekosmetics.blogspot.com

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  4. love the eyeliner, gorgeous xx

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  5. I love this. Absolutely gorgeous :)

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    new follower bev

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  7. What gorgeous makeup girl! You look lovely! :-)

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I sincerely appreciate all your comments.

RoXy