AQUA BLUE

After the lecture about how colour can manipulate a photo, by combining two contrasting colours; I was inspired to use it within makeup. The contrast between a beautiful aqua blue and a rich chocolate brown within fashion photography, further inspired me to create this makeup look.

As we are now approaching summer, it would be almost disrespectful to not incorporate pops of colour within a makeup look. I mean who doesn’t like going all out for summer, especially when going out?

PRODUCTS I USED

PRIMER: BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, NIVEA Post Men Shave Balm

FOUNDATION: Hour Glass Foundation Stick

CONTOUR: Benefit Hola Quickie Contour Stick

LIQUID HIGHLIGHT: Iconic Illuminating Drops (Original)

CONCEALER: Benefit Bo-ing Brightness Concealer (01 fair), Nars Soft Matte Concealer (Custard)

BAKING AND SETTING POWER: Airspun Translucent Powder

BRONZER: MAC Bronzer (Give me sun)

BLUSH: MAC Extra Dimension Blush (Just a pinch)

HIGHLIGHTER: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed Highlighter (Opal)

EYESHADOW: JACYLN HILL X MORPHE PALETTE

CREASE- Silk creme, Creamsilce, Pooter, Hunts, Roxanne

OUTER CORNER: Jacz, Central park

LID: Pool party

LIPS: Anastasia Bevilery Hills (Aston)

SETTING SPRAY: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

 

PINK PIXIE LOOK

When my friends ask me to do their makeup, I take full advantage of being able to practice and paint such pretty faces. I mean I’ve got over 20 eyeshadow pallets, and I’m not going to be able to hit pan on any of them if I’m just using them on myself! But they know when they ask me to do their makeup, they’re not receiving no natural crap. They’re getting. FULL. BEAT. GLAM. Not about the simplistic life. It’s all about glitter, lashes and looking FAB. Especially as my girl was going for a date night. I wanted her to blind her date with her highlighter. Now that’s a vibee.

As she had this amazing crazy coloured lilac hair, I wanted her to look like more of a pixie, so I wanted to create a glittery pink eye that would not only compliment her hair, but her beaut blue eyes. So for her eyes I used a Makeup Geek shadow (chickadee) for transition, then used a combination of eyeshadows in her crease to build up the colour, Makeup Geek (mango tango), Juvias Palace Masquerade palette (Bori, Zobo) and used Makeup Geek (Bitten, Cherry cola), for the outer corners to give more depth. I also did the same for underneath the eyes. For the glitter cut crease I used Stila liquid eyeshadow in Enchantress. This essentially gave the pink fairy look that she and I both wanted to achieve.

For the face I used my Nivea men post shave balm for the primer, as it gives a sticky base which is what we want in order for the makeup to stay on all night. Next I used the hourglass foundation stick, as this foundation is full coverage and achieves a flawless looking finish. I then used the benefit brightening concealer to ensure there were no dark bags visible under the eyes, then used the Nars matte concealer on top. I used a damp beauty blender to bake under her eyes, chin and forehead with the translucent Airspun powder. Before I set the rest of her face with powder, I used a damp beauty blender to highlight her check bones, tip of her nose and cupids bow with the iconic highlighter drops in shade original. I then set the rest of her face with powder, ensuring I didn’t set the places with highlighter already on. I bronzed her forehead, cheeks and jaw with Mac bronzer in Give me sun. I then contoured the same places I bronzed with the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette, in order to give her a sculpted look. I also used the palette to contour the sides and tip of her nose in order to make the nose appear smaller and more button like. Next, I used Becca highlighter in shade Opal on the same places I highlighter before, as well as inner corner of the eyes and on the brow bone to give a bolder and awake look to the eyes. I also added more highlight to ensure that my girl would be blinding everyone that night, so I added some of Makeup Forever’s Star Lit powder in shade 13, to give an extra pop to her face. After that, I used Tarte’s blush in shade glisten, as the pinkish blush had reflexes of gold which complimented the glittery eye look and her hair. Then, I used a gorgeous nude lipstick that suits all skin tones from Ofra cosmetics in shade Bel air. To double ensure that the make lasted all night, I used Urban Decay setting spray.

I was extremely pleased how it turned out and it complimented her so well, this is one of my favorite looks that I’ve created and I mean she looks fab in my opinion. The pixie look is an actual vibe!!