I wanted to share my latest look I created for a face chart. This look demonstrates how to wear aqua products by MAKE UP FOR EVER, more specifically aqua rouge (in 8C…the best) and aqua shadow! These waterproof products are some of my favorites considering they last me the entire day without pigmentation fading or smudging. I did this specific face chart (which is my second face chart I have ever done!) using the pan stick foundation palette (similar to flash palette). These flesh tones are so easy to blend on paper. For most of everything else I used the flash palette and aquarelle to highlight.
Since makeup colors are getting brighter for spring I decided to do something completely out there for my look. I’ve been so inspired by the MAKE UP FOR EVER flash color palette and ombre lips so I decided to do an intense lip look. Purples and pinks have always been my favorite colors to experiment with when it came to eye shadows and all around makeup so I took the idea of an ombre lip and did that same idea for my cheeks. I contoured with a dark purple shadow and had that fade up into a magenta pink color.
TIPS FOR OMBRE LIPS:
Press your lips together to blend shades and use either your finger or a small brush to lightly shade over any harsh lines to further smooth out the gradient effect. I start with the darker shades around the lip then work my way into a highlight in the center, usually only needing to apply a white in the center since it blends into the lipstick to create a naturally lighter shade.
Products using all of MAKE UP FOR EVER:
Lips are Aqua lipliner 12C with flash color palette using white. Cheeks are HD blush #13 with shadows #92 and #160. Eyes are shadows #07 and #28 with diamond powder #13. Eyebrows are Aquarelle #23 (bright red) with Aqua brow #40 mixed
I got my hair styled by the wonderful Dani Ullman at Cleo’s hair salon in Thousand Oaks. The only stylist I ever trust with my hair! To those always asking about my color and hair techniques, everything is thanks to her. If you’re looking to achieve a similar color of mine (or something completely different) this girl is amazing with color, amongst other things! I absolutely love the shine she gave my dull hair and completely transformed it into this beautiful curly masterpiece. This hair style lasted me days, barely needing any retouches. I absolutely love my hair thanks to her! Be sure to find her on Facebook at Dani Ullman Hair
Inspired by spring shades I decided to take a typical every day makeup look for myself and bump it up with brighter shades of colors. Although my camera does not show the colors as true as they were in person, I have an intense turquoise underneath my lashline and a wash of orange through my crease as well as an intense vibrant orange lipstick (which seems to be coming off more of a pink-red hue in the photo). This is an easy way to start transitioning from darker winter shades to bright pops of color.
Using MAKE UP FOR EVER products:
For the eyes I have on Aqua Shadow 26 with shadows 50 & 28 then 93 on the bottom Aqua Black liner Eyebrows are Aqua Brow 40 mixed with Aquarelle in bright red. For a bright orange lip, Aqua lip 17 with Rouge Artist Intense 40. Lashes are Kara Beauty #5. Blush is the eye shadow 50.
I decided to be bold and brave by wearing a glossy black lip paired with a smokey eye. Typically, it’s best to keep a focal point on the face. For example, if you’re wearing a strong lip you would want to play it neutral on the eyes. But I wanted to play up both features with a very strong look. To help everything come together I made sure to add some warm colors as well as a pop of color onto the eyes to add some color into the dark shades I was already wearing.
Products used: (All by MAKE UP FOR EVER)
HD Primer #6
HD Foundation 115
Pro Finish #113
Full Cover #1
Eyeshadows #03 (Beige), 04 (Black), 92 (Deep purple), 09 (Lavender), 50 (Pumpkin), 70 (Reddish brown)
Aqua Black as liner
Smoky Lash mascara
Aqua eyes #11L (Purple eyeliner)
Rouge Artist Intense #50
Lab Shine Metal #0L
Aqua eyes #0L (Waterproof black eyeliner)
This dramatic liner is an easy and great way to do corrective eye makeup. Whether you need to define your crease further or perhaps adjust uneven eyes, this style of technique helps the most. I started the eyes by first sketching out my typical winged liner. After that, I began pushing the liner out into my crease about half way. I finished the rest by smudging it with a black eyeshadow so that it gradually gets lighter and blends out. False lashes help to further open the eyes, as well as using a lighter colored shadow all over the lid to really help make the eyes appear bigger.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Liner in black
Aqua Pencil in black
Off white shadow
Kroylan black shadow
Ardel false lashes wispies
NYX Indie Flick
MAKE UP FOR EVER red shadow with Aqua brow #40
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