So this is actually today's look and I wanted to talk about it because there is several things in this that I'm loving. The first being these lashes, they're super dramatic in real life but they are so nice in pictures. They're Koko Lashes in Foxy. I got these off of Violet Voss, They are inexpensive and incredible. I've used them before I know but each time I use them and take my pictures I just fall more in love.
Second, I did a new contour technique today as far as where I placed it on my face and I really really love it. I believe it's the perfect way to contour for my face and preferences. Which obviously everyone is different but I'm just so happy that I found a way that I love from the beginning without having to tweak it a million times and then just settle with it. I used the Cover FX Cream Contour Kit in N Medium, if you've read my review on it you'll know that it's not my favorite as far as color goes but I set it with ABH Fawn and it helps cancel out the warm tones. Also I paired it with Becca Songbird blush and it's a darker coral blush so it really helped pull the contour together as well.
Last is I want to touch on the skin and how it looks because I tried a new tip that I seen in Wayne Goss latest video, "How To Look Flawless in Photos and Real Life" which was a "buffing" technique he learned from a Sonia and Fyza seminar. I won't try to explain how to do the technique you should really watch the video because I'm not comfortable with it yet. I'll hit the high notes for you though, when you're done with your makeup and you've set it as you would when you're completely finished with blush, contour, and everything, you then take a buffing brush and a powder and buff the powder into the skin. Now my biggest concern was that I didn't want to buff away the intensity of my blush. I wasn't worried about the contour or moving the foundation or concealer I just wanted my blush to be deep and intense. So I used a coastal scents buffing brush that was rounded although Im not sure if it matters the shape, and I used Hourglass Ambient Powder in Diffused Light. I didn't know how much to buff or how much product to use so I just was winging it. It did take the intensity of my blush down somewhat but even with me not really sure if I was doing this technique right it literally did transform my skin. Not really the makeup which I know it probably did but it looked like it transformed my skin. That was just with me looking in the mirror. When I took my photos for this makeup I was amazed at how smooth my skin looked and photoshoppped I looked with out doing any editing to the picture. You already know my thoughts on editing and that sometimes I do edit the texture issues off my skin, but I rarely ,if ever, put filters on my pictures and this, to me, looked like I did. There was one area in the corner of my eye that had some real dry areas that didn't look amazing but other than that this was a fantastic first try. So, go watch it if you're interested in techniques and tips to try. I love Goss so much he's taught me an unbelievable amount through the years and I absolutely love that he still goes to seminars and watches other makeup artists so that he can learn their techniques as well. I truly think that that's so outstanding because we all can learn from one another and I think sometimes people can get to where they think they know everything and that's a mistake. You limit yourself so much when you refuse to give others a second look or acknowledge their talent. There's always something that someone can teach you about anything and everything, not just makeup.
Now on to the look:
Makeup Geek: Shark Bait and Corrupt
Vegas Lights pigment
Immortal gel liner
ABH: Red Earth and Bengal
Violet Voss glitter in Rosalind
Koko Lashes in Foxy
Diorskin Star Foundation
Becca Undereye Brightener
Song Bird blush
Cover FX cream contour kit
ABH powder contour kit
Hourglass Ambient powder in Diffused Light
Colour Pop: Brink
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.