Happy Tuesday, lovely readers! :) Today I am pleased to present to you Sunday Best's first guest post. My best friend Moriah will be sharing with you a tutorial on how to do her favorite go-to makeup look. Enjoy!
Hi! Thanks to Paige for graciously including me in her blog, I'm here to show you how do my all-time favorite makeup look. This is the look I go back to just about 90% of the time I do my makeup, give or a take a couple steps. ;) It's minimal, natural, pretty, and flattering on just about every face! I'll list products and give suggestions for substitutes, too.
Next, sweep a shimmery, light-colored eyeshadow all over your lids, up to the browbone. For this tutorial, I used Urban Decay's "Naked Basics" palette, which is expensive but so worth the purchase! The color in step two is "venus". If you don't want to spend that money (and believe me, that is the only expensive makeup I own! I'm all about the cheap stuff) you can get the same effect with just about any cream, ivory, or flesh-toned shimmery eyeshadow!
Take a white eyeliner pencil and line the very inside of your eyes with it. (I'm using Wet'n'Wild here). I always make two "uppercase Y" shapes, as shown with my totally sketchy Paint job. Once the white has been drawn in, blend gently with your fingertips so there's no harsh line. Not shown, but - next step is to take the same light colored shimmer and dab a little of that on top of the white and blend as well.
Don't my eyes look large and wide awake? :)
Next, line your upper lashline only. Don't line it ALL the way across, either. Start about two thirds of the way and make a line all the way out to the end. Flick the line up if you wish. Don't worry if it's sloppy or spotty - that will be fixed next! (I'm using an black Aveda eyeliner pencil. Yes, Aveda is expensive. Only reason I have it is because I got it for free! But I love it - it's the only brand that never irritates my eyes.) You can intensify this look for a more formal event by simply adding MORE liner, making it darker, or putting a little on your lower lashline as well.
Using a small eyeshadow brush (I'm using a very stubby one here), gently blend/smudge the line all the way across. This makes the line soft and light, while smoothing out any bumps.
Curl lashes and add mascara. The one I've been using lately (and loving!) is Ulta's "Voluptuous Volume" mascara. It's slightly thick, which I love, and does its job well! Of course, I haven't had the chance to test MANY mascaras, so I'm sure there's a better one out there. ;)
Another Ulta product! This time it's blush in "Sweet Cheeks". I love this shade of blush - it's so pretty and natural! Just smile and fluff it onto the apples of your cheeks. Of course, everyone knows what shade of blush works best for them - use whatever is your favorite! :) I would always recommend whatever looks most natural on your skin tone.
Last but not least, lip gloss! My lips are usually red naturally, so there's not much I can do with them. I usually go for a natural-looking pink or coral. In this case, I used "softlips" which apparently is a Dollar Store brand (the gloss was a gift; also, forgive the goopy wand!) This entire look can be stepped up a notch with a matte lip-toned lipstick (I LOVE Rimmel's Kate Moss in color 08. It's basically my lip color but slightly more intense) or stepped up a huge notch with red lipstick (still haven't found the one I love) or wine colored lipgloss like NYC's "Big Bold Gloss" (I have one called "wined and dined" but I think it's discontinued). Lips are one way to really change your look. :)
And there you have it! My go-to, very favorite, so-easy-I-can-do-it-in-my-sleep-now makeup look! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will possibly give it a try in the future! Thanks for "watching"! ;D
Isn't that a simple yet lovely look? Comment to let us know if you try it. Meanwhile, enjoy this beautiful verse that I thought was fitting, since it speaks of faces.
"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory,
even as by the Spirit of the Lord."
~ II Corinthians 3:18