Makeup tutorial: glowing skin w/ a wearable pop of color
Updated: Jul 1
I am going to be sharing my first ever makeup tutorial on the blog today. Woohoo! Very exciting stuff! The act of doing my makeup is a very foreign concept to me nowadays. With the pandemic still thriving and not much going on in my life, there isn't a need for makeup. However, I have a ton of new products in my kit that are being neglected and need some well-deserved love and attention. I am going to playing around with some new additions to my pro kit and some favorites in my personal makeup stash. I also finally caved and made a Tik Tok and this was my first video tutorial on there. Stay tuned to the end of the blog post to watch that video and if you want to, follow me on Tik Tok @feliciatricome.
The look that we are going for today is simple glowing skin with a pop of wearable color on the eyes. For the most part, I always do my skin the same and just inter-change products here and there. I like to keep my skin looking like skin. I am not a fan of heavy, full coverage foundation on myself and my skin does not wear it well. One of my features I like to emphasize and amp up on myself is my eyes. Whether that is something as simple as a wing liner or a smokey eye, I always like to play around with different eye looks and make that the focal point of the look. A really easy way to switch up your everyday look and incorporate a shade you wouldn't normally wear is with eyeliner. Colorful eyeliner is subtle but still eye-catching.
For today's tutorial I am going to be sharing each product I used to achieve this look, and hopefully, give you some helpful tips along the way.
For my foundation, I am using Glossier's Skin Tint in the shade G7. This is my first time using this product and I enjoyed it. Now take that statement lightly, because I have only worn this for a few hours in the comfort of my apartment. I haven't put it to the test of heat, humidity, cold temperatures, or working a full day, which could adjust my opinion a bit. This skin tint has a buildable light coverage, with a beautiful dewy finish. This product is incredibly lightweight and evens out the skin tone nicely. I found this shade was just a touch too tan for me at the moment, but it wasn't that noticeable and didn't oxidize at all. I put some of the product on the back of my hand applied this product with a real techniques expert face brush. It is recommended to blend with your fingers, but I am not a huge fan of using my fingers for foundation application (just a personal preference). I added more skin tint where I had a little more redness with ease, no patchiness at all.
For my concealer, I am focusing on my under eyes, eyelids, around my nose, and any imperfections. I was very fortunate that the mask acne was tamed this week and only a few healing scars were left behind. I mixed shades 1 and 3 to get a shade that was slighter lighter than my foundation shade. I don't like to go too bright with my concealer, because I do like to keep my makeup as natural-looking as possible. I mixed the two shades on the back of my hand and used a real techniques deluxe crease brush to blend this on the skin. This brush has short, dense bristles making it great for blending out concealer and other cream products. I focused this concealer on the areas mentioned previously. This concealer has a natural finish and covers under-eye circles and breakouts like a dream.
My tip for covering pesky breakouts that just don't want to be concealed is to dab a bit of product on the area and let it sit. By letting the product sit untouched for a few minutes allows it to set. Then, carefully go in and blend around the edges, and set with powder.
You have heard me rave about this powder in my Milk Makeup review post... yes I am still using it and still loving it. I use this powder to set areas on my face where the product usually creases or I get oily. For myself, those areas are; Eyelids and under eyes, smile lines, nose, and anywhere I covered a breakout. I paired the real techniques setting brush with this powder. The size of the brush and its fluffy bristles are great for setting those smaller areas on your face.
Now it's time to add some warmth and color back into the face. I talked about this product in my bronzer review post and I am still absolutely obsessed with this product. I have this product condensed into a customize palette in my kit, so I put some product on the back of my hand and work from there. I used the same brush I used to apply my foundation for my cream bronzer. I get some product loaded onto the brush and then tap off the access on a clean part of my hand or wrist (just depends where there is room) then start applying to the hallows of my cheeks and blending upwards. It's better to go in with a little product and gradually build up, rather than putting too much and trying to blend it. You will just end up with your bronzer looking like a 5 o'clock shadow. I also apply a little bronzer to my forehead and jawline for added warmth and definition on my face. For highlighter, I like to apply this product with my fingers. I simply tap it onto the skin in circular motions to blend. I added highlighter to the high points of my cheeks, chin, cupids bow, brow bone, the tip of my nose, and ident of the bridge of my nose between my eyes (hope that makes sense). I never apply highlight down the bridge of my nose, because my nose gets oily, and then it's just too much glow going on for me.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I am very passionate about glossier cloud paint, it's such a good product. One thing I love about any makeup product is versatility. You can use this product on your cheeks, eyes, and even as a lip tint. This liquid blush can be applied for a subtle flush of color or built up for a more intense editorial look. The shade I am using for the look is beam, it's a beautiful peachy shade. I applied this product with my fingers starting from the apple of my cheeks blending upwards towards my temples. Applying your blush slightly higher up on the cheekbone, gives the illusion of your features being more lifted.
Tip: When I apply blush and I feel like it is too intense, I like to take my foundation brush and tap over the areas where I applied the color. This will take away from some of the intensity but also make the blush appear as it is coming more from underneath the skin.
For brows, I keep it simple and quick. I naturally have fuller brows so I just use this product on its own. It's perfect for grooming them into place while adding color and filling in any tiny gaps. The tiny applicator makes it easy to comb through the brow hair and focus more product where needed. If you are someone who doesn't have full brows and feel like you need a little more than this product on its own, fill in your brows as usual and use this product to tint and set the hairs.
Glossier Color Slide
Now to the fun part, this pop of color I mentioned. I have a few shades of the Glossier color slides in my kit. They are a fun mix of different colors and some even have a little shimmer in them. This formula is long-lasting and waterproof, so if you ever get caught in a storm or decide to jump in a pool, you are covered. However, I did not realize this eyeliner was an endangered species, and sadly they are now extinct. Glossier decided to discontinue their 'Play' line back in December of 2020. If you are in the market for colorful eyeliners Colour pop and Haus Laboratories have a great selection.
For my eyeliner, I am doing a wing liner with Glossier's Color Slide in 'Stable Relationship', it is this beautiful olive green shade. I feel as though pencil eyeliners are more forgiving than your liquid or gel liner. I always start with the lash line and create my line getting as close to the base of my lashes as I can (thinner towards the inner corner, slightly thicker towards the outer corner). When it comes to the wing portion here is my best tip, keep your eyeballs open. I like to look forward in my mirror and sketch a light line from the corner of my eye up towards the tail end of my eyebrow. Once that line is established you can close your if you need to fill in the rest of the wing. Lining up the wings with your eye open helps get both eyes as symmetrical as possible, and makes sure the wing is fitted to your eye shape.
Drug store mascaras are always my go-to's. They are a fair price and usually a great mascara. The Maybelline Falsies Volum' Express is my favorite. I like really like the applicator brush on this mascara, it makes it easy to get volume and fullness while keeping your lashes separated and clump-free. The waterproof formulation is an absolute must for me, why? It is the only thing that will keep my lashes curled all day. Go in with your favorite lash curler give your lashes a good curl and apply a waterproof mascara, you will be set for the entire day.
The final piece to the puzzle to complete this look... a lip color. Haus Laboratories is one of my favorite beauty brands at the moment. They have fantastic products and formulations. This matte lip crayon is easy to use, has great pigmentation and is long-lasting. I never really wear lipstick or any type of lip product for that matter besides lip balm. When wearing color on my lips I usually go for a "your lip color but better" type of shade. I applied this directly onto my lips and then patted over top with my finger to blend the color and thats it. This product is extremely smooth and dries down to a matte finish. Once this product sets down, it stays in place. So you can even use this product to overline your lips if you want to.
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