Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Full Face of Favorites

Full Face of Favorites

This post was requested through my last Twitter poll. I included a number of makeup favorites as well as some of my most loved brushes!  I found this look surprisingly easy to do because I use these items so frequently. 

Here is the look I created:

To start, I applied Wet n Wild Dewy Face Primer with a flat foundation brush from Circa. For my base, I applied IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream, buffing it into my skin with a densely bristled brush from Crown Brush (affiliate link).  This is a brush I have had in my kit for years. I purchased it as part of a set years ago, and it still blends like a dream.  makeup artists have used Crown brushes forever because they offer professional quality brushes at a very affordable price.  

For my eyes, first I primed my lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Then I applied Trish McEvoy 24-Hr Eye Shadow and Liner in Cream to my eye lids directly from the stick.  I blended the color into a thin even layer using my Itslikelymakeup/Furless Rose Gold PRO7E brush. I love using these cream shadow sticks from Trish McEvoy as a base for an eye look. I own them in multiple colors, and love that they are twist up, so do not require a sharpener. The Norvina palette from Anastasia is a newer favorite of mine. I decided to focus on the bottom row of colors, applying Love (pink) to my crease using a Sigma E25 brush. 

Next, I picked up Soul (purple) from the Norvina palette on a Cozzette D220 brush. This is a brush I have multiples of in my kit.  It is a small pointed crease brush, that has kept its shape beautifully over the years. I applied the pigment to the deepest part of my crease and onto the inner and outer corner of my eyelid, leaving the center blank. Since I wanted to keep this an all matte look, I chose the color Base (matte cream) and applied it to the center of my lid using a Kelley Quan T1 (travel #1) Synthetic Tiger Flat Dome Brush – Small. 

Next, I wanted to intensify the purple on the inner and outer corner of my lid. I picked up a flat, stiff brush from Paula's Choice and packed it on, blending the edges with a Furless PRO2E brush. I blended a light layer of Soul over Base so the center stayed slightly lighter than the edges.

For the lower lash line, I used a Sigma E55 Shading Brush to blend on Love.  Underneath that, using the same brush, I swept on Soul. using the Itslikelymakeup/Furless Rose Gold PRO8E, I applied Base just under my brow.  This brush works great for carving out the shape of your eyeshadow. I picked up a bit more Base, and used it to clean up the edges. I used my trusty bdellium Tools 776 brush to blend out any harsh edges. For eyeliner, I took a Royal and Langnikel S.I.L.K. Green Line Eyeliner/Brow GL-8 brush and applied Passion (matte deep garnet) to the upper and lower lash line. To tight line and line my water line, I chose Urban Decay's 24/7 liner in Whiskey (brown). These Urban Decay liners have been a long time favorite of mine, and I have them in nearly every color. For lashes, I applied my usual Milani Big and Bigger Lashes Mascara, using Wet n Wild Megaslim Skinny Mascara for my lower lashes.  For my eyebrows I used Urban Decay Brow Beater, topping it off with Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel.

When working with purple shadow like this, it is important to conceal any dark circles. I used Makeup Revolution's Conceal & Define (C2) blending it out with a clean Sigma E25 Blending Brush. I've been using this concealer for almost two months now, and I am a big fan of the texture and consistency.  Plus, the low price point makes this concealer a must-have. 

To set my concealer, and for extra coverage, I opted for Aveda's Inner Light Mineral Dual Foundation, applied with an e.l.f. small tapered brush. To brighten up the face, I applied Aveda Petal Essence Face Accent in Tessarae using a Christopher Drummond Travel Air Blender Brush (discontinued).

For additional warmth, I applied the bronzer from Charlotte Tilbury's Bronze & Glow Film Star palette using my Furless PF4 brush.  I love the size of this brush for an all over glow on the face and body. 

Going back to my small tapered brush from e.l.f. I applied the highlighter from the Charlotte Tilbury palette to the high points of my face and down the bridge of my nose. To finish off the look, I used Alexis Vogel Pro Lipstick in Debutant (natural pink cream). 

Here is the final look:

One of my babies decided to pop in as I was finishing my look. I snapped the below picture of him, and decided to share it with you. 

This is one of my puggles, Jackson:

I hope you enjoyed this look at my makeup favorites. Are any of these products your favorite too?

*This post may contain some products sent for consideration. I do not get paid to write reviews.  All opinions are my own.  This is not a sponsored post. However, I have included my affiliate link with Crown Brush. If you shop through this link, I will earn a tiny commission.  Shopping through affiliate links helps support the site!

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