Monday, February 18, 2019

Top 2019 Makeup Trends - Look 2 (series)

Welcome to part two of my 2019 Makeup Trends series. Today's look incorporates two of this year's trends; a lighter looking contour, and glossy lips.

To get started, here is what you will need:

  1. A matte bronzer
  2. Large tapered powder brush 
  3. Lipstick (I used Urban Decay 1993)
  4. Lip liner (I used Urban Decay 1993)
  5. Lip gloss (I used NYX Sweet Heart) 
  6. Lip brush

The Trend: Last year contouring and highlighting were pretty extreme. While this can look lovely in photos, it doesn't always look as good in real life. Don't worry, contour isn't going away, it is simply getting a makeover. This year, contour is applied more softly and blended. It is also taken a bit higher up, almost in place of blush. Therefore you will want to use a warmer contour color than usual. Matte bronzer works perfectly for this look. Swap out your precision contour brush for something larger and softer. 

Glossy lips are back! The glosses of 2019, are not sticky, but rather give lips a soft hydrating appearance. 

How to get the look: This look pairs well with any eye look, so apply the rest of your makeup in the way you normally would. Start by prepping lips with a hydrating lip balm and let that sink in while you apply your base. 

After your base, brows, and eyes are done, wipe off any excess lip balm with a tissue. Apply your lipstick of choice with a lip brush. Blot with a tissue. Take your lip liner (chose one that matches your lipstick) and use it to correct the shape of your lips. If your lips are perfectly even already, simply outline them. This will prevent your lip color from bleeding. Blot again, to remove any excess.

Apply a thin layer of lip gloss with your lip brush. I put some of the gloss on a palette before picking it up with a lip brush. Start at the center of your pout, brushing the gloss outward toward the corners of your lips. You want to apply your lip color before contour to make sure you don't over apply the bronzer. Depending on your lip color, it may brighten the face a bit, requiring less bronzing. 

Tips & Tricks: I have been loving Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara. However the fat mascara brush makes it hard to reach those lower lashes. In a previous post, I mentioned using a mini fan brush. Lately, I have been using a spoolie that can simply be washed after use. This creates less waste than using a disposable mascara wand, and is even easier to clean than a mini fan brush. 

Contour: For my contour, I used a Wayne Goss 25S brush and Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer. Starting slightly above where I normally place my cheekbone contour, I sweep the powder on, buffing and blending it upward. Pat a bit more on the cheekbones and temples until you get the desired effect. If done properly, you won't need to add a separate blush. 

The Final Look:

Above is the final look. My face still looks contoured, but it has a nice warmth to it. My lips have a healthy shine, without being sticky or tacky. 

What do you think of look number two? 

*All products in this post were purchased by me. I do not get paid to write reviews. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

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