Friday, August 5, 2011

Back To School Makeup!

     It's that time of year again! Time to decide on your own back-to-school look. Will you reinvent your style? Try all the new trends? Stick with the classics? While you work on your perfect first-day outfit, I've already figured out a makeup look that will flatter anyone on their first day!
    It's a simple look designed to bring out your natural beauty. It features very little on the skin, with naturally pink cheeks, big and lifted eyes, and glossy coral lips. As a bonus, all the makeup is from the drugstore. Let's get started! (You may also check out my video tutorial here.)
1) For your base makeup, take time to evaluate what makeup you actually need. As an example, my skin has a few blemished areas and dark undereye circles, but other than that is relatively clear. Thus, I used concealer in those areas and left the rest bare. I even used a little extra on the lids as an eyeshadow primer. Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer - Light/Medium
2) Begin by giving your eyes some shine and dewiness with a shimmery cream shadow. elf Shadow/Liner Stick - Basic/Brown
3) Next, define the eyes with a brown liner. Apply accross the upper lashline, gradually getting thicker toward the end, and finish with a "kitten" wing. This will lift the eyes, making them appear large and bright. Apply some halfway through the lower lashline as well. elf Shadow/Liner Stick - Basic/Brown
4) Optionally set the shadows and boost color by applying powder shadows (in colors that match) directly on top of the creams. Revlon ColorStay Quad - Coffee Bean
4) Finish off the eyes with curled lashes and mascara. Revlon Grow Lusicous Mascara - Black
5) Keep the cheeks simple and natural by applying a blush that mimics your own natural flush. To do this, check the color of your cheeks after exercising. elf Studio Blush - Tickled Pink
6) Finish off with a glossy lip. There's a shade of coral for everyone! Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss - Coral Reef
Done!
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and have a great day!
Love, Val

8 comments:

  1. Lovely tute!! You look so cute in the pics <3

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  2. I like it. Very simple and easy, but pretty. Perfect for school.

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  3. I really like the natural make up.

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  4. Hey honey! You're gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by! Kori xoxo

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  5. simple and easy just how i like it :)

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  6. This is great even for an old lady like me who goes to work everyday ;)

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  7. Perfect for school! Very natural and cute :)

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  8. d'awww you look so so adorable! and a lovely look too :) xx

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