Makeup of the Day (well, yesterday but whatever)

I had a good day yesterday, I was happy! I know it’s correlation, not necessarily causation, but I took the time to do my makeup in the morning.

In the last couple months, I’ve been posting about makeup on Instagram (@rachelswatches) and it’s made me both better at makeup and more confident in my skills and myself. That said, I’m going to do a word-and-picture tutorial on how I did my makeup yesterday! (If this isn’t your thing, sorry, peace out, girl scout, maybe I’ll see you next time).

Here’s the products I used!img_4127

First, prime your face. I use e.l.f. Blemish Control Face Primer followed by Covergirl tru blend Face Primer for Oily Skin, and apply them with a wet Real Techniques something-something-Diamond sponge thing (honestly whoever thought of that name? It’s like a year too long. I’ve given you enough to google if you want it or whatever)

Next, prime your eyelids. I use Ulta Nude Matte Eye Primer and put it on with a fluffy brush.

For eyeshadow, I mostly used Tarte’s Tartelette in Bloom palette, so all the color names I’m using are coming from that. I also used Colourpop’s Super Shock Shadow in the shade Truth.

I put charmer all over my lid and under my brow bone.

Blend jetsetter into the crease and a little along the bottom of the lid just above the lashes.img_4107

Use a fluffy brush to put smokeshow on the outer corner of your lid.img_4108

Simg_4109pray a packing brush with setting spray (I use NYX Matte Finish because I have a bottle but I don’t like it as a finishing spray. I felt very cakey, I prefer Urban Decay De-slick or Makeup Revolution’s Oil Control Spray or Milani’s Make it Last, which is what I used here). Anyway, with your sprayed packing brush, pick up rocker and pack it on the center to inner corner of the lid. The setting spray helps make the color stick longer and shadows with shimmer and glitters more opaque.

Use the blending brush to soften everything up.


Next, you do foundation and concealer and set everything. I use Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous, Tarte Shape Tape, and Coty Airspun Face Powder. I put the foundation on and spread my concealer with my Diamond whatever sponge and set everything with my powder with a big powder brush from It Cosmetics. I put concealer under my eyes and up toward my temples, up the bridge of my nose, in a fan on my forehead, and over all my blemishes and pimples and stuff.img_4112

So then you have most of your eyeshadow and your foundation done. According to all the YouTube videos about makeup that I watch, you do it in this order to prevent fallout from the eye makeup from sticking to your foundation.

Next, to finish up the eyes! I use Colourpop’s Super Shock Shadow in the shade Truth with a like pointed concealer brush (I’m using The Finger from Urban Decay) to put it in the very inner corner, right by the bridger of the nose. With the same shade, I take an eye smudger brush to drag it along the inner third of the lower lash line. Then, with the eye smudger, I go back to the Tarte palette and pick up jetsetter and put it along the rest of the lower lash line, attaching it to the outer corner shadow.img_4115

Next, I use Ulta Warm Matte Bronzer with a fat fan brush along around my forehead, down my temples, and into the hollows of my cheeks.img_4116

Then, I use LORAC’s California Dreaming cheek palette for blush and highlighter. I use the shade Ray for blush and Sunlight for highlightimg_4117

I haven’t been much into eyeliner lately, so I just throw on Better Than Sex Waterproof mascara.

To finish the look, I use Beauty Bakerie’s Lip Whip in the shade Salted Caramel Mocha and use my Milani setting spray to lock everything in.

And voila! The finished look!



The Girl He Tells You Not To Worry About:img_4125

I hope you enjoyed this! I certainly enjoyed making it 😊


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