Clinique Moisture Surge; $39
Smashbox Photofinish primer; $36
Origins Ginzing Eye cream; $32
L'oreal Infallible Pro Glow #205 & #207; $12.99
Cover FX Matte Setting Powder in medium; $35
Benefit Hoola Bronzer; $29
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Contour Powder in shade deep; $44
NARS Highlighting Powder in "Fort de France"; $38
Lids: Danessa Myricks Colorfix in "Phoenix"; $18
Colourpop Ultra glossy lip in "Secret Weapon"; $6
Blue on bottom lash line: LIMITED EDITION Natasha Denona "Aeris Palette 5"; $48 (still available on beautylish.com)
Brows: Maybelline Great Lash in clear; $6
Eylure x Vegas Nay Grand Glamour lashes; $10
Rosebud Salve; $6
Mac Cosmetics "Cork" lip liner; $18
Melt Cosmetics "Voyeur" lipstick; $19
NARS "Triple X" lip gloss; $26
I am so happy to share all of the amazing products I used to complete this specific look in this photo series! A reoccurring question I received is how I achieved a natural glow/dewy finish on Teisha's skin. Skin is my favorite part of doing makeup. From skin correcting to mixing colors to create a flawless finish- it's so satisfying for me. I cannot stress enough how important skincare is before applying makeup. I used a number of skincare products on her face, eyes, and lips for the ultimate moisture. Clinique moisture surge is one of my favorite moisturizers to work with on normal/ combination/dry skin. Moisturizer is the first step for me when starting makeup application so by the time I start to prime and add coverage, it's already sinked into the skin. When you take the time to moisturize and prime all areas, the makeup lays exactly how it's supposed to.
Powder must be used so strategically, especially when trying to achieve dewy and hydrating skin-focus coverage. The only area I powdered was underneath Teisha's eyes to prevent creasing. I did a light dust on her T-zone but kept everything light and fresh to maintain the dew. Cover FX setting powder is my go-to for all skin types. The airbrush finish sets makeup and doesn't make your makeup look or feel chalky/dry. Also, no talc and photo friendly!
Last thing I want to highlight on this look is the obvious- her highly pigmented and glossy eyes! I always bend the rules with makeup so achieving this eye look took some time and mixing on my end. Danessa Myricks Beauty is a FLAWLESS brand, hands down. I stan for every single product I've used of hers.! Teisha's eye gloss was a mix of Danessa's Colorfix in "Phoenix" and I sheered it out with the Colourpop "Secret Weapon" lip gloss to make it look more translucent towards the center of the lid. Although gloss is such a fun medium to play with on different areas of the face, it does not last. If you're looking to achieve a glossy lid, look into Danessa's Colorfix clear glaze. Side note: I put this clear glaze on top of a smokey eye and it lasted a solid two hours before the eye shadow started to move (NO STICKINESS!!). I'm pretty sure on a bare lid it would be longer wearing.
Leave a comment if you read this and learned something new! Or just say hi, that works too. Let me know what other looks you'd like to see, if any, or challenge me to something new!
I participated in the Pinterest x Phenomenal Woman event with Glamsquad doing hair and makeup touch-ups for attendees. Their guest speaker ran about 40 minutes late so they asked me to do a quick live tutorial on amping up your everyday makeup. Although we were cut short, the response from the audience was great! I was honored for the opportunity and will continue to push forth my passion for makeup education.
Footage down below.
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