This look was purely inspired by my need to busy myself instead of eating fresh cinnamon buns I made yesterday. You might be asking ‘Why would you ever torture yourself like that!?’ My response is: If you had a bite of one, you’d definitely understand!
There is good news and bad news.
Bad news: I ended up eating 3 big cinnamon buns (buns that will go straight to my buns ;)).
GOOD NEWS: I created this really great glammed up look.
I hope you enjoy and feel free to leave a note!
xo just jane
I moisturized with an SPF 30, applied eye moisturizer and also primed with MAC Prep+Prime. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this protects your skin, keeps it hydrated, and makes for great make-up application and coverage!
You can see that I’ve put my base on: foundation, concealer, and powder (this is order). I made it lighter under my eyes (using a lighter concealer) and down my cheeks to bring light to that area. It’s noticeable now but don’t worry if you try this – everything will blend in. I finished this step off by buffing in the powder.
I applied a darker powder (I used Mary Kay Bronzer) right beneath my cheekbones, at the temples, along hairline, and at my jawline.
Tip: once you’ve buffed in your powder (this helps to set the make-up), take a clean powder brush and go over entire face – I find this to create a seamless transition between the different shades.
I began by applying a highlighter to the tops of my cheeks and a very small amount along my jawline – this brings light to the right areas. I then applied a pinky beige colour to the apples of my cheeks and swept upwards towards my temples.
Tip: Having a blush palette that contains a blush, a darker beige, and a very light highlighter is amazing! You can mix and match to create so many different blush colours and effects. I use the Charlotte Ronson 3x a charm Shoshanna.
After this picture I got so into my eye creation that I forgot to take any shots between steps (sorry!). Essentially I mixed and matched different colours, not liking a look only to add another colour and building a glammed look that really suited.
What I can say here is that I not only covered my lid with eyeshadow but also under my eye as well. Don’t be scared to add colour – if you make a mistake or feel like you put too much on, you can always grab a Q-tip and take off any excess (believe me, I had to fix up a few things here).
Tip: to create this darker lip colour I actually took a berry coloured lipstick and mixed a brown eyeshadow in to create the colour. Don’t be scared to try different things out – you’ll be surprised at the results.
- Mary Kay timewise age-fighting moisturizer
- Neutrogena Healthy Skin eye cream
- MAC prep + prime
- Makeup Forever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette
- Bobbi Brown skin foundation in Warm Sand 2.5
- MAC mineralize powder foundation in medium and medium dark
- Mary Kay Bronzer
- Charlotte Ronson 3 x a charm shoshanna
- Bobbi Brown blush blushed
- So Susan highlighter
- Mary Kay eyebrow pencil blonde
- Too Faced shadow insurance
- Too Faced Return of Sexy eyeshadow palette (The Ingenue)
- Sephora pro lesson palette (dark brown for lips and marie n14 on eyes)
- Sephora eye pencil coffee
- Arbonne It’s a long story mascara
- Clinque lipstick Shy