It’s been a while since I’ve created a makeup pictorial — I’ve had projects lined up after one another to keep me constantly busy, so it was incredibly difficult to find time to put together a step-by-step tutorial. Since things are calming down, I wanted to take advantage of this random inspiration rush to get this vibrant spring makeup pictorial up for you all. I felt so rusty during this pictorial process and forgot that I had to constantly be on a stop-and-go motion in order to take photos of the steps — I got really into the creation and just wanted to keep going! I experimented with a slightly different cut-crease shape this time — it’s more arched and rounded than my previous crease shapes, and I really like it! Anyways, I hope you enjoy this look and pictorial. Don’t forget . . . practice makes perfect! 🙂
1: Morphe 35C Eyeshadow Palette || 2: Hard Candy Medium Light Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer || 3: Rimmel Transparent Stay Matte Pressed Powder || 4: Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlight Powder || 5: E.L.F. Cosmetics Jet Black Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner || 6: Mix & Stack Lash Kit – Blush (two pairs stacked) || 7: OCC Makeup Supernova Glitter || 8: Velvet 59 PCH Lipstick
1: Sofi Cosmetics 350 Pointed Liner Brush || 2: Jennifer Leong Tapered Pencil Brush || 3: Jessup Short Shader Brush || 4: Bdellium Tools Pink Bambu 542 Bold Lip Brush || 5: Bdellium Tools 772 Small Shader Brush || 6: Lauren Luke Flat Eyeshadow Brush || 7: Morphe M514 Detail Round Blender Brush || 8: Morphe M506 Tapered Mini Blender Brush || 9: Morphe G15 Small Oval Shadow Brush || 10: Itay Mineral Cosmetics Concealer Brush
Step 1: After the eyes are primed, dip a pointed eyeliner brush into a matte hot pink eyeshadow and softly sketch out the new crease line, beginning from the tear duct to the outer corner of the eye (make sure not to take it all the way down towards the brow tail). Use a light hand, so mistakes are easily fixable. I wanted a really round shape, so I arched and curved the line higher in the center.
Step 2: Once the crease shape is to your liking, deepen the line by tracing another layer or two of the hot pink eyeshadow on top; then, use a tapered pencil brush to buff out the line — concentrate the blending towards the top of the line.
Step 3: Take a small flat eyeshadow brush and blend a matte coral eyeshadow on top of the hot pink color to diffuse any harshness and to create a transition effect.
Step 4: With a flat concealer brush and a little amount of concealer, carve out the new crease line by tracing the concealer gingerly underneath the hot pink eyeshadow; this creates a precise line and cleans up imperfections, and is the main focus of any cut-crease look, so take your time during this step! Afterwards, apply the remaining concealer onto the lid and set it with a translucent setting powder.
TIP: Using a concealer with a thicker consistency is best for creating a sharp cut-crease; I’ve used the for years now and it is my favorite concealer for every day use and for detail work.
Step 5: Use the pointed eyeliner brush and a matte orange eyeshadow to draw a wing on the outer lid; start on the outside and work your way in — take the line half way inwards, then fill in the outer lid with the orange color. Also, make sure to leave a negative space between the lid and crease colors — the separate sets of colors should not be connecting to one another.
Step 6: Next, pat a matte yellow eyeshadow onto the inner lid and blend it into the orange eyeshadow.
Step 7: Trace the concealer underneath the wing and on top of the lid colors to clean up the lines for a more precise finish.
Step 8: Blend a matte green eyeshadow all over the lower lash line, then buff the matte yellow color underneath it to create a smokey effect. Then, apply the matte hot pink eyeshadow onto the lower water line and outer lash line.
Apply a shimmery translucent highlighter onto the tear duct and brow bone. I also went back in with a fluffy blending blush and lightly dusted the matte orange onto the brow bone (you can skip this, but I like the artistic flair that it gives to the look).
Step 9: Line the upper and lower lash lines with a black liquid eyeliner, then apply on a coat of mascara to top and bottom lashes.
Step 10: Continuing with the extra artsy vibe, I blended the matte orange eyeshadow onto to the lower outer eye area (again, this is totally optional!). Apply on a pair of false eyelashes — save the natural lashes for another time as this makeup look requires lashes with lots of intensity and volume (the more dramatic, the better!).
Step 11: If desired, apply a pink or orange glitter onto the lower lash line for a sparkly finish!
Here is the completed makeup look:
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll talk to you soon!