Today is such a gloomy day outside I thought today I would bring a little sunshine to my tired eyes. Another of my favorite YouTube Vloggers is Christen Dominique. I recently found a tutorial she did for a spring glowy look. Unfortunately the shades she used are from the Natasha Denona tropic palette and costs $129. I instead used the Walmart generic palette. If I were to do this look again I would choose a better quality shadow. The bright colors in the Walmart palette aren’t very pigmented and don’t last. I had to reapply the purple a few times. Definitely a beautiful look over all though.
For my foundation and brows I used the same products I’ve been using and applied those first, Nars foundation/Tarte shape tape/Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow. The first shade I used from the Walmart palette is topaz. I brushed this on over my lids and just under the brow bone. Next I combined the shades leisurely and electric for the crease line and buffed it slightly into the topaz.
To add the peachy and pink shades I used Benefits galifornia blush and the NYX ombre blush. This was applied to the outer corner of my eyes and blending into the topaz on the corner of my lids. On the inner corner of my lid I used the Walmart palette shade flush blending towards the center of my lids.
For liner on my eye lid I again used the Walmart palette. Using a damp brush I used shade bouquet. Starting from the center of my lid and dragging it out to a very slight wing. Next I used shade rain below bouquet on my eye lid but not winging it out. To brighten the inner corner of my eyes a little more I dabbed on celestial.
Using bouquet below the lower lash line and rain on the lash line I also added the shade galaxy on the lash line to give a little more definition. While the glue became tacky on the false lashes I applied Maybelline pumped up mascara on my upper and lower lashes. For the false lashes I tried the brand Kiss. I wasn’t very happy with them. They didn’t hold their shape well and were difficult to keep on my eye. Once I got the lashes to stay put I used the Walmart shade chic on the water line. Again this color wasn’t as vibrant once applied. So next time I will invest in a nice aqua liner rather than a shadow.
Even though I used the Tarte shape tape when I applied my foundation I used the Maybelline Brightening cream concealer under my eyes and in the center of my forehead. With that blended in I liberally applied Make up Revolution baking powder on my lower jawline, under my eyes and on my cheek bone. This left a line along the hollows of my cheeks to apply the City Color contour powder. After buffing in the contour I brushed off the excess baking powder. For a bronzed glow I used Benefits hoola bronzer along my cheeks, temple and forehead with a little dash along my jawline.
I love the way Christen highlights this look. To replicate that I used Make up Revolutions strobe highlighter along my cheekbone, along the top of my nose and I brushed a bit along my brow bone to shimmer up the eyes. She also gives her lips a glossy pale peach pout. Using Rimmels 1000 kisses liner in wild clover, I lined my lips and filled them in. Wild clover is really a beautifully addictive shade. For the gloss I applied LAQA peachers daughter cream highlighter to my lips and blended the two.
As I’ve said before, I’m not an expert make up artist. Every look I have attempted to re-create I have never tried before. Each day and each look is an educational process like defining brows, highlighting, liquid liner…..oh the liquid liner. Today I learned fun with colors and black liner is not the only liner to use. I hope you enjoyed todays look and I hope you check out more looks created by Christen Dominique, she is so talented. I will see you tomorrow and in the mean time get creative and have a lot of fun!