Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Mine? GREAT! No more cold, no more migraine, workable pain level (6) and my spoon drawer seems to be overflowing today.
I didn’t get to do makeup yesterday since I was still getting over a sinus cold and so I used yesterday’s face chart to do my makeup today. My skin is still a bit angry because I wasn’t keeping up with my skin care… it’s needing some TLC but it will bounce back.
For now, hello pores and hello major texture.
I haven’t done a cut crease look for quite sometime so I wanted to try a few this week….
The palettes I used for this eye look are:
1. Mikayla x Glamlite Paht Two palette ($42 for a 30 pan palette on the glamlite website). I’ll refer to this palette as the MGL2.
2. Juvia’s Place Wahala II 30 Pan Palette (retail price $38 for 1.06 oz / 30 g of total product on their website making it 0.0035 oz / 1 g and $1.27 per shade on their website). I’ll refer to this palette as the JPW2.
3. ColourPop x Kathleenlights So Jaded Palette. I’ll refer to this palette as the CPSJ.
So on to today’s walk-through and pictorial….
*remember as always, all hyperlinks provided are simply for fast location of the products used and not affiliate links… I just did the research so you didn’t have to. The hyperlinks will be in bold print*
Eyes and Brows:
I started by setting my brows in place using Got 2 B Glued Spiking Glue ($7.99 at Ulta) and then I outlined and filled the brows in using the ELF Lock on Liner and Brow Cream ($5 for 0.19 oz / 5.39 g of product at Ulta) in the shade espresso. I cleaned up the top part of the brow using the Milk Makeup Flex Concealer ($28 on their website) in the shade Creme (Very fair with warm peach undertones) and the bottom of the brows using the Juvia’s Place I Prep, I Prime ($12 for 0.41 fl oz / 12 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade Shade 1 (milky white).
Using a short shader brush and the shade My Precious (pale peach – matte) from the CPSJ to set my brow line.
Using a fluffy crease brush I combined the shades Jasper (red brown – sequin mate) and Rose Quartz (soft neutral mauve – matte) from the CPSJ as my transition and crease shade.
I used a flat detailer brush and some P.Louise Rumour Eye Base ($13 for 0.5 fl oz / 15 ml of product on their website) in the shade Rumour 0 (white) to cut my crease.
The easiest way to find the best height for your cut crease is to place a dot of eye primer in the middle of your mobile lid, keep your head still and open your eyes wide and look up at the same time. A small amount of primer will transfer to the point where you should be cutting your crease. Simply use the rounded edge of the brush (loaded with primer) to stamp the shape you want and fill in the area. Voila! A perfectly cut crease.
Using a shadder brush and more of the shade My Precious (pale peach – matte) from the CPSJ I laid down a base on the newly cut crease for the next step.
Using a small detailer brush and NYX Long Lasting Glitter Primer ($6.50 for 0.33 fl oz / 10 ml of product at Ulta) I tapped it over the cut crease and then using a flat shadder brush I applied the shade Poppin’ (champagne with a slight blue shift – metallic) from the MGL2.
I used a fluffy paddle shadder brush and the shade Garnet (garnet red – matte) from the CPSJ to define the outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and the outer v of the crease, then using a pencil brush and the shade ASAP (deep wine – mate) from the JPW2 I defined the outer v of the crease a bit more.
I cleaned up whatever fallout was around my eyes and also used a qtip to shape the outer part of the eye with some moisturizer.
With a small pencil brush and more of the shade Jasper (red brown – sequin mate) from the CPSJ I created a slight drop shadow for the lower lashline.
Using a slightly large pencil brush and more of the shade Garnet (garnet red – matte) from the CPSJ I extended the drop shadow further down and warmed up the lash line.
Using the small pencil brush that I laid the first shade with I used more of the shade ASAP (deep wine – mate) from the JPW2 I deepened the outer 1/3 of the lower lashline.
I then tightlined (see picture one for the difference between tightlining and not tightlining) using the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen ($12 for 0.04 oz / 1.13 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Black Cocoa (deep brown) and created micro wings on the upper lash lines using the KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner ($23 for 0.019 fl oz / 0.56 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade Mad Max Brown (rich chocolate brown).
I primed using the Milani Bright Side Illuminating Face Primer ($11.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta). I contoured using Sol Face and Body Bronzing Balm ($15 for 1.01 oz / 31 g of product on the ColourPop website) in the shade deep dark. For foundation today I used the Makeup by Mario SurrealSkin Liquid Foundation ($42 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product) in the shade 2N (fair with neutral undertone) *testing*. For cream bronzer I used Wander Beauty Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick ($40 for 0.32 oz / 9.07 g of product at Sephora) in the shade deep and for cream blush I used the NYX Wonder Stick Cream Blush ($14 for 0.28 oz / 7.94 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Fuchsia and for cream highlighter today I used the ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hydrating Illuminator (discontinued) in the shade soft gold. I I color corrected my under eyes using the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser ($10.99 for 0.2 fl oz / 5.9 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade #160 (brightener) and then concealed them using the Pat Mcgrath Sublime Perfection Concealer ($34 0.16 fl oz / 4.7 ml of product) in the shade L2 (lightest with neutral peach undertones). I set my under eyes using the ELF HD Undereye Setting Powder (discontinued) and then set the rest of my face using the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($40 for the 1 oz / 29 g size and $24 for the 0.33 oz / 9.3 g size at Sephora and Ulta). I touched up my bronzer using the Nabla Skin Bronzing Powder ($24 for 0.23 oz / 6.52 g of product at Ulta) in the shade profile (dark warm brown), my blush using the Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 for 0.26 oz / 7.37 g of product on their website) in the shade pop my cherry (yellow based red) and my highlighter using the LA Girl Strobe Lite Strobing Powder ($9 for 0.19 oz / 5.39 g of product on their website) in the shade 90 watt (champagne gold).
Lips, Lashes and Finishings:
I lined my lips using the ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($7 for 0.035 oz / 1.0 g of product on their website) in the shade Flattered (deep plum) and then I applied the Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick (this shade discontinued) in the shade dead roses and topped my lips off with Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss ($16 for 0.16 oz / 45 ml of product at Sephora) in the shade St. Tropez (berry metallic). I coated my lashes with LA Girl Jetsetter Mascara ($6.99 for 0.32 fl oz / 9.46 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade black and popped on a pair of Juvia’s Place Nubian Lashes ($13 at Ulta) in the style Biba. I set my makeup using MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Primer and Setting Spray ($31 for the 3.4 fl oz / 100 ml size and $16 for the 1 fl oz / 30 ml size at Ulta). For touch ups I used the Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($14.99 for 0.3 oz / 8.5 g of product at Ulta) in the shade beige (light skin with neutral undertones).
Out of all my cut crease looks this has got to be my all time favorite cut crease look. I love the color story, the shape and the glitter I chose.
This is a very monochrome look and I am living for it.
I’m hoping to dye my hair soon. I want to just give it a few more weeks for more root to come in. This way I’m not needing to waste time and dye only to have to do it again in a few weeks. Typically I like to give it 3 to 4 months before I re-dye my hair… but with this shade my roots are much more obvious so I might only get away with waiting at best 2 months.
Thanks for stopping by doll. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.
Fellow spoonies… Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.