Hi guys! As you probably already know by the title, today’s post is going to be a makeup tutorial! My last makeup tutorial was a lot more natural and simple, so today I wanted to do something more fun. When I think of rose gold looks I think of something light and pretty, so I wanted to shake it up a bit and do something a little more intense. So without further ado, let’s get started!
First off, let’s start with primer! I used the Smashbox Primer Water. I really like this mainly for the refreshing feeling it gives my skin. I also used Benefit Porefessional in the center of my face, mainly on my nose.
Next is foundation! I used the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea water foundation. I talked more about this in my April Favorites post if you want to check it out!
I would like the mention I have normal/combination skin. My face is pretty normal towards the outer parts of it, but the center of my face gets oily and I sometimes get dry patches in between my eyebrows and the center of my forehead. This foundation doesn’t emphasize any of those issues, which makes it my go-to.
Because this foundation is water based, I apply it with a brush instead of a sponge. The sponge would soak up a lot of the product, thus wasting it. So if you have any water-based foundations keep that in mind!
Next up is concealer! Lately I’ve been using Urban Decay Naked Skin and I LOVE it. It gives me minimal creasing, I dig it.
And then I just blended it in with a sponge, starting with the under-eyes and moving along to the center of my face. I also blend some concealer onto my lid to use as an eyeshadow base/primer.
To set all of my concealer, I used the ITCosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed. I mainly use this on my under-eye area, and then use the excess to powder my nose.
Since I do tend to get oily, I like the set my entire face as well to prevent everything from slipping and sliding. Because no one wants that, right? So for this look I used the Tarte Amazonian Clay Loose Powder. I dabbed my brush into the lid of the product, tapped off the excess, and lightly dusted the powder all over my face.
Next is brooowwss. I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer pencil in “Chocolate” to fill in my little caterpillars, and to set them I used the L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel.
Now we do the most fun part, the eyes! For this look I used the Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2 and the Colourpop x Kathleenlights Super Shock Shadow in “Weenie.”
To start off, I used the color “Sorbet” (pinky, dusty rose) as a transition shade. I used a big blending brush to lightly sweep it in and above my crease. I also blended it out going towards the tail of my brows to give it more of a cat-eye effect. I just kept going in with that shade until I was satisfied with the blending and intensity.
Next I used a smaller blending brush and went in with the shade “Goji” (deep, pinky mauve) to deepen the crease a little bit more. I only put this color in the socket of my crease so it wouldn’t get blended too far upwards. After going in with that a couple of times, I went back in with the bigger blending brush and blended out the crease again to make sure it had a smooth gradient.
Then to really deepen up the look I used the shade “Cabernet” (purpley brown). I mainly focused the shade in the outer corner of my eye while lightly pressing. Then I slowly blended it into a v-shape, blending into the outer part of my socket and also onto the outer part of my lid. Take your time with this and slowly pick up pigment as you go. If you go in immediately with a ton of dark shadow, your look will be very harsh and it will be difficult to blend out and fix.
Now for the star of the show! Once again, this is the Colourpop x Kathleenlights Super Shock Shadow in “Weenie.” It’s a beautiful, somewhat deep rose gold that will really brighten up the eyes. I just used my finger and started dabbing the color on. These shadows are intense from the start, which is why I love them so much. Plus, they’re easy to apply!
Next I used a packing brush with a little bit of “Weenie” on it and lightly followed the top of my lid, making the look a bit more clean.
Once you’ve got the top of the eye look down, it’s time to do the bottom! I used the smaller blending brush that I used earlier and dabbed it into “Goji” and “Cabernet.” Then I began blending the concoction onto my bottom lash-line, starting from my outer corner and stopping midway.
For my brow bone and inner corners, I used a light vanilla shade in the palette called “Porcelain.”
Next up is eyeliner, which is undoubtedly the most difficult part. There should be awards given for those who can do perfect and even wings. Luckily there wont be any wings involved today, only a thin layer of eyeliner. I used the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in “Trooper.”
To define my eyes more, I tight-lined with my Colourpop Eyeliner in “Swerve.”
Next is my favorite part- Bronzer! Lately all I have been using is this Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer in “Sweet Tea” It gives such a beautiful glow, which I am a huge fan of.
I messily fanned this on top of my cheekbones, jawline, and the outer parts of my forehead.
Highlighting is next on the list. I tweeted awhile back that I would be using the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Face Collection Palette in a tutorial, so here it is! For this look I decided to go with “Champagne Pop.”
I also used the Face Palette for blush! I chose the shade Amaretto. It’s a good everyday blush, and I liked it for this because it doesn’t take away from the eyes.
For mascara, I used Maybelline Lash Sensational. It gives me the most insanely beautiful lashes, with lots of separation and volume.
And last but definitely not least, is lipstick! I decided to try out something new, and applied the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in “Sandstorm.” The greige color of this lipstick was a beautiful contrast to the warmth of the rose gold eyeshadow. I loved it!
And that’s a wrap for this tutorial y’all! If you recreate this look, feel free to tag or @ me at @originalme3 on instagram or twitter. Thank you so much for reading, and if you have any blog requests let me know down in the comments!