My Quick & Easy Everyday Makeup Look Tutorial

As much as a sister loves full glam, I just don’t have the time (or energy) to do it every day. I commute to university a few days a week, which forces me to drag myself out of bed early and get myself together.

This look has evolved quite a bit over the years and I’ve really mastered my 20-minute natural-glam makeup. I had to share this look with y’all to help out my fellow always-running-late sisters.

Everyday Makeup Routine

1. Eyebrows

The same as with any of my makeup tutorials, this one starts with the brows. I have changed up my brow routine (for the better). I create the shape of my brows by marking 3 points: the start, the arch and the tail/end. To find these points you can use a pencil or other straight object.

Once you have the brow guidelines I use a pencil to outline what I want to fill in. The pencil I have been using is from Sephora, it’s a little light for me which is why I go over this outline with my trusty ELF pomade. I still create hair strokes to make them look more natural & do not draw too close to the brow start.

Once I’m happy with my rough brow outline, I cut and shape with concealer (it cosmetics bye bye under eye) and set the brow with a clear brow gel.

2. Prime & Foundation

I switch up my primers a lot as you may know, today I stuck with my blur stick. Once I apply a thin layer and buff it in with a beauty blender its time for foundation.

I used my Real Techniques beauty blender and my Esteé Lauder double wear foundation in 2W2 Rattan.

I love this foundation because it stays matte and lasts all day!

For concealer, you know the drill with my it cosmetics concealer, i use it to highlight under the eyes and any other high points of the face.

3. Set Bitch

Setting powder is lowkey an inconvenience for me but what can ya do? It’s necessary. I used my Laura Mercier translucent setting powder and the same beauty sponge to bake where I concealed my face.

While I’m baking (lol) I usually bronze up under my cheekbones to warm up the skin before contour. I’ve been uSing this Stila Bronzer in medium and my butter bronzer in deep bronze by Physicians Formula to contour.

I also contour my forehead, jawline and nose.

I used to always skip blush because it scared me, but it really helps with the natural/flushed look i was going for. I’ve been loving this light Tarte blush “quirky” that I got in an Ipsy bag!

4. Eyes

I know what you’re thinking, we didn’t skip highlighter, I just save it for last 😉

For the sake of time, since this is a quick easy makeup look, I kept the eyeshadow very simple.

I literally only used the taupe and brown shades ( Divine & Creation) in my Venus palette on a blending brush to warm up my crease and add dimension. That easy sis.

For the inner corner I used the bronzed highlighter in my ABH Sun dipped Glow Kit.

I decided to not bother with eyeliner today, so I did a quick coat of mascara and popped on these AMAZING Kiss lashes in PageBoy! Guys these lashes are the bomb, seriously, you’ll see.

The lashes were a little long so I did have to trim the inner corner but the end product was worth it.

5. Lips

I pretty much do the same lip routine every day.. I love my nude Nyx lip pencil in Muave and the Maybelline liquid lippy in Driver. It’s the perfect nude on my skin tone and lasts all day!!

6. Highlighter

Finish this ish off with some glow & you are good to go girl. I never can decide on which highlighter to use for the day ( kind of why I save it for last) but I decided to go with an old favorite : the purple and pink shades (Tourmaline & Moonstone) of that same Glow Kit! I applied it to my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, my brow bones and Cupid’s bow.

And that’s the whole look! I hope some of you try this look out (or atleast the lashes) seriously once you get the hang of it you’ll be out the door & fierce in no time 😉

Xoxo

-Frankie

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Project Pan Update January 2019 – Makeup Skincare & Hair

Hey beautiful,

Am I the only one that felt like January lasted forever this year? Not saying it was necessarily a bad month at all, just somewhat dragged for me.  As my winter break from college is ending, and I am starting up my classes it has definitely started to pick up as I am growing super busy!

Anyways, one thing I’m trying to push this year is finishing up my products! I have so many makeup, skincare and hair products I have nowhere to put them, and since I’m moving soon I really need to minimize my collection.  As much as I love buying new products, I’m not as efficient with finishing them, which brings us here.. I’ll be sharing all the products I’ve emptied this month and my final thoughts on them.

01. Suave Professionals Almond + Shea Butter Shampoo & Conditioner $3

I purchased this set of shampoo and conditioner specifically because it is for dry and damaged hair.  I actually have pretty long hair ( it reaches my lower back) and through the years my hair has been through it, with all the times I’ve dyed it and fried it with blow-dryers and my straightener.  I finished up the shampoo a while ago and just recently emptied the conditioner, I loved the clean scent it left on my hair and it kept away my frizz leaving my hair silky soft.

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Before you jump on this product, upon further investigation to it’s ingredients, it contains Behentrimonium chloride, a skin and eye irritant, and Dimethicone which also may cause rashes and in rare cases hair loss.  While I did enjoy this conditioner I will not be re-purchasing this or other Suave products, nor recommending it.  If you don’t care about the ingredients in your hair-care this still does have some good ingredients but doesn’t fit into my preferences.

Rating: 2/5

02 ColourPop Amber Crystal Collection Setting Spray

This was the first product out of this collection that I have finished, while I didn’t love the other products, this one was a yes for me.  This setting spray is infused with amber, which I loved and it smells amazing.  The one thing I didn’t like was how it sprayed, the sprayer thing was just bad, if you don’t hold it a decent amount of space from your face be ready to be showered.  That was a little over-dramatic, but it definitely did spray me enough to make me have to dab the excess off.

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So as far as this setting spray, I liked it and would probably try a different kind of ColourPop setting spray just not this particular one.

Rating: 3/5

03 IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under eye Concealer $26

I absolutely love this concealer, I have been using it for a while now and have already re-purchased it.  The creamy formula makes it perfect for the under-eye area as well as for cutting the brows etc.,  it also offers a ton of coverage.  I use the shade neutral medium and it works well with my skin tone but I definitely could have gone lighter.

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This is a great concealer that I will continue to use and definitely recommend for ya’ll to try out!

Rating 5/5

04 Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Illuminating Spray $8

I know what you’re thinking, yes another setting spray but guys I am addicted to setting spray. Literally, I spritz myself all throughout the day, which probably explains why I blow through it so fast.  I liked the way this spray set my makeup, and the sprayer did spritz an even mist onto my face, the only thing I didn’t like was the smell, it’s not bad but not pleasant either.

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This product claims to have light reflecting particles for a natural glow and I really believe it is illuminating. Overall, this is a great affordable setting spray and I recommend this and the other Makeup Revolution setting sprays.

Rating 4/5

05 HD Flawless Translucent Setting Powder $7

I finished this powder surprisingly quickly, and unfortunately was not too impressed.  I chose the translucent shade because I wanted it to brighten/highlight parts of my face, but found it leaving an intense white-cast that was intensified in photos.  The powder does a decent job setting and mattifying the face, but instead of hiding my pores and fine lines it kind of accentuated them.

I just found that close up, this powder did not look very nice on the skin and was pretty cakey. I probably wouldn’t buy this again because it didn’t work for me, but if I did I would try a different shade.

Rating 3/5

06 Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer $16-$36

I remember I originally purchased this when I noticed it had rosehip and argan oil in it, while I do not usually shop Urban Decay I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised with this primer, it lives up to it’s smoothing, pore reducing claims. I love the way my makeup applies over this primer, it helps create a smooth base for even makeup application.  The consistency of this primer is very smooth and it makes the skin super soft, immediately after application you will notice it filling your pores and fine lines.

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This primer is a little pricey, but in my opinion totally worth it!

Rating 5/5

07 Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara $4

I purchased this on vacation in Europe over the summer, I ran out of mascara and this one claimed to bring volume, curl and lash lifting effects.  At first I really liked the brush because it was dense with bristles, curved and quite large, but I found it made the lashes somewhat clumpy and was pretty messy.  The mascara smelled kind of bad too, not that I think a mascara has to smell good to like the product but this smell in particular was off-putting for me.

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This mascara definitely came in handy in a pinch and I actually used it all the way up so it wasn’t terrible but not one of my favorites. You can read about my favorite mascara by Milk Makeup here.

Rating 4/5

Hopefully you enjoyed the products I’ve finished up this month! Join me on my journey to clearing out my beauty stash!

xoxo

-Frankie

Fake Eyelashes – Beginner Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone!

So fake eyelashes have become a staple in my makeup routine, for someone with naturally straight and short lashes, strip lashes are a life saver! It is an easy and inexpensive way to add dramatic affect to your makeup and glam up your look!

I was definitely overwhelmed when I started applying strip lashes as it can be quite complicated of a task when you are first starting out. Which is why I am here, to explain all the tips and tricks I’ve learned through the years for applying strip lashes and making sure they stay on all day!

Types of Lashes

I wanted to start by explaining the different types of false lashes, if you go into a drug store, you will find a ton of different styles of strip lashes with all different types of bands.  There is also individual lashes, which mimic salon created lash extensions ( I also love doing these and will be doing a post on DIY lash extensions soon!)

When I mentioned lashes having different bands on them, I was referring to the actual strip that allows you to apply the lashes. It can be a thicker darker strip, which is more stiff and difficult to apply, or a thinner strip which is flexible and much easier to apply.

For beginners, I definitely recommend trying to stick to thinner bands, like in the second picture, so you have less trouble with lifting and attaching to your eye.

Along with the slightly different strips of lashes, there are tons of different styles of lashes all creating different effects on the eye. Some of my favorite styles of lashes are wispy lashes which create a flirty affect usually by a thinner amount of lashes made up of different sized lashes, cat-eye style lashes grow longer towards the end creating a similar look to winged liner.

There are also different materials that lashes are made up that can create different effects, these are the most common that I have found.

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Synthetic Lashes: Dark black color of the lash, more dramatic and slightly shiny.
3D Lashes
3-D Lashes, different lengths and sizes of lashes, creating a full and wispy affect, lots of lash definition and curl,
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Mink Lashes: Silky feeling, very fluffy and soft, offer a flirty and more luxurious look
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Human Hair Lashes: probably the most natural effect, mimics how real lashes would look, blends well with natural lashes,

Now that you are familiar with the different styles and materials you are ready to pick out your perfect lashes and apply them!

Eyelash Application

So all you really need to apply lashes is lash glue, which sounds simple but as there are many types of lashes there are also many types of glue. One thing to make sure is that you DO NOT purchase the glue for individual lashes and use it for strips, it will ruin your natural lashes.  Lash glue usually comes in a brush on form or in a tube, I usually prefer it in a tube because I think it is easier to apply an even layer of glue. Lash glue also comes in a dark color that dries black, or white which dries clear.  Black lash glue is perfect if you are wearing eyeliner to blend in the lashes, but can be messy, white to clear glue is very user friendly and my personal favorite

I have been using DUO lash glue for years, it lasts all day, comes in dark and white and the actual product will last you a long time all for like $6!!

Make sure when you are applying the glue, that you apply a thin layer evenly across the lash strip, you want the glue to begin drying and become tacky before you apply the lash.  If the glue is not dry enough the lash will move around and not stick, if the glue is too dry you won’t adhere the lash securely.

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Another good tip, especially if you have super long nails like me, is to use eyelash applicators.  I have been using this pair by Japonesque for years, you can read my full review of them here.  Lash applicators make it easier to get your fingers in there without struggling or accidentally stabbing yourself in the eye..

Another tip is, if the lash is too long and doesn’t sit comfortably on your eye I recommend trimming it to fit, or you will struggle all day with the lash poking you or lifting in the corners.

As far as the actual application of the lash, I usually adhere the middle first and then attach the inner and outer corners. This has just been the easiest technique for me, but through trial and error you will find out what works for you.

Once the lash is on, I use my lash applicators to squeeze the lash to my natural lashes making sure it is fully secured.

And now you have fierce & flirty lashes, I hope you enjoyed and leave a comment of your favorite false lashes! I love trying out new lash styles!

Here’s some pics of me wearing strip lashes!

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xoxo

-Frankie

DIY Full Set Purple Vibes Dip Powder Nail Tutorial

So recently I did a post explaining the basics of the nail dip powder system. Learning to do my own nails has saved me so much money and has become something I really enjoyed doing! I love expressing myself through my nails, learning new techniques and personalizing my manicure.

In this post, I’ll be taking you step by step through my full set application. For the basics on how to dip your nails read my Beginner dip nail tutorial.

So my inspiration today was purple, my boyfriend recently bought me a bunch of glitter for my nails and this purple one was totally calling my name!!

I always do my nails over paper towel, if you’re messy like me take precautions. I also wear a mask over my nose and mouth to prevent myself from inhaling any dust through dipping or filing.

1. Apply dip powder to nails

Even though I am doing purple nails I used my Kiara Sky Clear dipping powder because it’s my favorite, feel free to use any color!

I apply 3 coats of the dip system before sealing it. When you first start out you might need to get the hang of it before you get an even, smooth dip every time. Also make sure you brush off the excess powder in between dips, I go through this in detail in my previous post.

Here’s my nails, first second and third dip

2. File and shape

Once I sealed in the dip, I file my nails so they are smooth. Like I said, once you get the hang of it, you will have to do less work filing, I pretty much just go over the whole nail to make sure it’s smooth.

3. Paint

Now it’s time for the fun part, I decided to do one glitter nails, 2 camouflage nails and the rest purple. The first thing I did was the glitter, I love glitter but it’s a mess and it stresses me out.

I applied a layer of clear nail polish and then poured the glitter over the nail and allowed it to dry. Once the glitter nails dried I encapsulated it with a thin layer of clear acrylic. I prefer to encapsulate glitter in acrylic versus dip powder because I found my clear powder dulling the glitter a little.

I painted the rest of my nails with two coats of Ciate’s Paint Pot polish on Spinning Teacup. It’s a beautiful pale lavender shade.

I chose the nails I wanted a camo design on and painted the two I was leaving purple with a clear coat.

This camo design is super easy, you just choose a few colors in your color palette, I almost always add black and white as well. I use a set of small paint brushes from Walmart, all these brushes are really useful when doing your nails but for this I specifically used the thin pointed pencil brush.

These are the polishes I chose : Sinful Colors in Tempest, Trust Fund Beauty’s Zero Carbs, Deborah Lippmann in Love Hangover plus a black and white polish.

Like I said camouflage nails are super easy you just paint different shaped and colored blobs, lol, I usually do about 3 spots of each color and then fill in any empty spots with black or white.

4. Top Coat and Bling

Make sure your design is COMPLETELY dry before top coating or it will run and get smudged. Once it dried, I top coated everything and decided to apply a couple stones to my plain nails.

I really love how these nails came out!!! I hope you try out camo nails or dip powder, if you do definitely send me your manis!!

Xoxo

-Frankie

Trip to the Balkans – Travel Series Pt.1

This series is my travel diaries from my trip to Europe touring the Balkans, I worked with Treasures Tours on the Adriatic Adventure Tour through the beautiful countries of Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and Croatia.

I began my journey in Stara Pazova, Serbia before meeting with the rest of the group. I was in awe at the beauty of Serbia leaving the airport, we stayed at the Hotel Vila Sunce which was walking distance from the cultural town center.

Our first full day in Serbia began with a visit to a local outdoor produce market Zelena Pijaca after breakfast where we sampled different Serbian delicacies, held some baby chicks and got to meet some amazing local people. After enjoying some gelato, we embarked on our day trip to the Srem District of Serbia, specifically Sremski Karlovci also known as the city of wine culture and spirituality.

This beautiful city lies on the coast of the Denube river and we toured a local fishing dock and restaurant, Dunav, where we enjoyed a beer while the owner caught our lunch.  While we waited for our fresh lunch to be prepared, we took a walk through the historic town admiring it’s architecture and style.

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After filling up on freshly caught fish, we made it back to the hotel to relax before taking a trip by car to the lively city of Belgrade, Serbia. Belgrade immediately caught the attention of the shopaholic in me, the streets lined with shoe stores and boutiques.  After shopping around and enjoying the scenery we grabbed a light dinner, for my dad just cake, at a restaurant with outdoor seating in the center of the city.

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With our stomachs full, we made our troop back to Stara Pazova to rest, in the morning we began our drive to Bosnia-Herzegovina.  The first city we visited in Bosnia was Sarajevo, we stayed at a lovely hotel that was a quick walk over a bridge to the city filled with local merchants, cafes and the occasional hookah lounge. We toured through the old part of town, Baščaršija, and enjoyed Cevapcici a Bosnian minced meat served with onions in bread.

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After more shopping, be prepared for a good amount of shopping throughout this trip, we stopped for Turkish coffee and Rose lemonade at an indoor/outdoor beautiful cafe. For lunch we enjoyed soup, shopski salad and goulash from Nanina Kuhinja in Sarajevo.

 

 

Our third day in Sarajevo was sadly our last, we started the day with a formal tour of the old part of the city before hopping on the bus and traveling to Mostar, Bosnia where we stayed at Hotel Villa Milas, walking distance to the Stari Most. The Stari Most is a reconstruction of a bridge that was destroyed during war.

 

 

We walked the old bridge and toured the historic town of Mostar, Bosnia, and ate dinner at the Hindin Han restaurant overlooking the water where they served large platters of different meats, vegetables and of course french fries.

 

We started off the next morning with a stunning hike to a castle up a mountain overlooking Polcitelj, Bosnia, the view was definitely worth the exercise and ruining my sandals.

 

Still not 100% sure we were allowed to tour the castle ruins but we showed ourselves up.

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Our mid-afternoon gelato provided us with energy for the next event for the day, visiting Kravice Falls. These waterfalls are something you must see if you’re traveling in Bosnia, especially in the summer, it is a great place to swim on a hot day! We swam, had a burger and a beer while enjoying the beautiful sunny day.

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We enjoyed our last night in Mostar by embracing it’s nightlife, enjoying some drinks and taking in the scenery before we arrived in Albania.

 

We were welcomed into Albania by yet another feast, as we arrived at our hotel after a long day of driving.  Our hotel, overlooking the city of Kruje was in the center of town, right next to the markets, the fifth century castle and museum and of course another little hike.

 

After walking through the Albanian history museum, and taking in the views from the top of the mountain, we re-fueled with espresso before heading into town to check out the shops and cafes!

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I hope you enjoyed part one of my Adriatic Adventure, stay tuned for part two where we finish up our stay in Albania and travel to Montenegro and Croatia, finishing up this trip in Slovakia!

Also make sure to check out Treasures Tours for all inclusive tours of the Adriatic, Slovakia, Mongolia and India!

xoxo

Frankie

Favorite Beauty Products – January 2019

I started 2019 off with so many new products, I pretty much switched up my whole makeup/skincare routine & girl it payed off.

Some of these favorites are products I’ve used for years along with some things I’ve recently picked up.

I hope you find some new products to try out!

Duvolle Face Brush $95 (I used a code that made it about $20)

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This face brush is a GAME CHANGER ladies, I actually just got it for Christmas but I have been using the exfoliating attachment on my face daily and it really did clean out my pores! Along with the exfoliating head it comes with a body brush (which is also bomb), a pumice stone and a facial cleansing brush with much softer bristles which I have not used yet.

# step up ya skincare 2019

Elf Brow Cream in Medium Brown $4

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You shouldn’t even think twice about this one, GO GET YOU ONE. I have been using this brow pomade since the summer and I’m still on the same pot, it’s long lasting and so pigmented! and $4!

*I definitely could have gone a shade lighter with this but the Medium Brown still works on me.

Trust ya girl on this one..

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer in Sunkissed $8.99

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Another product I have been using for a few months that you need in your life! This bronzer is so smooth (like butter), it blends out flawlessly and the best part is it smells like coconut.

Seriously I could eat it..

I also recently learned they have a Butter Blush and Butter Highlighter collection which I got my sister for Christmas and she loves.

Milk Makeup Kush Mascara $24

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This is my absolute favorite mascara, not just for this month, and not just because of the name..

If you don’t know already I am a huge fan of Milk Makeup and a cannabis supporter so when I found this mascara which conditions your eyelashes using cannabis oil I was hype.

Long story short this is a great mascara for lengthening the lashes & adding volume.

MAC Shiny Pretty Things Skinfinish in Snowflushed $35

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I got this highlighter for Christmas and it changed my life… if you saw my January product reviews you know I was obsessed with my Cover fx highlighting drops but this highlighter is BLINDING

Honestly my explanation won’t even do this highlight justice, girl take my word from it and check this highlighter out it’s literally stunning.

Colourpop Yes Please Eyeshadow Palette $16

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Yet another product you need in your life, I tend to migrate toward browns, oranges and yellows on my eyes so this palette was perfect for me. Colourpop shadows are so affordable and pigmented you really can’t go wrong.

This palette has a beautiful combination of matte and glitter shades so it is perfect to create so many eye looks!

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I hope you enjoyed my favorite products this month & I hope you check some of these out!!

xoxo

-Frankie

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Easy Full Face – Beginner Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone!!

So, I’ve decided to go back to the basics for this post and provide an in depth beginner tutorial or makeup basics. This tutorial isn’t just helpful for beginners, there are lots of awesome tips in this post so hopefully everyone can learn something new!

A great face of makeup starts with the skincare you apply under your makeup, I used to never moisturize or even apply primer before my foundation and constantly struggled with textured skin or patchiness.  Applying makeup on a fresh and primed face will make a huge different on the outcome of your makeup and how it lasts through the day.

I posted my morning and evening full skincare routine which you can read here, for an in depth skincare explanation.

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1. Primer

After my face is prepped I go in with my primer, there are a ton of primers that address many different skincare concerns including redness, enlarged pores and oiliness which is why I recommend choosing a primer based on your own skincare concerns.

I have been loving the Blur Stick primer by Milk Makeup which I did a full review on, you can read my review here.

I like to apply my primer with a beauty blender vs. my fingers because I think it applies more evenly.

2. Brows

Primer takes a few minutes to set to achieve the full benefits of it, which is one reason why I do brows next instead of foundation.  The other reason I choose this order is in case I mess up on my brows, this way I won’t mess up my foundation.

I have spoken before on my preference of brow pomades over pencils but I do believe brow pencils are more user friendly. For an in depth brow tutorial read this post, but to keep things simple and beginner friendly, I recommend using a retractable brow pencil to fill in sparse areas and add definition to the brows.

My favorite brow pencils:

ABH Brow Wiz $21

Morphe Micro Brow Pencil $5

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If you aren’t feeling the brow pencil all together, I recommend a clear or tinted brow gel to set the brows in place for the day!

3. Foundation

Now we’re ready to work on our face makeup, I always recommend purchasing a Beauty Blender for any makeup beginners, or really anyone. It is just such a versatile makeup tool and you can use it for so many different steps! Real Techniques makes a great quality affordable makeup sponge I have been using for years.

The same situation as with primers, there are different formulas of foundation for every skin type. My skin tends to be on the drier side, especially during winter so I tend to reach for a dewy foundation and stay away from anything matte. Maybelline Fit Me foundations come in regular and matte formulas, have a decent shade range and are affordable. I recommend this foundation to anyone dabbling in makeup.

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4. Setting Powder

A lot of people tend to skip setting powder as a step but it is extremely important, especially if you plan on using blush or bronzer and don’t want it to be streaky.  I tend to always use a translucent setting powder because it doesn’t mess with my foundation color and brightens my face.

While I am a fan of baking my face, this is a beginner tutorial so we are going to keep it simple.  Whether you choose a loose or pressed powder, set your face using a large powder brush but DO NOT RUB.  I see a lot of people rubbing in foundation or powder and it causes micro exfoliation especially on dry skin which can cause texture to show through your makeup. I recommend using gentle patting motions and if you feel you applied too much, lightly dust off the excess.

5.  Contour, Blush & Highlight

Now that you have a flawless smooth base, lets give it some definition and shape! The next thing I do is contour, my favorite product to use is the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, it blends out really smooth & smells like coconut! I apply bronzer right under my cheekbones using an angled contour brush like this one from Wet n Wild.

Next for blush I use a fluffier less dense brush to apply a very small amount of blush. I find coral and peachy tones to compliment my skin tone best but you can choose one that you prefer! And the blush is applied to the apples of your cheeks and blended up into the contour! Don’t forget to use a light hand!

Now my favorite part, highlight, I did a post dedicated to highlighter you can read here, but for beginners I recommend a pressed powder highlight because it is easy to work with! Apply your highlight to the top of the cheekbones, your brow bones, the bridge and/or tip of your nose and the cupid’s bow. Highlighter is applied to the points of the face you want to bring out.

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6. Eye Makeup

Since it’s a beginner post I’m going to do a super easy neutral everyday eye shadow tutorial. I chose this Naked Basics palette because it has the perfect combination of colors. I would start by taking the light shade foxy and applying it all over the eye for a smooth base/transition.  With an eye blending brush, start to define the crease by blending “Naked 2” in circular motions.

Once the crease starts to become defined pick up “Crave” on a blending brush but focus it in the outer corner of the crease. Make sure you are blending so there are no harsh lines.  I would then take “Venus” and highlight the inner corner and brow bone if you didn’t want highlighter there for a more subtle look.

Now you can stop here, or apply the black shade with a pencil brush along the lash line to define the lashes since we won’t be doing winged liner or false lashes. This is the basics of eye makeup and you can use this technique with any shades!!

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7.Mascara

To keep it simple, we’re gonna skip winged liner and false lashes and stick with mascara. For a more dramatic look feel free to curl your lashes as well.  Make sure to always apply your mascara from root to the tip of the lash for maximum lash definition and length.

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8. Lips

I’m a lover of liquid lipsticks, I think they are super easy to apply, they last all day and they don’t smudge so they are completely user friendly! If you don’t have liquid lipsticks you can opt for a gloss but I definitely recommend trying some out!!

My favorite liquid lipsticks:

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink $10

Stila Stay All Day Lipstick $22

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I hope you enjoyed my beginner makeup tutorial! Leave a comment for any tutorials you want to see in the future!

xoxo

-Frankie