We are so thrilled to be featuring Eva of The Makeup Ferry on the blog today. She's got great makeup tricks up her sleeve and we especially love that she's able to get amazing results by mixing high-end and drugstore brands. Be sure to follow her on Facebook and check out her awesome live streams for tons of helpful makeup info! Without further ado, we'll turn it over to the pro.
Hello blog world! I am so excited to be here on Mod Circus today! My name is Eva AKA The Makeup Ferry and I am a huge fan of Molly and Jodi's blog so you can imagine my excitement when I was asked to share some makeup tips with you. After much deliberation we landed on *drum roll* foundation. I will take you through my routine step by step. I realize it may be more time consuming that you would like when you are trying to get out the door for work so feel free to tailor it to fit your schedule.
(I start my makeup with my brows so that is why they look so insane)
I start my complexion with a pea sized amount of primer applied with my fingertips in a lifting motion being sure to avoid the eye area. The weather was on my side so I went with clinique pore refining to smooth my skin because that is a concern of mine. Your primer should be addressing something you are concerned about i.e. dryness, aging, oil control, texture, redness etc.
This lands us on baking and I am not talking about cookies! This is a really fun, simple step that really helps keep all of your hard work in place and adds a bit more to your concealer highlight that you just did. That being said, if I was in a rush to get my makeup on, I would skip this step for this is fantastic for special occasion makeup. I am using coty airspun loose translucent powder and I would suggest anyone with a deep skin tone look use Ben Nye banana powder or something similar. Using the flat end of my blender I COAT the highlighted areas, pay close attention to my under eye. I'm going to let this heaving coating sit and "bake" while I finish my coffee and move to contouring.
The infamous contour. Unless I am doing something for the stage or perhaps even a makeup loving bride, I contour very loosely. Using a small, tapered or medium flat brush I apply my contour starting at the top of my ear and angle my brush toward the corner on my lip. This takes practice and has to be tailored to your face. From there I hit my forehead and jaw line. (oops I forgot my nose! Feel free to add some contour along the sides of your nose but this step has to be done with a smaller brush like a fluffy shadow brush.) Its not my favorite product but I don’t hate it. I prefer my Anastaia Beverly Hills contour palette and would recommend investing in that however. If you are in a rush, grab a fluffy brush and sweep some bronzer in a butterfly or E3 motion.
Using a clean brush dust off that bake, baby!
Add your favorite blush. This step is pretty straight forward. I am using Kat Von D shade+light blush in the color Bonnie and Clyde mixed.
Step 8 (I swear we are almost done)
(Almost) last but not least; HIGHLIGHT! Strobbing/highlighting is so on trend right now and I love, love, love it. I opted to forgo the brush today because I wanted my face to glow to the high heavens. Using my fingertips I pat my highlighter onto the top of my cheek bones, highlight under my brow, make an exclamation point (!) down the bridge of my nose and really get my cupids bow. My two favorite highlighters are BECCA champagne pop for a more subtle, peach highlight and Makeup Revolution golden lights when I want a more intense glow (I wanted intense today). This step is optional if you are in a rush.
Now find some good lighting and snap a ton of pictures if yourself! Don’t forget that YOU are beautiful with or without makeup and never let anyone make you believe anything different.
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