The Natural Look Makeup Tutorial

The Products

Concealer (regular color and light), foundation, blush, eyelid primer, bronzer, matte brown eye shadow, mascara.

Natural Makeup

More specifically, I use: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

The Process

  • Apply concealer #1 as your all-over base. This needs to match your skin color.
  • Use a lighter concealer to draw a triangle under your eye to the corner of your nose, then up to the inner corner of the eye.
  • Wait a couple minute for it to set.
  • Apply your loose powder all over. Don’t forget to blend down your neck.
  • Apply a non-sparkly blush to the apples of your cheeks, swooping up your cheek bones.
  • Apply a natural-color eyelid primer to your lids and blend with your finger.
  • In the crease, apply a mid-shade matte brown.
  • On the lids, apply your lighter bronze color.
  • Using the light concealer (#2), apply a small amount to the brow line as a highlight.
  • Take an all-over brush sweep it all over your face. This will pick up the excess powders and blend for a natural finish.
  • Apply mascara (no eyeliner), using either brown or black.

The Example

Natural Makeup1

In Conclusion

Actually without makeup to with makeup, but looking like all you did was put on mascara. I didn’t include this in the list of products, but I always wear Burt’s Bees on my lips. Al-ways. It helps them look smoother and shinier.

Thanks for reading, let me know if you use this and if it works for ya!

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Social Change

I just recently got accepted to present at the Utah Valley University Conference on Writing for Social Change. I’m really excited, because it means I can present my paper on feminism to some people and maybe inspire social change. That’s kind of a big deal.

Also, I am doing something else really exciting. Getting all A’s. In all 6 of my classes. The semester is about only halfway done, so we’ll see where it goes, but it’s amazing how much more motivated I am to be successful in school after a) taking a year off and b) having figured out what I want to do with my life.

The last thing that’s going on in my life that is keeping me from being a very good blogger is that I have been rehearsing and practicing to accompany the BYU contemporary dancers. I got this amazing opportunity from one of the most musically apt people I know from Church. He randomly presented me with this chance, and I’ve totally been bitten by the performance bug. I just love it. We did our first performance today and it went really well. It felt amazing to sing with such a talented person and to a magical guitarist, then knowing two people were dancing to something that I was helping to create–was amazing.

I have a lot going on right now, personally and with school, but I’m encouraged by the inspiring messages of those around me. I am so lucky and grateful for the opportunities I get to spend my life in such uplifting circumstances. I am growing in ways I never thought possible–and it’s not even because of the Halloween candy!

Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial

Blue Smokey Eyes are fun and unique! Here’s how I do them:

First, start with a blank canvas! Obviously, make sure you have all your base makeup on first, and no left over eye makeup.

Then, apply an eyelid primer. The primer helps the eye shadow to last longer and not smudge or crease after time. It’s a miracle worker. Once you use it, you won’t know how you lived without it.

Then, apply the lightest of 3 blues to the inner corner of the eye.

Use the medium blue in the middle.

Use the darkest blue along the outside and top. I don’t have a dark blue, so I mixed my medium blue with black and applied like that.

Then, apply eyeliner and use a brush to smudge it.

All that’s left is to apply mascara and fill in any spots you missed!

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Before we start, everyone go to this website:

Now pick your jaw back up off the floor. We can continue.

I’ve always had a fascination with eyes. I saw these photographs and it honestly freaked me out a little at first, because, honestly–did you know our eyes look like different planets and oceans and such!?

And our pupils are just dark holes going in the back of our heads. They’re holes. If there wasn’t the iris (the colored part), we would all have holes for eyes. And also be nocturnal, probably.

It’s creepy in a wonderfully fantastic way.

Let’s talk eye shadow, now that we’ve had our optical lesson:

With green eyes (although, I’m not really sure that’s what color they are), I like to wear three different shades of eye shadow to make them pop–brown, dark purple and green. Blues and light pastel colors are what I wear if I have statement lipstick. Check out the following:

I like this green because it’s a golden-green, which works really well for me since I have gold in my eyes.

And there’s the brown–I think it pulls out the grey-ish color in my eyes.

I don’t know. I don’t know what color they are. According to this color palette generator, my eyes are basically shades of grey tinted with greens and blues. The X’s represent the outsides of my eyes that aren’t included in the iris. The original photo I used was a cropped version of the super close up I posted as the 2nd picture. So these are the colors from the bottom half of my iris.

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