Makeup Monday: Jennings

Y’all, Jennings has the most amazing blue eyes that I couldn’t wait to play with! For this look, I focused on the color wheel and chose a neutral eye shadow with a reddish pink undertone with a little shimmer to make her eyes really pop. This look will look good on literally anyone – any skin tone, eye color, eye shape, etc. and is super simple for every day. It is crazy easy and I used only ONE EYE SHADOW. For reals. I already know this is going to be my go to look for this fall when I want to get out the door quickly.

When selecting a color to use on yourself for this look, I urge you to take a peek at the color wheel. Find your eye color and look across the wheel to find the most complimenting shade. If you select a neutral shade with an undertone that compliments your eye color, it will really accentuate them. If you have brown eyes, select a bronze or purple undertone to make your eyes pop.

Side note: I asked for your opinions on Instagram stories, and some of you wanted a product list and some of you wanted to know how exactly I accomplished the look. So I decided I would write exactly what I did with links to all the products so you can click to check each item out. I don’t make a dime on the links you’re clicking on, it’s only there for your convenience.

Here’s what I did:

1) Prepped the skin with Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream.
2) I applied Physicians Formula Healthy Foundation in LN3 all over and then blended it in with a damp Morphe Beauty Sponge. (To dampen, put the sponge under running water and squeeze several times until the sponge is saturated. Turn water off and squeeze the water out as much as you can with your hands, then one more squeeze into a hand towel. You want the sponge damp, not dripping.)
3) Dotted Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in Almond and Colourpop No Filter Matte Concealer under the eyes and blended it out with the Morphe sponge in a triangular shape. Then I tapped whatever was remaining on the sponge along the center of the nose, chin, and middle of the forehead to brighten things up. (You do not need both concealers to accomplish this…I don’t have every color of concealer under the sun, so I combine the colors I have to create the most flattering shade for my clients.)
4) Immediately set the under eyes and t-zone with Cover FX Perfecting Translucent Powder with an M438 brush from Morphe.
5) With a Morphe R2, I applied Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer along the hairline and just under the cheek bones and blended up for a soft contour/bronze effect.
6) For blush, I used a Morphe E4 brush to apply Tarte Risque and Hourglass Luminous Flush on the tops of the cheeks.
7) To highlight, I applied a mixture of Mary Lou-minizer from the Balm and Essence Pure Nude to the tops of the cheeks, tip of the nose and chin with a Morphe M509.
8) Using a smudging brush, I applied the shade S.B.N. from the Jaclyn Hill Palette all over the lid and slightly above the crease to create a gentle gradient. Then with a small flat concealer brush, I took more of the same color and smudged it under the bottom lash line all the way across. Not too heavy in the inner corner though!
9) I applied a thin line of Ardency Inn Liner (any black kohl liner will do) tightly across the upper lash line. Then with a flat definer brush, I smudged the liner upwards to smoke it out.
10) I used Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Definer in Medium Brown and set them with Tarte Busy Gal Brows also in Medium Brown.
11) For the lashes, I curled them and used Essence 18 hr Volume Mascara for the top lashes and Pixi by Petra Lower Lash Mascara for the bottom.
12) We tried two shades from the e.l.f. Runway Ready Lip Palette. First the 2nd shade from the left and we decided it was a little bright for the beginning of fall, so we took that off and applied the 3rd shade.
13) All set with the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist.

Keep an eye out in a couple of weeks because Jennings and I are getting together again so I can create a more dramatic look on her. I can’t wait to do a side by side comparison!!

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