Since starting our winter tour, I have been asked multiple times to share what beauty products I use and how I get ready for our shows each night! I kind of giggled while making this because I have completely self taught myself how to do makeup by just watching people on set do it… I also legitimately had no idea where to even begin on making a tutorial. I am definitely not as skilled as some of those girls on Instagram who can look at you while applying eyeliner…. I would poke my eye out. But I had so much fun making this for all of you and I sure hope you enjoy it!
I first start by washing my face so I have a fresh palette to work with. I then apply a concealer eye cream on my eyelids. After I let that set for a minute, I take one of my bigger eyeshadow brushes to cover my eyelid with what I call my base color. I’m currently obsessed with the new HUDA Beauty Rose Gold Eyeshadow palette and that’s all I have been using on my eyes this tour. The color I use for my base color is called, Angelic.
I then take my arching brush and trace the arch of my eyelid with colors, Maneater and Henna. I mix them to create that deep redish color I love.
After generously coloring my arch, I take my crease brush (usually a smaller tapered brush that can get in the little crevice of my eyelid) and I create a triangle shape in the crease/arch of my eyelid with, Coco.
After I’ve finished that, I highlight underneath my brow with, Bae. Ps. how cute are all of these names 🙂 After highlighting, I take a fluffy eyeshadow brush and blend all of the shadows together by making tiny circular motions across my lid. I don’t like to do it too hard that it takes away all the color and bleeds into each other but enough so it looks nice and even everywhere.
Next I apply a thin line of liquid black eyeliner. I really love Tarte’s Tarteist double sided eyeliner.
After I’m finished with my eyes, I smother my face in Josie Maran’s Pure Argan MILK. I have incredibly dry skin, especially having to get spray tans weekly, so I need something very hydrating to put underneath all of my makeup. This product is also amazing to put foundation on top of. It helps it apply thinly instead of that caked on feeling.
I use Kevyn Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Enhancer SX04 as my base foundation. I spread it everywhere and then powder it down with bareMinerals BAREPRO powder. The shade I use is Silk 14. This is my favorite photo. Emma was practicing her dance moves in the background and I was lucky enough to grab a snapshot of her doing a major hair whip forward.
After I’m all powdered up, I finally put on my brows. I LOVE a good brow. I have been using Brow Zings (palette 4) by Benfit to get my eyebrows exactly how I like them. I use both the powder and the cream to color in and shape my very light brows! I use Anastasia’s Clear Brow Gel to finish them off and make sure they hold while I sweat during our shows. How cute is Laurie Hernandez everyone??
My fav part is next….. CONTOUR!!!! I use LORAC PRO Conceal/Contour palette. It has a wide range of colors and highlights that can work for anyone. Because I like a really defined contour for stage makeup, I use the two darkest browns on this palette. I draw a line under my cheek bones, under my jaw line, around the perimeter of my forehead, and on either side of my nose.
Blend, blend, blend!
I go over all of my contoured areas with my Anastasia Tan to Deep Powder Contour Kit.
Then I highlight. I use Kevyn Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Enhancer SX02 for my highlight. I draw a line down my nose, a four-leaf clover on my forehead, triangles underneath my eyes (gotta hide all of those bags from no sleep on the tour bus), and then a little line underneath my cheeks. And again, I blend!
I use a thin eyeliner brush and trace, Black Truffle, (from my HUDA Beauty palette) underneath my bottom eyelashes. After it’s dark enough I take my arch brush with remnants of, Maneater and Henna, leftover on it and brush that on top of my bottom eyeliner.
I then use Josie Maran’s Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer to highlight above my cheekbones and a tiny bit on the middle of my nose. I brush, Golden Dawn, from Anastasia’s Glow Kit on top of it.
We’re almost there. Lashes time! I use Ardell Wispies. After letting them set and dry, I smother them with mascara by Too Faced.
Last but not least, lips. I outline my lips with Tarte’s Trateist lip liner, Latergram.
I fill them in with Mac Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour, Burnt Spice.
I’m finally show ready!!
Obviously this is very dramatic makeup and not something you would wear for everyday life, but hopefully you learned some fun new tips and tricks! I had a blast making this so I’m planning to do a more natural look soon. XOXO