Friday, November 6, 2015

Makeup Look for Statement Glasses

The time had come, I needed new glasses. I only wear my glasses about 25% of the time so I 
like to go for a statement look. It can be hard to figure out what makeup look to pair with them. So with getting this new pair I wanted to share my tips for rocking a pair of glasses.
What I used - Skin:
Nars - Radient Creamy Concealer in Chantilly
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Contour Kit in Light - Medium
Milani Cosmetics - Baked Blush in Dolce Pink 01
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Pink Glow

What I used - Eyes:
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz in Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Clear Brow Gel
Lorac - Unzipped Gold Palette (and included eye primer)
L'Oreal  - Miss Manga Mascara

What I used - Lips:
I'm so sorry I can not find any official link to this lipstick as it was a gift. It is from Sephora but it may be discontinued. The shade I used is a medium berry tone, so any shade similar will work.
1) After priming my skin I went in with the foundation from Tarte. This foundation is a medium-full coverage foundation.
2) Then taking the Nars concealer, that is about two shades lighter than my skin, I highlight my face. I did under the eyes, down the bridge of the nose and chin, blending out with a beauty blender.
3) I then set that with a mix of the shades labeled C and D from the Anastasia Contour Kit.
4) I then contoured my cheekbones with the shade labeled A with a domed brush.
5) Then I took a fluffy, flat powder brush and contoured over that first shade with B to soften and add dimension.
6) I wanted to keep the brows a little more soft so I only used my BrowWiz and clear brow gel.
7) After priming my eyes I put the shade labeled 1 all over the entire lid and brow bone.
8) I then took the shade labeled 2 and worked that into the crease and outer V creating a soft, winged look.
9) I went in with shade 3 on a flat brush and put the shadow just on the tip of the brush and created a soft cut crease with that shade only where the natural crease is. I blended it out with the flat brush and then went in lightly with the left over shadow on the blending brush from step 8.
10) Taking a tiny angled brush I lined the upper lash line with shade 3, only going 3/4 of the way in, stopping where the lashes thin naturally. I used the left over shadow to line the lower lash line 3/4 of  the way, wiggling the brush in at the roots of the lashes.
11) I then went back in with shade 1 and highlighted the iner corners and brow bones.
12) On a pencil brush I used shade 4 (The only shimmer shade in this look.) and placed it right in the corner of the eye.
13) I then used the shimmering pink blush on my cheeks, blending upwards.
14) I used my new Bobbi Brown highlight (reviewed here) on my cheekbones coming down onto the apples of the cheeks.
15) Next I used the Miss Manga mascara.
16) I ended up setting my face with Make Up For Ever's Mist & Fix. After that I powdered just the areas where my glasses would rest with shade D so that my makeup wouldn't get removed by my glasses.
17) And of course...lipstick! I applied this from the bullet and worked it into the lips with my finger to soften the look a bit.
So that's the whole look! I hope you liked it and that it gave you some ideas on one of the ways
you can wear your makeup with glasses. I really love a pair of glasses, especially a statement pair. (I blame Gossip Girl.) If you want to know more about these glasses check back here on Monday for a review and all the details!