Thursday, January 17, 2013

Luminous Winter Makeup Tutorial



The harsh winter air has been wrecking havoc on my skin and I've been digging through my beauty arsenal in the hopes of bringing some luminosity back to my complexion and overall appearance.

I've been getting a number of spots on my face but the point of this look is to even out the skintone rather than to mask imperfections. I've been loving the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light which feels refreshing when applied. To conceal under my eyes and on any blemishes I used the Benefit Erase Paste Concealer in Medium. I set my makeup with a bit of Neutrogena's Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation and misted my entire face with Thayers' Witch Hazel Toner in Rose to get rid of any powderiness.

The eyes are kept subtle with just a bit of shimmer a la Inglot's AMC Shine 08 Eyeshadow on the lid and a midtone matte brown from Maybelline's Chai Latte Quad in the crease. I applied Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide on Pencil Eyeliner in Bourbon on the upper lash line to define the eyes and set it with Inglot's Pearl 421 Eyeshadow to bring out the shimmer in the eyeliner. Curled lashes is really important to get the bright eyed effect so I applied generous coats of Maybelline's The Falsies Flared Waterproof Mascara. I wanted the brows to be a bit full and dark so I combed through them with the ModelCo Fibre LASHXTEND Mascara.

For the complexion I wanted to use a cream product to avoid adding more drying powder to my face. I opted for the Becca Beach Tint in Fig which is a lovely muted rose. It is a barely there blush that complements a natural look and gives very subtle shading to the cheeks. To get more of a glow on the high points of the face I swept theBalm's Mary Loumanizer Highlighter on the tops of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, the chin and cupid's bow.

A bright lip ties the look together and a glossy lipstick is perfect for a winter makeup routine. I opted for the Dior Addict Lipstick in Dior Kiss which is a lovely pink shade with an amazing formula that glides onto the lips.



Check out the video below if you want to see how I created the look step by step!



How do you bring out your inner glow during the drab winter months? What are your favorite products for looking bright and awake?

14 comments:

  1. The look is gorgeous kar yi!!! Especially the lip color. Seriously winter ugh. This past week, I have * never * seen my skin so dry. Trying to be vigilant with the olive oil/sea salt scrub, which has helped a lot.

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    1. Thank you! Exfoliate and moisturize!! Definitely helps keep the winter flakes at bay ;)

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  2. You look amazing! ^___^ Just fresh faced and glowing!

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  3. You're glowing and the lip colour really brightens everything up! :)

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    1. I like doing a bright lip when everything is kept really subtle. I think this lipstick brings out the natural blush in the skin!

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  4. The look is great! Cream brush and a highlighter really makes all the difference.

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    1. Thanks! I've been neglecting highlighter for the past few months and kind of rediscovered the beauty of it. Perfect for dull and drab winter mornings!

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  5. Loooove this look! Your skin looks so glowy and bright :)

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  6. I think you look great with or without makeup. That being said, I do loveee how luminous you look!

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    1. Aw, thanks Stephanie! I think I look really tired and sick without makeup, haha. Makeup just helps with livening up my face :)

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  7. You look great here! Very luminous indeed. The Becca Beach Tint looks lovely. :)

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    1. Thank you! I think the beach tint comes across a bit better in real life but it is incredibly natural.

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