Beach Waves & Shimmer || Makeup Tutorial

Glowing, Shimmer, and Beach Waves are some of my favorite things in the world and they were all incorporated into this tutorial.
This is one of my favorite looks lately and I wanted to share it with y’all! 

Step 1: Prime
The first thing we do before any makeup application is applying a primer. Since I’m starting with my eye makeup first I will apply my eye primer first. I’m using MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
*I’m running VERY low on mine so don’t mind the empty jar πŸ™‚
I use a brush to apply my primer just to stay away from dirty fingers. 
Step 2: Set the primer
My primer is of a gel consistency so I’m applying a fairly nude/ light brown shade all over my lid to allow the other shadows to blend smoother. 
The color that I’m using is from MORPHE Brushes 35W Palette. 
Step 3: Transition Shade
You all know my favorite transition shade is MAC Cosmetics eyeshadow in Cork. I’ll apply this with MAC 217 Brush. 
Just sweep this in the crease and blend.

Step 4: Crease Color
Now I’m going to go into the Nude’tude palette by The Balm and take SEXY. I’ll be applying this in the crease to create an intense line with my LC1 brush by Flower.
I applied this as if I was doing a cut crease but then later went in with my 217 brush and blended away.

Step 5: Lid Color
Back to the MORPHE 35W palette. I took a shimmery brown color onto my Real Technique’s Shading Brush and packed it onto my lid. 
After this repeat Step 4.
Step 6: Base Face
Totally weird title I know but there are a few steps within this step. 
I applied moisturizer  all over  my face with my fingers. The moisturizer I’ll be using is Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer. (*This is a sample size)
After about 3-5 minutes to make sure the moisturizer is set I went ahead and primed my face.
Again I used my fingers to apply  Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (*This is a sample size)
After making sure my face is ready for foundation I went ahead and applied my foundation with a sponge.
I used BECCA Ever Matte foundation in Olive. This is one of my favorite foundations for oily/combination skin.  The sponge I’m using is from the Sephora Collection and it is the The Painter: Airbrush Sponge.
The way I apply my foundation is by dabbing some onto my face then using my sponge to blend it out. I do this until I build it up as much as I want.
Step 7: Conceal
The concealer I’ll be using to cover my dark circles is Maybelline FITme Concealer in Medium. I’ll apply this in a SORT OF triangle form and blend it out with my Real Technique Miracle Complexion sponge. 
Step 8: Brighten
This is where it gets weird.
 I know I look like some weirdo at this point but I promise it serves a purpose.
I applied Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting concealer to highlight and bring out the areas that I want to bring forward.
I applied it under my eyes to brighten my eyes, as well as, the center of my face (T-zone, cupids bow, and chin) to bring the eye to the center of the face. 
Step 9: Contour
Contour time! I get a lot of questions about this so if you want a separate tutorial of contouring let me know down below.
I’m just taking Covergirl TruBlend Fix Stick in d567 and applying it on the outer parts of my face (hollows of the cheek, along my jaw, chin area, and forehead), I will also apply it on my nose. 
Then BLEND. 
I’m using the same sponge as earlier, The Painter: Airbrush Sponge from the Sephora collection to blend it all out.
Step 10: Baking & Setting
This is what is going to help all that craziness that was created by step 8. 
I’m taking Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder and sponge some under my eyes to bake my concealer. You can use any sponge you like but the one I’m using is the Makeup Bullet  
I forgot to take the end pic of me with the setting powder but I’ll let you know what I did anyways. I dusted some Cover FX Setting Powder in Medium all over my face with any face brush. I’m using one that I bought from Amazon. 
After applying the setting powder I go back with the same black sponge and the banana powder and “bake” my T-zone area, my chin, under my contour of my cheeks, and my nose.
T-ZONE & CHIN: the reason I apply it here is so the powder will extract any excess oil that I have in these areas, since I am oily there, this will help the longevity of my makeup in that area.
NOSE & CHEEK: I apply the powder here to clean up those lines and make them more intense.
After a few minutes go ahead and sweep off excess powder
Step 11: Bronze It Up
This may not be necessary if your contour seems fine, but I wanted to MORE πŸ™‚ 
I took my 9BZ bronzer palette by MORPHE Brushes and applied a little bronzer on the outer parts of my face (reference back to step 9) using Real Technique’s Expert Face Brush.
Step 12: Glow Up
To add a little more highlight and a whole lot of shimmer I’ll be using BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal. I’ll take a little on my Setting Brush by Real Technique.
I apply the highlighter on the tops of my cheeks, the bridge of my nose, and my cupid’s bow. 
Step 13: Blush
For my blush I’ll take MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Cheeky Bronze with MAC Melba blush and apply that to the apple’s of my cheek. 
*I’m not a big fan of blush so I apply very little blush, you can apply as much as you want πŸ˜‰
Step 14: Lip
To make the whole look complete I’ll be taking NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm. No liner, no other colors. That’s it.

This is the finished look of my soft shimmery brown tutorial.
I was really in love with how it came out. I hope you all love it just as much as I do.
If you have questions let me know down below.
If you recreate this look please hashtag #LipstickAndVodka
or send it to me on TWITTER or INSTAGRAM
Follow me on snapchat to see behind the scenes as well as interact with me πŸ™‚
love y’all!
xoxo, K.

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