My dear and longtime friend Ayperi was kind enough to let me “color by numbers” on her face. I say this because applying makeup on her is essentially fool-proof, as you can see she’s stunning, and a natural
Want to know what I used?
Let me give you a better look at the textures:
Shaded Natural Light
I placed and blended the matte-er colors before getting into the glitters, as to not blend and hence disperse glitter throughout my screened in porch.
I defined the outer part of the crease with the deep blue gray shade, creating a soft “u” shape by blending towards the outer lash line. I kept this dark color on the outermost part of her eye, and proceeded blending the light satin icy blue through the middle to inner crease. I repeated these placements on the bottom, keeping them close to the lower lash line.
With the pale gold glitter shade, and the other side of the same packing brush, I transitioned her inner lid; in an attempt to avoid critical mass I did the tiniest amount of precision blending between the two glitter shades. I also took the pale gold around the inner eye lid and under the tearduct.
I gave Ayperi a slightly winged liner and rimmed the upper and lower waterlines with a black gel liner. This was key for making everything brighter, especially her brown eyes, because of the contrast it provided.
I lightly filled in her eyebrows, which by the way I think are the “David” of eyebrows if you know what I mean. Perfection!
I gave her four to five “sets” of kiss lashes on each eye, using a combination of short ones on the center lashline and medium ones on the outer lashline.
I mixed two shades of Armani Luminous Silk foundation to get Ayperi’s tawny match, and evened out her already pretty flawless complexion. I concealed and highlighted with By Terry’s Touch Veloute in Cream.
I did light contouring with Kevyn Aucoin’s sculpting powder in medium to put some dimension back in her facial features, and I used Mac’s Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul which gave a good neutral balance to the cool toned eyes. I added Marc Jacob’s blush (I really like these!…..yes I may have more than one) in Outspoken to her apples to give a nice cool-toned flush….
…at which point my dog licked.all.the.makeup.off.
Infinity thank you’s to Ayperi for gracing my blog!! Now, on to the next recruit……..
P.S. I’m thinking I should start including a picture of all products I use for each post and/or list them out in more detail…? A la all the decent bloggers 😉