Makeup Tutorial: Easy Everyday Pick-Me-Up Makeup

Friday, April 18, 2014

I am completely in love with this makeup look, and the best part about it is that it's so easy to do! Here's the makeup tutorial:

Here are the products I used:

Shu Uemura Pore Eraser UV Under Base Mousse - a skin primer that 'erases your pores' and gives your skin a lovely glow. I highly recommend the pink shade because as you can see in the picture above, it really does just brighten up your skin and make it glow. It also has an SPF of 30 so that's a plus :) Please note though, that I do still recommend always using a regular sunscreen before applying your makeup each morning, and reapplying it throughout the day!

 Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light - this is a bit of a dry concealer, but it has great coverage and I love it for concealing pimples, as well as for highlighting the skin (the colour 'Light' is a couple of shades lighter than my skin tone, which makes it perfect for undereye concealing and highlighting). It is still 'wet' enough that it's quite easy to blend into the skin, which is great. If you're going to use this on the undereye area the way I did, don't apply too much, and pat it into your skin with your fingers to prevent any creasing.

Shu Uemura The Lightbulb UV Compact Foundation - a great foundation that can be applied wet or dry, with a lovely soft powder texture that's light on the skin (you barely feel like you're wearing anything), and that makes your skin glow. It has a 'buffer' side to increase glowiness, too! Read my full review here.

Shu Uemura H9 Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown - this is one of my favourite eyebrow pencils for a slightly lighter, but still defined brow. It glides on smoothly and deposits just the right amount of colour, doesn't contain any creaminess, which means it doesn't flatten the eyebrow hairs against your skin. These are specially sharpened for ease of application when you buy them, and you can take them back to any counter, anytime to get them resharpened.

Shu Uemura Eyeshadows - one of my favourite eyeshadow formulations is a Shu Uemura one, and you can read more about it in my review and makeup tutorial of last year's Shu Uemura holiday palette.

Shu Uemura CalligraphInk Liquid Eyeliner - the picture above shows you just how pigmented an eyeliner this is, and if you're not convinced, just watch the first minute of my video. This eyeliner is incredibly smooth, inky, super black, and stays on the skin for hours without fading. I did experience a tiny bit of smudging with this, but my eyelids are extra oily, so no surprise there. If you have super oily eyelids like I do, apply a primer and eyeshadow when you're using this eyeliner, then nothing budges at all.

Shu Uemura Lip Tint in Gelato in CR03 - these lip tints are fantastic! They're a lovely chiffon-y texture, and they stay on forever. If you're using the darker colours, don't apply too thick a layer at a time because it does take a while to dry down and before it does, it tends to move around and can get on your teeth. I find that applying it in thin layers makes the colour last even longer, and helps to prevent any unwanted movement of the lip colour.

Sleek Contour Kit in Medium - now this I don't even have to review anymore because you all already know how much I love it and how awesome it is.

Bloom Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Tangerine - I love this colour because it helps to add a beautiful warmth to any lipstick!

I hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial, and let me know if you have any requests!

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