I got to do my best friend’s makeup for her University graduation, and she let me film it! We did a trial run to test out the look she wanted. It’s a SUPER easy  glam look, with a matte eye, some winged liner, and a berry coloured lip.

As an easy glam look, it’s simple enough that anyone can do it! It’s great for beginners and can be customized in a million different ways. For example, adding a shimmery or sparkly eyeshadow instead of the matte will instantly make it more glamorous. Deepening the crease colour of the eyeshadow will make it more dramatic or smokey, and pairing it with a nude or red lip will change up the look!

Join us to see how we created this look, and for embarrassing stories of my adolescence!

 

 

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For my second prom/grad/special event tutorial, I wanted to do something a bit different than what I’m used to. Something a bit darker, edgier, and cooler-toned. I went for a silver, sparkly, smokey halo eye, paired with a light nude-pink lip.

With a look like this, in order to keep it still looking soft and classy, I think it’s important to pick your main focus. For this look, the eyes are definitely the focus, so I wanted to keep the face and lips a bit more subdued.

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Prom/Graduation season is fast approaching – and for some, has already passed! Following my massive skincare post, I’ve been eager to do some special event makeup tutorials!

This is one of my current favourite looks for any sort of special occasion (but honestly, I often wear this to work even if there is no special occasion!)

For this look, the focus is on the eyes, paired with a nude-pink lip. It’s dramatic (yet not too crazy) warm, and shimmery. It really accentuates the eyes, helping to define and elongate the eye shape.

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I took a break from youtube for a while, due to school and work and what not. The idea of making a tutorial was terrifying, and I think that’s perhaps why I put it off for so long. But I really do love making videos, so I decided to just give it a try and see where it goes.

For my first ever youtube tutorial, I thought I would do one of my favourite eye looks. This look is kind of a shimmery smokey-style eye with a sharp crease that is inspired by a cut crease but blended more softly.
I wear this look a lot at work for makeup galas and special occasions, and have gotten quite a few requests to make a tutorial on it!
Since it’s graduation/prom season, I figured that my first youtube tutorial should be more of a special occasion look.

Products used:

Eyes:
-Smashbox New 24 Hour Eye Primer
-Scotch Tape
-Sparkly Brown Pencil Liner-the name has worn off, but anything blendable will do!
-Stila “In The Light Palette” in the colours “Sandstone”, “Ebony”, and “Kitten”
-Mac “Brown Script” shadow
-Mac “Bare Study” Paint Pot
-Mac Penultimate Black Liquid Liner
-Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara
-Duo Lash Glue
-Quo Glamour Lashes #815
-Lise Watier Black Smokey Kohl Velours Liner

Face:
-Smashbox Photofinish Primer
-Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation
-Benefit Erase Paste Concealer
-Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
-Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder
-Benefit “Hoola” Bronzer
-Mac “Dame” Blush

Lips:
-Mac “Subculture” liner
-Mac “Angel”

If you like this look, please like/subscribe! Now that I’m done school for the summer I’m going to try to start posting videos again and making a lot more tutorials!

Thank you for watching!

A little while ago, I had the lovely opportunity to do one of my best friend’s makeup for her high school graduation. She has beautiful blue eyes, so I was extremely excited to play around with colours to accentuate them, since It would be a bit more of a challenge than my own hazel eyes.

We decided to go with a gold with a little bit of smokey eye to really make the blue in her eyes and gown pop, and paired that with a neutral-pink lip and soft pink cheek.

We had an absolute blast, and Caitlyn did a beautiful job on her hair.

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She looked like a princess, and we wanted her to feel truly beautiful, inside and out.

To create this look, here are the products I used:

Face:

  • Smashbox Photofinish Face Primer
  • Lise Watier Concealer Wheel
  • Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
  • IT Cosmetics Under Eye Concealer
  • Arbonne Radiance Mineral Face Powder
  • Too Faced Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil
  • Mac blush in “Dame”

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Maybelline Colour Tattoo in “Bold Gold”
  • L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in “Goldmine”
  • Nyx Gold Ultra Pearl Mania loose pigment
  • Lise Watier Eyeshadow Pallete-a dark brown colour (unfortunately the names have worn off the packaging!)-for the crease
  • Urban Decay “Blackout”-for the crease
  • Marcelle Dip-Pen long wearing liquid liner in black
  • Lancome Hypnose Mascara

Lips:

  • Lush Exfoliating Lip Scrub
  • Burt’s Bees lip balm
  • Mac Prep & Prime lip primer
  • Mac’s Angel lipstick
  • Nyx Liplgoss in “Beige” (I have no idea why it’s called beige; it’s a bright pink)

 

I applied Bold Gold first all over the lid, and then added Goldmine and the Nyx pigment to really make the gold pop. I applied the dark brown into her crease and blended it inwards. Then in the outer corners of the crease, I blended Blackout.

This was our first time using the Revlon Photo Ready Foundation, and I must say we were both very impressed. Her makeup lasted all day long and looked absolutely flawless in photos.

I couldn’t have been happier with how her makeup turned out, and I am so pleased to have gotten the opportunity to experiment with new techniques, especially those dazzling blue eyes!

 

Congratulations again, Dina!