I get asked so often about a great day to day makeup look, this has a beautiful modern day princess feel to it. I love great warm tones and they are just so pretty and romantic and create a great look. I used almost completely drug store products and I am so excited to share it with you.
So I’m a huge fan for day to day of Korean cushion foundations, they give great coverage that looks like your skin perfected. This particular cushion looks like the most amazing skin ever. Your skin glows, it brightens your tone and it stays really well. (I grabbed the wrong color when I started this but hey were just gonna roll with it)
So the ultimate trick in my opinion to getting the best blended coverage that looks like you just have fabulous skin is THIS very particular sponge. I love it far more than the beauty blender, it has way more edges and the density is perfect. You can use this one wet or dry (I prefer wet but it can be used either way) wetting it makes it a bit less dense and due to the thin nature of the product I would strongly suggest wet.
Press the foundation into your skin just like you would with any beauty sponge, another reason I love this sponge is all of the angles to get into every crevice of your face. It does a great job of getting in everywhere. I really love the job it does, it just hands down does a great job!
So unlike the princess makeup tutorials I don’t apply as much concealer as I do for that look. I do apply all the way along the side of my nose on the inside because its still dark and all the way out however I don’t go all the way down were going far more natural with this look. Now blend, blend, blend (and blend some more).
Next we powder, Im on the oilier side and I live in Florida so I absolutely have to powder my face and set it (and lets be real I love the effect this powder has on my skin) I use a fluffy brush and pat, then I buff over my cheeks and forehead. This gives an amazing finish to the skin.
So next is blush, I love a great pink blush. It makes everyone look flushed, healthy and just pretty. Now the key with blush is PLACEMENT!! Wayne Goss on youtube has an amazing video on where to place blush so it looks natural and how your cheeks naturally flush.
So I didn’t see the eyeshadow on the end of my nose, oops! But this color scheme is gorgeous! Seriously 80% of my eyeshadow collection is in this color scheme. They make such a great romantic eye look.
So take that white highlight color and put it all over the brow bone as well as the tear duct area and inside of the lid. This really opens up your eye and creates such a bright open look. (Ughh isn’t it such a pretty highlight?!?!)
My face when I saw the makeup on the end of my nose… Needless to say I was super annoyed. It was too funny not to share!
I then added the lid shade which is a gorgeous rose gold shade, I know how basic of me, which is so just pretty. I really pack it on with a flat eyeshadow brush like this one e.l.f. Eyeshadow Brush.
Next I used the darkest color in the crease and along the top lash line making a “V” shape.
I then take a brush like this one e.l.f. Smudge Brush and smudge the dark brown along the bottom lash line, this connects the colors together and ties the look very nicely on the top and bottom. Its a small detail that I think adds something for more modern looks. I would never use this for a princess look but I almost always use it for my day to day looks with eyeshadow.
Next I fill in my brows, this is such a critical step for everyone! If you are light haired go two shades darker than your hair and if you have dark hair go two shades lighter than your hair. Follow the natural shape of your brows and fill them in.
Next is the eyeliner on the bottom I personally go 3/4 of the way across but I also have larger eyes. If you have smaller eyes go 1/2 of the way across MAX. I just like to have this finish on my eyes. I feel very incomplete without bottom eyeliner.
This liquid liner is my JAM!!! It goes on super easily and stays like a dream. Now don’t forget my favorite part, the little wing on the end. This really opens up the eye and gives that giant doe eyed look. Yes I use that trick in real life too!
Last but not least is mascara, now my new favorite obsession is the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara its totally a dupe for the Better Than Sex mascara for a fraction of the price. Now I start at the base of the lashes and wiggle to the root. Apply two coats. I then add a quick coat of lip color I recommend E.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick
This is my favorite every day look that is such a pretty modern day princess look that I hope you fall as in love with as I did.