Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pro Prom Series: #4: Poppin' Crease


I'm so sorry I've been neglectful. School has really been taking over my life these past couple of weeks and I've had really no time to blog. But, today I am back with a Pro Prom look!

It's a look I've really never seen done quite like this before, however, it is very simple to achieve. Hopefully you can see it good in the photo!

  1. You always want to start off with a flawless face. Be sure you have the right shade of foundation that suits your personal skin type. You also want to make sure you have a foundation primer so that your foundation won't slip off throughout the night. First, evenly apply your primer with your fingers onto your face. After that, get your foundation and apply it to your face. You can apply it with your fingers, a foundation brush, or a makeup sponge. I would recommend a sponge for a prom look so your face looks totally airbrushed and non-cakey. 
  2. Apply concealer if needed to cover your dark circles, blemishes, or scars. I have a DIY on concealer if you forgot to grab some if you click here.
  3. Apply a loose translucent powder on top of your foundation and concealer to set it. Be sure that it's a light application. If you use too much, you'll begin to look cakey.
  4. This part is optional, but it's necessary for me. I have very light eyebrows, so I have to darken them in with a brow pencil or eyeshadow. If you want a more dramatic effect, then I recommend darkening your brows. 
  5. Now, it's time to move onto the eyes. If you want your eye makeup to stay on all night long, you're going to need an eyeshadow primer. Take a small amount (about a pea size) and disburse onto both of your eyelids. Be sure to rub it in evenly, and don't forget the crease and brow bone.
  6. You will probably want brushes for the eyeshadow for precision. :) First, you will need a white crayon eyeliner pencil. Line your upper lid thickly with the white pencil. Go up until you have just a little bit of black space on your lid when you open your eye. This is going to be the peek-a-boo zone for your pop of color.
  7. Now, taking any shader brush, take a color a few shades darker than your skin tone and blend it into your crease to add dimension to your eyes. Then take an ivory or lighter color and highlight your brows.
  8. Next, you can use an angled brush, a Q-tip, or the tip/corner of a sponge applicator. I first used Too Faced Liquif-Eye, which takes any color eyeshadow and turns it into a liquid liner. With any method, load your brush into the color of your choice, line your eye the same thickness as the white above the white liner. If you make a mistake, clean it up with a Q-tip. You want to be sure the lines aren't messy. 
  9. If you use the Liquif Eye or any colored liquid eyeliner, I recommend going over it with an eyeshadow to help the color stay longer. Use an angled brush to pat the color on top. You'll notice the color will pop more and will last longer through the night. Be sure your liner is dry before you let them fully open and crease or it will get completely messed up.
  10. If you want, line your lower lash line with the same color, or if you have a 2-color dress, a different color. You know your limits - if you feel like you look too colorful and aren't comfortable with it, don't go too overboard. Some girls like it, some don't.
  11. Next, very thinly line your upper lash line with a black eyeliner. Tightline if desired.
  12. Line your lower water line with white eyeliner, especially on the inner part. If you want, line the outside of it with black.
  13. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara. Remember to take your time!! Be sure your lashes are dry before you let them come in contact with your eyelids.
  14. Apply a bronzer to your cheeks and temples, then a small amount of pink blush to the apples of your cheeks. The pink will bring some more color to your cheeks, especially if you used a pink eyeliner like I did.
  15. Finish with a clear or nude lipstick or gloss. Let your eyes have the attention. :)

It looks a little strange when your eyes are closed, but it is very different than something you'll see at prom!

Here is a list of products I used:

  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless Face Primer
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
  • CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder
  • Too Faced The Bronzed and The Beautiful Bronzing Palette 
  • Revlon BrowFantasy Pencil/Gel
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Shadow Primer
  • Too Faced Liquif-Eye Eye Shadow to Eye Liner Transformer
  • Coastal Scents 88 Color Eye Shadow Palette (the normal one, not shimmer or the special ones!)
  • Too Faced Lava Gloss Eyeliner in Black
  • Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil in Pure White
  • Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara
  • Too Faced Pin Point Mascara
  • Revlon Lipstick in Soft Nude 070
  • Bonnebell Lipgloss in Caramel Latter
  • Victoria's Secret Blush in Backstage
  • Assorted Makeup Brushes from Coastal Scents and Too Faced 
I hope you guys enjoyed. I promise the blogs will become more frequent again when school wraps up! Leave your feedback and tell me what you think! xoxo

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