Recently, I joined Jake Galvez, my bridal makeup artist and founder of The Creativ Project, and Tasha Santos of Benefit Cosmetics, in a free webinar discussing the state of beauty during COVID-19 and the future transformation of the beauty and cosmetics industry.
Before the webinar, I was inspired to do a full-faced makeup look to mentally prepare myself for a discussion on beauty. It was my first time to do a complete look in more than two months, and I have to say that besides being a little rusty in applying my falsies, I really missed playing with color and painting my face!
Below is a quick video of how I achieved this simple look during the quarantine. I also listed the steps and products, and where to buy them online.
To prep my skin, I used Avene’s Thermal Spring Water (straight from the refrigerator!) and misted it all over my face before letting it dry. I then sprayed Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater then let my skin absorb it.
For my lips, I always make sure to moisturize them daily with Vaseline’s Lip Therapy in Cocoa Butter.
PRIMER AND FOUNDATION
Using my fingers, I gently spread Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer before dotting my face all over with Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation in Warm Creme. With a beauty sponge, I blended the foundation and evened it out with a paddle brush for a flawless finish.
CONCEALER AND HIGHLIGHTER
NARS’ Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard has been my holy grail since 2015. I use it to conceal and highlight the area under my eyes, my forehead, nose, and cupid’s bow. Using the same beauty sponge, I blended it out until it looked seamless on my skin.
CREAM BLUSH AND SETTING POWDER
Because I used Glossier’s Cloud Paint in Haze (which is a cream blush), I dabbed it on the apples of my cheeks (be sure not to swipe, because it might move your foundation!) right before setting my face with RCMA’s No-Color Powder.
For my brows, I filled them in with K-Palette’s Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner in Natural Brown and brushed them with a spoolie for a natural-looking finish.
I played around with three colors from the limited edition NARS’ Skin Deep Eye Palette (Undressed as my base, Whipped as my definition, and Calendar Girl for shimmer) to create a subtle brown smoky eye. I then used the shade, Basic Instinct, to highlight the inner corners of my eyes.
I added falsies for drama, curled my lashes, and swiped a few coats of L’Oreal’s Lash Paradise Mascara. After, I created a subtle wing and tight-lined using K-Palette’s Real Lasting Eyeliner in Super Black.
CONTOUR AND HIGHIGHT
My camera ran out of battery, so I wasn’t able to show how I contoured my face with The Balm’s Desert Bronzer/Blusher, and highlighted with W7’s Glowcomotion. To contour, I used an angled brush and applied shadows right under my cheek bones, the sides of my forehead, under my jawline, and the sides of my nose. I then used a fan brush to highlight the high points of my cheeks, tip of my nose, and cupid’s bow.
For my lipstick, I swiped on Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita.
To complete my look, I sprayed NYX Cosmetics’ Matte Finish Setting Spray.
I had so much fun doing this look, and I hope you enjoyed or learned something as well! If you have any questions, feel free to send them in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer them right away!
Simple Makeup Look During the Quarantine