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Beauty Breakdown - 3 Makeup Looks To Try!

I've been wanting to make some more makeup how-to videos but the thing about making a video is that you have to plan out what you're going to do in advance and have a pretty good idea of what it's going to look like, and that's just rarely how I approach doing my makeup in the mornings. 🤪

Typically, it's more like I just go in my bathroom and mess around a bit until I feel like my face goes with my outfit... you know? And usually I'm pretty undecided on accessories and what I'm going to do with my hair and everything until about 9:55 when I'm running out the door so, I will try to be better about planning for videos in the future, but until then, I thought I'd show you how I did some of my fave recent makeup looks after the fact... with writing out actual words. (Sorry again to those of you who don't like to read... I guess. I personally still love to read blogs and hate watching videos so I guess we'll just continue to disagree on that!) 

Okay, look 1: 

Here I've got some smoky fire opal eyes to match my jacket. LOL!

 

I actually did this makeup look at work because it took me so long to get dressed that day (I looked cute though and actually managed to pull of a peach midi chiffon ballerina skirt from the thrift store that I've only worn once before to a wedding so score one for not having a minimalist wardrobe) that I didn't know what to do with my face until I got to the shop and could see all of the colors on my shelf. (Yes, I have everything at home but it's just not as well organized. 😉) 

Links to all makeup products are below (keep scrolling!) 

Face: Translucent Facewhip and Mattifying Powder (applied with powder puff) 

Contour: I went very light around my hairline and under my cheeks with Ginger Snap Balm (a limited edition holiday color that will be back next Thanksgiving - use Bronzing Balm if you don't have it!) 

Cheeks: I rolled citrine highlight serum all over the apples of my cheeks and up into my temples, (also down the center of my nose) then, 

after a bit (I like to let it sit and absorb for a second before I put anything on top - sometimes I even dust a light layer of mattifying powder over it #tricks) I applied some berry lip + cheek tint just on the apples of my cheeks using my fingers.

Brows: I used the slanted side of this duo brush to apply cocoa eye tint (always!) 

Eyes: I rolled citrine highlight serum all over my eyelid, including my inner corners and up to my brow, then, 

I used the round side of this mini duo brush to brush fire opal shimmer powder all over my lower lids and up into my crease (actually over my crease, just under my brow because I have hooded lids) and then I used the angled side to apply a generous amount of fire opal shimmer powder to my lower lash line as a smoky liner. I love how the fire opal looks layered over the citrine serum! 

Liner and lashes: I used the spoolie side of this duo brush to apply one coat of cocoa eye tint to my lashes, then, 

tightlined the inner rim of of my upper and lower lashline using the angled side of the duo brush, then, 

added another coat of eye tint to my lashes. 

Lips: A light smudge of Ballet lip + cheek tint applied with my finger 

 Look 2 (and, accidentally, 3): 

Face: Sunscreen, translucent facewhip, (I was actually going for pale because I knew I wanted a darker lip to stand out so I didn't use the bronze as demonstrated in this video,) mattifying powder applied with powder puff 

Contour: Yes, with ginger snap balm, same as in look 1 

Cheeks: Just rolled on some rose quartz shimmer serum. 

Eyes: I also rolled rose quartz shimmer serum all over my lids, including my inner corner and up to my brows, then, 

I used the precision brush from this rose quartz eyeshadow brush set to apply citrine shimmer powder to my lower lids and the contour brush to apply sandstone shimmer powder to my "crease" (again, I put it over my crease because my lids are hooded so if I put it in the actual crease you wouldn't see it) 

side note - I wish you could actually see how pretty this is in pictures, but alas, you can really only see it when I blink. Darn hooded lids. Still worth it though... at least I know it's there! 😂

Brows and lashes: I used the same brush as in look #1 to apply cocoa eye tint to my brows and as mascara (video is here.)

Lips: Okay in the picture above I'm wearing plum lip and cheek tint, (applied with fingers) which I loved, but then, 

as I was about to run out the door I grabbed what I thought was my plum tint to put on another coat but it was actually my COCOA EYE TINT! 😬🤣

But I kind of like it! It went on surprisingly smooth and wasn't weird at all on my lips, so what the heck, I went for a goth lip that day. Not to start an internal competition between my products that I make and the products that I carry and also adore, but I think I actually prefer eye tint over the dark Axiology lipstick color, bad, on myself at least. Dark lips aren't really my thing, but I'll definitely wear cocoa eye tint on my lips again on purpose someday. 

 

After it wore off midday I went back to my plum lip + cheek tint, but this was fun (and funny) for a bit! 

Oh, and I have just one of these headbands left and definitely need to order more because I am OBSESSED! 

 Look 3: 

Here we have fresh, some barely-there neutrals that I got a lot of compliments on that day so I figured it was worth a share! 

Also, yes, I am wearing the same jacket and the same hair clips as in look 1. I mean, there are only so many days of the year that this light jacket that's basically just a shirt shaped like a jacket is functional so I gotta take advantage, and also I just love finding ways to pull of these 90s style clips but make them more grown up. 

Face and contour: same sunscreen, translucent facewhip, mattifying powder, and ginger snap balm as in look 2 

Cheeks: Just rolled on some sandstone shimmer serum

Brows and lashes: cocoa eye tint, applied the same way as I always do

Eyes: Ok, I rolled on some highlight shimmer serum all over, including inner corners and up to my brow, then, 

I used my pinky finger to press a very light layer of diamond shimmer powder on my lower lids, also in my inner corner 

then, I used the contour brush of the rose quartz set to apply ginger snap shimmer powder (also limited edition coming back next Thanksgiving, sorry,) to my "crease" because I really like the idea of contouring my eyes with the same shade that I contour my face and I've been doing it a lot lately just to feel more polished but still neutral, you know? 

Lips: Blush lip and cheek tint, applied with my fingers. 

 And there we go!

I hope these looks provide you with some Twinkly inspiration for the week, and I also hope that you're not tired of looking at my face. Someday, I promise I will hire someone so that I can focus on adding some diversity to my website but we're just not there yet with the money, so please keep shopping (and adding pictures/swatches to your reviews) in the meantime!  

- Stefanie -