Get The Look: Lime Green Cut Crease
So as you Glam's know, I absolutely love dramatic looks. Originally, when I started out today's makeup, I had planned for the crease to be black and the lid to be a very light cream color. Once I completed that, I didn't think it was dramatic enough for me, so I decided to go with the lime green. You can substitute any colors or products to your liking, I'm just telling you what I used.
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Primer
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Chocolate
-Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
-Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste Concealer
-House of Lashes in Noir Fairy Black
-Lorac Eyeshadow Primer
-Thirteen from Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
-Whiskey from Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
-Thrash from Urban Decay Electric Pigment Palette
-Blackout from Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
-Dirty Sweet from Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
-Mally Beauty liner in Black
-Inglot Liquid Liner in 77
-Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in I'm Nude
-Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin
-NYX Lip Liner in Nude
-Urban Decay Naked Liquid Foundation in 0.5
-Maybeline Age rewind Concealer
-Ben Nye Neutral Set
-Mac Fix+ spray
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light/Medium
-Becca Highlighter in Moonstone
-Nars Blush in Orgasm
-Urban Deday De Slick Setting Spray
Don't be overwhelmed by all the products listed above. I know that is a lot. You can achieve this look with a fraction of those products, but like I said, those are what I used.
First I used the ABH Brow Primer across my eyebrows and combed through with a spoolie brush. I have somewhat of a hole in one of my eyebrows so next I filled it in with ABH Brow Wiz pencil. I do that step so when I'm outlining them with my angled brush for the Dipbrow Pomade I can make sure they're even. After getting them to my liking, I set them with the ABH Clear Brow Gel. I always carve out my brows with concealer and a stiff eyeshadow brush to give them the sharpest, cleanest look.
I always do my eyes first when doing makeup. I do this in case of eyeshadow fall out, or if I mess up and have to take it off, I won't mess up the rest of my face yet. Started out by priming my eyes with an eyeshdow primer. Then I set that primer with the shade Thirteen. I'm really pale, and this almost white shade matches my skin pretty close, so it's a good base for me. The reason you set your primer with a shadow is so it is easier to blend the other shadows later on. While my eye was open I took a black kohl eyeliner pencil and traced my natural eye crease and extended out further past my eye creating a bit of a cat eye flick .Origionally I used a Nars shadow stick I had and I don't know if it's just old, but I was pretty disappointed. Taking a pointed pencil brush (sigma e30), I blended out the sharp eyeliner line only going higher up the crease leaving it sharp and crisp on my lid. To soften the line more I took a blending brush (sigma e25) with the shadow Whiskey and blended it higher. I highlighted my brow bone with the color Dirty Sweet. Using a firm lid Urban Decay brush from one of my naked palettes, I took Thrash from the Electric Palette and packed it on neatly keeping that line sharp and clean. I also extended it out further past my eye and followed the slight flick upwards.
I lined my eyes with liquid liner and when I got to the end I followed the same shape I created with my shadows. I now had the green color sandwhiched between two blacks. At this point I also extended my eyebrows a little to accomodate for the extended eye makeup. I applied the House of Lashes Fairy Noir lashes because not only are they extremely dramatic (borderline obnoxious,) but they start out short and grow in length as they extend out, which would draw more attention to my cut crease flick. I filled in my waterline with Mally eyeliner in brown. I know filling in the waterline makes eyes look smaller, but for someone with pretty big eyes I do this to add some extra oomph to my smoke out. I used my elf smudger brush with Blackout and connected my lower smoke out to the wing. Then I took a eyeshadow brush and dusted in whiskey as well.
To achieve the airbrushed skin look, I first go through with a green concealer and cover any redness or zits. Believe it or not I actually had two zits in these pictures. The green contouracts the redness, so when you apply your foundation over it it's a neutral base and doesn't stick out. Another thing you can do is contour your zit. I know that sounds really weird but hear me out. You want your concealer to be the same shade as your foundation not lighter or it's bringing attention to that spot essentially highlighting it. What you want to do is take that lighter color and place it just under your zit to mask the shadow it makes on your face. Then I applied my Naked Liquid Foundation using a damp beauty blender to stipple and bounce across my face. I took my undereye concealer and drew triangles down my face, alongside my nose to hide my horrible dark circles I always have. After blending my concealer out with my beauty blender as well, I dusted my setting powder all over my face avoiding the fresh concealer. Then I took a dry Beauty Blender and applied the setting powder heavily under my eyes to bake that area. After letting it sit for about 5 minutes, I dusted it off by doing a flicking motion with a large fluffy brush.
To me, contouring is like spanx for your face. Especially someone with a bulbous nose and chubby cheeks, I need contouring in my life. I take the banana shade and the matte cream shade from the ABH powder contour kit and apply it under my eyes in that same downwards triangle shape. Next I take the cool toned tan which is the middle dark on of the palette and carve out some cheekbones. I use one shade deeper closer to my hairline for a more dramatic effect. Then I take the same matte cream color and sharpen up the bottom of the cheek contour line so it's not fadding too far down making me seem like I have a 5 o'clock shadow. It also helps define my non existant jaw line. I darken the top of my forehead as well as two small spots on both sides of my chin to make it look more prominent. I also contour my nose with small shadow brushes and will be doing a youtube tutorial on that. I apply my highligher to my high cheekbones, and blend the highlight and contour color together using a blush. I spray my face with MAC's Fix+ spray. If your face was photoshop and your makeup was all the layers, Fix+ spray combines all the layers to one. It makes your face less cakey looking. Then I set with Urban Decay setting spray as well.
For this perfect lip color I took both I'm Nude and Celebrity Skin and mixed them on a steel palette. My lips were lined with NYX lip liner in nude and I filled in the rest of my lips with this custom color using a lip brush. I think a lip brush gives a much cleaner application than the traditional doe foot applicator. Anyways, that's how I created this look. If you liked it comment below (on home page) and don't forget to show my instagram some love as well.