Saturday, October 5, 2013

HOMECOMING 2013: Makeup + Dress Demo


Last night was the homecoming dance at my school, and I thought it would be neat to share with you my makeup, hair, and dress I wore to it.  Hopefully this can help you out, the routine I followed is definitely one for a special occasion and could be used for that.  The eye makeup I did was made to go with my blue dress, but you can follow pretty much the same steps just by switching the base and shadow colors to match your dress.  Hope you enjoy!!!

MAKEUP

Face
ELF Mineral Infused Primer-This was my first step after cleansing and moisturizing. Normally I don't use primer but I did this time because it was a special occasion and I wanted my makeup to last longer.
Physicians Formula Twin Concealer (green and light)-I took the skin tone side and dotted the concealer onto my problem area blemishes and then blended with my elf small stipple brush.
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation+Revlon Colorstay-The covergirl is my fav foundation, but since I knew I would be in photos, I mixed it with the revlon.  Yes I know foundation with SPF is not the best for photos, but I love the way my skin looks with the covergirl so despite that I used it anyway. I just went with a group of friends and not a date and we didn't take that many photos, so I decided I'd just stick with my favorite.  I blended this also with my small stipple brush.
Almay Hydrating Makeup Powder: Next I set everything with my favorite setting powder, focusing on my t-zone. 
ELF HD Blush: Because it's a special occasion, I couldn't go without blush. Once I again I used the small stipple brush to blend it into the apples of my cheeks for that glowing look.
ELF Shimmering Facial Whip: The look wouldn't be complete without highlight, so I took this baby and used it underneath my brow, in the inner corners of my eyes, on my cubids bow, and just a little bit on the area above my blush.

EYES
Here's what it looked like, but keep in mind the lighting makes it look lighter and it was darker and more pigmented in real life:
Avon Eye Color Eye Pencil in Sky Blue-I used this as my base and just colored it over the entire lid. It is a lighter shade than my dress, but it was the only blue base I had and it ended up turning out fine.
Avon Unknown Pallette-Then I took a sparkly deep midnight blue shadow and applied that on my entire lid also, focusing mainly on the innermost section.
Taking a dark and sparkly color, I made a v shape in the outer corners of the eyes to elongate them and give a slight cat eye. I loved the color though and it went well with my dress I think :).

LIPS
Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer-Surprisingly, I didn't go for anything super special for lips this time, I felt like keeping it simple. So I put this baby on, and then applied my baby lips after, but that's pretty much it for the lips.

And here's the finished look with everything:
Please excuse the awkward smile...lol :P

DRESS
And of course, I must show you the dress...
I had to cut out my friends who were in the picture, but yeah that's my dress! I actually got it from my friend for a lower price who had worn it at her homecoming last year, but she got it at Windsor in case you're wondering. Anyway, I guess that's it, thanks so much for reading!

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What did you think of the makeup I chose? What makeup do you think would be good for a special occasion? Comment below all your thoughts and suggestions, I reply to every one of them.


Remember you're beautiful, and no special product mentioned on this blog can make you that way. It's just the way you naturally are :).

10 comments:

  1. Aww you looked lovely, love the look :) xx

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  2. You look great in you photo!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I honestly don't think I did that good with the makeup though...

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  3. You looked Beautiful...:) Hope you had a wonderful time..:)

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    1. Wow thank you! And yes I had a great time :)

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