Y'all know I am unafraid of a full face of makeup. I can do eyes, lips, brows, contour.
ALL of the makeup, thank you!
Because honestly, I wear makeup maybe once or twice a week, so when I do, I go all in mask mode. I love to take my time, try new products, try new techniques and being unafraid allows me to diversify my look.
For the wedding I was at last weekend, my favorite girl Laura Moriarty was there and I HAD to have her do my makeup.
She worked in New York City, with models and celebrities and is a true genius with her tools. She also just "gets it" and when I said, "do your thing" when we talked about the look I was going for, I knew it would be perfect.
I mean, on the real, most of the time when I get my makeup done I leave and go change it, redo it or add more. It's hard to understand the look you want or are comfortable with.
I'm rambling. But, I wanted to share how to achieve this look and more importantly the PRODUCTS that are changing my life and giving me soft, glow-y, radiant skin. Every one of these I bought because they are quality, and seriously make you look amazing.
(Some of Laura's clients, below!)
So, I had Laura write it ALL out for you guys so you can get that look, and get all these seriously incredible products.
Enjoy this detail on how to achieve a radiant face via makeup artist Laura Moriarty!
How to achieve the perfect glowing, hydrated summer skin...
Primer: Laura Mercier Hydrating Skin Primer then go over with Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal overtop primer to achieve a shimmering, glowing base.
Foundation: I used Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 4.5 and mixed it with Nars All Day Luminous Foundation in shade, Vallauris for a dewey yet fuller-coverage look, and blended with dampened Beauty Blender in a light, dabbing motion.
Contour: Contoured hollows of cheeks, temples, and jawline with #4 (darkest shade) in Cover FX creme Contour Kit, shades G10 to G40 = G Light-Medium, and blended inwards with Beauty Blender.
Highlight: Highlighted bridge of the nose and under the eyes with Maybelline Master Conceal in Light concealer, and blended outwards with Beauty Blender.
Bronzer: Bronzed hollows of cheek and apples of cheek with Buxom Bronzer in Tahiti, smells as good as it looks.
Strobe: Strobed bridge of nose, cheek bones, and brow bones with Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal using your fingers.
Then go over strobed areas with Laura Mericer Face Illuminator in Indiscretion with a fan brush to maximize glowing look.
Blush: Applied Stila, Field of Florals Convertible Dual Lip & Cheek Palette to apples of cheek with fingers in colors Lillium mixed with Gerbera.
(Using a creme based blush enhances the dewey-skin look!)
Eyes: On lids, I used Urban Decay Eye-Shadow in Chopper and Make Up Forever Eye-Shadow in Copper Red in crease.
Then, I took Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in color Golden Pink and highlighted inner corners of eye, under the brow, and on cupid's bow (top of the lip) for extra highlight.
Lastly, lined top lash line with Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye-liner in Graphite.
Lashes: Coated lashes with Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension kit by Physicians Formula *MUST try mascara, creates long, full lashes.
Lips: Lined and filled lips with Buxom Full-On Lipstick in Dolly.
Then went over with Make Up For Ever Artist Pexi-Gloss in color, 202.
These are my obsession! You can wear them everyday, to work, whatever and it's just enough color to make you look alive and feminine, but not too much. Plus my lips get SUPER soft.
SHOP IT ALL HERE
This Forever 21 Striped Shirt is my JAM! I wear it as a dress and then with black jeans for a edgy look.
I also noticed that Fashion Lush was rocking it as well!
On my hair, I used my favorite Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo, and Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray and Oribe Beach WavesShine Spray.
Questions? Let Laura or I know! You can connect with her via her website, or just ask us here and we'll answer!
If I could get ANY of these products, I would DEFINITELY get the Mascara, and the Buxom Lipstick. Key for everyday - and super affordable.
Yas queens, yas.