Mr. Gazelle and I wanted to get engagement photos taken, and in preparation for that I needed a little help on the makeup front! I don’t wear a lot of makeup anymore, and I figured if I was going to try and DIY my makeup for the engagement photos, I could probably use a little tutorial. I got home from work, changed out of my office clothes, and snapped a picture of my typical look:
The only thing I use on a regular basis is an eyeshadow to darken my brows a bit. Otherwise this is me, au natural!
My first stop was Sephora, as I was interested in getting Dior’s Airflash Spray foundation. I thought this seemed like a good idea to get that airbrushed foundation kind of look. Luckily the lightest shade matched my skin tone and gave it a nice matte finish. Just close your eyes, spray it on your face in a Z pattern, then even out and blend with a foundation brush or a sponge.
Next up I grabbed some mascara, Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara. It promises to plump my lashes and make them nice and full; plus it is waterproof, so I figure it is worth a try. And finally, I got a freebie sample of Urban Decay’s Eye Shadow Primer Potion to help my eyeshadow last all day!
Next up was MAC for some eyeshadow and some help from an awesome gal named Val. We picked out some eyeshadow colours that would work well together, then she worked her magic.
What did we pick? How about a couple of awesome shades from MAC’s Venomous Villains collection?
I’m such a Disney nerd; I love the Evil Queen on the packaging! I picked up Her Alter Image and Vile Violet. I also got a third colour to round the look out, Beautiful Iris.
Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Permaplum, a waterproof and long-wearing eyeliner:
And lipstick in Patisserie, a nice neutral pink colour:
How did it all come together?
Sorry for the extreme closeup! Val used the middle purple shade over my entire lid, the darker purple along the crease and the lash line, and the lightest purple underneath the brow bone. She finished off with liner along the upper lid only.
She definitely applied the shadow keeping in mind that I would be wearing glasses, and here is what it looks like with the specs. What do you think? I think she did a great job of making my eyes pop from behind my glasses.
Did you decide to DIY your makeup, and did you get a tutorial ahead of time? Do you have any favourite makeup products that a makeup-illiterate person like myself should investigate?