Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Citrus Twist Look Using Bare Escentuals Shadows and MAC Gel Blush

Here’s a look and tutorial using some of my eyeshadows from Bare Escentuals. I’ve always said that I love BE’s glimmers and glimpses shadows, but I hardly use them, but when I do, I always get amazed at how pigmented and rich they are. I also like how they really stick to your lids when a good eyeshadow base is used.

I also used my favorite mineral liner from Bare Escentuals, Black Ruby, wetlined on the upper lashline. I used my trusty Bare Escentuals Liner/Shadow Quad compact using the amazing eyeliner brush along with it:

It’s so easy to wet-line minerals using this quad. All I do is put a drop of my MAC mixing medium in the receptacle, add some minerals, mix it until it becomes a thin paste, and - voila! Amazing mineral eyeliner for you! It’s so compact and travel-friendly that you can actually keep it in your purse for those weekend getaways.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial using Bare Escentuals shadows. All products Bare Minerals (Bare Escentuals) unless otherwise noted.

Apply UDPP on lid and smoothed on brows. Apply MAC Perky Paint pot on lid.

Tap a little bit of Citrus Twist on the lid. Take your stiff shader brush (MAC 239 or Loew Cornell 3/8 Maxine’s Mop brush), swirl it in the product until all the minerals are properly tucked in the bristles. Tap the excess, and apply Citrus Twist dry on the lid using patting motions.

Like so.

Using a similar but clean shader brush, apply Shantung on the outer V.

Using a fluffy shader brush, apply Wild Woman Melissa on the crease and outer V, then blend the colors together using the MAC 224 brush.

Using Sonia Kashuk’s blender brush, apply MAC mineralize shadow trio in Inter-View (used brown side) on crease, blending into Wild Woman Melissa. Add some more of the latter if needed to deepen the crease. Blend everything using the 224. Using Stila Brush No. 5, apply Cultured Pearl on browbone to highlight. Mix Black Ruby with MAC Charged Water, and wetline on upper lashline. Apply Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero to tightline and on waterline. Add mascara.

I also love MAC’s gel blush in Just A Pinch. It’s very easy to apply on the cheeks (just make sure to use clean fingers!), and it doesn’t look splotchy on my skin at all. I like how it gives a truly natural lit-from-within flush.

Monistat gel as primer
MAC Prep + Prime Refined Skin Zone on t-zone
Earthen Glow mineral foundation in Yuan Yuan
MAC Studio Sculpt concealer in NC20
Dayna’s Rested mineral undereye concealer
DreamWorld whipped creme in Peach (finishing powder)
MAC gel blush in Just a Pinch

MAC lipliner in Whirl
MAC Way to Love lipstick
MAC Virgin Kiss lipglass