Hey everyone! Today I’ll be showing how to get this look right up there using the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette once again. I’m trying to conjure up as many looks as possible from this palette so people who do have it can get some inspiration. Even though right now, all the looks I’m doing are pretty simple. This is a much heavier makeup look however perfect for a special occasion especially if you’re the type of person that doesn’t want to do crazy looks. I hope you lovelies enjoy this tutorial!
- Bobbi Brown Skin Smoothing Primer.
- NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in “Tahoe”.
- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in “Biscuit”.
- NARS Soft Velvet Loose Power in “Mountain”.
- Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder in “Medium”.
- Revlon Powder Blush in “Wine Not”.
- Karity Professional Contour Kit.
- Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette.
- Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara.
- Maybelline Hyper Sharp Wing.
- Mecca Cosmetica Hypnotize False Lashes.
- Jordana Lip liner in “Coco Loco”.
- Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in “Celebrity Skin”.
To prep my face, I opted to use a stickier primer (Bobbi Brown Skin Smoothing Primer) that clings onto the foundation and helps it last longer especially since this look is more catered to special occasions. You wouldn’t want it slipping and sliding the whole time now, would you? So make sure to prime, use any primer you can get your hands on that works.
Next I will go in with a two pumps of my NARS Sheer Glow Foundation which will provide me with a nice, flawless coverage but feel free to use as much as you like until you get your desired coverage. This product is build-able enough to fit different coverages. After that, I concealed under my eyes just to brighten it up before targeting the product with the highest points of my face to bring some volume back onto it. Blend everything out with your favourite tool, I used my trusty makeup sponge since it makes all the products melt into the skin beautifully (Stila Makeup Sponge).
Now to powder, this is a very important step especially if you have oilier skin. If you get really dry in winter then I would advise against powdering your face too much, just to keep your makeup alive longer, light brush some pressed powder along points where your makeup rubs off and then leave it at that. For anyone who has oily skin, use the same tip and any other area that you may want to set for a longer period of time. I have very oily skin even if it is winter, the oils stay strong but not as strong so I lightly brush a lighter pressed powder under my eyes and on my nose. Then I go in with a darker loose powder and brush it over the rest of my face.
To add life and dimension back onto my face, I bronzed with my current favourite Karity Contour Kit by using the shade “Exhibition”. This has just the perfect amount of red and brown that makes my skin look healthy and glowy. Be careful as this product is highly pigmented so build it up in portions so you know how much you need. For a little flush on the cheeks, I opted to use a wine coloured blush which gives brings back some colour to my face. I didn’t go too heavy on it though, just light enough so my face looked more flushed than just bronzed.
As a transition colour, I went in with my ongoing favourite colour in the palette which is “Salted Caramel” and blended it into my crease and lower lash line to define my eyes a little for the other colours. Then one of the main colours of this look is “Cherry Cordial” which is a deep berry colour that I blended into my outer and inner corner for a halo look leaving tiny empty space in the middle. It takes a while for this colour to really blend out as a dark berry shade so be patient and keep building until you get the shade that you want. Once you’re happy with how that looks, go in with a gold colour and apply it right on that empty space (I used “Creme Brulee” from the palette).
For the lower lash line, I applied “Cherry Cordial” on the outer parts to create a more smoky look before applying that same gold colour in the inner and the inner part of the lower lash line to open the eyes more.
Next I put on some lashes which you of course do not have to use, it just made the look pop a lot more and made it more sultry. To blend my natural lash and the false lashes together, I applied some clumpy mascara (Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara) to hold them in place and curl them up a little more. I also put a matte black liner on the upper lash line to hide the lash band and make it more seamless.
To pull this entire look together, I went for a regular old nude lip but you can do anything your heart desires with this look. You can even make it a monochromatic look with berry lips for a much more stronger sultry makeup. I used a dark brown lip liner (Jordana Lip Liner in “Coco Loco”) to contour my lips before smudging it lightly with a lip brush to get rid of any harsh lines. To finish it all off, I put a light brown nude liquid lipstick (Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in “Celebrity Skin”) on my entire lips.
And that is the finished look! I hope you lovelies found this tutorial helpful and you got some tips out of it. If you have any more questions or concerns or requests for future posts, let me know in the comments down below or any of my social networking sites and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Other than that, I will see you very soon, bye! – A.