Hello! I have a tutorial today that is all drugstore products and features one color very prominently: berry! This is a really easy tutorial that does not require many skills at all, and will leave you with flushed cheeks and a glowing smile!
Flower Beauty foundation in LF5
Hard Candy Tiki bronzer (for highlight)
Maybelline Dream Matte powder in Sand
Pixi Primed and Poreless primer
Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Revlon Satin eyeshadow in Polished Bronze
Wet ‘n’ Wild Kitten eyeshadow
NYX eyeshadow in Nude
L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Cherie Merie
Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Highlighter and Concealer in Light
Jordana FabuLiner Liquid Eye Liner
Black Radiance Artisan Color Baked Blush in Warm Berry
Sonia Kashuk Arch Alert Brow Kit
Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast Matte lipstick in 965 Cherry Picking
Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes mascara (not pictured)
Bdellium 995 Kabuki
EcoTools Flat Top Mini Kabuki
Real Techniques brow brush
Bdellium 781, 769, and 777 from the Smoky Eyes kit
After foundation, concealer, and primer
First up is to get the skin ready. After moisturizing, apply Pixi Flawless and Poreless primer to the skin. Follow by priming the eyes with Milani Eyeshadow Primer.
Using the EcoTools flat top kabuki brush, spread and buff the Flower foundation over the skin. I love this foundation. It has a great consistency and it wears well!
Finish the face for now by applying the Rimmel concealer under the eyes and blend with fingers. If needed, apply concealer to any spots that need correcting (I didn’t need this step).
Now we are going to work on the easiest eye look ever. Start by choosing the right shade for your complexion from the Sonia Kashuk Arch Alert brow kit and apply with the Real Techniques Brow Brush, after brushing the brows into place with the ELF spoolie. This kit has a variety of shades that you can mix and match to get your right color.
Next, we’re going to go into Polished Bronze. This is a discontinued color, but it is not a unique shade, so you should be able to find something similar! Apply all over the lid and blend up into the crease with the 781 brush.
The next step is one that I would probably skip if I did this look again, but since I did it here, I’m going to mention it. Using the same brush, blend Wet ‘n’ Wild Kitten over Polished Bronze. This is going to deepen the color a little.
Next, take the 777 brush and pat Cherie Merie lightly over the lid for more color. All that’s happening with this eyeshadow technique is creating a little bit of dimension through the layers. To finish, take the 769 brush and blend NYX Nude over the brow bone and down to meet the other shadows.
To finish the eye, apply Jordana FabuLiner on the top lash line, and apply mascara to upper and lower lashes. That’s it!
Now it’s time to work on the rest of the face since the eyes are done.
VERY lightly, tap the Bdellium kabuki into the Black Radiance blush in Warm Berry. This product is extremely pigmented, so go slowly to avoid clown cheeks! Buff and blend, then rub the kabuki into the palm of your hand or on a clean rag to get rid of any excess color.
Using the same brush, dip into Hard Candy Tiki and highlight the tops of the cheekbones, center of the forehead (very lightly), the bridge of the nose, and chin. Don’t use much product for this, because you don’t want to be overly shiny!
To finish the look, set everything with the Maybelline powder, and apply Cherry Picking to the lips (use a balm first if needed).
Though there are a lot of products used here, this look is actually pretty easy to create quickly. Just heed my warning and be careful with the blush! 🙂