“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous in the end”
Hello my lovelies!
Oof it has been a while! Life ended up really hitting me like a freight train with all of the Chicago trips, getting ready to move, and just life happening in general. Now that I am packed, easing into my job and its travel requirements, and working on drastically improving my mental health, I am ready to be back with a vengeance after going on such an impromptu hiatus.
Because I strive to be nothing but honest with you all, I decided to take some time off without making a big announcement mostly for my mental health. A lot of you know that I have struggled with my emotions for years and this blog has helped me cope in so many ways, but after receiving a proper diagnosis after feeling terrible for so long and finally being properly medicated, I wanted to take some time to understand my new norm and learn to live a much more balanced and neurotypical life. I do plan to touch on my diagnosis in future blog posts because I believe that, while stigmatized all the same, me being transparent about my mental health can help others understand mental illness better, and maybe also reveal something about themselves that they may also be struggling with.
I decided that after all the color-filled fun of June, I would taper it back for the month of July. I know this may not be as popular in the blogging world or on Instagram, but coming up with colorful ideas can be quite a task, and bouncing back to warm neutrals and summery bronze looks is always a standby that I enjoy.
Let’s Get Started:
- Prime the eyes with a concealer or primer that you prefer.
- Warm up the crease with a mid-toned warm brown shadow.
- Define the crease further with a slightly darker, warm brown shadow, concentrating the pigment within the actual crease.
- Define the outer v with a dark, almost burgundy-toned brown. Focus more on opacity versus blending, as we will clean this up later.
- Cut the first half of the lid with concealer, then layer an antique gold shimmer atop of the concealer.
- Very lightly blend the harsh edges of the shimmer shadow, still avoiding the outer corner as of yet.
- Using the same dark brown shadow from earlier, layer atop the joining edge of the two shadows and lightly buff out the harsh edge. Begin to blend and clean up the outer edge of the eye as well.
- Blend any sort of duochrome shadow that you own. I chose a pink and red duochrome shadow in this case.
- Line the waterline with a shimmery bronze liner.
- Curl and coat the lashes with mascara. Apply false lashes as an option.
That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful Wednesday!
Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural
weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own
Foundation – L’Oréal Infallible Longwear Shaping Stick “401 Ivory”, Maybelline SuperStay Multi-Use Foundation Stick “Porcelain”
Concealer – Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless 24 Hour Concealer “Fair Warm”
Under Eye Setting Powder – Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder “Fair”
All Over Setting Powder – Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Powder “Porcelain”
Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”
Bronzer – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”
Blush – Too Faced Love Flush Blush “Babylove”
Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Champagne Pop”
Brows – L’Oréal Brow Stylist “Brunette”
Eyeshadow – Marc Jacobs “The Wild One” Palette
Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Get Paid”
Mascara – Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara
Lashes – Ardell Wispies
Lips – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Ammunition “Androgyny”