Coral and Purple Spring Makeup Tutorial

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Here is a bright coral and purple look that is super easy to achieve and uses some great products!

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Beginning with a clean moisturized face, I used my typical primers: the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer (T-Zone) and the L’Oreal Studio Secrets Anti-Redness Primer (cover redness on my cheeks). I primed my eyes with the Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in Fair. I put this from lashes to brow bone and in a half circle under my eye. I blended this out with my Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush. You can use anything you want to prime your eyes. You could even put an eyeshadow primer overtop of the concealer. But you need to have something on your eyelid so that your eyeshadow will stick. The concealer will also even out the skintone so that you have a blank canvas to work with.

Now that my eyes are prepped, let’s get started. The first thing that I did was blend a light coral blush into my crease with the Real Techniques Essential Crease Brush. This will be our transition shade which will help to blend the purple eyeshadows. As funny as it sounds, blushes work great as eyeshadows whether it be to transition between colors or to add a pop. The blush that I used is the BeautiControl Unbelievable Blush in Classic Coral. Using the ELF Angled Eyeshadow Brush, I swept a light pink shimmer eyeshadow, from my Claire’s palette, all over my lid. With the same crease brush and Urban Decay’s Fishnet eyeshadow (pink-purple shadow), I blended this out with windshield wiper motions in my crease and outer corner. I went back over the light pink shimmer again so that it would stand out even more. For eyeliner, I drew on a thin line using the EcoTools Eyeliner brush and the black gel liner from the Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Gel Creamliner for Blue Eyes. Over the pink shimmer, this black looks almost like a smoked out gray. If you want the eyeliner to be even more black, top the gel liner with Urban Decay’s Zero eyeshadow (black with some small glitter) using the same eyeliner brush. This will make the eyeliner more vibrant. I didn’t do this step. I just left it looking more gray-toned.

For the face, I started out by applying foundation. I used the Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup in Shell. It is recommended that you use your fingers to apply this, but I used a dampened Real Techniques Miracle Conplexion Sponge to blend out this foundation. To contour, I used the CoverGirl TruBlend Fixstick Concealer in Medium Deep. I drew lines in the hollows of my cheeks and around my nose. I buffed this out with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. I blended some onto my forehead to add a little more color to my face. For highlighter, I used Maybelline Age Rewind Double Face Perfector in Light/Medium (highlight). To highlight, I drew an inverted triangle under each eye, a strip up my nose, three strips on my forehead, a line below the contour on my cheeks and a cross on my chin. I blended this out using the pointed end of the dampened sponge. By highlighting above and below your contour, it will make your contour stand out and your cheekbones more defined. I set the foundation with the CoverGirl Clean Normal Skin Pressed Powder in Creamy Natural using the Real Techniques Setting Brush (below the eyes) and the Real Techniques MultiTasking Brush (all over the face). Using the ELF Bronzing Brush, I applied the same coral blush from earlier onto my cheeks bones. I hit my cheekbones, bridge of the nose, forehead and chin with the Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer with the Real Techniques Setting Brush. Using the ELF Angled Eyeshadow Brush, I highlighted my browbone, tear duct and Cupid’s bow with that same product.

I brushed my brow hairs upwards using the BonneBelle EyeStyle Mascara in Transparent. I filled them in with the Maybelline Expert Wear Brow Pencil in Light Brown. Using the same gel, I brushed my brow hairs down and into place. By brushing them up first, it allows you to see where your bottom line should go and what needs to be filled in.

To complete the eyes, I put the Urban Decay Fishnet on my lower lash line and blended it out with the coral blush using the EcoTools Angled Eyeliner Brush. To make my eyes appear bigger and brighter, I used the Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude. I applied two generous costs of the L’Oreal Lash Out Butterfly mascara in Blackest Black to complete the eyes.

For lips, I applied the Khroma En-Joystick Lip Lacquer in Sea Coral all over my lips. This was a bit too orange for me, so I put the Wet’n’Wild Juicy Lipbalm in Strawberry Fraise over it. This created the perfect pinkish coral shade.

Here is the completed look:

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I hope y’all enjoyed it!
XOXO,
The Beauty Lookbook

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