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Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Woodland Eyes

#MakeupMonday- Woodland Eyes from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

As summer is just beginning to mellow into Autumn, my thoughts start to turn toward all things cozy and fall-ish, including more muted makeup colors. I thought it would be fun to do another look in our Inspired by Nature series; this one takes its cues from the waning greens of summer, the deepening browns of nature, and the rich golds of early Fall. #MakeupMonday: woodland eyes from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

What You’ll Need:

Start off by applying Sandstone Cream to your brow bone with the Small All-Over brush, and add a dab right over your pupil area of your lid. Then, using the same brush, grab up some Army shadow and stamp it all over your lid, working around the spot of Sandstone Cream in the center.

Now take your Angled Crease Brush and dip up some Fen Gold; using a slightly circular motion apply into your crease, starting at the outer corner and working your way in to about the center of your lid. Be sure to blend, blend, blend; we really want these greens to meld together and create a nuanced look. For an extra touch of bright green, add a touch of Moss eyeshadow right in the center on top of the Sandstone Cream.

Now, using the Smudger Brush, dab a little bit of Sandstone Cream on your lower lid in the inner corner, then some Army in the center, and a bit of Fen Gold on the outer third of your lower lid. Again, be sure to blend and smudge those all together really well. Use your eyeliner brush to finish off the look with Rich Earth and a generous coat of mascara.

I like to pair this rich eye look with a warm blush such as Cherry Bloom or Warm Rose. I used Kiss of Ruby lip shimmer on my lips to add just a hint of warm color. Check out more Inspired By Nature looks here!

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Makeup Monday: Color Pop!

#MakeupMonday- Color Pop! from Beeyoutiful.com

Lately we’ve been focusing on neutral eye shadows, which are very wearable, very easy, and can be either no-fuss casual or sophisticated and dramatic. Today I thought it would be fun to talk about how to wear some of our more intense, vivid eye colors in a way that integrates with your already established everyday tried-and-true neutral look.

Bold eye colors can look intimidating in the jar; I think our minds automatically jump to using that single bright color all over our eyes… but a very effective way to incorporate your favorite bold color is to simply add a bright pop of color alongside the neutrals you are already comfortable wearing.

#MakeupMonday- Color Pop! from Beeyoutiful.comLet’s talk about two of my favorite ways to add a bold pop of color: as a smoky wash of color, and as a dramatic liquid liner.

I’m using our Warm Neutrals look and then adding an electric blue shade. To recreate this yourself, you’ll need:

Start off with our Warm Neutrals eye look, and your best foundation and blush combo; this will be the backdrop upon which you’ll add a punch of bold color in the foreground.

Dive right in with the Smudger Brush and grab up some of that bright color! Using a circular motion, lightly dust Boldly Blue on your lower lash line, creating a bright smoky glow. If you like, you can take it all the way in to your inner corner for the most dramatic look, or you can keep it to the outer third of your lower lash line and blend it with some more Matte Cream Base as you go inward.

Now you could leave it here and have a fabulously fun look… or you could take it a step further and add a bold blue liquid eyeliner on your upper lash line too. And since I always tend to lean toward the dramatic, let’s do that!

Grab your eyeliner brush and get it wet with a drop or two of water, and mix it with some Boldly Blue in the lid. Don’t overdo it with the water! You want to make a paste with some of the dry shadow, not colored water.

Once you have a well-mixed paste, apply it as lightly or as boldly as you dare to your upper lash line. Remember, the water creates an even more vivid color than the dry powder itself, so you might want to test it out on your wrist first to see how intense you want it.

Let the liner dry for a minute or two before opening your eye, you don’t want to smudge it onto your eyelid. Once that dries, finish off with mascara and you’re all set with a fun, bold pop of color!

Makeup Monday, the Necessary Neutrals: Golden Glow

#MakeupMonday, the Necessary Neutrals: Golden Glow from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

Metallics are some of the best neutrals there are! Gold, silver, pewter, bronze… they all go with pretty much every color out there, and flatter most skin tones as well.

If you’re wary of shimmer or bold colors, start out with a light touch, or add just a dab of the metallic color to your usual makeup routine, and you might be pleasantly surprised at what the addition does for your look! (Remember that not only do we offer full-sized eyeshadows, you can also order a sample of any eye or cheek color to try out for a few applications before you commit.)

Today, I put together a gold eyeshadow look using some of our most stunning shadows…  #MakeupMonday, the Necessary Neutrals: Golden Glow from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

You will need:

Start with the luminous Buttercup eyeshadow on your brow bone down to your crease, applied with the Small All-Over Brush in a stamping motion.

Then, wipe off your brush on a clean dry cloth and dip up some Pure Gold Eyeshadow and stamp it on your lid, from your crease down to your lash line.

Using the Angled Crease Brush, use Cinnamon Sparkle to define your crease and add depth to your eyes. How light or dark is up to you!

Now, if you really want to add some extra pizzaz, you can add a bit of Gold Dust right on top of the Pure Gold on the center of your lid. To up to drama factor even more, try it foiled; dampen your Small All-Over Brush just a bit before dipping it into Gold Dust, then dab the moist shadow on the center of your lids. Keep your eye closed for a second or two to let the shadow dry and set on your lid.

Finish off the look with Rich Earth and our eyeliner brush, and a coat of your fave mascara.

Peaches N’ Cream makes a lovely coordinating blush with this golden look… apply it with our lush, soft Chubby Blender brush (coming soon!) for a seamless, natural looking glow. If you want nude-look lips, reach again for Peaches N’ Cream because it does perfect double-duty when applied over lip balm.

What’s your favorite way to add metallics to your look? Let us know what you think!

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Makeup Monday Necessary Neutrals: Warm Mattes

#MakeupMonday- Necessary Neutrals (Warm Mattes) from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

Most of us reach for neutral eye makeup more often than not, so a series on simple, neutral eye looks can be useful and fun for nearly everyone. After all, neutrals go with everything, are easy to apply, and can be mixed and matched. I’m also going to pair the three eye colors with a coordinating neutral blush so you can complete your full face look!

#MakeupMonday: Necessary Neutrals (Warm Mattes) from BeeyoutifulSkin.comThis matte look is warm, soft, and creamy, reminding me of coffee! Matte colors are sophisticated, smooth, and can either look very casual or very dressy, depending on the application and what you pair them with.

This look also makes an easy day-to-night transition: do a soft, smoky, dry eyeliner and you have a versatile everyday look; or pair it with a dramatic winged liquid eyeliner and you’re date-night ready!

You will need:

Start with your foundation, applied to freshly cleansed and moisturized skin. Then, using the Small All-Over Brush, stamp Matte Cream Base all over your lid, from brow to lash line, paying special attention to your inner corners.

Now apply Cinnamon Rose in your crease with the Pointed Sculptor Brush to define and add shape to your eyes. I like to apply the color darkest to the outer corners, getting lighter as I work my way inward. Our colors build really well, so start with a light touch and apply more in a circular motion where you want deeper color.

Lastly, line your eyes with Rich Earth applied with our Eyeliner Brush. Apply it dry for a soft, smoky look, or wet for a dramatic, defined look… your choice!

Swirl a bit of Kiss of Love blush to the apples of your cheeks for a natural, radiant flush and you’re set!

Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Peachy Keen!

#MakeupMonday: Peachy Keen! From Beeyoutifulskin.com

Is there anything that says “summer” like fresh, juicy peaches? To me, they are the quintessential taste of the season. I thought it would be fun to put together a makeup look that mimics the color of sweet peaches: soft, light, and fresh.

#MakeupMonday: Peachy Keen! From Beeyoutifulskin.comYou will need:

We’re going to start with freshly cleansed and moisturized skin, then apply your foundation as you usually do, and fill your brows.

Now, grab Peachy Cream and stamp it on underneath your brow bone using the Small All-Over Brush, extending it into the inner corners as well.

Next, we’re going to use Peaches & Cream blush as our lid color. (The awesome thing about our makeup is that because each color is made up of only minerals, they can actually be used interchangeably as blush, eyeshadow, or lip color!) Use the Small All-Over brush to apply Peaches & Cream to the lid.

Define your crease with Cinnamon Rose, using the Angled Sculpting Brush, and use the Eyeliner brush and Chubby Blender to finish off your eyes with Rich Earth, and then add a coat of your favorite mascara.

For your face, use Peachy Bronzer and the Small Kabuki Brush along the hairline, temples, hollows of the cheeks, and under the jawline, blending well to give you that warm, sun-kissed glow.

Then we’re going to mix it up a bit again by using Apricot Shimmer Eyeshadow as the blush on the apples of your cheeks, and Sandstone Cream on the lips to add just the right amount of soft, peachy color. (Or try Kiss of Coral Lip Shimmer for a soft, nude look.)

Now hop on a plane and fly to Georgia, you peach!

Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Lovely Lilac Eyes

#MakeupMonday: lovely lilac eyes tutorial from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

There’s really no flower that says “spring” quite like the lilac, is there? These pretty pale purple blooms usher in the season change with their abundant blossoms, and can fill a room with their lush fragrance. I get all giddy inside when the first buds appear on the lilac bushes around town because I know that soon the very air will be awash in the essence of Spring.

I’ve always loved wearing purples on my eyes; they particularly complement brown eyes and can look exotic and daring. But lilacs are more on the “sweet” side, and this soft, springy, light eye look is perfect even into the summer. Wear this look with a fancy dress for a summer wedding, or dash it on quickly with your favorite cutoffs; you’ll look cool and pulled-together. #MakeupMonday: lovely lilac eyes tutorial from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

Products needed:

Start off with freshly cleansed and moisturized skin. Next, using your Small All-Over Eyeshadow Brush, stamp Champagne Pearl eyeshadow from your brow bone to your lash line. Then grab your Angled Crease Brush and Misty Purple eyeshadow, and lightly add some definition to your crease area, staying a smidgen higher than the actual crease line. Keep the color very light, just enough to deepen your crease and set the stage for the Violet Dewdrop eyeshadow.

Speaking of which, now’s the time to add that Violet Dewdrop! Wipe your Angled Crease Brush on a fresh paper towel to clean it, then lightly apply the lilac color in your crease and slightly below, just underneath and slightly overlapping the Misty Purple.

Now take your Small All-Over Eyeshadow Brush again, and dip it point-down into the Misty Purple. Apply this right underneath your lower lash line, starting at the outer corner and getting fainter as you work your way inward toward your nose. You’ll want to fade it off completely about half-way in. Repeat the same action with Violet Dewdrop, applying it from about one-third from your outer corner, and continuing into your inner corner.

To accentuate and brighten the inner corners, apply a touch of Silver Snow Base to the inner corners of your eyes, pulling some color along the lower lash line, meeting up with the Violet Dewdrop.

Now, line your eyes. I’m using Matte Black because I love the contrast, but you can also choose to go with a softer brown such as Rich Earth or Deep Brown.

Finish the look off with a coat of mascara and a spritz of our Laveshmint Hydrating Toner to keep you cool and fresh like a lilac all day. (Hey, lilac and lavender are both purple, right? It works!)

Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Forsythia Eyes

forsythia eyes nature-inspired makeup tutorial from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

Starting today, I’m going to do a series of eye looks that are inspired by the colors all around us in nature. Rich earth tones, shimmering blues, sunny yellows, glowing greens, and of course all the exploding pinks, oranges, and purples of flowers. Let’s explore how to borrow these hues from the earth and use them to highlight our own natural beauty!

Earlier this year I got to thinking about using “nature colors” to spice up my makeup routine, and my mind immediately went to forsythias. They are one of my all-time favorite flowers: not only are they a pure, bright yellow, they also are almost always the first sign of spring in the desert regions where I grew up. Their sunny petals make a stark contrast with all the soggy brown and gray around them. In my mind, seeing my first forsythia bloom is better than seeing a robin!

forsythia eyes nature-inspired makeup tutorial from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

Now, yellow might seem like a strange color to wear on your eyes, and while it is unexpected, it can be incredibly flattering to all eye colors, and it looks sophisticated and intentional if done right. Since it is a bright color, I’m going to use rich browns to balance it out, which is appropriate since forsythia flowers happen to bloom on brown, leafless branches.

Let’s get started, shall we?

Products you’ll need:

First, cleanse and moisturize your face. I like to work on my eyes first before applying my face makeup (foundation, concealer, blush, etc.), because if any eyeshadow happens to sift down onto my face as I’m working, it’s a lot easier to wipe it off bare skin than to try to preserve my newly-applied foundation.

Start with Champagne Pearl on the Small All-Over Eyeshadow Brush and stamp the shadow up underneath your brows and into the inner corner of your eyes. Wipe off the brush a few times on a soft cloth to get most of the Champagne Pearl off.

For the crease, use Chestnut Brown and our Angled Crease Brush. Working from the outer corner inward, lightly apply Chestnut Brown, keeping the outer corner darker, and getting lighter as you work inward.

Now for the yellow! Again using the Small All-Over Eyeshadow Brush and a stamping motion, apply Pure Gold over your lid, from the crease down to the lash line, and from the inner corner to the outer corner (the part that actually covers your eyeball when your eyes are closed). If you’d like a soft yellow, apply Pure Gold dry. If you’d like a more dramatic, vivid yellow, you can “foil” the shadow by moistening your brush with a little water and applying the shadow damp.

Deepen your crease by using a bit of Rich Earth on your Angled Crease Brush, just in the outer corners. This will really make your yellow pop! Be sure to blend well.

forsythia eyes nature-inspired makeup tutorial from BeeyoutifulSkin.comLastly, use Deep Brown and our Eyeliner Brush to set off the shadows perfectly with a deep brown liner. You can either do a softer dry liner, or a more defined liquid liner by dampening the Eyeliner Brush and applying Deep Brown as a liquid liner. (Give winged eyeliner a try!)

There you have it, ladies: springy forsythia-themed eyes!

I would pair this eye look with your perfect foundation shade and a warm, rich blush like Cherry Bloom on cheeks and lips.

See you next week!

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