Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dior Make-Up Tutorial

The Dior Autumn/Winter show showcased my favorite makeup look of the week and the best part is, it was created with drugstore products! Below is a tutorial on how to get the look for yourself.

The Inspiration:

"We're very simple today, and just wanted the girls to be gorgeous and healthy," explained makeup artist Pat McGrath. She kept the look "very, very, very natural" because Dior designer Bill Gaytten told her he wanted there "to be almost nothing." The bare beauty complemented the collection's "ballet femininity."

Products Used for This Look:

Fit Me Foundation in 110
You Rebel Lite Tinted Moisturizer(Optional/Not Found in Drugstores))
Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer
Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Blush in Lush Berry ( exact blush used by Dior)
 Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand

IdolEyes Creme Shadow Pencil in Pixie
Covergirl Eyeshadows in Mink and Tapestry Taupe (Used by Dior)
Half-Baked from Urban Decay (Not found in Drug Stores)
Bad Gal Lash Mascara from Benefit (Not found in Drug Stores/ Replace with LashBlast)

Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake

This look enhances your natural features and is perfect for an every day look. 

Get the Look:

First, apply foundation sparingly and blend, beginning in the center of the face and moving outward. 
(Tip: For a glowing effect, mix with your favorite tinted moisturizer, especially if you have dry skin.)

Second, use concealer underneath the eyes and on any discolorations or blemishes.  Also, dab concealer over your eyelids to even out the skin and create a base for the shadow.

Third, line the inner- eyes with a beige/peach eyeliner to add brightness and warmth.  

Fourth, sweep Tapestry Taupe across the eyelid up to the crease.  Follow that by applying Mink into the crease (easiest if you slightly open your eye and place the brush in the hollow and blend) and up toward the brow bone.  Continue blending the Mink shadow until you reach your desired color which will vary with each person's skin tone.  Remember you want definition but to keep it looking natural.  If you have Half-Baked by Urban Decay sweep this through the crease and over the lid for a touch of gold.

(To get the perfect shape with your shadow use an angled brush to do the outer corners.)

Next, curl the lashes (this is essential for enhancing the shape of your eyes!) and coat the lashes with your favorite black mascara.

Next, dab a bit of the Covergirl blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend upward across your cheek bones.  Note, you will want to blend this product quickly and start sparingly.  It is much easier to build up color than to tone it down. Remember, the key is keep it natural.

The next step for the skin is to place a creme or liquid highlighter across the tops of the cheek bones, the bridge of the nose, and a dab above the cupid's bow of your lips.  This will give you a natural looking glow.  Sweep over your cheeks with a clean blush brush to blend the highlighter and blush if need be.

Lastly, pop a bit of color on your lips! I recommend using the new Lip Butters by Revlon because they go on like chapstick and have a nice dewy finish.

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