Just had a super relaxing weekend staying home and catching up on work. My inbox was overflowing so it felt good to tackle and organize it over the weekend. Does anybody feel the same way when your inbox is all cleaned up!?
Anyway, I have a really exciting makeup tutorial today that I can’t wait to share! There’s often this stigma that with green makeup, the products aren’t as good as traditional makeup. So Whole Foods challenged me to come up with a makeup look that proves that green beauty is just as good (if not better!) than the makeup you find at department stores and drugstores. I tested a LOT of products to make sure it was up to my standards and I’m so proud to say, I’m really impressed.
On to the tutorial!
With every makeup look, make sure your skin is clean and moisturized. My skin is dry at the moment, so I used a cream moisturizer.
Apply a primer like the Mineral Fusion Face Primer all over the face. This one has a silky gel texture, which I like using over my nose or any textured areas.
Now that your skin is prepped, smooth over your foundation of choice. I chose the Mineral Fusion Liquid Mineral Foundation in Olive 3 and it’s AMAZING!!!. I was so impressed with Mineral Fusion’s tones (there’s Cool, Neutral, Warm, Olive, and Deep tones) and the coverage on this foundation was just what I was looking for. The coverage can be full, but you can sheer it out for daytime by mixing it with a moisturizer or by applying a light layer.
Conceal + Highlight
For any daytime look, concealer is a must. I like using concealer to hide my dark circles and to highlight/lift my face for a very bright-eyed look. The Pacifica Transcendent Concealer and the Mineral Fusion Liquid Mineral Concealer both have really good coverage.
To start, prepare your lids by applying a primer. I used the Mineral Fusion Smoothing Eye Primer all over my lids. To set it, you can use a bone eyeshadow or your face powder like I did.
With a fluffy eyeshadow brush (I used Ecotools), begin to create dimension with a wash of a matte brown eyeshadow all over the lid and up to the crease. Do the same thing along your lower lash line. Here, I used the Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation in Deep 4.
Highlight your inner tear duct using a shimmery gold champagne color, like the one from the Mineral Fusion Mineral Eye Shadow Trio in Stunning.
Finish off your eyes with a natural but defining mascara, like the Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Water Resistant Mascara.
I prefer my bronzer matte so I can use it as a bronzer, eyeshadow, and a contour, so I ended up choosing the Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation in Deep 4. During the day I don’t contour too heavily. I just bronzed/contoured the perimeter of my face, my nose, and slightly under my cheek bones.
Next, apply a pink glowy blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend it into your contour. For a luminous and natural glow, this Pacifica Beauty blush in Wild Rose is gorgeous! It blends well, brightens the face, and I never feel like I apply too much on.
If you’re oily, feel free to set your makeup as needed, but I lightly dusted the Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation just along the t-zone.
Since the rest of my makeup was kept pretty simple, I chose Mineral Fusion Lipstick in Alluring for a fresh Spring look. I love the formula of this lipstick since it’s SO moisturizing, creamy and if you’re gluten intolerant, this lipstick is a great option.
Aaaand that’s it for the daytime makeup look! I LOVED how this makeup look turned out – I feel like it’s a fresh change from the darker lipstick I was wearing in the winter and plus it’s SO easy to do. I would totally wear this makeup look to work!
Nighttime Makeup Look
If you’re busy like me, it’s hard to start all over again when you want to create a nighttime look. So for this tutorial, we’re going to build on top of the daytime makeup.
Touch Up Foundation
If your makeup wears well on your face and you don’t have to touch up your foundation at the end of the day, I’m jealous. To touch-up, my tip is to blot your face and refresh with a face mist. Use a powder foundation in places where your foundation is worn off. For me, it’s around my nose and chin.
For your eyeshadow, build on top of the matte brown shadow we applied earlier. Use the medium muted purple from the Mineral Fusion Mineral Eye Shadow Trio in Density all over the lid and up to the crease. I used a fluffy brush from Ecotools to apply eyeshadow to make it easy for me to blend out.
Next, take a flat small eyeshadow brush and dip it into the same palette using the violet. Pack it onto the lid, concentrating most of the color near the lash line and then blend. Do the same along the lower lash line.
Next, line your waterline using a pencil eyeliner. Here, I used the Pacifica Natural Eye Pencil in Jet and also smudged it into my lower lashline.
I love a good winged liner for the nighttime, so I found this Zuzu Liquid Eyeliner in Raven. This is seriously SO black and matte! It has a short and firm tip similar to other liquid eyeliners (although I prefer mine to be either in brush form or a long foam tip), but the formula is very close to mainstream liquid liners. Try this if you’re looking for a liquid liner that doesn’t irritate your eyes.
Apply a nude lipstick and you’re all done! I used the Mineral Fusion Lipstick in Nude.
So the next time you’re at Whole Foods Market food shopping, stop by their beauty department. There are a bunch of gems that perform just as good as mainstream makeup. All their beauty products go under serious inspection to make sure the products are the cleanest as possible. You can even order online here!
On March 1, Whole Foods Market is teaming up with me, Monica from Living in Vogue and Honey Ghee & Me to share our #HelloBeauty picks. Go to any WFM in Monterey County and the Peninsula to shop our fave beauty products, including some of the products I used in today’s tutorial!
To celebrate, we’ll also be hosting a #HelloBeauty party on March 4th in Santa Clara and you’re all invited to attend! RSVP NOW because the 1st 100 registered guests will be getting an awesome goodie bag.
Hope to see you there!