Makeup Tutorial Monday|Katy Perry “Unconditionally”

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Katy Perry is such a pretty lady, and since we have similar colouring I love to get inspired by her makeup looks!

The look in her “Unconditionally” music video stood out to me today; I love the glowy skin, bright doll-like flush on her cheeks, and strongly shaped brows. I decided to recreate the look for you, I hope you enjoy!

Beginning:

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This is my bare face with lotion on. Use sunscreen! Protect your pretty self!

Base:

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I applied a light coat of Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse in Classic Ivory-Light 2.

You don’t want your base to be too heavy for this look, as her skin looks quite glowy and natural, so I just used enough to even out my skintone and then used a cream concealer for any spots and undereyes.

I powdered under my eyes, in the creases of my nose, and on any concealed areas, then I applied a lip balm and used ELF Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Gel to comb through my brows.

Cheeks and brows:

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I used Starlooks Brow Powder Palette in BS4 to create a strong, straight brow with a more angular inside edge like Katy’s. In the final photo (not this one) I’ve also defined more with my NYX Eyebrow Marker in Medium (I love these things.)

I used Pixi Water Blush in Rose Stain-which are unfortunately discontinued (these were such a beautiful product, and this is the first thing I knew I was going to use when I saw Katy’s makeup). I applied it quite heavily on the apples of my cheeks, and blended back to my ears. I used what was left on the brush on my temples.

I used The Balm’s Mary Lou Manizer as a highlight on my chin, nose, cheekbones, and in the center of my forehead for the glowy skin that Katy has, now we’re starting to look alive again!

Eyes:

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Katy’s eye look is super natural and basic, it only took about 2 minutes to do! I used the same Starlooks brow powder as before to add definition to my crease and a soft shadow under my eyes, and I used NYX’s Wonder Pencil in Light later on to brighten my waterline. I highlighted my inner corner and brow bone, again with Mary Lou Manizer, and that’s it! Yes, seriously.

The End:

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I used Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara and a set of falsies to complete the eyes, and the lipstick I used was a mixture of Tilt/Shift’s Zenith, NYX’s Merlot, and Maybelline’s Fuschia Avenue.

I really hope you enjoyed the tutorial, let me know if there are any other celebrity looks you’d like me to take a swing at! ❤

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Shiro Glosses|Review & Swatches

Shiro is one of the best indie companies out there. Everything about them is incredible, from their customer service to their site, and especially their products. (Psst, speaking of indies, tomorrow is the last day to pre-order Tilt/Shift eyeshadows!)

I’ve bought Shiro’s shadows before, but I’ve been dying to try their lip glosses. I’m not usually a lip gloss fan, but I’ve heard Shiro’s aren’t sticky or overwhelming like a lot of them can be, so I decided to add a couple to my order, and here they are!

Overall:

These glosses are perfect. They’re not too sticky and feel so lightweight on the lips, the colours are beautiful (I’m pretty sure Caitlin designed these just for my face, because there’s no other way these could look so freaking good) and the smells are delicious and not overwhelming. 🙂

Super Special Adorable Gloss:

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This one was an add on, and the cutest thing ever. Caitlin layered a bunch of different beautiful colours in a tube, so it looked (and smelled) like a girly rainbow of goodness! Unfortunately the tube seal broke during transport, so some of it spilled out and I couldn’t take a photo, but I transferred the gloss to my own container, and it’s beautiful! The colour is a very natural looking, bubblegum pink-purple with medium opacity, and I’ll get tons of wear out of it, especially during the Spring. 🙂 The rainbow packaging and girlishness of it (it’s their “pink frosting” scent) remind me of Lady Rainicorn:

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And I’m so okay with that.

Nic Cage Churning Butter One Crisp Thanksgiving Morn:

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The most perfect nude on me, which is a really hard thing to accomplish. I only have 3 other lip products (out of literally 100+) that suit me this well as a MLBB colour. It’s a medium-sheer coverage, honey-scented gloss that I think would work well on a lot of people. It’s not too light or too dark, and the colour is a pinky-rose-beige. Beautiful and officially one of my favourite lip colours for every day wear.

Nic Cage Posing for a Calendar with Shiny Bright Red Cars:

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Unf. This is the bombshell of glosses. A bright but surprisingly wearable warm red which smells to me like cherry Runts. This goes on bright and after about an hour’s wear fades into a gorgeous pink-orange colour. “Bright Red Cars” would be great for those of you who are like me and need a red lip, but want something a bit more wearable and less heavy for the Spring and Summertime.

Once again, Shiro Cosmetics has impressed me fully! They for sure have a lifelong fan over here, and I know I’m not the only one. Check them out here!

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