A Budget Makeup Look

Almost everything in this makeup look is cheap cheap cheap. And awesome. ;) I apologize for not having step-by-step photos.

I started my face with mark. See Things Clearly moisturizer, and let it sink in (doesn’t take long at all).

Then I applied some Everyday Minerals mint color corrector over ruddy areas like my cheeks and nose/any blemishes that are red. You don’t need very much, so I used a Flirt skunk brush.

Following the color corrector, I applied Everyday Minerals Matte Fair foundation with EDM’s flat top brush.

I set all of this with some MAC Fix+ (trying to use up what I have before digging in to my mark. Mist Opportunity).

I gently applied some Urban Decay Primer Potion with my fingers and let it set. While it sets, I apply my brow product.

I applied Stila Brow Duo in Medium with an Anastasia brow brush. I set the brow powder with Maybelline Great Lash in clear.

With a fluffy blending brush by Ms. Makeup I applied Stila Chinois all over the eye area to provide a nice base for my eyelook over the UDPP. This makes the eyeshadow easier to blend over the base. Chinois is matte off white, about the color of my skin.

Next, I applied the palest blue shadow from the Wet ‘N Wild Silver Belles palette all over the lid. It’s very pale and did not show up very much, but I’m going to put other stuff over it and this will add dimension. I applied the blue shadow with a Stila #7 shadow brush. It’s my favorite.

Again with the Stila #7, I applied Milani Enchantment shadow all over the outer half of my eyelid. I blended it into the blue and blended the edges with my mark blending brush.

The blue underneath was starting to be barely noticeable so I applied (yes with the #7, I wipe it between colors) the teal color from the Wet ‘N Wild Glamorous Gems palette on the inner half of my lid and blended it into Enchantment with the mark blending brush again.

I decided the look needed a bit more “oomph”, so with an Essence of Beauty crease brush I applied Milani Shock to the outer v of my eye. I then took an Everyday Minerals eyeliner brush and applied more of Shock to my lower lashline.

With Stila Chinois again, I blended the top edge (at the crease) and highlighted my brow.

As a finishing touch, I traced my waterline with New York Color pencil eyeliner in black. This puppy costs 99 cents and it is awesome.

After eyeliner I applied mascara. I use mark. Make It Big most often. It’s fail proof.

While I was waiting for the UDPP to set on my eyes, I applied Milani Mango Tango blush very very lightly with a skunk brush, and blended it with a cosmetic puff.

The lipstick I used was CoverGirl TruShine – Nude Shine.

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