Hi! I’m Nikki from Nik Makeup Junkie and I’m going to share a super quick and easy makeup look with you today. I’m very excited to write this post for you; Jen is the first cruelty free blogger I ever discovered and one of the biggest inspirations on my cruelty free journey. I still turn to her for advice on a regular basis.
Let’s talk about the makeup look! It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s perfect for spring. In the spring, I prefer more dewy makeup looks and that’s what I went with for this one, so here’s how I achieved that and the products that I used to get this look.
As always, prep your skin. I started with clean, hydrated skin. Make sure you give your moisturizer time to sink in—at least 15 minutes.
STEP 1: Apply Urban Decay Self Adjusting Primer. This primer creates a soft-focus effect on your skin that masks flaws.
STEP 2: Apply the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation with a damp Beauty Blender. I use a light amount to get a medium coverage without the foundation looking heavy since I have drier skin. I don’t need to set this, so I don’t use a powder.
STEP 3: Using your fingers, a stippling brush or a dampened Beauty Blender, apply the Pixi Glow Booster to your cheek bones and anywhere else you normally apply highlight. We will be applying a powder highlight on top of this. If you don’t have the Pixi Glow Booster, the Becca Liquid highlights or NYX Liquid Illuminators are a great alternative.
STEP 4: Using the Pixi Beauty X Maryam Maquillage Contour Palette, contour/bronze your skin. I also used the brush that came with this.
STEP 5: I used the Pixi Beauty X Aspyn Ovard Rome Rose Blush on my cheeks for a sheer glow, it’s similar to NARS Orgasm, just much more sheer.
STEP 6: Apply the Pixi Beauty X Aspyn Ovard Santorini Sunset Glowy Powder using a fan brush to the high points of your face, anywhere you applied the liquid highlight.
STEP 7: Prime your Eyelids. I used Urban Decay Primer Potion. Set that with any light toned eyeshadow.
STEP 8: Using the Pixi Beauty X It’s Judy Time Eyeshadow Palette, apply your eyeshadows.
The shadows I used were all on the left side of the palette. I took the second shadow from the top and applied it throughout my entire crease as a transition shade.
I took the third shadow from the top and applied it about halfway through the crease.
Lastly, I took the bottom shadow I applied only on the outer corner.
I did the same on the lower lash line.
STEP 9: I applied Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin all over my eyelid and in the inner corner.
STEP 10: I used Urban Decay Perversion Mascara on my eyelashes.
STEP 11: I forgot to picture my eyebrow gel, but I used the Esssence Make Me Brow Gel in my brows.
STEP 12: Apply Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick in the shade Naked.
STEP 13: Spritz your skin with Pixi Beauty Glow Mist.
And you’re done!
It seems like a lot of steps, but it’s easy to accomplish. I like how it turned out, and I hope you do, too!
I hope you like the look and thank you for reading!
Nikki is the editor of Nik Makeup Junkie, a cruelty free beauty and lifestyle blog. She is a girl obsessed with all things beauty and a bit of a beauty junkie. Nikki is a little quirky and sarcastic, maybe even a little too blunt and she will enable you like no other. She has a lot of opinions on current beauty trends and over hyped products that she’ll freely share with you. Her blog is full of product reviews on all things beauty, including makeup and skincare, with the occasional lifestyle post. Nikki is recently cruelty free and sharing her journey with her readers. You can find Nikki on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.