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Earth Day Makeup

Hello everyone and Happy Earth Day! I am so excited to share this look with you guys because it was so much fun to do and it involves flowers, and for me it is always fun to mix it up a little bit and to follow a theme.

Earth Day started in 1970 so while I was looking for inspiration Twiggy kept popping up in my mind which is funny because she actually retired in 1970 but her iconic look from the 60’s ties in for me because that is when people started becoming more environmentally conscience. In case y’all were worried about the facts and what not 😉 #factcheck

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Twiggy, being all iconic and what not.

I thought this look would be perfect to pull out the fantastic Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette. The colors in it are pastel but also obviously have a holographic/iridescent effect to it so what better time to use it!! 60’s/70’s pastel hippie perfection. I always tend to stick to darker eye shadow colors, so this was actually really difficult to not reach for the browns/bronzes cause that is my go-to, but gotta stick with the theme here.

{How To}

Eye shadow:

For the eye shadow I used my fingers the whole time. To be it goes on easer than way. I was pretty random with the way I applied it, I started with the pink color in the middle of my lid, put the blue on the outer corners, put green and sapphire in the inner corners, while I smudged a little bit (still with my fingers) to blend together.

Eye Liner:

 I used Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black, I topped it with Wet N’ Wild liquid black liner so it could be really black. I thickly lined the top lash line and sort of had a wing/sort of didn’t. To get the Twiggy effect I made my “wing” point downwards to look like the bottom lashes (if I am not making sense, you will see in the pictures). I made fake lashes with the liner on the bottom focusing on only the outer corner. I made about 4 or 5 “fake lashes” with the liner. I didn’t want it to look too harsh but I wanted to enhance the bottom lashes in a dramatic way that reminded me of Twiggy.

Mascara:

Speaking of lashes, I am actually using a different mascara than normal. I am going back to a long time favorite of mine. Maybelline Great Lash BIG Very Black. It is the pink and green tube you’ve probably seen…all your life. It is the huge fluffy brush type of wand and I love it. I don’t know why, because I usually get the Loreal Infallible Carbon Black, but I was in the store and I saw that Maybelline’s was a whole dollar less and my brain was like “gotta save that dollar!!”. I forgot how much I love it though!!

I did not put on false lashes…frankly cause I am getting sick of applying them/buying them all the time AND I was watching a Jaclyn Hill video and she was talking about how she kind of regrets wearing falsies cause if she tries to not wear them she feels like she looks weird and I realized I started getting that way and I don’t want to do that. Yes, lashes look bomb, especially in pictures, but I’m just getting sick of them for now, they’ll come back eventually, but I need a falsie lash break lol.

ANYWAYS back to the process. I wanted them to look a little thicker than normal. I would apply a coat and go to the other eye with my mascara, go back to the first eye, apply again, and repeat repeat repeat. Letting the coats dry a little bit is key. To me it doesn’t clump as easy if you let that coat dry before putting on more.

Brows:

Ashley Nelson Studios Brow Gel in Pamela.

Highlight:

 I also used the Kat Von D Palette. I applied it again with my finger and again was very random with it, so random that I would take two fingers, put one in the green, one in the pink and swipe them by each other and blend. I applied the highlight to the tops of my cheeks, the bridge of my nose, my cupid’s bow (right above the center of your top lip), chin, and a tiny bit right above the arch of my eyebrow.

Bronzer:

I used Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Bronze. I did not do anything special with the bronzer. I just applied it under the cheekbones, on my temples, the sides of my nose, and jawline and it was applied very lightly.

Lips:

Liner: Wet N’ WIld Gel Lip Liner: Never Petal Down (Perfect name for this theme!!)

Tarte Lip Paint: Birthday Suite

Flowers:

This part is so easy. Also you need is primer and some flowers and (optional) tweezers, the tweezers will help in case your fingers are sticky from the primer. Dot the primer on your face/body where you want the flowers, pull apart flowers/petals and stick them where desired. This part almost felt like a craft project you would do in elementary school. It’s just instead of paper, it’s your skin. I used NYX Glitter Primer because it is very tacky and I wanted those flowers to stick. Make sure the flower is not to big/heavy cause it will fall off. I would also suggest wearing your hair up if you are taking the pictures yourself also.

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……….Lol you can see I don’t have flowers on my neck in this picture up above. Y’all this was hard to manuever and if I turned my neck at all, something fell off, so I just ripped of the flowers off my neck towards the end of taking pictures and that smile is so fake. This was hard.

So there is my earth day makeup! Like I said, it was so much fun to do and I felt like a hippie flower child and it was awesome. This earth we live on is so gorgeous and amazing, a true gift from God and it is important that we care for this place as much as we can.

I thought this would be a good post to show these pictures I took when I was on a hike in the Rocky mountains. Ahhh I love Colorado so much.

1112109Happy Earth Day Everyone! Have a great weekend!

Cheers!

-xo Paige

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