Jul 26, 2015

Easy Makeup Tutorial: A Strobing-Inspired Dewy Peach-Toned Look

Easy Makeup Tutorial How To Steps Strobing-Inspired Dewy Peach-Toned Look
My take on Strobing:  A dewy peach-toned makeup look

My makeup look for most of this week has focused around the Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Rouge Gorge.  It's a coral-peach cream eyeshadow with very fine coppery-gold shimmer in it, so the overall effect on the eyes is a glossy dewy finish.  Since I have darker eyelids (which I don't bother correcting with a concealer or foundation), this shows up as a very subtle haze of peach on my lids.  I extended this dewy, peach-toned look for the rest of my face with soft peach lips and my favorite highlighter - Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal. With so many tutorials on strobing, it's hard not to get caught up in the highlighted skin trend, but it doesn't work with my oily-combination, pores-and-acne-marks-galore skin.  So, I adapt by building up a dewy skin effect with natural-looking foundation and opting for a more strategic placement of highlighters.  Scroll on for a look at the products I have used for this dewy (strobing-inspired) peach-toned makeup look, and an easy (pic-heavy) makeup tutorial.


Easy Makeup Tutorial How To Steps Strobing-Inspired Dewy Peach-Toned Look Products Used
A Strobing-Inspired Dewy Peach-Toned Look - Products Used
1. Maybelline Megaplush Mascara (black)
2.  Elf Lash/Brow brush  3. Flat eyeshadow brush (for brows)  4.  Chanel lash curler.
5.  Dior Nude Air Serum foundation (Sephora sampler)
6.  Tom Ford Cream Foundation brush  7.  Suqqu Cheek Brush  8. Suqqu Face brush
9. Chanel Joues Contraste blush - Rose Initiale
10.  It Cosmetics Pointed Complexion brush  11.  Chanel Ultrafine eyeliner brush
12.  Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Rouge Gorge
13.  Avon Chocolate Sensation quad (darkest shade for brow)
14.  Chanel Contour Shadow Brush #14
15.  No. 7 lipliner Nude  16.  Chanel lipstick Pimpante
17.  Urban Decay Eyeliner - Mainline   18.  YSL Touche Eclat
19.  NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer  20.  Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Opal
21.  Chanel Les Beiges Powder  22. Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation

Since this is a very simple makeup look - simpler than even my usual makeup ideas - I thought I will add in some of the steps in my face makeup routine.  I don't follow the same exact steps every time, but it's always something similar.

1-2.  Scary nekkid face photo alert!  Start with clean, well-moisturized face.  I have a LOT of acne marks and sun damage on my skin, and my skin is unevenly pigmented, so I am always between foundation shades in every brand I have tried so far, but for now I am using the Dior Nude Air Serum foundation (40 - Honey Beige).  It gives a very my-skin-like finish but covers a lot of the pigmentation on my face and evens the skin tone quite a bit.

Easy Makeup Tutorial How To Steps Strobing-Inspired Dewy Peach-Toned Look
Easy Makeup Tutorial:  Dewy Peach-Toned Makeup Look - Steps
1.  Freshly washed face - without moisturizer, only lip balm.
2.  After applying foundation.
3.  Concealer to undereye area.
4.  Apply leftover concealer under brow to define brow.

3-4.  I have dark circles under my eyes, but most of the pigmentation is towards the inner corner of the eye ( a combination of allergies and not taking care of my skin earlier).  My undereye area also has the added disadvantage of being sunken in, creating a shadow which makes it look darker than it already is, so I use a combination of concealer and undereye highlighter.  First, I apply the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel which helps neutralize most of the actual dark pigmentation.  I dot the concealer and blend using the It Cosmetics Pointed Face brush.  I apply whatever is left over on the brush under my brows to help define them.  (I filled in my brows using a dark black-brown eyeshadow after I applied foundation).

5-6.  I also apply the same concealer, using a fine-tipped brush on acne marks and pigmentation over other parts of my face and pat this in place with a brush.  I find that when I use my fingers to pat product, I end up picking up product on my fingers and spreading it, but with a brush, I am able to pat and blend it in place and only where I need it.

Easy Makeup Tutorial How To Steps Strobing-Inspired Dewy Peach-Toned Look
Easy Makeup Tutorial:  Dewy Peach-Toned Makeup Look - Steps
5.  Pinpoint concealing using a fine-tipped brush.
6.  Pat concealer in place.
7.  Apply highlighting concealer to undereye area - outer corner and on to cheek bone.
8.  Blend product.

7-8.  Getting back to my undereye area, I follow the regular concealer with a highlighting concealer - YSL Touche Eclat - applying this to the outer corner of the undereye area, extending some of it to over the cheekbones.  I blend/pat this using a brush, and whatever is left over on the brush, I pat slightly all over on the underye area.  This lightens the undereye area without making it too shimmery (this product does have very fine shimmer in it which is more obvious under brighter lighting and/or if you apply the teeniest bit extra).  Don't bring too much product towards the inner corner of the eye and absolutely do not take it anywhere there are any acne marks or pores.

9-10.  I also apply YSL Touche Eclat to the outer border of the lips to add some definition to the lips and pat it in place with my finger or a brush.  This helps neutralize some of the darkness around the lips and gives some definition to the lips.

11.  Set the concealer in place with loose powder on a fluffy brush.  I use the Chanel Vitalumiere Loose powder foundation, and it stays on better than a regular powder on my oily skin.  Using it with a fluffy powder brush helps apply a sheer layer.

Easy Makeup Tutorial How To Steps Strobing-Inspired Dewy Peach-Toned Look
Easy Makeup Tutorial:  Dewy Peach-Toned Makeup Look - Steps
9. Apply highlighting concealer around lip border.
10.  Blend in place using finger/brush.
11.  Powder to set concealer in place and mattify areas with visible pores.
12.  Apply highlighter to areas that naturally tend to be highlighted when light hits.
13-14 - Blend highlighter.  Apply lip color.

12.  Next step is the highlighter.  I use the liquid version of the Becca Shimmer Skin Perfector in Opal, and place a small amount in a C-shape, above the brows and top of the cheekbones, above the lips, on the chin, and also along the bridge of the nose (though I don't take it to the very tip - it's already quite shiny enough!).

13-14.  Blend into the skin using patting motions with finger.  I applied my lip color after this - used Chanel Pimpante lipstick, and defined the lip by apply the No. 7 lipliner in Nude along the lip edges and blending over the lips.

15.  Moving on to the eyes, apply a peachy cream eyeshadow all over the lids and extending out beyond the crease.  I have used Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Rouge Gorge, but I think Rimmel and Neutrogena have similar shades in their cream eyeshadow sticks.  I don't need a primer with this product, so I skipped that step.  I also applied the same shadow along the lower lashline.

16.  Using a freshly sharpened eyeliner pencil, apply dots of eyeliner along the upper lash roots.  The overall effect should be like a very thin line.  I used Urban Decay Mainline as I wanted something similar to the new Chanel eyeliner in Feuilles.

Easy Makeup Tutorial How To Steps Strobing-Inspired Dewy Peach-Toned Look
Easy Makeup Tutorial:  Dewy Peach-Toned Makeup Look - Steps
15.  Apply peach cream eyeshadow all over lids, extending beyond crease.
16. Dot eyeliner along lashline.
17.  Smudge eyeliner long lashline.
18.  Blend eyeshadow over lid.
19-20.  Apply bronze eyeliner along lower waterline, black mascara upper and lower lashes.
 

16.  Smudge this liner softly along the lashline.  Using color that is left over on the brush, smudge lightly along the outer corner of the lower lashline.

17.  I wanted a softer haze of color, so I patted more of the cream shadow over this smudged liner, leaving only a haze of color along the lashline rather than a thick defined line.

18.  Curl lashes and apply black mascara to upper and lower lashes.  All the times that I have worn this makeup look, I stopped at this step, but it looked a little dull in the photos, so I added Urban Decay Scorch (golden bronze eyeliner) along the lower waterline.

For the rest of my face, I blended in a few more dots of concealer along the undereye.  I  also applied the Les Beiges powder in #40 along the outer edge of my face - along the forehead, cheek bone, jawline - not exactly contouring but just adding a bit of warmth to the face.  For the blush, since I already had enough peach-warm tones, I opted for a soft matte rose blush - Chanel Rose Initiale - to give a natural hint of color.  And that's my easy dewy, peach-toned makeup look.

Easy Makeup Tutorial How To Steps Strobing-Inspired Dewy Peach-Toned Look
My take on Strobing:  A dewy peach-toned makeup look

If like me, you have been fascinated by the strobing trend but have oily-combination skin or a lot of visible pores/marks on the skin, then a couple of tips to help achieve the a modified version of the highlighted, dewy skin:

  • Apply thin, sheer layers of products - foundation, pinpoint concealer, highlighters - to avoid a cakey effect.  
  • I have uneven skin and pores on the cheeks/near the nose that become really prominent with any shimmer over them, so I keep all shimmer way from those areas.  I use a loose powder foundation to set any concealer and also to mattify these areas.
  • Use a highlighter which has a base color similar  to your skin tone and very fine shimmer.  For me, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal is the perfect match.  Also, apply product sparingly and only over areas that would naturally be highlighted in sunlight/bright light.  I keep the rest of my face relatively matte and shimmer-free.

And that was my strobing "inspired" highlighted, peach-toned dewy makeup look.  I would be the first to admit I am no makeup-camouflage expert and cannot do a flawless face of makeup, but that works for me.  Most times that I go out I am running errands and/or meeting friends (who barely need any makeup), and I find that trying to cover every little mark and dark spot on my face isn't just time consuming but is also a little too much for day time - but that's just me :D  Anywho, hope you try your version of this makeup look and have fun with it!

Swatches of some of the products used:

Easy Makeup Tutorial How To Steps Strobing-Inspired Dewy Peach-Toned Look Swatches Products Used
Dewy Peach-Toned Makeup Look - Swatches
Urban Decay Mainline Eyeliner
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Rouge Gorge
Chanel Joues Contraste blush - Rose Initiale
Chanel lipstick - Pimpante
No. 7 Nude lipliner

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6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Radhika! I am loving the Dior foundation and after this post I am definitely getting a sample next time! btw have you tried the becca's new shimmering skin perfecter in champagne pop? Its stunning..especially on olive/tan skin!

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    1. You should..am sure it would look awesome on you. Also try the MUFE HD..the new one. Seems nice.

      I haven't tried it..didnt find it in store..and I didnt want to buy without trying. Bronze doesn't work out well on my skin...not sure why..it contrasts and stands out in a bad way.

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    2. You should..am sure it would look awesome on you. Also try the MUFE HD..the new one. Seems nice.

      I haven't tried it..didnt find it in store..and I didnt want to buy without trying. Bronze doesn't work out well on my skin...not sure why..it contrasts and stands out in a bad way.

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    3. So many products! Putting 22 silicone and talc based products on one's skin doesn't sound like a simple makeup look to me. No thank you!

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    4. You can always customize products to your personal preference...there are a lot of makeup and beauty brands available which cater to some very specific needs, whether it be silicone and talc free or organic and cruelty free. You can always look for similar colors and products in a formula that is more in tune to your preferences.

      Side note, 22 includes brushes :D

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    5. You can always customize products to your personal preference...there are a lot of makeup and beauty brands available which cater to some very specific needs, whether it be silicone and talc free or organic and cruelty free. You can always look for similar colors and products in a formula that is more in tune to your preferences.

      Side note, 22 includes brushes :D

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