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How to get (super) dewy, wet-looking skin with affordable makeup…
This isn’t how to get dewy skin, but this is another level of dewy, another level of shine, almost wet-looking skin, so be prepared! I used all drugstore products to achieve this look, except for the foundation (but you can use any products that you like!)
1. Make sure you’ve exfoliated your skin to get rid of any dead skin cells, and you’ve moisturised your face, to ensure the make-up goes on smoothly. I also sprayed rose water on my face to add more glow.
2. A dewy skin look can really highlight a rough skin surface, blemishes, pores, that are not even visible without make-up. So after proper skin-care, you can use a smoothing, pore-minimising primer on certain areas of your face. On the rest of your face, you can apply an illuminating primer. Colour-correct and conceal blemishes if you want to.
3. Apply a thin layer (because we will be adding more!) of illuminating fluid on the tops of your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, your Cupid’s bow, or any area that you want to highlight, and buff that into your skin.
4. Take your favourite foundation (I suggest one that isn’t too heavy and full-coverage) and mix 1-2 drops of oil with it in the back of your hand (I used almond oil). Apply the mixture to your face using your favourite brush, sponge, or fingers. Apply a bit of concealer to any areas you want, and set with a bit of powder. Avoid getting powder on your cheekbones.
5. Add more illuminating fluid after you’ve applied your foundation, to the areas you want to highlight: the tops of your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, your chin, your Cupid’s bow, and the centre of your forehead. I also added additional illuminators of different shades (silver and white) to my cheekbones and above the arch of my eyebrows to create a more dimensional and iridescent effect.
6. Set the illuminating fluid with a bit of illuminating powder
7. I added a few more drops of oil to the highlighted areas using my fingertips.
Products I used..
Make up Forever Ultra HD foundation
KTC almond oil
Bourjois Radiance reveal concealer
No7 translucent loose powder
Rimmel Good to Glow highlighter in the shade ‘soho glow’ – main illuminating fluid
Sleek highlighting pallets, ‘Midas Touch’ and ‘Precious Metals’ to add additional illumination
The Balm Mary-Loumaniser to set the highlight
Sleek Mattes V1 pallet for eyeshadow
BarryM contour kit as bronzer
Revlon highlighting pallete ‘bronze glow’ to add on top of the bronzer
Gosh lip liner in shade ‘Nougat crisp’
Maybelline lip crayon in shade ‘Nude perfection’
NYX lip cream in shade ‘Cairo’
Dark Smokey Eyes
I created this dark smokey-eye look using only cruelty-free, mostly drugstore products:
- Sleek Original Pallete – colour ‘black cab’ and ‘London rain’
- Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 Pallete – colour ‘ink’
- PHB Mascara (this is the only product that is not drugstore, but I highly recommend it since it’s an organic mascara so it cares for your lashes in the long-run!)
- Ardell Wispies
- NYX Cairo lip cream
- Barry M light brown lip liner (I don’t know the shade because it doesn’t have a label!)
- Collection Concealer
- No.7 Translucent powder
- *No foundation/eye-brow product/contouring/blush
Princess Fawzia Inspired Makeup
I did this look a while ago, inspired by Princess Fawzia Fuad. She was the princess of Egypt, who later became the queen of Iran for a short while. After the Egyptian Revolution to overthrow the monarchy in 1952, she was no longer a royal figure. I decided to do this look to perhaps shine the light on lesser-known figures, to gain an insight through history, or different geographical places around the world rather than doing a popular, typical modern-celebrity look. However, I am planning on doing a second Angelina Jolie look because looking back at it, I thought I can make some improvements! ♥
Angelina Jolie Makeup – My Attempt
I’ve always loved art and make up is one of the ways in which I manifest it, this is my Angelina Jolie inspired look and I am quite proud of myself Which celebrity should I turn into next?
Ancient Egyptian Inspired Makeup