I start off by lining the outer edges of upper and lower water line with a creamy black eyeliner. Then I will take a warm brown shade and run it through my crease for a little bit of definition. I like to add a shimmery eyeshadow (sometimes I just use my face highlighter) all over the lid, really focusing it on the inner corner, so that my eyes look brighter and more awake. Sometimes I like to add a think line of liquid liner on my upper lash line (you can learn to do this really quickly after a little bit of practice), and then I always top it off with a bunch of mascara. Of course, I always like to have a strong brows on these days too.
Since my eyes are the main focus of the look, I keep it pretty simple with my face. I just apply a little bit of concealer under my eyes and on any spots, dust some powder over my t-zone to set my face, and then top my lips off with some lip balm.
I start off with a long-lasting foundation all over my skin (I tend to use a brush as apposed to my beloved Beauty Blender because it's quicker) and concealer under my eyes. I will set everything with powder light powder and then start sculpting.
Since the face is the focus, I like to focus on my cheeks a lot too. I will contour my cheeks, forehead, and jaw line with a cool-toned bronzer, sweep some blush on my cheeks, and then top it off with some highlighter.
Then I do my brows and just apply a little bit of mascara because I love mascara, and then I am done!
Moving on to the lips, since it is the focus, I will use a lip liner first to make sure my lips are perfect and to help the lip product last longer, and then I will go in with a vibrant lip color (red, coral, pink, maroon, etc.). After applying the color, I will just place a tissue over my mouth and dust some powder over my lips to set the product.
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