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GOLDEN GODDESS

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

There’s something really beautiful about a golden goddess, especially if it’s done right (aka you’re warmed up and sunkissed, not oompa loompa). Today’s tutorial is my favorite bronzed look for Summer, especially for those of us who don’t tan or don’t want to tan. It took five minutes. Here’s how:

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TOOLS:

  • Your Favorite Warm Taupe Eyeshadow Palette — I used this one ($$) but also love this one ($).
  • A Gold Sparkle Eyeshadow — you can stamp this one ($$) on with your finger like Leah did above. It’s pretty much my favorite thing to do these days.
  • A Metallic Brown Kohl Pencil — I always use this one ($$) in Metallic Mink but this budget-friendly one ($) is amazing too.
  • Your Favorite Mascara — ok, right now I am obsessed with this mascara ($$) because it really loads up each lash while not clumping.
  • A Matte Bronzing Powder — this one ($$) comes in multiple matte shades for every skin tone.
  • Your Favorite Pink or Peach Blush — every Summer I love to switch to this blush ($$) in Shimmer Pink Fling. I also love this one ($) in Precious Peach for a happy flush.
  • A Pale Frosted Nude Lipstick — I used this one ($$$) in Bare but if you don’t want to make that kind of investment, try this pale pink one ($) in Frosted!

EYE: Apply the taupe shadow all over the lid and crease, winged out (1) and along the bottom lashline (2). Stamp the gold sparkle shadow on the lid (3) and line the top lashline (4). Rim the inner waterline with the same metallic mink pencil (5) and add a couple coats of mascara (6).

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FACE: Swirl the bronzing powder on your cheekbones and hollow (7), jawline and neck (8), bridge of your nose (9) and forehead (10). Really warm yourself up! Go back and repeat steps 7-10! Then apply blush on the top half of your apples and cheekbones (11).

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LIP: Finish with the frosted pinky-nude lipstick (12).

STEPS NOT SHOWN: I brushed up the brows and opted not to fill them in to keep everything soft and more natural for Summer. But you can certainly do whatever makes you happy! And we started with her face already having applied foundation and powder.

MATTE LIPSTICK PREP TRICK

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

No  matter how well I take care of my lips and exfoliate them, when I put on a matte lipstick or lip crayon, it makes them look wrinkly and accentuates the lines. Until I learned this amazing trick! If you first swipe on a mattifying balm, the crayon or lipstick goes on so incredibly smoothly, it’s shocking! And it seems to stay on longer. Of course, as with anything you put on your face, you should use your own judgement if you think it’s safe to apply it to the lip area, but I personally do it. Here’s how:

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BROW INSPIRATION

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

This is what you’re going to love about this brow: it’s defined, but you can still see skin behind the hairs. A departure from the stenciled-looking brows that everyone was rocking last year. How do you achieve this? You line the perimeter lightly but instead of filling it in with shadow or pencil strokes, you use a tinted brow gel to darken the hairs while leaving the background skin bare. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me! Here’s how to do it yourself:

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For my avid makeup mavens, this is the eye shadow quad ($$) I used on Leah and this is the lash strip ($$) I used.

LIPSTICK LUST LIST

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Every season I sift through department store counters and drug stores, looking for my new favorite lip products. I have a little problem when it comes to lipsticks… ok, my hubby calls it an obsession but hey… it’s my favorite type of makeup! Lipsticks, lip stains, liquid lipsticks, lip gloss, lip crayons… I just love them all so much! And these are my top four formulas and shades that I’ll be personally rocking and introducing to my clients this Summer:

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HAPPY POPPY — I can’t tell you how many compliments you’ll get when you rock this liquid lipstick ($$) in Carina. It’s just the happiest color ever! And if you’re more of a classic lipstick kind of gal, try this lipstick ($) in Poppy.

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LOVELY LILAC — Aimee is wearing this velvetine lip stain ($$) in Polly. And when I say a stain, I mean a stain! I used this formula on Emmy Rossum one night when she was singing because she told me she needed something that could touch the microphone and not move, and it didn’t! I also love this budget-friendly version ($)!

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NEXT DOOR NUDE — I’m always searching for a pinky-nude that brings the drama that only a nude can bring but still has life to it. This creamy metallic one ($$) has a hinted of gold in it and is so radiant on everyone. It’s truly one of a kind and I couldn’t find a drug-store version to include (if you know of one, please mention in the comments below!).

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MOODY MERLOT — Okay, I know traditionally we save dark colors for Fall and Winter, but how boring! Rules are meant to be broken and there’s something kind of rebellious and moody about rocking a dark lip out on a Summer night. I mean, why not? I love this matte lip pencil ($$) in Train Bleu that Aimee is wearing above. I’m also really loving this highly-pigmented matte lipstick ($) in Merlot.