GRWM | SOFT GLAM | DAYTIME EVENT | NATURAL GLOW

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GRWM for a special event – I created a soft, pretty “my skin but better” complexion and an easy, neutral eye look using the ABH Soft Glam palette.

PRODUCTS USED
e.l.f. beautifully bare natural glow lotion in rose http://bit.ly/2HlIiRu
makeup forever step 1 hydrating primer http://bit.ly/2IgKECu
makeup forever matte velvet plus in 30 http://bit.ly/2tBRXBv
real techniques miracle complexion sponge http://bit.ly/2tEoV4i
it cosmetics bye bye under eye in light http://bit.ly/2tF7vV0
milani eye shadow primer http://bit.ly/2FJoVVj
laura mercier loose translucence setting powder http://bit.ly/2FwLhpT
anastasia beverly hills soft glam http://bit.ly/2GlEsc9
sigma e40 http://bit.ly/2Hruqp7
e.l.f blending brush http://bit.ly/2DhHTgJ
smith cosmetics 230 http://bit.ly/2FKZEdC
nyx pro blending brush http://bit.ly/2tCbuBP
sigma pencil brush http://bit.ly/2DkSo2J
tweezerman promaster eyelash curlers http://bit.ly/2DiAn5e
l’oreal voluminous feline noir waterproof http://bit.ly/2Ig64zH
bare mineral faux tan all-over face color http://bit.ly/2FBDAio
real techniques stipple brush http://bit.ly/2tJkp4L
hourglass ambient lighting powder dim light http://bit.ly/2Iij3kF
it cosmetics heavenly luxe blush brush http://bit.ly/2FBEtYg
charlotte tillburry cheek to chic in ecstasy http://bit.ly/2Gj2rIY
real techniques blush brush http://bit.ly/2Gl8axS
nyx hd concealer in fair http://bit.ly/2IjMWRr
abh sugar glow kit starburst http://bit.ly/2IkrDzg
it cosmetics brow power universal brow pencil in universal taupe http://bit.ly/2FuWkUI
nxy tinted brow mascara in black http://bit.ly/2FuWkUI
cover fx illuminating setting spray http://bit.ly/2HpJQtM
kiss trio lashes http://bit.ly/2IjaKF5
house of lashes lash glue http://bit.ly/2HpJYtg

Subculture | Tips and Tricks

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I was immediately draw to the colors in Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Subculture but waffled so hard on buying this palette because of all the internet shenanigans around it. While I love makeup and think I’m pretty okay at putting it on my face,  I was very intimidated by this palette.  But after seeing some of my favorite beauty account post pictures of their looks and I started to think, “yeah, I can do that too.” (Side Note – this is the same level of confidence 6 hours of the Great British Bake Off gives… I start thinking “I can make a tower of eclairs, no big deal.”)

Anyway, I’ve had this palette for two months, we’ve been on a journey together, and I wanted to share some the things I have learned that make the Subculture palette really easy to use.

Keep it simple – Because the shadows have such a high pigment content, looks can go real muddy/gray real fast. I find that the best looks I make have 2 or 3 shadows, anymore than that and things get weird. I will put color one on my crease or lid and crease, then use color two to deepen the outer corner. Then, I can safely use Electric, Adorn, or Cube as color three all over the lid. The biggest mess happens when I try to use 2 of the darker shadows (Axis, Rowdy, All Star, Untamed) in one look.

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Subculture: Dawn, Fudge, Adorn

Translucent powder is a must – Setting you eyelid with translucent powder (my favorites are RCMA No Color Powder, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, and NYX HD Finishing Powder) will really help the shadows blend out evenly and will prevent the pigment sticking unevenly to your skin or eye primer. AND I also use translucent powder to blend out the edges of an eye look. Normally, I would use an eye shadow close to my skin tone to blend out edges, but these shadows are so pigmented that I can’t use Dawn to blend out the edges because it will change the color of the shadow I already have down. So I find that using a translucent powder can buff out the edges without changing the colors already on my eyes.

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Subculture: Roxy, All Star

 Don’t blow it out – With other eye shadows, I will sometimes use a lighter shadow to blend out a darker shadow, but that does not work well for me with Subculture. I have the most success blending a dark color into a lighter, rather than blending a darker color out with a lighter color.

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Subculture: Edge, Destiny, Electric

Place, then blend – Most of the time, I will take a shadow on my brush and slowly build layers of color until I reach the pigmentation that I want. That does not work for me with Subculture. Instead, I have most success if I used a smaller brush to place down the color, start to blend it out, and then go in with a larger, clean brush to finish it off.

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Subculture: Roxy, Fudge, Cube

Small brushes are your friend – Because the shadows can go muddy/gray for me pretty quickly, I prefer to use small brushes because I have more control over the shadows.

These tips are primary for creating looks using only the Subculture palette – it does play really well with others so using one shade from Subculture with a few shades from another palette has always worked well for me, but I like being able to create looks using one palette exclusively.

Please let me know if you have any tips or tricks for Subculture! I’d really love to know if you have found different ways to make this palette work. I have fallen in love with the colors and just want to use it every day!

11.21.18 Makeup Diary

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Anastasia Beverly Hills – Subculture

Crease: Roxy

Outer Corner: All Start

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Bare Minerals – Complete Coverage Serum Concealer in Fair

Bare Minerals – All-Over Face Color in Faux Tan

L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof

NYX – Tinted Brow Mascara in Black

e.l.f. – Lock on Liner and Brow Cream in Medium Brown

Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light

RCMA – No Color Powder

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – Fuel (limited edition) – DUPE – Tarte Color Splash Lipstick in Colada

Date Night – Fall Colors Inspired Eyes

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Anastasia Beverly Hills – Modern Renaissance 

Blinc – Electric Eyes Palette

Deciem’s The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1.2N

E.L.F – Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette

Glossier Boy Brow in Black

L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof

Maybelline _ Color Sensational Matte Lip in Touch of Spice

Pixi Beauty Lower Lash Mascara

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