Start with a clean and moisturized face
1. Prime your eyes. (Eye Shadow Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Original)
Swipe the wand over both eyelids. Using a clean finger, dab and gently rub the product onto your entire eyelid and your lower lid.
2. Lid Color. (Eye Shadow: Lorac, Bare. Tool: Eco Tools, Medium Rounded brush )
Using a medium slightly rounded, fluffy brush, apply a base coat of an eyeshadow color to your entire lid and lower lid, approximately the color of your natural skin tone.
3. Second Lid Color (Eye Shadow: Lorac, Latte. Tool: Rounded Crease Brush, Sonia Kashuk, N116)
Using a rounded, or domed, crease brush, pat a slightly darker brown to your lid, sweeping and blending into your crease.
4. Under Eye (Eyeshadow: Lorac, Latte & Cordorouy Tools: Eco Tools, small round/smudge brush)
Dip a small brush into a dark brown and a lighter brown shade of eyeshadow, then smudge under your eye, lining your lash line. Start at the outer comer of your eye and blend and work your in to your inner eye.
Eyeliner & Mascara
1. Let’s make a line. (Eyeliner: NYX Gel Eyeliner, Black. Tool: Simply Simmons, Thin, angled eyeliner brush (or a paint brush), Angle)
With your angled brush, dip it into the pot of product, whipping off the excess. With your opposing hand, apply slight pressure to the outer corner of your eye, gently pulling your lid taught. Bring your brush to your lash line, smudging your brush directly into the lash line. Use short strokes to increase the thickness of your line.
Your line should be slightly thicker on the outer corner of your eye, and thinner by the inner corner of your eye.
2. Another Line! (Eyeliner: NYX Gel Eyeliner, Black. Tool: Thin, angled eyeliner brush (or a paint brush), Angle, Simply Simmons)
With the same bush and product, look at the tail of your eyebrow. Now look at the outer corner of your eye where your eyeliner stops. This is approximately the angle that the wing of your eyeliner should be. Chose a point approximately a sixth of the distance from the outer corner of your eye to your eyebrow and start another line there, bringing it to connect to the outside of the line you drew in the previous step. Your eye should be OPEN for this step.
3. Build and Fill. (Eyeliner: NYX Gel Eyeliner, Black. Tool: Thin, angled eyeliner brush (or a paint brush), Angle, Simply Simmons)
With the same product and brush, use small strokes to begin to build upon the two lines you created, filling in your wing.
Your eye should absolutely be open for this step.
Remember that everyone eye shape is different, so your line and its placement upon the lid may look different than mine, even though when you open your eye it looks very similar.
4. Waterline (Eyeliner: It Cosmetics, No tug waterproof gel eyeliner, black)
Your waterline is the part of your lower eyelid that is between your lash line and actual eye. Using clean fingers, gently tug at the skin bellow your eye, pulling down. Using a gel crayon or stick eyeliner (I would not use a pencil, the wood could irritate your eye), gently sweep the product across your water line, stopping before you reach the very inner corner of you eye. Apply more pressure at the outer corner, smudging the product into your lash line.
5. Curl (Tool: Eyelash Curler)
Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler, applying pressure for 10 to 15 seconds.
6. Mascara (Mascara: Maybelline The colossal volume express waterproof, Classic Black)
Line the wand of your preferred mascara at your lash line. Wiggle the wand back and forth on your lashes, sweeping up as you do this. Repeat until lashes fully coated. Repeat a second time after product has set, (approximately 15 seconds).
Do the same to coat your lower lashes.
Face & Eyebrows
1. Foundation (Foundation: L’Oreal True Match, N1 soft ivory. Tool: Ulta, makeup sponge)
*Apply your foundation as you normally would if you wear it. You could go a shade lighter if you wanted to emphasis the look*
Pour out a dime sized amount of product on the back of your hand. Dip the sponge into the foundation; you only want a small amount of product. Then apply to your face in pressed, short strokes, blending the foundation into your skin. You can cover only your problem areas, or your entire face. Be sure to blend under your chin and into your neck.
2. Concealer (Concealer: NYX HD Concealer, 02. Tool: Ulta, makeup sponge)
Apply concealer to any problem areas, and to your chin, the bridge of your nose, your forehead, and under your eyes and the top of your cheek bones in a triangular shape. Blend this with your sponge in pressed, short strokes.
3. Setting Powder (Setting Powder: DermaBlend, Original. Tool: Large Powder Brush)
Dip a large, fluffy powder brush into the setting powder and nock of excess by taping the brush against the edge of the container of the product. Then apply to face; where you applied foundation and concealer if you have oily skin, or only to the places you applied concealer if you have dry or combination skin. Apply more product to brush as needed.
4. Eyebrows (Eyebrow Powder: Benefit, Brow Zingas. Tool: Benefit, Hard Angle Definer)
Dip a stiff, angled brush into the brow powder. Using short, upward strokes, fill in your brows, accentuating the arch of your brow. I also suggest making them darker than normal to contrast the pale skin.
Blush & Bronzer
1. Blush: (Blush: NYX, Mocha Tools: Eco Tools, Blush brush)
Swirl a medium sized, soft brush into a mauve – pink blush, tapping off extra product against the side of the container. Sweep this along your cheekbones, swirling to soften and blend so there are no hard lines.
2. Bronzer (Bronzer: Physicians Formula, magic mosaic light. Tool: Eco Tools, blush brush, Elf, Flawless concealer brush)
Swirl a medium sized angled or domed brush in bronzer, knocking off extra product by tapping the brush against the side of the product casing. Blend this onto your face under your cheekbones, blending slightly onto the top of your cheek bones in strokes following the angle of your cheekbones, and swirling to soften. Also apply and blend on our temples, hair line, and under your chin and on your neck. You can make this as intense as you want, the idea is a warm glow.
Then using a smaller, round, fluffy brush, bronze the sides of our nose and around your nostrils.
Lips & Nose Detailing:
1. Nose (Eyeliner: NYX Gel Eyeliner, Black. Tool: Simply Simmons, Thin, angled eyeliner brush (or a paint brush), Angle)
Using a gel eyeliner, draw and fill in a triangle on the end of your nose, following the natural shape of your nose. Then draw a line down your nose, to your cupids bow. Then use the same brush to add circles around the top of your mouth and nose for the cat look without the wiskers.
2. Lip (Eyeliner: NYX Gel Eyeliner, Black & NYX Butter Gloss, crème brulee Tool: Simply Simmons, Thin, angled eyeliner brush (or a paint brush), Angle)
Using the same eyeliner as before, line and fill in your upper lip with the black liner. Swipe a glossy nude color across your bottom lip.
Cheetah Detailing (and Done!)
Base (Cream Eye shadow Stick: NYX Infinite Shadow Stick, Silk)
Using a peachy, orange – gold eye shadow stick, draw and fill in ovals and thin heart-shapes in varying sizes along the top of you cheekbone (you could do both sides of your face, or if you have bangs like I do, I recommend doing the side without), your temples, and your forehead.
Outline (Cream Eye shadow Stick: NYX Infinite Shadow Stick, Bronze)
Using an darker orangey, bronze color, draw two curved lines around the shapes you drew in the previous step.
Black Detail (Eyeliner: It Cosmetics, No tug waterproof gel eyeliner, black)
Using a crayon eyeliner, draw two curved lines outside the ones drawn in the previous steps. Then draw a short line in the middle of the larger shapes you have drawn.