Hi guys! I know I missed last month’s BoF post, but I’m back! Last month, I didn’t like my first look (it was a bit too dark for a pastel theme). I recreated it… and ended up with horribly dark photos. Of course, I’m also late with this month’s theme!
So this month’s theme is floral. I spent a long time figuring out what flower I wanted to do, and I finally decided on day lilies! I was feeling the orange vibe. They also have a more yellow tip and a stripe right along the middle of the petal, which let me play around with the look a bit more!
Base: I don’t entirely remember the exact base makeup, but it’s probably something like this:
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in Y245
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Light-Medium Honey
Eyes: Normally I go into eye makeup last. But with bolder looks, I’d rather figure out how the eyes look before adding anything else.
Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette – Bobby Dazzle
Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Palette – Pirate’s Chest
Smashbox Bold Palette – Wait, What? and Bolt
Smashbox Ablaze Palette – Torch
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Torch
Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara
ABH Aurora Palette in Eclipse and Lyra
Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette – Dragon (yes, an eyeshadow).
I decided to build up the look very slowly and went back and forth on all of the colors slowly. I started with Pirate’s Chest as a basic crease shade, although it was entirely unnecessary! Then I started placing the colors for the overall shape, added the center line for Bolt, and began blending colors together and building opacity. I went over everything with the wet shadows and made sure to add the lines of color using Wait, What? wet.
I tightlined with Torch, a recent liner addition to my collection, and added mascara.
My goal for the rest of the face was to match the actual plant. The green I used for the lips was definitely too blue-based. I mixed the two highlights to get the shade of orange I wanted, and decided against any blush or bronzer so that the rest of the makeup could speak for itself.
I definitely found this to be a really fun look!