Spring is finally here guys! If you’re still in school, that means spring break is either happening right now or just around the corner. I’m partnering with essence and Her Campus today to show you this fun and simple makeup tutorial you can achieve for a perfect spring look. I’ll be featuring quality essence makeup products at incredible price point (none of the products I’m using is more than $5.99).
Essence is currently running a #WatchMeSparkle campaign to build a community that is inspired by fun, bold, confident girls who aren’t afraid to be themselves or to wear makeup. So if you’d like a chance to be one of the 8 winners of a 2-day workshop in NYC to discuss these topics, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see how to enter.
I have already put on foundation to start with. If you don’t like wearing foundation, then skip it. Let’s jump right into prepping the eyes. I am using essence 2in1 Eyeshadow & Primer in 01 nude beige, to smooth out my lids for a flawless canvas so I can apply the fun eyeshadows next!
I’ll be using essence Smokey Eye Set in 03 – smokey rose for my eyes today. Start with the satin color (top of the palette) for the crease areas, then use the shimmering color (bottom of the palette) for my outer corners and lid areas, leaving the inner corners untouched. I have also tried the other way around, use the shimmering color for my crease and then the satin color for my lids and this way looks great too.
To finish, use the neutral color (far right of the palette) for my inner corners as well as brow bones.
3. Eyeliner & Mascara
Apply your favorite eyeliner, I love a sharp liquid eyeliner and a little bit of wing at the end. Then I apply the False Lashes Mascara Dramatic Volume Unlimited. You’ll see what a dramatic difference this mascara makes on my thin lashes!
If I’m on spring break, I love anything quick and easy. So this essence make me brow jumbo eyebrow pencil makes my life a bit easier. Just fill in the brows with small strokes. A jumbo pencil is so much quicker for me than a powder or a gel liner, and you don’t need an extra brush. I’m using color 10-blonde here.
This essence Shape Your Face Contouring Palette is awesome! It has all the three functions in one. This one I’m using is color 10-ready set peach! I use the deep brown color for contouring, on my cheeks like pictured above and the two sides of my nose. Then I use the light color in the middle for highlighting: on my cheek bones on above the contour and then on top of my nose. Last, the peach color on the far right is such a great blush. It’s so natural for my medium skin tone, I can’t get enough of it!
6. Extra glow
This essence pure nude highlighter is optional, but oh so good. This has to be my favorite product from the look today. This highlighter gives a nice glow to your skin and you look like you glow from within, perfect for spring and summer coming up. I apply it on top of the highlight I added from step 5, and again on top of the nose. Sometimes even right above the high points of my brows and also above upper lips. Basically wherever the light hits, and you want to bring out the beautiful features of your face.
Last but not least, lipstick! I’m actually just using a lip liner here, since I love this plum color. It matches with my eye makeup, and is so long lasting. This is essence long lasting lipliner in 07 plum cake.
And DONE! This look is complete. You are ready to go have fun this spring break! I hope you enjoy this tutorial, feel bold and confident in this makeup look. And don’t forget to checkout the #WatchMeSparkle campaign and how to win the NYC trip below.
The essence #WatchMeSparkle brand campaign:
Beauty and life doesn’t have to be so complicated, it should be fun! And, if you have the option to sparkle, you should definitely sparkle. Check out @essencemakeup Instagram account each week to answer one of the prompts for a chance to win a trip to NYC (plus, you might even be featured on essence channel! )
Eight campaign winners are invited to a 2-day workshop in NYC where essence will be discussing the topics above, along with some pretty cool activities (think beauty tutorials and improve classes).
How to enter:
- Follow @essencemakeup and come back every Monday for weekly prompt.
- Share your photo or video entry on IG, FB, Youtube or Twitter with #WatchMeSparkle and #Entry (and tag @essencemakeup).
- Stay tuned for a DM on May 1st when 8 lucky winners are announced!
No purchase necessary. 50 US/DC, 13+. Ends 11:59 pm ET 4/30/17. See Official Rules at http://emakeup.love/WMSRulesPage for details. Void where prohibited.
This post is sponsored by essence and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make With Love Lily Rose possible!