Makeup Tutorial: Dusty Rose
Want to know how to recreate this gorgeous dusty rose-gold makeup look? Take a look at the products I used below.
First thing's first is to apply the base layer. I start my daily makeup routine with Loréal's Lumi Magique primer which leaves your skin feeling satin-smooth, evening out the surface before foundation is applied. My go-to product at the moment is Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation - it leaves my skin looking radiant and dewy, giving a medium coverage without looking at all cakey and at £8.99 it's a total bargain!
As this look features a smokey eye, the next step is to prime the eyes with Benefit's Stay Don't Stray, to ensure a long-lasting finish. That eyeshadow will be going nowhere with this baby lathered on your lids! (A little goes a long way so it's well worth the £20.50 price tag as it lasts for yonks.) Collection's Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19) in shade 01 Light is then applied in a triangle shape under the bottom eyelid. Brush on a quick dusting of Rimmel's Stay Matte powder to set, before gently contouring the hollows of the cheeks and temples with Sleek's Contour Palette in Light (£6.49). I adore this Soap & Glory Wonderbronze bronzer as it's incredibly flattering for fairer skin and doesn't come out at all orange. The rose-gold tones give you a healthy, sunkissed glow and considering I use this (almost) daily, the £11.00 price tag isn't too shabby.
Next up it's eyes and brows. I used two palettes to create this look. The first is Urban Decay's Naked 3 Rose Gold palette which gives me a little shiver of happiness every time I clap my eyes on it. You've read the reviews and you've seen beauty bloggers fan-girl over this palette I'm sure. I'm right up there with them - I LOVE this palette! The colour pigment and colour selection is simply divine and at £38.00 for 12 shades each eyeshadow comes in at a mere £3.17. Let's just compare that to a Mac eyeshadow (£13.00) for a sec... Uh huh, it's great value for money.
I chose the shade Limit for the lid, Nooner for the outer V and Factory for the crease. Dusting a pearly shadow in the inner corner really brightens the eye, I used a champagne-coloured highlight -MUA's No.1.
This MUA shadow palette "Undress Me Too" is only £4.00 and has the perfect matte brown shade for my eyebrows (Lavish). I use a small tapered Body Shop brush to create a natural looking precision brow.
Brown eyeliners are much softer than black and look pretty without looking harsh. Kohl pencils can be smudged to add to the smokey effect. With my trusty Loréal Paris Telescopic False Lash Effect mascara (£10.99) in shade Magnetic Black at hand, my lashes looked lusciously long and fluttery! Pop a little bit of Benefit's High Beam under the brow arch as well as on the tops of your cheekbone to define your face that little bit more and make you ooze radiance.
Last but not least we have lovely lips! I used a combination of these three products: Gosh's Velvet Touch Lipstick in 134 Darling (£6.99), & Other Stories' lippy in Imperial Carmine and Rimmel's Exaggerate Full Lip Liner in 018 Addiction (£3.99). Let me know if you liked this makeup look in the comments below! Thanks so much for reading,