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Be sure to check out Part 1 of Twinning With Minnie to learn how to create your own Celebration Minnie Inspired outfit.
Today, we are talking makeup and more specifically, how I created my makeup look for my twinning with Celebration Minnie day! Let’s jump right in.
I decided to go with a rainbow look and purchased the NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights. I have always been a fan of NYX and use a lot of their products for everyday. This palette is not something I use everyday but definitely something that I love to take to Disney to create fun, bright, festive looks for the parks.
One thing that I really like about this palette is that it is a mix of matte shades and shimmer shades. I rarely create a look with nothing but matte shades, I always like to accent my eye looks with shimmer shades, it provides for more depth to the look and allows for more dimension to the small space that is the eye, and I like that this palette included shimmers.
The colors swatch a little chalky on the arm and the colors on the far right of each row are not as vibrant as they are in the pan but they work well for transition shades on the eye.
One tip that I stress to everyone who has ever watched a YouTube makeup tutorial or walked into a Sephora is to never trust an arm swatch because the skin on the arm and your eye lids is very different. It is a different texture, has a different oil content and an arm swatch is not going to give you an accurate representation of what that shade will look like on the eye or even how the pigment will change on your eye. An arm swatch is a good guide to see color transfer and how the color will look out of the pan but the true test is always going to be your eye.
That being said, when you are in a store an arm swatch is a more sanitary option and you should never swatch a sample color from a store onto your eye.
If you like this palette and are looking for other similar colors, another great option for you would be the NYX Off Tropic Shadow Palette. In fact, if you are looking for a more vibrant red, I like the formula and the color of the red in the Off Tropic palette much more than I like the red in the Ultimate palette especially for blending and building that dimension.
However, there is only one shimmer shade in this palette so if you are looking to diversify your look with a variety of tones and dimensions you will not be able to do that with this palette alone.
Let’s go over all of the makeup elements I used to create this look and then we will dive into the detail on application and how you could switch it up.
Vander Life 24 piece premium cosmetic brush set – $12.99 on Amazon
Let’s jump in!
First and foremost, time to prime. I recently got a hold of the Photo focus Primer Water – In Love With Coco . Primer’s are such a personal preference. There are primer’s that are more full coverage, I don’t prefer those because as many of you know, full coverage is not my jam. This primer is from Wet N Wild, which is a very affordable drugstore brand.
That being said, I enjoy their products. It is a huge misconception that you have to spend a lot of dough to get a good product. Some of my holy grail products are drugstore and their formula’s match if not beat products that are double the price. It is really about finding what works for your skin type, your budget and your needs.
I wanted to take this primer with me to Orlando to test it out in the humidity. I used it for about a week in Colorado and it works well. It creates a smoother surface for liquid and/or powder to better adhere to the skin in a way that isn’t cakey or uneven and it creates a nice moisture to the skin before makeup application which is good for those of us in the dryer climates. It didn’t minimize pores from what I could tell but it did help to create a more moisturized surface for product.
Orlando is a whole different beast though. The humidity causes makeup to do crazy things to my skin. I was interested to see how such a wet primer would react to the humidity. Although it did allow for the makeup to apply evenly to the skin, it took several minutes for the primer to dry enough to apply any other products. Once dry, it was fine and I didn’t notice any negative effects with the makeup. If you are using this in a more humid climate, be sure to wait for it to completely dry before putting any other products on the skin.
Primer set, next up, I went for the eyes. Many times in my makeup routine, I leave the eyes for last. However, with using these bright colors, I wanted to do the eyes first so that I could clean up any fallout without having to redo my whole face.
I love the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion and plus, Urban Decay is Cruelty Free. I have used it for years and it works really well. Apply all over the lid, next I went in with my NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. This is not something I do everyday. If I am going for a specific look or using bright colors or trying a bright gradient though, I want to be working with a clean slate. Applying the white on the lid will allow for a more even application and the colors are less likely to be drastically altered when they hit the skin.
After you have applied your base be sure to blend it out using either your finger or an eyeshadow brush. I used for this entire look, the Vander Life 24 piece premium cosmetic brush set. I purchased it off of Amazon and it is a steal for an incredible amount of brushes at a very low price point.
If you are looking for good brushes with a wide variety of sizes to get you started, I like these that I purchased off of Amazon, Eco Tools has great brushes in my opinion and I found an Aurora Lights 10 piece brush set at Marshall’s that I’m actually loving right now. You can check out my Awesome Marshall’s haul that included those brushes HERE.
First, I’m going to go in with the bright pink color next to the red in the top line of shades from the NYX palette very lightly along the crease. I used a medium sized fluffy shadow brush for this part. These colors are pigmented so a little goes a long way. In addition, they are good to build upon so it’s better to start with too little than to have too much. Gently blend the pink into your crease and then dip a smaller brush back into the pink and work to build it up along the outer V of your lid.
Gently work to build up the color to a vibrant pink along this section. I worked it into the outer third of my lid avoiding going above the crease. Next, we’re going to dip our brush into the Color Swatch by Vera Mona to clean our brush and not jam colors on top of each other. We want to make sure we have crisp lines to build up the colors of this look.
Dip your brush into a bit of water to dampen it before applying the lid colors to reduce fallout and get a more crisp, pigmented color which is what you want for a bold look like this.
We’re going to dive into the purple, the first shade in the second row. Using either the same brush or the #2 eyeshadow brush, blend gently against the pink and work into the next bit of the lid. I didn’t go as far in with the purple as I did the pink and again, be sure to stay under the crease.
Do the same with the blue using the second shade in the third row of the palette. I took this shade almost to the inner corner but not quite the the edge of the lid, we are leaving a bit of room to transition a color from the top to the bottom.
Using the first green in the fourth row, gently work it into your inner corner and drag it into the lower lash line sticking very close to the lash line. I used a smaller brush from my collection to do this. The #1 eyeshadow brush. Take this color onto the lower lash line but not even halfway across.
Next I’m going to take either the #1 eyeshadow brush after I clean it off or take a small angled eyeshadow brush and dip it into your orange, the third color on the top row of the palette. Take this almost to the other end of the lash line leaving a small bit of space to go in with the bright pink to connect the look.
Using the same brush, I took my pink and gently worked it into the outer corner of my lower lash line and connected it to the lid and working it out to where I will create a wing with my eyeliner.
Take your black liquid liner and create a wing out from the lid and across the top lash line. I then went in with my jumbo white pencil and barely dotted the very inner corner of my eye to make the eye pop.
Lastly for the eyes, I took my Too Faced, Better than Sex Mascara and applied it to my upper and lower lashes. Voila! Eye look done!
One thing I do want to change about this look is to stick more with traditional color theory and not deviate on the lips which I did. These colors that I used are all pretty true to the color wheel in primary and secondary colors. I went with a more metallic peach lip which was a mistake. Stick to a bright true pink similar to what was put on the eyes to really make this look pop.
If you have any questions about the application of the products mentioned above for the rest of my face please ask away, I’d be happy to provide more insight.
I hope this post has encouraged you to try an out of the box shadow look! Let me know your thoughts on my Celebration Minnie inspired look and what your favorite part was.
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