On Fleek Friday: My Concert Makeup
Happy FriYAY!!! This week seemed to have dragged on, hasn't it? Or maybe that was just me? Anyways, this week for my On Fleek Friday I wanted to share how I created my perfect concert makeup for The Rolling Stones concert I went to last weekend. I went with some of the trends for summer, but still played it safe, because the concert was outside, in Florida, so it was super hot!
I do want to let you know before I continue, this post isn't going to be a normal tutorial with step-by-step pictures of how I created my look, but more of highlighting what products I thought were the best for being out in the heat and making my makeup last the longest!
This is my mom and I before the concert got started and it was about a million degrees with humidity outside. By a million degrees, I really mean in the middle 90's but it was still really hot. Please disregard the rogue hairs that decided to stick straight up as we took this picture. My look was based on the trend of blue eyeliner for summer, while keeping everything else really neutral. Easy enough right?
First off, I started with a base that had a good SPF in it and I knew would last through the whole show, which was the L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Match Luminous Makeup. This foundation has an SPF of 20, which would protect my skin from the setting sun. I wouldn't use this foundation if the concert was indoors because the SPF would cause a flashback with pictures and I would end up looking like a white sheet in all of the photos. From foundation I moved to eyes. This is where things got tricky because of the heat. I knew I could trust the Anastasia Brow Wiz to stay in place, so I went ahead and filled in my eyebrows with that. Then I moved onto the blue eyeliner.
I went to Ulta earlier in the week to swatch a few of the eyeliners and it was between one from Too Faced and one from Butter London. They were both the same exact color and after walking around the store for a while they both had set on my hand so they didn't smudge. I ended up going with the Butter London one because I had another Butter London eyeliner in Earl Grey that I really liked. The actual color of the Butter London Wink Eye Pencil is called Holland Park and it's a beautiful sapphire blue. I took this across my eyelid in a pretty thick line, but not winging it out because I have hooded eyes and usually winged eyeliner doesn't work in my favor. I then took a black liquid liner from Lorac and very thinly close to my lash line went all the way across my upper lashes to make my lashes appear thicker, but being careful not to get to far up into the blue. I then lined my waterline with the Butter London Wink Eye Pencil in Earl Grey, and added loads of Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara!
From eyes I moved to skin, and while I was in Ulta buying the blue eyeliner, I also bought a new highligher from Laura Geller called the Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in the color Gilded Honey. I took this across the tops of my cheek bones with a Real Techniques Bold Metals 300 Blush Brush. The gold really helped the slight shimmer in the blue eyeliner to pop. I added a bit of bronzer contour to my cheeks and temples, but made sure it was blended in really well. There's nothing worse than seeing significant makeup lines on people's face, or other people pointing them out on yours. I set everything with Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder.
The final touch was a swipe of lipstick. For this look I went with a nude color, because of how bold the blue eyeliner was. I decided to go with the L'Oreal Paris Collection Privee The Perfect Nudes in Julianna's Nude.
The concert was perfect! Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts still have so much energy and excitement for what they are doing! I can only wish to have that type of joy for my job when I'm their age. Like this post if you think blue eyeliner can be done right for concerts! If you have a look you would like to be featured let me know in the comments.
Currently Listening Too: "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" by One Direction