Step by Step Makeup Tutorial: Hollywood Glam Edition

Hollywood Glam Makeup Look

I am really into subtle and natural makeup. However, recently I have been wanting to experience with different styles. The classic Hollywood glam appeals to me because of its bold but beautiful vibe. I hope you guys enjoy reading my version of the old school Hollywood glam makeup look. If you like, feel free to comment, share and subscribe!


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I have been using this Tone Adjusting Primer by e.l.f. After I moisturize my face, I apply a thin layer of this primer all over. It really toned down my discoloration and helps my makeup last all day. I let it set on my face for about 10 minutes so it’s velvety and a little tacky.


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The Color Stay foundation by Revlon is perfect for the holiday season. It’s long wearing and never oxidizes on my skin. I apply a thin layer after my primer has set. This foundation is full coverage, but also very buildable. If you are using a brush, it streaks a lot easier. So, apply small downward strokes until completely blended or use a beauty blender for a flawless finish.



I like to wait a few minutes after my foundation is dry to put on my concealer. Using a concealer brush, I pat the product in triangle shapes under my eyes. This will help the light reflect in the middle of the face. I have mad scars on my forehead, so I also conceal those.

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After I apply all the liquid makeup onto my face, I like to pat a small amount of translucent powder to my t zone. This helps with reducing shine and amplifying the airbrushed look.


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Before I do anything else with my face, I like to fill in my eyebrows first. I feel like shaping and evening up your brows help frame the rest of the face. I just dip the angled brush into the wax and powder of the e.l.f. brow kit and fill those bad boys in.


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I’m keeping my eyeshadow pretty simple. I went in my crease with a transition shade. Next, I dabbed a small amount of a darker shade on my outer v and blended it all out. I also placed a white color in the inner corner of my eyes as well as below my brow bone.



I use the tiniest bit of bronzer on the top of my forehead and cheekbones. I also like to sweep a little underneath by jaw line because the rest of my face is so pale (don’t want to look uneven).



Next, the highlight. I’m not as obsessed with highlight as much as most girls. But, since it is the holiday season, I’m going to place a little more highlight to make it pop above and below my cheekbones (where I placed the bronzer). The highlight that comes in the Light & Shade Contour Palette by Kat Von D is subtle enough for me.




My go to mascara right now is Scandeyes by Rimmel. I apply 2 or 3 coats and I’m finished. The brush grips and curls my lashes better than any mascara I’ve used.



Finally, I’m lining my lips with a Milani liner and applying a red lipstick from e.l.f. A bold red lip can bring some life to any look.

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How To Apply Eyeshadow The Right Way

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How To Apply Eyeshadow Correctly

Applying eyeshadow will always be somewhat of a challenge for me. I wanted to share what I’ve learned over the years that helps me achieve a basic look. Remember, practice makes perfect and I am by no means a makeup artist. What are your tips on how to apply eyeshadow?

Step 1: Primer

Never underestimate the power of primer. This seems like an annoying extra step, but it helps create a base for your eyeshadow to lay on top. You can use primer or concealer to prep your eyelids. You don’t want your natural lid color to peek through your shadows. The effect will make your eyeshadows show up on your lids true to color. If your primer dries a little tacky, you can apply some translucent powder over your primer.

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Step 2: Transition Shade

It will make your life a lot easier if you use the lightest color in your crease. You can use a light brown or even your bronzer. The transition shade gives the other colors something to build around and creates a gradient appearance. Use a fluffy brush to disperse the eyeshadow evenly. Remember to hold the brush closer to the handle. Start out with a small amount of product and work the brush lightly in small circular motions inside your crease. Avoid packing on a lot of color, instead add layers until your desired results.


Step 3: Medium Shade

The second lightest eyeshadow shade should be applied with a tapered brush. You’ll need to use a brush with a smaller tip, for more precision. You’ll want to go directly on the inner crease of your eye with a light hand.


Step 4: Darkest Shade

Before you go in with the darker shade, take a clean fluffy brush to blend everything and finish any harsh lines. Use the tapered brush to trace a small “v” shape in the outer corner of your eyes. Blend the darker color into the lighter shades with small circular motions to keep the color in place.

Step 5: Lid Color

Take a flat makeup brush and apply a shimmery or light shade of eyeshadow on your lid, just before the crease. However, if you are going for a dramatic or smokey look, you can use a medium shade. It’s important to pat the color onto lids instead of rubbing it in order to prevent fallout.


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Easy Natural Makeup Tutorial

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My Everyday Natural Makeup How To

Hey, you guys! I’m Heather. In today’s post, I wanted to share with you how I do my everyday, natural makeup. This look takes me not even 10 minutes to do. You could even consider this a “no makeup” look. If you like it and want to see more posts like this let me know in the comments below. My posts will get better and better, especially with your support! Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the post.

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I always moisturize at least 15 minutes before I put on any makeup. I am currently using Revlon’s Color Stay foundation. Every beauty blogger and their sister have reviewed and recommended this product. I decided to see what the hype was all about and I understand! I dab a small amount on my hand and use a brush to apply. Then, I buff this into my skin for a flawless finish. It does a perfect job at covering any imperfections and smoothes out my complexion.

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For concealer, I always use Maybelline’s Age Rewind. I’ve also reviewed this amazing product in a previous post. I drag the concealer under my eyes and form an upside down triangle. I also use it a little on the outside of my eyes and the center of my forehead.This draws in the light toward the center of my face for a glowing effect and covers up blemishes.



As you can see, I have VERY light eyebrows. If I don’t wear makeup at all, I at least paint my brows on. First, I tame them with an eyebrow comb the hairs to tame them. Then, I mix the angled side of the brush with the wax and powder and trace the outside of my eyebrows. And I fill them in! I try to make sure I blend it out because they can look a bit too dark.



I like to give my pale skin a little color and definition by adding a little bronzer. Since I have a big forehead, (like most 90s babies) I use a very small amount of bronzer across my forehead and along my cheekbones. This bronzer by Bare Minerals has lasted me for like 6 months and I haven’t even used half of it. A little goes a very long way.



The last thing I do to finish off with a few coats of mascara. I apply one coat at a time, waiting a few seconds in between.


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