Hello Guys! So my Year 12 formal, or Prom if you’re in America was last week and I ended up doing all of my hair and makeup myself. Because I was so impressed with how the makeup actually looked, today I thought I’d sit down and try and recreate it.
Although I wrote down a list of all the products I used it’s probably going to be a bit different to how it looked on the night. Now the finished makeup is very muted using a lot of browns and nudes as my dress was completely made of black sequins, so I wanted to have something that balanced out the extravagance of the dress.
Although I did my formal makeup by myself I am no makeup artist. I just did it because I have all these products and I’ve done stage makeup enough times. Also please excuse my dirty makeup brushes I want to wash them after I film this.
I’ve already moisturized and primed my face we’re going to go straight into foundation. On the actual night my spray tan tan was a lot darker than it is right now, so I used a mix of the soft beige with only a tad of the true ivory however because it’s faded today I don’t want to look extremely orange so I’m gonna use true ivory.
The brush I used is the Zoeva 102 Silk Finish So once I’ve done my foundation I put the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in the shade Fair 1, underneath my eyes It looked kind of strange and I had to do a lot of blending to it because the foundation was so much darker than it is today, although because now my tan is fading I hopefully won’t have to do as much work.
Now although this concealer colour is so much lighter than the foundation colour, I do think it’s best to use the lighter color underneath your eyes as it gives your face more shape and brightens your face a bit.
Usually when blending out my concealer I would use the Real Techniques setting brush although it’s clean and I didn’t actually use it so I’m gonna use the 142 Zoeva Concealer Buffer today Before I move on to my face I’m gonna prime my eyelids with the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original as I want this to dry down a bit before I actually start putting eyeshadow on.
With makeup such as formal makeup it’s really important to prime and set your face because this stuffs gonna have to last such a long time. I’m really glad I did for mine as well because it was so hot and I was getting really really sweaty from all the dancing in the heat so if I didn’t prime it probably wouldn’t have stayed.
Next up is contouring, I’m not very good at contouring I just kind of slapped everything on and blended it until it kind of looked okay so don’t trust me. I used the Anastasia Cream Contour Kit in light which is probably why it didn’t do much.
I use the middle shade, Light Sculpt I also went through and did the lighter one again with the middle one which is neutral Okay, to be honest this is turning out better today than it did on the day. So after I’ve done the cream contour I then went through with the Anastasia Powder Contour Kit in Light to Medium using the middle shade again and on the day I used- on the day I use the middle one and this one because the middle one wasn’t cutting it on its own.
For the powder contour i’m using the 110 Face Shape Brush So I then went over all the lighter shades with this one over here. It’s time to bring it all together with my bronzer. Now to make it look like the contour actually did something I chucked on the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Radiant Bronze Light just using my ELF bronzer brush and lastly for the face is to highlight, for this I am using the 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek by Zoeva and I am using my trusty OW.
.. Becca Jaclyn hill palette. So for highlight I just used the classic champagne pop afterwards I take my Real Techniques blush brush and just dab it in this one over here which is Rosé spritz. I think it’s pronounced that way, I don’t personally like a lot of blush I only put it on really lightly because I feel like if you put it on too much your face just looks like a clown, unless you do it right I don’t do it right though so.
.. Before I go into eyes I’m gonna do my eyebrows using my trusty Revlon Colorstay in Blonde okay close enough after I filled in my brows I put the Benefit High Brow underneath it just to highlight the brows a bit more.
For this I just kind of draw it in a straight line and hope for the best before blending it out. And then finally I set my brows using the Benefit Ready Set Brow Now for my eyes I used a mix of both of the palettes I own, the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette and the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette For the base I took strange from The Naked palette and just kind of smothered it all over my eyelid On my lid I did a combination of Nectar and Luscious from the Sweet Peach Palette Every time, I can’t get over how nice this palette smells For my crease I used a mix of two colors but I put them on separately so firstly I put Charmed I’m sure on as the base for the crease then, I take my favourite shade from the Naked 3 palette which is trick, and I just put that on top.
To do the crease I just used the angled eyeshadow brush from this Sephora brush set that I got Now I just blend it out using the 227 Luxe Soft Definer by Zoeva In my inner crease, I’m just using White Peach off the Peach Palette and applying it using my Luxe Petite Crease by Zoeva.
So once that’s all blended out I go back over the lid using a mix of Luscious and Cobbler this time to try and darken it up a bit now I’m just gonna go over the inner crease and waterline of my eye using my Rimmel white eyeliner.
Once I’ve done the white eyeliner I go underneath my eyes with a bit of Luscious just so that the colour continues on so I’m now So I’m now gonna put mascara on on my bottom eyelashes only using the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara.
So the first time I trialled this makeup I did not put eyeliner on however because I bought myself some fake eyelashes to wear I decided to line my eyelids with the Kat Von D Ink Liner in the shade Trooper.
Because I didn’t want much eyeliner I only did a really thin line across the eyelid and didn’t wing it or anything Because I can’t find my eyelash glue and I used both adhesive sticky tabs on the day, I’m not gonna put my eyelashes on however these are the ones I wore and they were the Eyelure Volume Pre-Glued Eyelashes Number 70.
They’re very light, very airy, I just wanted something very natural and they worked perfectly you can see them in the photos but I can’t put them on today sadly. Before and after I put these lashes on I did use the Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara just to make them stick and make it look even more natural I kind of wish I could put these on because damn they looked great Apologies that during this video I kept looking in the viewfinder Damn that mascara looks good, and lastly on my lips I used the Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Sell Out, personally it’s one of my favourites, lasts a long time and I love the colour.
Oh okay finally can take these Mickey ears off now. oh yeah I forgot to straighten ooo. Don’t mind these random bumps in my hair from where I slept on it damp with a hair tie. And just before I finish I’m gonna put some of the Rimmel Stay Matte long-lasting pressed powder on my face so that I don’t look oily I would I would spray this with it setting spray however I lost it at an eisteddfod so we’re just gonna leave it like this although I highly recommend using a setting spray.
So besides the eyelashes this is the final look I wore to my Year 12 Formal I’m just gonna put some photos of how it like lasted on the night to the side so you can see what it looked like with my dress and my hair done.
I just curled that myself using a curling wand, nothing too special. I really liked this look on the night and I thought it turned out really really great I don’t know how I managed to do it but it just happened and overall everything lasted pretty well considering I didn’t use setting spray I just had to top up my lipstick quite a lot because we were eating a lot of food on the night But anyway guys thank you so much for watching, if you enjoyed this video please give me a big thumbs up and if you want to see more of my videos you can click here to watch my last one and you can click my bubble over here to subscribe to my channel and be sure to hit that bell to get notified before whenever I make a new video thanks again for watching and I’ll see you later 🙂