Makeup Tutorial: Lots of Liner

I get lots of requests for makeup tutorials and I would love to do them more, but the posts take up a lot more time. I also often forget to do a close up picture of my makeup so can’t really do one without it! I took a picture of my makeup on the same day from my Miss Four Eyes post with the intention of a makeup tutorial and then I kinda decided that I wasn’t going to post about it. But then, a reader wrote to me requesting my makeup for that day! So perfect timing… I swear you all know me too well 🙂

Here’s the look…



And you’ve seen this picture before but it’s the same look but outside in natural light
Chanel Eyeglasses

So, to start off, I always wash my face, moisturize and put on eye cream before any makeup goes on.

“The Base”
Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener

Okay so I have to say that the above picture is not the best as I have super dark circles underneath my eyes but that was a few days after I got back from Hong Kong and the jet lag had gotten to me so I was not sleeping at all. Otherwise, my under eye circles are quite under control because of this product.

Always use the concealer brush to apply to the eye and then use your ring finger to blend (it’s the “weakest” finger so will do the least amount of damage to the eye)

Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup

I started using this foundation awhile ago when I was going through a bad skin phase hoping that it would clear up my skin. Well, it actually did! I’ve used so many high end department store brand foundations but nothing has worked as well for me as this foundation. It goes on smooth, has great coverage and not too cakey.
I never really had a great way to apply foundation until I tried the big fluffy brush and it’s changed my skin! I’ve tried using my fingers, a sponge, or a flat brush but the big fluffy brush is the only thing that evens out the foundation perfectly. If some spots don’t get blended as well (usually near my nose) than I just use my fingers to smooth it out. Apply the foundation directly to the brush and then dot it on all over the face.

I’ve been a fan of Bare Minerals for a few years now. I use this just to set the foundation and this lasts throughout the day, I never have to powder my face during the day.

Bare Escentuals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush

I prefer to use the Kabuki brush to apply the Bare Minerals powder. It seems to go on a lot more evenly for me.

The Eyes:

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
If you don’t own this product, go buy it now and thank me later. This is the best product ever for eye makeup. It is just a fantastic base and holds onto your eye makeup. I can go through the entire day and never retouch my eye makeup because of this product.

Long-wear Gel Eyeliner – Bobbi Brown

For this look, after I applied the Primer Potion, I put this gel eyeliner on my upper eyeline. I winged it out a little bit on the sides but not too much.

Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush
It’s crucial to have the right tools especially when doing your eyes so I really like this angled brush when using gel eyeliners. I also use this brush for powder eyeliners.

LORAC Starry-Eyed Baked Eyeshadow Trio

I used this trio for the rest of my eye look.
Using a small angled brush, apply the darkest color to the outer corner of my eyes.
Using a little bit of a larger brush I put the bronze color in the inner corners and blend to the dark color.
Using a fluffy blush, use the lightest color to blend all the colors together and above your eyelid, stop right before the brow bone.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil, Zero
Apply this eyeliner to the bottom of your eye, as close to your eyeline/waterline as possible.

Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush
Using this small brush, dab a little bit of black eye shadow on top of the eyeliner that you just applied above.

Urban Decay Brow Box
Fill in the brows with this brow powder to create a defined brow.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
The best eyelash curler ever…

Dior diorshow iconic extreme waterproof
After curling apply this waterproof mascara. I’ve always been a fan of waterproof mascara as it seems to hold curl a lot more than non-waterproof and it never leaves dark mark underneath your eyes.

The rest:

bareMinerals Blush
A bit of blush all over the apples of the cheeks. I apply it pretty heavy in the morning because by mid-afternoon it’s pretty much gone and just the right hint of blush shows up for the rest of the day.

Bare Escentuals Angled Blush Brush
Use this brush for an easier way to apply to the cheeks.

bareMinerals 100 Percent Natural Lipgloss Cupcake
Use a good pinky-nude color for the perfect lipgloss.

And voila! There you go, my look for the day!


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  • PetiteAsianGirl
    February 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I like the look! Thanks for the tutorial. The last time I went to Hong Kong I picked up about 5 of those Shu Uemura curlers … they were half the price there of what they are in the US! Now I will never run out : )

  • janettaylor
    February 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Great look especially in glasses! 🙂

    Have a lovely weekend!

  • Tara Diane
    February 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    okay… I didn't even know gel liners existed! I am so going to get some now. I usually just rub my liner brush across a pencil about 500 times until I get enough on it… so I'm pretty sure gel will be a huge help, heh.

  • DiamondsandTulle
    February 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Wow! Great tip from PetiteAsianGirl on the Shu curlers!!! Great tutorial Tiffany! Nice close-ups!
    I am faithful to B.E./Bare Minerals too. It's one of the only powder/foundations OK with my eczema and sensitive skin.


  • Onada - Fashion and Photography
    February 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I'm getting that eyelash curler!! Love this look on you!

  • Alyssa
    February 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I love your natural look. It really highlights your already existing beauty. You really are very beautiful.

  • Jessica
    February 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I'm going to try the Urban Decay primer!

  • MaryBelle
    February 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Hey hun those glasses looks o cute on you.

  • coralie
    February 19, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Thank for the advices!
    You look gorgeous!
    Coralie from Paris

  • sharonlei
    February 19, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    You look so beautiful Tiffany! I'm there with you on the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. IT IS THE BEST OUT THERE! Absolutely no pinching. I acutally used to use the Shishedo one before I discovered the Shu one years ago..

    Hope you're having a great Friday. The weekend is almost here! So excited.

    xx Love & Aloha.

  • Danz
    February 19, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Beautiful photos, especially with the glasses! This is a really lovely daytime makeup look. Take care and enjoy your weekend 🙂

    February 20, 2010 at 12:41 am

    you look so cute in the pic with glasses; i seriously should get one with no prescription haha. it's such a nice accessory i think 😉

  • Jennifer Fabulous
    February 20, 2010 at 1:49 am

    I am so terrible when it comes to makeup but I love the way you did your eyes SO MUCH I simply have to try this. Thanks so much for this tutorial. This is my first time on your blog and I can already easily see why everyone wants you to do one! 😉

  • Lotus
    February 20, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    You look beautiful! Thanks for the detailed makeup breakdown…I was on the fence about UD primer potion- but I think I'm going to get it and try it out! 🙂

  • TheBeautyFile
    February 20, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful!! I love the look! I think no matter what, if you throw on a coat of DIOR mascara {I like diorshow ecstase} the makeup looks 10 million times better!

  • MizzJ
    February 21, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Great tutorial! I totally agree with you on the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner, they are fabulous and stay put all day.

  • Evelyn Perez
    February 21, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Great post Tiffany. Thank you so much for this post. I love, love make up!!! One thing I love about being a girl is fashion and beauty. I love how your make-up looks and it's so natural. I found this website and thought you might like it – Enjoy!!!

  • Savvy Gal
    February 22, 2010 at 1:51 am

    You look adorable in your glasses. : )

  • steph
    February 22, 2010 at 2:16 am

    hey tiff, great post! love the glasses. sorry i've been MIA, but i'm back! look forward to commenting a lot more on your great looks! xoxo, steph

  • Jackie
    February 22, 2010 at 4:19 am

    just thought i'd share: maybe you can share with readers? 🙂

  • Hanako66
    February 22, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    you are so pretty i love this look! i did end up going with the chanel 3130s too…they are the cutest look!