Neutral Series: TheBalm "Neutrally" Dramatic Birthday Look!

So it’s been a while since my last tutorial…I’ve been a little MIA from YouTube and my blog, but I’m here now! And I WILL be purchasing a new camera very soon – a joint birthday gift from my Grampa, parents and myself. Can’t wait! 🙂

This is a pretty simple look that I threw together. I was in sort of a time crunch, so it’s not *quite* as dramatic as I would usually call a dramatic look, but it’s a LOT more makeup than I typically wear. I almost never wear liner and lashes, but figured I would add a little extra drama to my eyes. And of course, the lighting in this video sort of downplays the intensity of the shadow just a bit – we’ll work on the lighting too. 🙂 Promise I’ll come up with another tutorial that doesn’t really look just like all my other tutorials…lol.

Anyway, Keep on reading if you would like to know what was used in this tutorial. If you’re interested in seeing how I put this look together, check out the video at the end of this post.

Brushes/Tools:
MAC 227 – Large Shader Brush (All over/brow bone highlight)
MAC 239 – Shader Brush (Lid & inner corner highlight)
MAC 217 – Tapered Blending Brush (Crease)
MAC 219 – Pencil Brush (outer v)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Blending & Transition)
MAC 263 – Medium Detailer (lower lashline)
MAC 187 – Stippling Foundation Brush (Foundation blending)
E.L.F. – Complexion brush (blot powder)
Real Techniques (Samantha Chapman) – Blush Brush (blush)
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler & Japonesque Heated Lash Curler

Face:
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation – NW20
MAC Select Cover-up – NW25
MAC Blot Powder – Medium Dark
TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush – Exposed
MAC Highlight Powder – Crew

Eyes:
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
All over Base Color: Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo Cream Gel Shadow – Bad to the Bronze
Lid Color: TheBalm Nude ‘Tude Palette – Stubborn
Crease: TheBalm Meet Matte Palette – Matt Patel
Transition: TheBalm Meet Matte Palette – Matt Gallagher
Outer V: TheBalm Nude ‘Tude Palette – Sophisticated
Lower Lashline: TheBalm Nude ‘Tude Palette – Selfish & Sleek
Brow Highlight – TheBalm Meet Matte Palette – Matt Smith
Inner Corner: TheBalm Nude ‘Tude Palette – Sassy & Snobby

Liner: MAC Fluidline – Blacktrack
Mascara – Benefit They’re Real
Lashes – not sure what brand. I bought a bulk package of lashes from a retailer in China 2 years ago. But any natural looking lashes or lashes adding a bit of length will do!

Lips:
EOS Sweet Mint Lip Balm
MAC Viva Glam Lipstick – Viva Glam Cyndi
Rosebud Salve

End-result:

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