Hey all, hope everything is going well for you on this Wednesday. When thinking about what I wanted to post for today, I was stumped for a bit. Then I thought, I haven’t really done a GRWM type of post in a while, especially using some of my Project Pan items. So, I thought this would be perfect! Plus, I am going to be using SUBCULTURE on my eyes and show a look that I wear often and get tons of compliments on. Also, I will share how I use it to get this palette to work for me. So, if that seems something you may be interested in, then just keep on reading!
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To start out, I always do my face makeup before my eyes. That is how I have always done it, I’ve tried switching it up and didn’t like it. Before putting on anything, my face was already washed and moisturized. First up, I spray the Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray ($9.99 US). This product I have not really enjoyed because it looks and feels so greasy, however, I’ve gotten it to work really well as a primer spray. It helps give a little bit more moisture for the foundation. Then, I take a small pea-sized amount of the Milani Prime Shield Mattifying Primer ($9.99 US) and press that into the areas where I have really large pores, around my cheek area, nose, forehead, and chin.
For foundation, I mix half a pump of Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Foundation in L42 ($35 US) with about a pump and a half of the FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Liquid Foundation in L2 ($13.99 US). The Lock-It foundation is extremely light on my skin and the FLOWER foundation is a little too dark. Mixing them together helps give me a better shade match (though, I still manage to look ghostly lol) and helps make the FLOWER foundation not look SO dewy by the end of the day.
Next onto concealing and setting my face. I take my Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Fair ($27 US) and literally do one dot underneath my eyes closer to the tear duct area and one dot on top of my eyelids to use as a primer. I am VERY lucky to not have terrible darkness under my eyes. It didn’t really show up on the previous picture. Plus, this concealer is extremely full coverage and very drying so using very little does help combat the dryness. To set the concealer, I’ve been taking the Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Contour Palette ($49 US) in the lightest shade. It is a mixture of Lucid & Lyric (I mixed them together and repressed them). To set the rest of my face, I’m using the Besame Cosmetics Vanilla Brightening Powder ($22 US). It is pressed into my old Rimmel compact because I have learned I truly hate loose powders haha.
For the rest of the face, I took my No7 Match Made Bronzer in Golden Sand ($12.99 US) and warmed up this ghostly complexion in the “3” method, then took a little bit of Sombre from the Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette ($49 US) and contoured my cheekbones and dusted just a little down the sides of my nose. For blush, I used the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Collection blush in Amaretto (limited edition) and highlight I dusted Anastasia Beverly Hills Starlight Illuminator (discontinued) on the high points of my cheekbones, brought that up around my eyebrow and lightly on the tip of my nose and cupids bow.
Moving on to the eyes! First up, I took the shade MERCURY (a matte deep gray) from the Anastasia Beverly Hills SUBCULTURE Palette ($42 US) and dusted that in windshield wiper motions in my crease. What I do is literally dip a fluffy brush ONCE into the palette and on a towel that I keep by my side to do my makeup, I dab the excess onto the towel once or twice and it is the perfect amount for my eyes. For me, this doesn’t bother me, because I’m used to dipping my brush into all of my products, not swirling. So, just thought I would share that just in case you have this palette and have a hard time using it.
Next, I pick up the shade FUDGE (a warm matte poop brown) on a slightly smaller, more dense brush and do the same with this shade. I tap ONCE into the shade and dab off the excess. I then take it and work it into my outer V area and slightly bring it into the crease.
Now, on an even smaller brush, I use the Morphe M506 Brush ($6 US), I pick up the shade ROWDY (a matte deep purple), same method as FUDGE, and place that on top of where I laid down FUDGE, bringing it in a little bit further on my lids. Now, I know it looks weird right now, unblended, looks like it skips, just stick with me on this!
Now on a smaller fluffy brush, I picked up the shade ALL STAR (a matte maroon), did the same thing of tapping in once, dabbing off the excess, and worked that into my crease.
To blend everything together, I then took a little bit of the shade DAWN (a warm, light beige shade) and swept that over the edges. See, looks a bit better now don’t you think?
For the lower lash line, I first took a little bit of ROWDY and blended it about 3/4 of the way towards my inner corner, then blended it out with a bit of MERCURY. Then, I took a bit of my face highlight and put that in my inner corner. Used a little bit of a nude eyeliner in my waterline and put on a couple of coats of mascara. The eyeliner I used is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Kajal Kohl Eyeliner in 005 Nude ($4.99 US) and the mascara is Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara ($26 US). I then set my face using the FLOWER Beauty Hydrating Setting Spray ($12.99 US) and 2 squirts of the Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray ($9.99 US). Yes, I only did two squirts, you do more than that and you look like a grease ball, not a glowing goddess lol.
For my eyebrows, I’m still using my beloved Kat Von D Beauty Signature Brow Precision Pencil in Graphite ($20 US) and setting them with my NYX Control Freak Clear Eyebrow Gel ($7.99 US).
Lastly, the lips! I took the NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lip Liner in Sandstorm ($ US) and outlined my lips. Then filled them in with Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in Bow N Arrow ($20 US) and dabbed a little bit of the bareMinerals Gen Nude Gloss in Yaaas ($18 US). And here is the completed look!
This has practically been my Go-To look for work every day. It helps me use so many different shades from the SUBCULTURE palette. I also get tons of compliments on it, practically every day. They do say that purple helps bring out green eyes. Also, don’t mind the crazy hair. I had a side head shave a while ago and am now dealing with the grow out… it is not enjoyable haha. I’m also going by to my original hair color, so I am going to be looking wild for quite a bit haha.
Well, that does it here from me. I hope you found this helpful or interesting, if you did, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you! If you have the SUBCULTURE palette, what other color combinations do you enjoy pulling in from it? Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!