Photographed by: Union Photography

Who’s ready for the long weekend??  I know I am!  And to get things started, here’s a fun and colorful makeup tutorial you might like to try.  This look is inspired by a recent editorial shoot I worked on with Perfect Wedding Magazine called “Rosegold”.  This is a much more tamed down version of the look I created for the shoot, using Paul and Joe Beaute!

When I was first introduced to this product line, I wasn’t convinced it was going to be a product I would use.  The packaging was very artistic and fun and it seemed like a cute novelty product.  I finally decided to test things out and was so impressed, I knew I had to feature it in my tutorial.  And I have to tell you
these products are awesome!

This look is very soft and can be played up by adding eyeliner, false lashes and brighter lip.

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Step 1: Start with a clean and moisturized face.

I started with a clean face and Mereadesso All-in-One Moisturizer.

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Step 2: Apply Primer.

To help minimize the appearance of pores and prepare the skin for foundation, I used the Paul and Joe Pore Smoothing Primer.  I applied this to the “T-zone” are and into the center of my face.

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Step 3: Even out the complexion.

Dispense a pump of the Paul and Joe Perfecting Makeup Primer onto the back of your hand.  Starting from the center of your face, blend the product out into the skin with a foundation brush.  You’ll notice that this light coverage, all-in-one makeup primes the skin and acts as a moisturing serum.  It comes in two shades and can be used underneath foundation or on it’s own.

I really love using it on it’s own and every time I wear it, people always comment on how radiant my skin looks!  This makeup primer has now become my absolute must-have beauty product ever!  I use it daily and the packaging is ideal for travelling!

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Step 3: Apply eye shadow.

Paul and Joe creates these limited edition compacts with really fun and playful packaging.  I mean seriously, this packaging looks like origami! This one pictured is Paul and Joe Face & Eye Color CS 101.

Using medium fluffy blending brush, I applied the pink eye shadow color onto my entire eyelid to play up my eye color.  I am pleasently surprised at how highly pigmented this palette is and how nicely it blends.  It is a shimmery textured shadow and reflects beautifully!

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Step 5: Contour the eyes.

Next, blend the bronzy-gold eyeshadow from the palette, into the outer corner of the eyes to create depth and dimension.  Softly blend the brush back and forth into the eyeball socket, just slightly beyond the brow bone, to create soft transitional shading.

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Union Photography

Step 6: Curl lashes and apply mascara.

At this point, you can curl the eye lashes and apply Stila – Mile High Lashes Mascara to amplify and define the lashes.

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Step 7: Shade in the lower lash line

To add a little more dimension and definition to the eye, I apply the pink eye shadow along the lower lash line to tie into the the shadow on the upper lid.

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

 Step 8: Play up the eyes with a brighter pop of color.

For an extra kick of color, I dipped my small presicion brush into the matte red shadow (which can also double as a blush, believe it or not!) and applied it into the outside corner of the eye to deepen the pink and create a fuchsia shade.   Remember, less is more.  The trick is to add the red eye shadow in small doses and build upon the color until you achieve your desired tone.

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Repeat this along the lower lash line…

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

 Side Note:

As I mentioned at the top of this post, there are so many directions you could go with this look by adding liner and lashes.  Try any of the following…

a) Apply a black or brown eyeliner to the waterline to create a bottom heavy smokey look,

b) You could apply a plum or fuchsia pink liner to the waterline to play up the pink and color factor,

c) You could apply a black “cat-eye” liner to lengthen and make the eyes appear larger and more dramatic.

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Step 9: Apply Blush

Lightly dust on the Paul and Joe Powder Blush.  I’m using this limited edition shade in cool-pink and applied it on my cheeks, two fingers a was from the nostril.

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

 Step 10: Apply lipstick.

I went with a light pink shade and am using Pur Minerals Chateau de Vine Mineral Lipstick in “Shopaholic” .  Try a bold red lip with these eyes, or, amp up the eyes with lashes and liner and opt for a nude beige lip color!

Nadia Albano, Paul and Joe Beaute, Union Photography

You can see how this look is very soft and subtle.  It’s a great foundation to build on and there is definitely room to expand on this look.  I hope you have fun with it and maybe try this look over the weekend! – xo