Prepare the skin by cleansing it to remove impurities.
Prepare the lips for lipstick by applying a rich lip balm. By the time you get to the lipstick portion of the tutorial, your lips will be hydrated.
Now’s the time to put on primer. Always prime the face to help the foundation stay on longer and to minimize shine.
Time for foundation! In this tutorial, 2 shades of the Lorac POREfection Foundation were used.
To create warmth and a slight contour, use the lighter shade on the center of the face and the darker shade on the edges.
Lightly set the foundation with finishing powder.
Fill in the brows. In the tutorial, 2 different brow pencil shades were used to create a more natural-looking brow. Take the lighter shade first and fill in the gaps of your brows with short, light strokes.
Take the darker brow pencil and use it on the outer edges of the brows.
When shaping your brows, trace an imaginary diagonal line from the side of the nostril to the outer corner of your eye. This will dictate where your eyebrows should end.
Now take Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer and apply it on the lids with a flat synthetic brush.
Using the Lorac Unzipped Gold palette, apply the color Unleashed at the center of the lid.
Apply Uninhibited on the inner corner of the eyes as a brightener.
Apply Unlocked underneath the brow bone. Be sure to blend, blend, blend.
Now take Undeniable and apply it on the lid to the crease, over the colors you’ve already put down. Blend everything out to make sure there are no hard lines.
Apply Undeniable on the lower lash line and smudge. Clean up excess eyeshadow with a Beauty Blender, being sure to sweep the makeup in an upward motion. This will give your eyes an almond shape. For more tips on eye contouring, click here.
Use Unedited and apply it on the outer corner of the upper lid, crease, and lower lash line.
Using Lorac Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil (Bronze), apply a smudged line from the inner to outer corner of the eye.
Follow the eyeliner with a thin line of black liquid eyeliner (feel free to use your favorite. Mine is L’Oreal Lineur Intense). Work the color into the root of the lashes.
Curl the lashes.
Apply Lorac Cobra Mascara. Work the spoolie from the roots to tips; that’s it, ladies: roots to tips.
Now’s the time to apply falsies! In this tutorial, Johny used Ardell individual lashes in short and medium. Alternate between the short and medium lashes to give them a fuller, natural appearance.
Seal the deal with mascara.
Apply concealer underneath the eyes and smooth it out with a damp Beauty Blender. Re-apply Undeniable on the lower lash line.
Apply highlighter; in this tutorial, we used Lorac Light Source Highlighter (Twilight).
If going with powder highlighter, take a small blush brush and apply it 3/4 of the way down your cheekbones.
Create an imaginary C around the eyes to make the highlight look natural.
Ready to contour those cheeks? First take Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder and apply it just below the cheekbones with a big, fluffy brush.
Also apply the bronzer on your jawline, forehead, and bridge of your nose.
Apply a warm blush on the apples of the cheeks. I recommend MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul.
Clean the edges with the same brush you used to apply concealer.
You’re ready for the red carpet!