Bombshell Makeup Tutorial

April 18, 2014
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Inspired by the pantone color of the year, the “Radiant Orchid”, I have created a new bombshell makeup look for spring. Usually I wear my makeup neutral, but it’s fun to spice up the routine with some drama and strong colors. This tutorial will take you through step-by-step of my entire makeup routine. It  takes me no more than 15 minutes to do my makeup, and I try to use as fewer products as possible.  Let’s get started!

step 1, bombshell makeup tutorial, spring makeup, petite fashion blog, fashion blog, style by alina, asian makeup, alina This is the most important step in my makeup routine. I have dry and oily skin with all kinds of dark spots on my face, and the SmashBox Photo Finish Primer does a great good job lightening the spots and moisturizing the skin. It also gives me a velvety smooth complexion which I love.

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I cannot live without concealers. Even though the primer lightens the the dark spots, it doesn’t completely cover them which is why concealers are so awesome. I have been using Michelle Phan’s EM “The Great Cover Up” concealer recently. It’s a bit liquidly but it covers well.

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step 3, bombshell makeup tutorial, spring makeup, petite fashion blog, fashion blog, style by alina, asian makeup, alinaThe secret to a flawless complexion is the foundation. I always start with a cream-based or light liquid foundation. In this case, I’m using Maybelline Matte Mousse as the first layer. This inexpensive drugstore product works wonder and gives me that smooth complexion you see in my photos. To give my skin that nice glow and matte finish, I use Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder.

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step 4, bombshell makeup tutorial, spring makeup, petite fashion blog, fashion blog, style by alina, asian makeup, alinaI love a hint of color on my cheeks for this bombshell look. Since I want to draw focus on my lips and eyes, I am applying a light amount of Clinque Cheek Pop on apple of my cheeks.

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The bombshell look is all about adding drama to the eyes and lips. Here I’m using RiRi Hearts MAC Eye Shadow palette which has an iridescence finish. To create a subtle smokey look, I first apply the base color on the entire eyelids using a brush. Then using my finger I apply the shadow color from the midpoint of the eyelids to the outer corners. I prefer using my finger to add shadows at it gives me better blending control. To make the eyes pop, I take small amount of the highlighter color and apply it to the inner corners of my eyes.

To finish the eye makeup, I apply eyeliner to the waterline using a pencil, and then line the eyelids with a liquid eyeliner. I’m using Stilla Liquid Eyeliner. It is by far the best liquid eyeliner I have ever used. It goes on smooth and doesn’t smudge at all.

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You can’t have a bombshell look without long beautiful lashes. Since my lashes aren’t long and full, I’m using faux eyelashes to achieve the look. If you’re new to wearing eyelashes, they’re actually pretty easy to apply. What I found that works for me is I start gluing from the inner corners of my eyes and work my way outward. As I press on the eyelashes to my lash lines, I also bend the them to fit the shape of my eyes. If you love faux lashes, I am giving away two packs of my favorite eyelashes to two lucky readers! I’m wearing them in this post. Each pack comes with 10 gorgeous, wispy and natural looking lashes. Enter at the end of this post!

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My favorite part of this bombshell look are the lips! Ever since my friend introduced me to NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, I have been hooked. It goes on so smoothly and the colors are rich and vibrant. Here I’m wearing the color San Paulo. If you have dried lips, remember to moisturize your lips before applying any kind of lipstick.

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MAKEUP DETAILS
Primer – Smashbox
Foundation – Smashbox | Maybelline
Concealer – EM Cosmetics
Blush – Clinque
Lip – NYX
Eyeliner – Stilla
Eyeshadow – MAC

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  • chau

    what color of maybeline and smashbox halo that you used?

  • mo11yb1ue

    Great look; terrific tutorial!

  • Danielle Pelton

    The makeup is beautiful

  • Rei Fujita

    Love it ! Really simple and easy look to do ! I also like how you arranged your photos, it makes everything nice to see and organized !

    xoxo Rei
    couturecrush.net

  • AmandaSakovitz

    Beautiful! Thank you for the chance! #eyelashgiveaway

  • Maggie A

    Your makeup looks flawless! :)

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVEMAVIN.COM

  • Bianca Rogoveanu

    Thanks for the chance ! #eyelashgiveaway

  • Thais Magalhães

    It’s open internationally?

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Yes! =)

      • Thais Magalhães

        Thank you! wow I looooooooooooove your lipstick! #eyelashgiveaway

  • http://www.cindyslittleblackbook.com/ Cindy

    Love the tutorial. I love Smashbox Halo Powder too!

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  • Ashley Bree Perez

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  • http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/ Marija

    This is such a beautiful look on you! I would wear this make up except the lashes, I never learn how to put them on :) xo

    http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.lifeunrefined.com/ Jen K. of LifeUnrefined.com

    You’re beautiful without makeup, too! :) Hope I win a set of these lashes (does it come with an in-person tutorial? hehe)

    I’m curious to try Michelle Phan’s concealer now. What color do you use?

    Jen
    http://www.lifeunrefined.com

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank you babe, you are so sweet! I am using Medium Warm for the concealer. I actually want to try her contouring stick but every time I tried to order, it went out of stock. =(

  • Joua

    Oh, you are gorgeousss! Love the quality of your photos too.

    -Joua, http://jouatotherescue.blogspot.com/

  • Car

    thanks for this tutorial

    Kiss :)

    Carmy

  • Emillie

    this is an awesome giveaway! #eyelashgiveaway

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  • Celia

    I love how you describe the whole tutorial. It really helped me with my makeup!!
    Regards.

  • Jackie Harrison

    Impressive tutorial you look amazing with and without makeup great giveaway yes I did join have a blessing weekend doll.
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  • petra lorietta

    beautiful post! ♥ and the #eyelashgiveaway is amazing! I entered! :)

    http://www.Lorietta.cz

  • http://www.thefashionstirfry.com/ Busola Coutts

    You look smashing Alina!! Very nice beauty routine. The eyelashes are so pretty they look so natural and your photos are just magical.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

  • http://myfashioncabin.blogspot.com/ Karen Miriam

    Your makeup looks perfect. They are very simple steps and the outcome is just beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win this time because I love me some faux eyelashes

    http://myfashioncabin.blogspot.com/2014/04/pink-leopard-printed-skirt.html

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank you Karen and good luck babe!!

  • Laurie K.

    Perfect makeup, I love it !

    I really like your blog, keep up the good work =D

    If you want, you can check out my fashion and fitness blog and if you like it, maybe we could follow each other ? http://lorallure.blogspot.com

    Hope you’ll say yes,

    Love
    -Laurie

  • Melissa Douglass

    P.s. your makeup is GORGEOUS!

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank you Melissa!

  • Melissa Douglass

    Thank you for the #eyelashgiveaway

  • http://www.heyprettything.com/ Carolyn

    very naturally pretty!

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