Natural Makeup Look on Veronica!

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Today, we had lots of fun preparing this post! Since Veronica’s birthday was last week, she has officially been allowed to wear makeup. In our house (and many other Cuban homes) our girls aren’t allowed to wear makeup until they are 15 years old. That includes nail polish! Once you turn 15, you can wear it anytime you like (of course very natural looks; Poppa would die if she jumped right into smokey-eye looks!) We’ve had so much fun playing with makeup together, so we decided to show you how we do a natural makeup look!

We will list what products we use as we go, and at the end we will list them again with their prices and links to find them πŸ˜€

Lets get started!! We first start with a washed, moisturized, and primed face.

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For the eyes, we will be using Erica’s Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, in all shades.

23First, we used our Real Techniques base shadow brush and sweep W.O.S around as a base shade.4

 

Next, we took an Ulta brush and swept the shade Naked2 in the crease of her eyelids.56

 

Next, we used our EcoTools eye shadow brush and patted the shade Faint in the outer ‘V’ of her eyes.78Wow that looks kinda messy! The next step really comes in handy…

 

To blend the colors and make them smooth, we used our EcoTools shadow blending brush and swirled it on her lids. We started from the outer corner and worked our way in, blending gently.910Much better! Were getting closer!

 

We figured eyeliner looked a bit too harsh, so instead we used our Real Techniques Fine Liner brush in the shade Crave along her lashes. Its much softer and more natural looking than black eyeliner.Β 1112

 

Next, we used our Mica Beauty Cosmetics angle eyeshadow brush to highlight Veronica’s brows and inner corner. We used the shade Venus for her inner corner and Foxy under and above her brows.1314.jpg

 

Lastly for her eyes, we used our Covergirl Lashblast Volume mascara. We only have a sample size that we got in a Zulily package, but when it runs out we are so buying more!!1516Veronica’s eyelashes are pretty fabulous as they are, so we only did one coat πŸ™‚

 

Now we move onto the face! First, we dabbed on a bit of Erica’s BeautyCounter Dew Finish tinted moisturizer in the shade 2.Β 1819.jpg20.jpgWe blended it in with Erica’s makeup sponge and set it. (Want to know a shameful secret? That blender sponge was originally Lavender… 😦 We’ll clean it so its purple again, and after one use its cream!)

Finally, we take our Real Techniques multi-task brush and swirl it in the blush in Erica’s BeautyCounter Winter Dream palette. Tap the brush against the palette or something else thin (so there isn’t too much product, or else you may look kinda clown-y!) and we brush it on Veronica’s cheeks. Use a setting spray and you’re done!212223Doesn’t she look so pretty!? Its the perfect natural look! Not too heavy or over the top, and you can simplify the eye look or crank it up a notch to match your style. Or, to add a nice touch, you could add a more colorful lip color! We only used lip balm, that way it fit the natural look.

Here are all the products we used!
H2O+ Beauty Oasis Ultra Hydrating Cream
Urban Decay Naked Basics palette
RealTechniques base shadow brush, fine liner brush, and multi task brush
Ulta brand eyeshadow brush
EcoTools concealer brush, kabuki brush, and shadow blending brush (all came in a set that was discontinued)
Mica Beauty Cosmetics Angle Eyeshadow brush
Covergirl Lashblast Volume mascara
Makeup sponge (Got ours at Old Navy!)
BeautyCounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer
BeautyCounter Winter Dream palette (used for blush and highlighter)

We hope you loved this post!! Have anything to add to Veronica’s face? Any tips to get the perfect natural look? We’d love to hear! Let us know in the comment below!

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Review! By Erica

1.jpgHey everyone!Β So today it’s just me, Erica, writing this post! I bought something super awesome that I wanted to share with you guys!

My birthday is February 10th (Next Friday!) and I am so excited, so I decided that my gift to myself this year would be something I’ve been dying to get: the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette!

23I’m gonna be honest here: I haven’t found a single palette review that said how big this palette is, so I was a bit surprised buy its size! The palette itself is only 4×2 inches, which is surprisingly small, but since the shadows are full-sized, the inside seems so big!!45Urban Decay, once again breaking the laws of science πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€6Venus is a very soft shimmer shadow, and the rest are all matte. These are perfect for highlighting your inner corner and brow bone! I’ve been using Venus for my inner corner, and layering a bit of Venus and Foxy on my brow bone. Sometimes I’ll use W.O.S as the base shadow if i want a brighter look, but I prefer to use Naked 2.Venus has the perfect amount of shimmer, so its natural and has a barely-there look.Β 7Naked 2 is the perfect shade for my base shadow. Its name does it justice, because it is such a natural tone it matches my skin tone perfectly. Faint is a medium brown and looks fabulous in the other corners of my eyes to give them a more contoured look. Crave is pretty much black, but is also a tiiiiiiiiiiny bit brown. I love using it instead of eyeliner for a more natural look along my lashline, and then to make little wings.Β 8The colors in this palette are so pigmented! It is amazing. This is with just a little shadow to swatch. The shadows are so soft they almost feel like butter. ❀ ❀ ❀

The colors in this palette may seem simple orΒ , but this is the perfect palette for that ultimate every-day look. They are the most basic colors you will ever need, and I can’t stop reaching for it! The lid is built on tight so that it won’t fall open while you are using it, but it isn’t hard to open either; perfectly pose-able! Plus, the outside is so soft it feels like velvet. Every morning, I go in and I just stand and stroke the case πŸ˜€ I have so many every-day looks saved on my phone, you wouldn’t believe it!

I hope you enjoyed my palette review!! Do you have any Urban Decay palettes? Have you ever tried the Naked Basics palette? I’d love to know! Let me know in the comments! ❀