As you know, I've been trying to put out my celebrity tutorials. I'm trying to pick celebrities with great makeup. I've been wanting to do Hayden Panettiere for a while. She's the popular cheerleader off the hit Heroes as well as being other movies including Bring It On 2. She always has a fresh look that I think is very wearable.
Here are some pics:
As you can see, she has great glowing skin. After all, she is a Neutrogena ad girl. I also noticed that she favors a kohl rimmed eye. Her eyes are usually smokey but not overly done.
I decided to do a smudged smokey eye with a hint of bronze. I also went with a shimmery cheek and lip. This tutorial gave me the opportunity to test out Afterglow Cosmetics, a new Organic Mineral Makeup Line.
I tried out a bunch of their products and I will say that I am pretty impressed with the presentation and packaging. The cosmetics are really nicely packaged and come with their own design, sifter, and sticker to make sure everything is sealed properly.
Here are my thoughts on the highs and lows of the products:
Foundation - I found a perfect match in Sunset. It works well but it's not the best I've tried. I notice I need to use more of the powder than usual to get more coverage. I like Pur Minerals better. Afterglow is more on the light coverage side so I'd suggest wearing concealer beforehand.
Bronzer - I used the bronzer in deep and really liked it! It was the perfect color, not too bronzey. I would recommend this...gives a nice bronzed glow and can also be used as a contour color.
Mascara - Did nothing for me. If you're into super natural lashes then I guess this is for you. But most of us aren't, lol, so I wouldn't recommend.
Eyelash Curler - I like the design of the prongs, but it didn't really work well in curling my lashes.
Eyeshadows - Really good...pigmented. Same goes with the eyeliner powders. Most of the colors are earthy tones so no bright ones here. Good for work and everyday natural looks.
Brushes - Pretty good! Not scratchy. The mini kabuki is super soft. I like how they have a sponge tip eyeshadow brush with multiple replacement heads. Vanessa was right...it really does help to use those sponge tip applicators when applying certain shadows.
Overall, this line is a great organic based makeup company. I would recommend this to you guys who are looking for high quality mineral makeup. There are a lot of up and coming mineral makeup companies that aren't exactly the best quality (Ahem Earthen Glow Minerals' foundation). Afterglow cosmetics seems like a professional makeup company with a great line of products.
Now for the look! As you can see, it mainly consists of smudged black liner and a little bronzey brown in the crease and lower lashline. I actually used Afterglow Cosmetics eye liner powders to pull off the look...they're multi-purpose! I'll keep the black liner powder around to set my liner moving forward. It's the perfect black powder.
Check out the tut!
I curled my hair using the flat iron in my last hair tutorial vid :)
Here's What I Used:
-MAC soft ochre paint pot
-Afterglow cosmetics bare eyeshadow
-MAC feline kohl power pencil
-Afterglow cosmetics raven eye shadow powder
-Afterglow cosmetics hot cocoa eyeshadow powder
-Afterglow pure soul mascara
-Rimmel professional brow pencil
-MAC prep and prime
-Afterglow cosmetics mineral foundation in Sunset
-Afterglow cosmetics bronzer in deep
-Afterglow cosmetics dusty rose blush
-MAC mineralized skinfinish in Petticoat
-MAC dervish lip pencil
-MAC sugar trance lipglass
Till next time, Ciao Bellas!
Atlanta Makeup Artist