Y’all, it’s been several hot minutes since we had a Face Friday look on this page, and I’m honestly not sure how I want to continue this series in the future. As things are opening back up and I’m contending with live events, plus a change in my work, I don’t think the weekly looks will work with my life, but I would like to keep this going. I’m not sure if I will establish some sort of staggered pattern for the looks, or if it will just be whenever one happens, it happens! Thanks for sticking with this series, and I hope that you like the look I have for you this week!
In my last YouTube video, I unboxed the Summer 2021 Mystery Boxes from Jeffree Star Cosmetics which included, among other things, an early release of the mini palette from a future collection: the Star Ranch palette. I decided that it might be fun to create a look using that palette as well as some of the singles that I got in the boxes, and sprinkle in some other JSC products as well. We had our first Miss Jaye’s Friday Night Frights event since the pandemic started, playing some really fabulous zombie movies, and I decided that this was the perfect time to bring back Face Friday as well. I hope you enjoy this walkthrough of how I created my movie night look!
I started with the I Heart Revolution Strawberry Whip primer. This is a favorite, and my skin has been feeling a little rough lately, so I was glad to have a little bit of smoothing and evening out of the coloring. The peach primer from the brand is another good one, if you like silicone-based primers, but this one also has a slight tint to it that helps with color correcting and making the complexion a bit more even.
Before foundation, I decided to tap on some of the Auric Beauty Glow Lust Luminizer in the newly reformulated Morganite shade. I focused it mainly under the eyes and across the cheeks, and then worked outward to the rest of the face. I’m working on a full review, so I don’t have a lot of thoughts just yet, but it went on nicely. For foundation, I decided to use the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter foundation in Peaches ‘n Cream. I’ve had the shade Cheesecake for a while, but I think this one is a better match for me. That’s why we have no trust for the automatic shade matching in Sephora – she’ll do you wrong! Golden undertones, my pasty pink ass!
To finish the face prep before moving on to the eyeshadow, I used the Juvia’s Place concealer in shade J21. I normally love this concealer, but I didn’t really like the way it paired with the foundation. It blended out nicely enough, but it’s a little bit thicker and the Huda foundation is a little bit thinner. Once I blended out the concealer, I powdered under the eyes with the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star setting powder in Rose and primed my eyes with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden.
To start the look, I put down some Wealthy, a bone matte, one of the singles from the Mystery boxes. This one hasn’t been released yet as a single, but it’s available in the Blue Blood palette. I placed this through the whole crease with a big, fluffy brush. Then I dipped into the shade Grand Prismatic from the Star Ranch palette. If you want more thoughts on this palette, the review will be up on Monday! This is a nice cyan matte, blends out really easily.
After I established the inner curve of the look, I decided to start working on the shimmer shades across the lid. Starting at the inner corner with the shade Casper Mtn, I took that not quite halfway across the lid using a small dense shader brush. Using the same brush I blended the shade Ole’ Jeffinto the edge of Casper Mtn and out to the outer third of the lid.
To finish out the rounded shade, I used the dark blue shimmer shade Winter Wind from the top of the arch down to the outer corner. As per usual, they are wildly different shapes, but I do play around and try to make them match a little better throughout the process. Just judge me, and let’s move on. For the inner corner, I decided to use the Star Creek shade and bring in a touch of mint to this very blue look.
To finish off the lower lash line, I used another Mystery Box single: Entitled, another shade from the Blue Blood palette. This shade married nicely with the mint green shade on the inner third and it also created a nice transition into the deeper blue shimmer on the outer corner. For the brows, I drew on the shape using the JSC Velour Lip Liner in Dominatrix (another treasure from the Mystery Boxes) and then used the shade Yak Farm from Star Ranch all over to set the pencil and lighten the color. I love a shimmer ombre brow, so I used the gold shimmer shade Owl Eyes on the inner part of the eye.
I really need to buy additional pairs of the Double Cheeseburger lashes from Glamlite – I wear these all the time, and no matter how good they are, they can’t last forever! These flared lashes have a great spiky look and I love them for the volume without completely overpowering the look.
Remember when Flesh got clearanced out from Ulta? I found this foundation stick in the local Dollar Tree, packaged as Flesh by Revlon. I’m not sure if Flesh was always owned by Revlon and they just decided to change their distribution, or if Flesh was acquired by Revlon and adapted for the discount market. I never tried the brand in Ulta so I can’t compare the formula, but it worked well enough for neck contour. It blended out nicely and the tone of the shade Ganache was exactly what I needed for that area of my face.
For face countour, I used the Uoma Beauty Double Take stick in Honey Honey. This worked just fine, but I prefer the Fair Lady shade – unfortunately, I panned it! The highlighter is still almost untouched, so I don’t want to buy a replacement yet, but if I see a big sale I will probably pick it up since it is a favorite. I wish they would sell the shades individually as well since I don’t love cream highlighter sticks and that side almost never gets used.
For blush, I wanted to use the two peachy orange shades from the Trixie Cosmetics Mod About You palette. I started with the deeper shade, Go Go Girl, and worked that into the lower part of the cheek into the contour and blended it lightly upwards.
Next up I added the lighter shade, Plush Bunny on the apples of my cheeks and down into the darker shades. I also put it across the bridge of the nose; the whole sunburn trend is interesting to me, and I don’t completely hate it, but I’m not entirely sure it’s for me. I always highlight the tip of my nose, so it can be a challenge to find a blush and a highlight that work together to achieve both looks.
Speaking of highlight: I ordered the Ofra X Steph Toms collab Milk & Cookies before the drama kicked off with Ofra – where are we at with that anyway? I can’t keep up with the drama! I spent my monies, so I decided to use it for this look, and I went into the lighter side of the pan (Milk, I guess?) and placed that on my cheekbones, tip of my nose, cupid’s bow, and a tiny dot on the chin. The Ofra highlighters are some of my favorites, so I’m a little sad that the owner’s husband seems like a real douche canoe, though from what I’ve seen, the big drama was him wearing a MAGA hate and they found that he had donated less than $250 to the Trump campaign. I’m no Trump fan by any stretch of the imagination, but donating that little of an amount seems like a lot to get worked up about. If there’s more to the story, hit me up on socials and let a bitch know!
To add a little pop of blue into the highlighter, I decided to use the JSC Extreme Frost in the shade Gag Me and worked that into the upper points of the cheekbones, on the nose, and cupid’s bow. It’s a subtle blue, but it gave it a great glittery effect.
Time to finish this look up with a nude lip. I started using the same Dominatrix pencil from the JSC Mystery Boxes that I used to shape the brows, and then I filled in with the Jaclyn Cosmetics liquid lipstick in the shade Noodie. I have a huge Jaclyn Cosmetics review coming up soon, so be on the lookout for that: 3 liquid lipsticks, 1 lip cushion, two blush palettes, 2 cream-to-powder blush sticks, and two loose powder luminous blushes! I went a little blush heavy – what can I say, I’m still on the journey!
That is the finished look, which you would have seen if you had attended the Miss Jaye’s Friday Night Frights double feature!
As always, none of the links in this post as sponsored or affiliated in any way, they are simply provided for you to browse products, discover new brands, and make a purchase if you choose to. Don’t feel like you have to have the exact products in this or any makeup tutorial to recreate the look – don’t be afraid to shop your stash! If you have any suggestions for Face Friday looks you’d like to see in the future, reach out on my socials and I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!