Welcome to another Face Friday post, Champagne Dreamers! I know that fall is upon us; we just had Halloween and Christmas is already starting to explode into the world all around us, but I am never not in the mood for a springy, pastel look! I had so much fun creating previous Face Friday looks using Color Reveal Barbies as inspo (I you missed those looks, you can find them HERE, HERE, and HERE!) that I decided to take another trip down the toy aisle!
Recently, my doll-lovin’ friend (and YouTube cinematographer) Angie introduced me to Blume dolls. They are small dolls concealed inside pots that have large, stress-ball-material hairdos and are hidden inside mystery “pots” that bloom when you cover the top paper seal with water. I love mystery boxes and blind pack things, so this was right up my ally! I decided to buy one of the dolls and let it’s colorful look inspire me!
I’m an idiot, and I accidentally deleted the video that I made revealing the doll that I used for this look, so I’ll include a video below of other people revealing their own Blume dolls.
My doll came in a purple pot, so if you’re wondering why I dipped into the purple later on…well, that’s why! Here is the doll that I got in my pot:
I had a few of the series 1 dolls that I had opened (gotta love a good clearance bargain!) but the first series was a little more one note with their colors – I felt like every doll was just teal and fuchsia pink! The series two had a little more variety of colors, and when I saw this pastel princess, I decided that I could create a look – and that it would be the perfect opportunity to get some use out of my Glamlite Ice Cream Dreams palette!
Here’s the final look:
The pinks I used tended more toward the brighter, more yellow pink of the shoes than of the more blue-based fuchsia of the hair, but I still love the way the whole look turned out. let’s dive in and see how I did it!
I knew that I was going to be wearing this look for a YouTube filming day (if you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet…what are you doing with your life?!) so I wanted to make sure that my base would be flawless. I love the Too Faced Dew You Fresh Glow Luminous Face Primer in Radiant Nude, and I’m still salty AF that Too Faced is discontinuing the Tutti Fruitti line. Those products are the only things to come out of Too Faced for quite some time that I’ve been legitimately excited about. And of course, I can always count on my Uoma Beauty Say What?! Weightless Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation to keep my face looking smooth and gorgeous. I am still so in love with this foundation! My shade, T3C is perfect for my cool-toned skin and even though I have to go in with a second layer on my cheeks to get full, full coverage, I absolutely love the way this looks as it dries down and as it wears throughout a long day of filming!
To highlight and brighten my face, I used my Benefit Boi-Ing Concealer in shades No 1 and No 2.5. I like to use the lighter shade, No 1, underneath the eyes and take the darker shade on the forehead and down the center of the face, blending out with a sponge. Benefit’s shade range is pretty pathetic, but these were half off in the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty, and I needed some more concealers for my office…so this is where we’re at for now. I like them, but I’m definitely going to be looking for deals on more inclusive brands as we head into the holiday shopping season.
I feel like I’m stuck on repeat, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?! To prep my eyes for shadow application, I put some Give Me Glow Baking & Loose Setting Powder in Sugar Cookie underneath my eyes to bake and to catch any fallout. I used the Real Technique Miracle Powder Sponge – that tool is really growing on me! I wasn’t sure I would like it, but I like it more and more every time I use it! Then I primed my eyelids with the Morphe Eyelid Primer in Translucent. This has been my standard combo for a lot of my most recent posts and I’ve been enjoying it. I’m shopping around for additional eye primers, but for now this will do. And I love the setting powder. It does sometimes get a little cakey where I’ve baked, but I can usually blend out the excess without too much trouble.
I’ve been dying to play around with the Glamlite Ice Cream Dreams palette again for a while! I love their food-themed palettes and I’ve been loving the quality of their shadows. They tend to have a fair amount of fallout, but the colors are vibrant and blend well. I didn’t get around to doing a full review with swatches on this palette (hey, 2020 has been a dumpster fire year – things got missed!) but I did use it in a previous Face Friday look creating a pastel rainbow look with different colored eyes. It was a lot of fun, and it was the first of my Halloween looks for this year. The other two looks were much darker – you can check them out HERE and HERE!
To start, I knew I wanted to get some yellow on the inner corners of the eye. Mango was too deep and saturated for what I wanted, but I figured I could correct that later with a neon pigment. This was the only yellow matte in the palette and it was fine for laying down this base color. Then I took the green shimmer shade Birthday Cake from the edge of the yellow and up toward the arch of the look, including on the lid.
I wanted the look to be mostly green and purple, but I did want a little bit of blue where the two shades meet, so I took the shimmer hsade Cotton Candy onto the outer part of the look and up to the arch and halfway down. I left the outer borrom part of the look open for the lilac shimmer shade Gelato. I did a lot more blending of the green and purple shades so there was less of the blue visibile, but I wanted to get this spread on their first and then take some time to blend and play and move things around.
I want to add some pink to this look, but first I need to know where the brows are – it affects the placement! To I used a random brown pencil to just sketch out the shape. I think it was a Morphe pencil, but I’m not sure – any brown pencil would work. Since I’m doing such a shimmery pastel look, I didn’t want to do colored brows as well (apparently even I can get to a place where I think things a “too far” – who knew?!) but I figured I could still create a fun ombre with a little shimmer using the more brown and neutral shades of the palette. I started by covering the whole brow shape in Peanut Butter, a matte medium brown.
That’s cute an all, but these brows need to bring some drama! So I used a darker brown matte, Chocolate, and darkened the outer half of the brow. Then I took the pale copper shimmer shade Strawberry Cheesecake and filled in the very inner corner of the brow, blending it out into the brow so that it faded into the browns. I love this sort of look – even if you’ve got brown brows, it doesn’t mean they need to be boring!
I wanted to work some pinks into the space between the brows and the rest of the look, so I started with the matte shade Red Velvet on the inner part of the eye, blending it up and out toward the arch. Then I took the more blue-toned shimmer, Rainbow Sherbet, and worked that into the inner part of the look, blending it down into the inner part of the look along the nose and trying to sharpen up that line (although it’s still crooked as fuck!).
For the lower lash line, I used the deep purple shade Taro on the outer two thirds, blending into the purple shade at the edge of the look, and then went over the inner two thirds with Strawberry so that there was some crossover and most of the pink was mixed in with the purple.
To finish off the eyes I slapped on some Benefit Bad Girl Bang mascara and then added a couple of pairs of Sweet Treat lashes from Peachy Queen. I used the fuller lash style, Sugar Cookies, on the top and the thinner pair, Buttercream, on the bottom. I always struggle with how best to apply bottom lashes, and they look a little odd in some of my upcoming videos (sorry in advance about that, but it’s just my fucking face!) but they looked pretty good for pictures.
Oh yeah – not quite done with the eyes! I still wanted the yellow in the inner corner to be lighter and brighter, so I went over it with the Makeup A Murder Poison Pigment in Neon Pastel Yellow. I’ve always struggled with loose pigments and shadows, and I find these particularly tricky to work with, but I love the brightness that I was able to get. It brought the yellow much more in line with the rest of the look!
To sculpt my face, I took the Uoma Beauty Sculpt + Strobe Duo Stick in Fair Lady onto my cheeks, around the hairline, and onto my neck. I blended it out with a beauty sponge per usual.
For the cheeks, I blended a little bit of the KVD Vegan Beauty Everylasting Blush in Peony onto my cheeks and down into the contour. I really, really love these blushes and I hope they come out with more shades. I don’t know what’s going on with this brand, but they need to focus! Give us more of the stuff that’s working and bring out some new products to get people excited about the brand again. Honestly, I’m not sure if they will ever be as big as they were in their glory days, but these blushes are a solid product and I hope they can pull out more bangers like this!
Is anyone surprised? The KVD blushes are gorgeous but matte, so I needed to bring a little glow back to the look! I used the Nabla Skin Glazing powder in the shade Truth on the apples of my cheeks, blending down and out into the KVD shade. These Nabla powders are amazing, and they have become a staple of these posts! I’ve got a whole blush video coming soon – I’m not sure how I turned into such a blush fanatic, but these powders are certainly helping!
I love a lot of glow ANY time, but especially when I’m doing a bright pastel look! I went in ( and went in hard!) with the Ofra Cosmetics highlighter in Glazed Donut. This is a favorite, and it’s one that can be worn like this for super dramatic looks but can also be applied more judiciously for a more “wearable” look. I love this, and the neutral champagne pearl color is a perfect match for so many looks!
Too much is never enough, right? The Ofra highlighter has a beaming metallic shimmer, but I wanted a little glitter in the mix! I recently gave in and purchased the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Halloween 2020 Mystery Boxes, and when I did I also picked up two of the Extreme Frost highlighters. Once again, I’m not looking to spend a lot of time featuring JSC on my website or my channel, but I also love makeup and I want to use what I have – especially when it’s a highlighter that costs $50! Sour Ice is a great pale green shade that blended beautifully with the Ofra and I love the over the top glitter shimmer that it brought to this look.
If you ‘d like to read about my last public statement about JSC, you can check out that posts HERE.
You’re never going to believe this, but I actually complete this look using only one lip product! Usually I have a gallery of two or three, but for a simple pink pout I just slapped on a thick coat of the Glam Vice Vivid Matte liquid lipstick in the shade Candy Sky. I don’t love this formula, but if you’re not trying to use it in combination with other products (including other shades of the lipstick for an ombre) you can get a decent lip look that is opaque and lasts fairly well.
So that’s the look, all inspired by the quirky cute little Blume Doll!
What do you think? I usually do looks with more of a mix between mattes and shimmers, but I’m not afraid to go almost all shimmer! What do you think of the pastel combination? What kinds of toys or objects would you like to see me drawn inspiration from for upcoming posts? Let me know in the comments, and maybe it will make its way into a future Face Friday!
As usual, none of the links in this post are affiliated or sponsored in any way. I simply provide them so that you can browse products, discover new brands, and make a purchase if you feel so inclined. Never feel like you have to have the exact products mentioned in this – or any! – makeup tutorial in order to replicate or alter the look. Don’t be afraid to shop your own stash!
And just for fun, since I used this for a filming day, I’ll include one of my videos below with this look!