Hello Champagne Dreamers and welcome to a very special Face Friday look: I did my makeup to submit an audition tape for an upcoming production! I’ve been hiding out in the bunker for so long, that it felt really strange to be thinking about stepping back on the stage again. Late last year I co-directed a production of Steel Magnolias with my friend Amy D, but when you’re directing you’re still very separate from the rest of the cast and crew. It was nice to be involved but it still felt different than the feeling of being in a live performance – even if that live performance is being taped to stream! So regardless of whether or not I get cast in the show, it was such a relief to feel like I was doing (and enjoying!) something normal from “the before times,” and yes, I did enjoy the sometimes stressful process of preparing an audition!
Here’s the look!
I wanted a look that was me, but with nods to the 60s. Green is my favorite color, and was a popular color in the 60s, so I did an all green eye look with a rounded shape and a slight cat-eye shape at the corner. I left more space between the look and the brows, and I did the brows a little thinner, just brown with no ombre, and a more rounded arch than my typical more pointed arch. I also paired it with a more subtle peachy blush, a deep wine red lip, and much less highlighter than I typically do. Highlight wasn’t really a thing in the 60s, but I am a monster, so I thought this would be a nice compromise! Let’s dive in and see what I used to create this look!
The first steps should look familiar to those who have checked out these posts before! i primed with the I Heart Revolution Peach Delight to blur texture and fill in some pores, and then went over that with the Too Faced Dew You Luminous primer in Radiant Nude to give a little glow back to my complexion. Then I went over my whole face with my tried and true Uoma Beauty Say What?! Foundation in Fair Lady T3C. To keep things interesting, in another nod to the 60s I decided to do my base with no sponges and I stuck to it…for the most part. It was definitely a challenge – I am so used to using sponges! – but Juvia’s Place has a phenomenal foundation brush and I was able to get great coverage.
(Note: it looks like all of the brushes are gone from the Juvia’s Place site – here’s hoping they bring them back, because they were good!)
Since I was doing brushes, I decided to go with the Kim Chi Chic Beauty The Most Concealer in Peachy Ivory. The review of this product (along with a few others from the brand!) will be up on Monday, 5/3 at 2 pm central, but I have to say that I hate this packaging. The squeeze tube is hard to work with, so I just squeezed a bunch onto the back of my hand and then painted it on with a brush. This was an area where I struggled not using a sponge – how did people do this?! I got it as good as I could and then left it. I knew I’d be circling back to finish up the face once the eye look was done!
To bake under the eyes? Time for another Kim Chi product: the Puff Puff Pass Set & Bake Powder in Translucent. This has been a recent favorite, and I don’t see that ending anytime soon! To prime the eyes I used the Kaleidos Tone Activator eye primer. I’ve been using this for swatches a lot recently, but I don’t love it on my lids. I tend to have oily eyelids, and this creased pretty much immediately and started to dry that way. I was able to spread it back out with a brush, but it clumps up a bit. I would buy this again for swatching purposes, but definitely not for eye use.
I did the entire eye look with one palette: the Feet on the Ground palette from Made By Mitchell, courtesy of Beauty Bay! This was on my list of 8 brands to try in 2021 (video included below!) and it just came in this week, so while a review won’t be up for a week or so, you can see this first run right here! I started with the shade Ain’t, a matte grass green, and used that to define the rounded shape of the look and create a crease. Then I took the shade Venom, a green teal matte, and used that to finish the shape, deepen the outer portion of the look, and brought it down and across almost the entirety of the lower lash line.
They had a beautiful dayglo green matte shade called Bittersweet, so I used that on the inner corner and down on to the very inner part of the lower lash line to bring some brightness. Then I started to build some shimmers up on the lids. First, I used a light lime shimmer called Limeade and worked that from the inner part of the lid to about halfway across. I didn’t want it to meet up with the teal, so I left a blank space.
Next up, I completed that empty space with mama’s Garden, a bright grassy green shimmer that blended beautifully with the mattes on either side. Then, to give it a bit more dimension as it met up with the darker matte, I used the shade Grass, a deeper, more olive green shimmer at the boundary of where the grass green met up with the teal.
I wanted to keep the look as green as possible and rein in most of the teal, plus I wanted the suggestion of a cat eye shape, so I used the matte black shade Ammmmo to create the triangular shape on the outer corner. Except for finishing touches, that’s it for the eye look! Then I went after brows. I started by drawing them on with a brown pencil, and I filled them in with the matte deep brown shade Bored In The House. Again, I wanted to keep the look reminiscent of the 60s, and while it’s not a perfect recreation, I swill wanted to stay away from colorful, glittering, ombre brows!
I wanted a nice under brow highlight, and the vanilla shimmer shade Bless U from the palette was perfect! There is a gorgeous pop of tangerine orange, and I was so tempted to put some just below the inner point of the brow, but that technique is so much more modern and just didn’t fit with the 60s aesthetic! So instead I just finished up by darkening my lashes with the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and adding a pair of Double Cheeseburger lashes from Glamlite! I also too a black pencil and tight-lined the inner part of my tearduct, and brought the black over and through my waterline.
Eyes are done, and I think this look is ready to attend a brunch held on her own behalf!
I wanted to strike a balance between “normal” stage makeup and the #HookerClown heights I usually attain, so I used the Uoma Beauty Sculpt + Strobe Duo Stick in Fair Lady to carve out my cheek subtly, but I went ham on the Jabba the Hut situation on my neck. This is where I cheated and used a sponge to bounce the edges of the contour and blend them into the foundation.
To soften that contour and bring a little flush into the cheek, I added the Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Baby Love. This is a staple in my makeup, and I have panned a few of these! I see that it has disappeared from the Too Faced website, and once again I am forced to wonder why I even bother with this brand. All of the things I love and depend on are discontinued, and the new products that replace them are low key trash. #SorryNotSorry
I loved the subtlety of the blush combo, but there wasn’t enough actual flush in my cheeks! I went over the apples and blended down into the other shade with the Trixie Cosmetics Mod About You palette in the shade Plush Bunny. The line was a little harsh on the upper cheek, but I knew most of that would be covered with the highlight or the wig, so I didn’t stress it too much.
Finally, I couldn’t go without any highlighter (I’m still me, damn it!) so I opted for a pearly vanilla shade: Ofra’s Glazed Donut. This can be built up to an absolutely outrageous glow, but I kept it subtle…well, subtle for me! I highlighted the cheekbone, tip of my nose, cupid’s bow, and a touch on the chin!
(Side Note: Can I just take a moment to have a mini-fangirl moment – NikkieTutorials actually watched my story where I mentioned this look! This highlighter was part of her collab with Ofra, and it’s one of their best shades ever, period. I love Nikkie’s content, and I really respect her way of using her platform, so it was fun to see her pop up in my views! – Miss Jaye)
For the lip, I knew I wanted a red lip. But instead of going for a bright red lip, I opted for something a little more subdued and sophisticated: Give Me Glow’s Blood Rose Vivid Lip Paint was the perfect complement to this look. Throw on a black cocktail dress, a wig (two wigs actually!), and some statement jewelry, and I was ready to film my monologue and song! I can’t wait to see the cast list; regardless of whether or not I actually get cast, I had so much fun getting my pieces ready, creating this look, and filming!
As always, none of the links in this post are sponsored or affiliated in any way. I simply provide them so that you can browse products, discover new brands, and make a purchase if you so desire. Never feel like you have to have the exact products in this or any tutorial to create – or alter! – the finished look. Don’t be afraid to shop your own stash! I’m sure you’ll RISE to the challenge – if you try recreating this look, be sure to tag me on Instagram!