Get The Look: Daytime Glam Makeup Tutorial


After having recovered from a wonderful weekend at Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend, I can now share my Day One look with you. As the purpose of the event was to meet and greet fellow beauty bloggers as well as brand reps and PR, we were asked to dress smart. So I pulled out my favourite David Lawrence work dress which has a variety of blue hues, black and white and then created my eye make up to match.
The look was colourful and fun yet polished, and with a deep turquoise eye, the lips were kept nude. 


How-To Achieve the Daytime Glamour Look:
  1. Start with a clean face by removing any traces of makeup including old eyeliner and mascara.
  2. Apply a good moisturiser so skin holds your base longer. If you have oily skin then be sure to use a matte moisturiser.
  3. Prime and apply a yellow-based foundation with a slightly dewy finish. I used Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup. Blend it past the jawline so there is not harsh line..
  4. Lightly powder the skin with a pressed powder in the same tone as your skin - be careful not to over-do it.
  5. Apply a light dusting of bronzer over the forehead, down the bridge of the nose and just above and under the jawline. NOTE: make it really subtle just to give the face a hint of warmth.
  6. Apply a rosy pink blush to the apples of your cheeks. I wore Napoleon Perdis Mosaic Blusher.
  7. Dust off excess blush off the powder and gently blend the blush over the apples of the cheeks so it does not look harsh. Gradually add a little more for a rosier cheek.
  8. Prime eyes with an eyelid primer to help eye makeup stay, and prevent eyeshadow from creasing.
  9. Apply a soft gold powder eyeshadow from the inner corner and take it outwards to about 1/2 of the eyelid. I used Benefit Velvet Eye Shadow in 'Like Mink'.
  10. Gently press our eye shadow a turquoise shimmer powder eye shadow and dab it (not rub) in to the out corner of the eye. I used Benefit Velvet Eye Shadow in 'Raining Men'. Very gently blend it in to a v-shape: blend the shadow in along the top of the eye lid about 2/3 of the way in. Then blend it in to the crease without taking it in all of the way - about 1/2 way is good.
  11. To reserve this look for day time there is no need for eye liner.
  12. Apply a touch of highlighter powder along the brow bone to prevent a harsh finish line and to emphasise eyes.
  13. Load up your lashes with black or charcoal grey mascara for emphasis. I used Lancome Hypnose Drama in Silver-Grey.
  14. Fill in brows with a complementing eyeshadow to give the look a clean and polished look.
  15. Apply a soft pink lipstick and a touch of pink gloss... and voila! You're done.

What do you think of this look?