Makeup

Using A Random Number Generator For Makeup

Getting inspiration to do makeup can be hard sometimes. Half of the struggle is just picking what eyeshadow palette you want to use, never mind what colour combinations you’re going to use.

I’ve seen a lot of people using random number generator to pick their eyeshadow, so I decided to do an entire look using a random number generator to pick everything I was going to use. This means it picked what palette I was going to use, what shades from the palette (I did 5 so that it didn’t get too crazy), lipstick colour and highlighter.

I started off with what eyeshadow palette. I’m a huge Jeffree Star Cosmetics fan so I numbered all of his palettes that I have ( from 1-8), then numbered all of my Velour Liquid Lip shades (from 1-15 including my Equality bundle), then my highlighters (from 1-4 including the palettes).

My first results showed I was going to be using the Conspiracy Palette (7)

and that I would be using shades Conspiracy (7), Pig-Ment (8), Cheese Dust (11), What’s The Tea (13) and Not A Fact (15).

Next the generator picked Crocodile Tears as my lipstick, and Frozen Peach as my highlighter.

Now it’s time to get creative!

After doing my eyebrows (using Morphe pomade in shade Mocha) I used my Morphe eyeshadow primer to prep my eyes. I placed tape at my outer corners to help create a sharp line with my eye shadow (and also help get a clean line for my eyeliner when my look is complete).

When placing tape near the eye for these looks, I like to place the tape on my hand a couple times so its not as sticky when I place it near my eye. This makes the removal of the tape easier.

I used a small fluffy brush to apply shade Not A Fact in my outer corners and along my crease, blending it out so I don’t have any harsh lines.

Use small circular motions with your brush to blend out any harsh lines. You can use this technique any time you need to blend.

Once I was satisfied with the blending, I used a bit bigger of a fluffy brush to apply Cheese Dust just above Not A Fact near the tape and blending it out just below the brow. I only took it about half way to the inner corners of my eye to leave room for my next shade.

Once I was satisfied with the blending, I used a bit bigger of a fluffy brush to apply Cheese Dust just above Not A Fact near the tape and blending it out just below the brow. I only took it about half way to the inner corners of my eye to leave room for my next shade.

With the same brush I used Pig-Ment to fill in the space between the middle of my crease to my inner corners, bleeding out any harsh lines. I went back in with Not A Fact a couple of times just to darken up my crease so it was more defined, and blending the colours as I go.

Remember to blend blend blend!

Next is an optional step, but one I enjoy. I did a cut crease using the Magic Star Concealer (C2) and a flat concealer brush (any light concealer works, and this leaves a nice base for light colours). I’ll be doing a tutorial on how I do cut creases on my hooded eyes soon and will post a link for it here once it gets posted.

If you have a hard time doing cut creases or just don’t like doing them, skip this step and just apply your lid shade !

Using my small flat brush (a bit fluffier than a concealer brush), I patted shade Conspiracy at the inner corners going 1/3 of the way in on my lid. I filled in the rest of my lid with shade What’s The Tea using the same small brush.

I always do a once over and do some extra blending or add more of a particular shade if I feel it isn’t dark enough. In this case, I did go back in with Not A Fact and Cheese Dust (blending them as I go) just to intensify the colours and darken my crease.

With the tape still on I applied my liquid liner. I used KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner. I like leaving the tape on for this step to that I can get a nice clean line and fine point with my liner.

Once my was liner is done, I carefully removed the tape. I forgot to take a picture while the tape was still on.

After I make sure I’m happy with my eyeliner I move on to mascara and lashes. I have a tutorial on how to apply lashes, click here to jump over to that blog post if you need help with this step!

I used my Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara and lashes from Ardell Beauty (Mega Volume #253)

I used my Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara and lashes from Ardell Beauty (Mega Volume #253). Last but not least, I popped on my highlighter and liquid lip and we’re done !

The joys of hooded eyes. The cut crease is still there!

Here’s the final look !

I forgot to fix Not A Fact in my crease after I did my cut crease on my right eye. You can see the difference it makes by either adding more colour or choosing not to.

I loved using the random number generator. It really helps you get creative and it might even allow you to work outside of your comfort zone and use colours you might not normally wear. I have a feeling I’ll be using this method for a lot of my looks.

Have you ever done a look using a random number generator? Did you like the outcome?

If there’s any other tutorials you’d like to see, leave me a comment or connect with me on my socials !

Talk soon !

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