Universal Makeup Tutorial

Please excuse the ripped Adventure Time bed top that I’m wearing…

The beautiful Leah from unsolicitedopinionsbyleah got in touch after I posted about how I was looking for other bloggers to collaborate with. She came up with the wonderful idea to create a makeup look that would work for everyone. I fell head over heels for this idea, since I hate looking at makeup tutorials and knowing full well that it wouldn’t suit me. Leah posts a whole bunch of different things, from beauty reviews, to ice cream recipes, so definitely check out her blog, and her post and see what her universal makeup tutorial looked like!

Click Here To See Leah’s Post

I’d also just like to add that you should wear WHATEVER makeup YOU like. Even if someone tells you that they don’t like it, but you do, then wear it. Don’t let someone put you off from wearing blue and green lipstick, with bright pink eyeshadow if you like it.


Products Mentioned:

Just incase you want to copy these into your makeup shopping list that you have on the notes in your phone (Don’t lie. We all have one of these.), I thought it would be handy to pop them all into one place! Obviously, there is quite a few products used, so don’t feel like you have to use them all! These were just the products I thought worked best:

  • Benefit Cosmetics – The Porefessional
  • Maybelline – Matte Fit Me Foundation
  • Collection – Lasting Perfection Concealer
  • RCMA Powder
  • Hot Makeup – Large Bronzing Powder
  • Makeup Revolution Blush – Sugar
  • MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter – Iridescent Gold
  • Stila – Waterproof Brow Pen
  • Revolution – Focus & Fix Eye Primer
  • Pixi Palette- ItsEyesTime
  • Gold Eyeliner Pencil
  • Maybelline – The Colossal Big Shot Mascara
  • ELF – Lip Exfoliator
  • Makeup Revolution Lipstick – Game Of Mystery

For The Face:


First things first, I ALWAYS apply Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Face Primer all over my face. This literally makes my skin look so flawless, and looks like I have ZERO pores. Yes please.
After applying my primer, I popped on the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation. I always tend to go for matte foundations since I’m EXTREMELY oily, and I don’t particularly want to add to the shine. Obviously choose a foundation which goes with your skin type.
You then want to set down your foundation, and make sure that it doesn’t end up half way down your face. RCMA Powder is PERFECT for this. It’s super long lasting, and makes everything look flawless afterwards.
I think personally that everyone looks a bit more alive with some bronzer on, since having just foundation can make your face look more flat. I picked out the Hot Makeup Bronzing Powder for this, since it’s super buildable, and would suit a lot of skin types. Blush can also help to add some colour into your face, and I’m obsessed with the Makeup Revolution Blush in the colour Sugar currently. I do think blush colour choice is quite a personal preference, and I found it to be trial and error. I would suggest that if you’re a blush virgin, to start light, and build it up.
Oh highlight. You’re the apple of my eye. I recently picked up the MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter in Irridescent Gold. At first, I hated it, but like ELF products, you have to get through the ‘top layer’ first! I personally would faceplant a highlighter, and rub it all around (I don’t suggest anyone actually does this…), but applying a highlight to the high points of your face (Cheekbones, nose, under the eyebrow etc… I’ll be putting up a post all about highlighter soon) will brighten up your whole face, and make you look as fresh as a daisy.

For The Eyes:


For someone with shit eyebrows, I sure am fussy about them. I first comb them through with an eyebrow comb, and then I start to draw light strokes onto my brow with the Stila Waterproof Brow Pen and draw strokes up the start (or end?! Basically the bit nearest my nose) upwards since I prefer more of a natural, bushy looking brow, over a clean and precise one, but this is just a personal preference, so do your brows how you like them to look!
I first use Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Eye Primer to stop my eyeshadow from budging and creasing. ItsEyesTime from Pixi is such a versatile palette, and suits every single skin tone. I also love how easy it is to go from day to night with this. If you haven’t got this, I definitely recommend it. Also, a bronze smokey eye is perfect for everyone, and I don’t think you can ever go wrong with wearing one.
After popping on the eyeshadow, I then took a Gold Eyeliner Pencil and smudged this along my top lash line. Although I prefer liquid eyeliner, I feel like pencil is so much easier to use, and you can tone it up or down as much as you like.
The last step for the eyes is to apply Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara. I heard so many good things about this, and actually brought it for another collaboration. I can definitely see why it’s so raved about though.

For The Lips:


Theres guides out there for ‘finding the perfect lipstick for your skin tone’.
*SPOILER ALERT* Your perfect lipstick colour is apparently the shade of your nipple, but I don’t think Superdrug would be too happy with my getting my nip out and doing swatches next to it.
I decided to go with a basic nude colour since I feel like everyone has a favourite nude lipstick in their collection (and it’s likely the shade of their nipple). I chose Makeup Revolution’s Lipstick in the shade Game Of Mystery , but before I applied this, I made sure that I exfoliated my lips with ELF’s Lip Exfoliator to make sure that they were super soft, and not cracked.

And there we have it! Once again, please make sure you check out Leah’s blog and her take on this makeup, and let me know in the comments what you thought!




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