It’s Tori and I’m the resident beauty expert here at DLG. I have some fun news regarding Beauty Wednesday but first I wanted to ask you guys for some input.
We had an idea to have a beauty series inspired by the Look For Less series we do with Gen’s outfits, but with makeup. But before we get started on those, we were wondering what sort of budget you guys have to buy makeup for a specific look so that we can tailor the posts to your needs.
So what would you guys be willing to spend?
She does have her nails painted almost always but that’s not to say they are done professionally. They might have been or she may paint them herself.
- Becka xo
Get the Makeup —» PaleyFest 2011
FACE: First things first, let’s start with a primer! It’ll provide the perfect base for your makeup and keep your face flawless all day and night. Whatever you feel your skin needs, find a primer based on that. If you need shine control or want smaller pores, or whatever you want to perfect, there’s a primer out there for you. After you apply that primer, start on concealing. I would suggest a liquid concealer, which will keep the look sheer but glamorous. Dab it in places that need concealing and then under your eyes for brightness. With a tapping motion of your fingertips, blend the concealer onto your skin. If you prefer, you can use a concealer brush but remember to be extra gentle to your skin! Once your concealer has set, start in with a sheer layer of foundation. Try to use a foundation that is fairly sheer to begin with. The goal here is to simply even out your complexion and brighten your skin. If your prefer, a tinted moisturizer or BB cream can be used. Powder under your eyes to set your concealer and in places you’ll know you’ll need it, but try not to be too heavy handed, as this look is easy and beautiful, not too heavy.
EYES: This look is all about your gorgeous eyes! First, if you do your eyebrows, make sure their shape is as clean and exact as you like it. Her brows are fierce in this look! Then, find your favorite waterproof gel liner and angled liner brush. Lift up your eyelid slightly and line your upper water line. This will make your lashes look much fuller. The, with the same brush, line your lid, staying as close as you possibly can to your lash line with thin to medium thin line. Then use your favorite mascara. With the wand, try the “root stamp” technique for lashes as full as Gen’s. Press the mascara wand, full of product, into the roots of your lashes. This adds volume to the base to make them appear as full, dark, and gorgeous as possible, while also making them stand up a bit more, which adds to their length. Do this three or four times, then, continue through the lashes, applying the mascara as you normally would on the top and bottom lashes. If you’d like, you can apply falsies, but try a more natural style. If you can, go for a dark shaded glue, to add to the liner you’ve already applied. Now, here’s where it’s a bit tricky. In some pictures there’s a trace of shimmery shadow on her lids, but in others I can hardly see it. If you’d like to take a chance, sweep a light dusting of a deep gold shimmer shadow only over your lid, not going up into the crease or brow.
LIPS: Line your lips with a medium-bright red matte pencil. Try and find a pure red if you can, meaning nothing with a violet or blue hue added. Keep as close to you natural lip line as possible. Fill in your entire lips with this pencil, then go over the whole thing with a light layer of sheer, semi-shine lipstick in the same medium-bright red as your pencil. The pencil line will keep your lipstick from feathering, which is awesome!
CHEEKS: Add a slight, slight, slight brush of color on the apples of your cheeks with a creme blush in a light pink for a healthy glow. Creme blushes keep the look as natural as possible, but a powder blush can work too! Be sure to stay as light on the brush as you can if you do choose powder.
Since our exciting announcement, we’ve been getting a few messages from followers enquiring about whether its possible for us to ask Genevieve about certain fashion/beauty related things. If Genevieve approaches us about answering some fan questions, we will of course gladly oblige for all you lovely followers. But until such time, we ask that you don’t send us message asking if we could ask Genevieve such and such because we simple cannot guarantee an answer either way right now. Thank you!
- Becka xo
How I Dressed Like Gen → Paley Fest Look
A few weeks ago I spotted Genevieve’s Jason Wu skirt on Ebay and with some gentle persuasion from my partner in crime, Ana (genvievepadalecki), I decided I simply could not pass up the opportunity as I’ve loved this skirt for years. Or more specifically, since first seeing it on Genevieve back in 2011.
Tonight I went out with some family members and decided to pair my new skirt with a Reiss blouse I forgot I owned and my favourite red lipstick by MAC.
And viola, dresslikegenevieve literally dresses like Genevieve.
Send us your inspired looks using the tag ‘dressinglikegen’!
Thank you so much! We’re so glad you like what we do, and if you ever have any specific requests, don’t hesitate, our ask box is always open! Gen has an amazing figure but all people come in all different sizes and don’t let that put you off wearing something you love!!
- Becka xo
Thank you so much! <3
- Becka xo
As are we!!! We’re still in shock!
- Becka xo