get flirty for spring: a flower beauty makeup tutorial

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

i should start this post with a simple confession: i love drew barrymore.

it started with a child’s admiration for “the girl from et,” eventually grew to my collecting the greatest rom-coms of the 90s and 2000s — all starring her — and has now evolved into a total crush on the super-fun friend, stylish mom and creative entrepreneur we all would kill to be. i feel like my generation grew up with drew, and she’s just about the cutest gal around.

so, when i heard she launched a line of beauty that was beyond pretty — and affordable, to boot! — i was immediately sold. i rushed myself into walmart for a glorious (and kid-free) afternoon of browsing the shelves with her collection.

it.is.fabulous. i’ve been wanting to post a tutorial for some time now, because it’s really that good. and the best part is that the line is totally accessible. priced just right for all women to glamour-up with the highest quality of product.

so without further ado, it is my pleasure to bring you a quick tutorial on creating the perfect sweet and flirty face for spring. with purple hues all the rage this year (given pantone’s selection of radiant orchid as the 2014 “color of the year”), its foundation is a gorgeous shimmery lavender eye color.

what you’ll need:
flower beauty “win some / rouge some” creme blush in “pure petunia”
flower beauty “color play” creme eyeshadow in “lilac you a lot”
flower beauty “easy on the eyes” long-wear eyeliner in “aubergine”
flower beauty “kiss high-shine lip color” in “morning glory”
flower beauty “kiss stick velvet lip color” in “get to the poinsettia”

(note: the nail color seen in photos is also flower beauty — give the “nail’d it” lacquer in “i lavendare you” a try today!  i have received tuh-uns of compliments so far.)

and let’s get started!

step 1: start with a clean canvas.

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

step 2: apply flower beauty “win some / rouge some” creme blush in “pure petunia.”  the pigment is rich, so a little goes a long way.  start at the apples of your cheek and apply with fingers in an outward-and-upward sweeping motion, making sure to blend well.

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

step 3: apply flower beauty “color play” creme eyeshadow in “lilac you a lot” to lids, sweeping again in an outward-and-upward motion up through crease.  the shadow is on the sheerer side, so feel free to load up if you’re going for an extra-colorful emphasis on the eyes.

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

step 4: starting just beyond the outer corner of the lid, pull it taut and gently wipe flower beauty “easy on the eyes” long-wear eyeliner in aubergine, across to create an even line.  i am so, so impressed with this liner.  like, the smoothest.

stop just before you reach the inner corner.  finish with two coats of black or colored mascara, and a shimmery white in inner corners and just below lower lashes.

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

step 5: apply flower beauty “kiss high-shine lip color” in “morning glory” for a neutral finish.

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

craving more pop?  add a layer of flower beauty “kiss stick velvet lip color” in “get to the poinsettia” (which, by the way, is a really great red on its own).  they blend so beautifully — i love the resulting, customized shade!

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

flower beauty by drew barrymore makeup tutorial

major disclaimer, folks — remember this is a makeup-only tutorial…not hair!!  for the *truly* full face, you’ll have to await my next post!

hope you enjoyed, and check out the flower line today!

xoxo,
elle

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2 Responses

  1. Looks nice! I actually haven’t tried anything from this brand.

    • Thank you! It’s really a great line — would love to hear what you end up trying! Thanks for reading. 🙂

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