ILLUMINATED

One of my closest pals recently launched her own makeup line and I was lucky enough to receive a care package of all the amazing products!  When she invited me to attend her recent movie premiere for the HILARIOUS comedy Amateur Night, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out her line and do a step-by-step make up guide for all of you!  Here is a how-to for my evening bronzed beauty look using Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale:

CHEEKS (BLUSH AND HIGHLIGHTER) - Once my foundation, concealer and brows were down, I had a clean canvas for the fun stuff.  I started with the Cream Cheek and Lip Tint in 'Coco' for the apples of my cheeks, applied with my fingertips.  I then highlighted my cheekbone up to my temple with the Illuminating Shimmer in 'Beach Bum'.  This namesake powder, in particular, is magic.  It gives you that fairy-like glow that I've never figured out how to achieve before.

EYE BASE - Using the 'Beach Goddess' Palette for my eyes, I started with 'Fuji' all over my lid.  The pale peach shimmer was the perfect base for my evening bronzed beauty look.

EYELID & UNDEREYE - I then used a beautiful light-medium brown shimmer shadow called 'Belize' on my lid, never extending higher than my crease. Afterwards, I used a smaller brush to sweep the same shadow along my lower lash line.

EYE CREASE - I added some definition to the crease of my eye with the 'Barbados' matte dark brown combined with the 'St. Barts' shimmering copper tone.  I'm normally a matte kinda gal but all of the shimmer shades in this palette were stunning so I had to try them all!

EYE HIGHLIGHT - Finally, I popped my eye look with a highlighter called 'St. Lucia' dabbed into the inner corner of my eye and swiped across my brow bone.

BRONZER- I like to go in with bronzer once my face is complete so I can add minimal extra tan where needed for a sun-kissed glow.  With a fan brush, I applied the 'Seychelles' bronzer from the same 'Beach Goddess' palette as the shadows used on my eyes to my cheekbones, hairline and jawline.

LIPS - To complete my Illuminate makeup look I generously applied the Enhancing Lip Gloss in 'Skinny Dipping'!

With a little black eyeliner and a couple coats of mascara, I was on my way to Ashley's big night feeling like an illuminated beach goddess, indeed.  Congrats on the makeup line and the new movie, you #girlboss!

Get your own Illuminate Cosmetics at www.illuminatecosmetics.com and check out Amateur Night in select theaters and on-demand next month!