Revolution x Emily The Needs Tutorial

There’s almost no words to describe how excited I am to be doing this tutorial. I have so much I want to say, it’s difficult to put all my thoughts in an order that makes sense. I’ve mentioned EmilyNoel83 on my blog a few times already. She’s always been such an inspiration and is one of the sweetest, most kind people in the world. I’ve been following and learning from her for years, so it was such a proud moment when she announced her collaboration with Makeup Revolution. I cried like a baby watching her announcement video! She is so deserving of this, and so much more!

I bought both of the palettes the day they were released in store, which was the perfect opportunity for me to try Makeup Revolution’s products for the first time. I’ve been blown away by the quality in both palettes and reviews will be coming soon, but I wanted to get a tutorial out as soon as I could in case you haven’t heard about these yet. This tutorial is specifically featuring The Needs palette, which is very appropriately named and insanely affordable at $15!

In true Emily fashion, I started by priming my eyelids with Milani’s eyeshadow primer. Emily is actually the one who suggested this primer years ago and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. After the primer dried, I went straight into the shade called Peace and placed that all in my crease for a slight definition. This shade isn’t very intense, so there’s no messing this step up.
Then I took the shade called Faith and placed that on the outer half of my lid with a slightly dense blending brush. I didn’t necessarily want to pack this shade on, but I did make sure the color was noticeable and bold enough. I love the warmth that this shade offers, it’s so flattering!
Taking a step from Emily’s first tutorial with this palette, I applied the shade called Honesty right on top of Faith in the upper part of my crease. I wanted a very precise application with this shade, so I applied it with the Elf Contour brush. I’ve had this brush for so long, the bristles are finally starting to fall out. It will definitely need to be replaced soon! I love this step because it creates such a beautiful gradient in the crease. Who knew pink eyeshadow could be so wearable?! Emily, that’s who!
I originally planned for this to be a very light look, but because I have no self control I ended up dipping into every shade in the palette! I decided to add a little bit of Hope to the very outer corner of my eye. I used that same Elf brush, after cleaning off any leftover shadow on a washcloth. This is a very intense shade, so start with a light hand and build up the pigmentation as needed. Also make sure to go in with an empty, loose-bristled blending brush after each step to clean up the edges.
Once the crease shades were done, I went into the shade called Love and put that on the inner half of my eye. I love that all of these eyeshadows are matte! The pigmentation is impressive in every shade in this palette, but I’m especially impressed with Love because lighter cream shades seem to be difficult for most brands to create properly. I applied it with my finger first, as I always do in this step, and then blended it in the crease with a small shader brush.
I didn’t necessarily want a shimmery highlight, but I didn’t want matte either so I decided to dip into both Gratitude and Kindness. That created exactly what I wanted to brighten the brow bone and the innermost corner of the eye. Both of these shades are also wonderful on their own, depending on what finish you’re looking for.
Hope is a great eyeliner shade, but for this tutorial I went with Passion. It’s a rich purple eggplant color that has just a little bit of glitter in it. When applying this in an area as precise as the lash lines, the glitter is completely undetectable. The formula of these shadows is so creamy, it makes them great for eyeliner without having to place down a pencil first.
Then I just curled my lashes and applied three coats of the Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint mascara that I’ve been loving. I keep feeling like this mascara is empty, but it’s still providing me with so much color. It really is such a good one!
Here’s a close-up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide recapping every step for easy reference:
Although Emily didn’t necessarily create each product in this palette, she did an amazing job combing them all together. The eyeshadows are stunning and so versatile. I also used the bronzer, blush, and highlight provided in the palette on the rest of my face. And for my lips, I used another one of Emily’s favorites (which is now one of my favorites too) -- the L’oreal Infallible Lip Paint in the shade Nude Star. It’s the perfect Fall combination!

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~Mani Monday~
This Ulta nail polish in the shade Hot Spot has to be one of the best Fall nail colors ever. It’s the perfect brick shade that has such flattering undertones. I was obsessed with it last year, put it on my toes last week, fell in love with it all over again and decided to put it on my nails too. The quality is wonderful, Ulta has a great nail polish formula!
What’s on your nails this week?

~Christina~

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