James Charles Inspired Makeup Look!

Hello, loves! I am SO excited to share this makeup look with you. It really pushed my makeup skills to the next level and gave me an opportunity to work on my technique. I’ve found the more I play around with makeup and practice, everything comes together so much better in the end. It is actually very similar to painting, which I am very familiar with and I think has helped when it comes to my makeup journey. Beauty and style really is an art and I’ve been learning that more and more often!

Recently, I’ve been into watching James Charles on YouTube. While he is quite eccentric, he is an extremely positive person and I appreciate his motivation and backstory so much. He has a lot of great tips when it comes to makeup and has really helped me learn specifically how to apply eyeshadow properly and beautifully. With that said, I adored his last look and decided to give it a whirl! I will leave a link to his video where he completes this look here. Keep reading to see how my own look turned out!

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I didn’t watch James’s video while I created this look, so all of the colors I matched as best I could to his and applied them in the most logical sequence possible. This look involved more colors than I’ve ever used and more blending than I’ve ever done! (Blending is key, make no mistake!) I started with oranges and deep burgundy tones near my brow bone and the crease to start, beginning with the lightest shades and working into the dark. I also created a cut crease with concealer before I dove into the purple shades and the blue hues.

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I even decided to add a little pop of black shadow at the outer corners of my eyes to really deepen it up. In James’s look, the corners are very smoked out while the inner corners are bright and sparkling. I didn’t have any large sparkles to place over the shadow, but I used a light pink highlighter from Kylie Cosmetics to really make that blue pop and shine!

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I also made sure to repeat these colorful shades on the bottom lash line. I do this with any makeup look because it ties everything together and adds that extra sense of professionalism. I again started with the lighter shades and moved the darker ones up towards my waterline. While concentrating the burgundy shades towards my outer corner, I kept the blue shades toward the inner corner.

Of course, I finished off by highlighting underneath my brow bone and inner corner with Champagne Pop (a gold toned highlighter). I also threw on a pair of falsies, which I’ve been super into lately! I didn’t think they were of much importance, but they really do add a special flare to your eyes! They give an elongating effect, which makes your eyes look extra feminine and pretty. I used the Benefit Roller Lash to blend these into my natural lashes and for my bottom ones.

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The Jaclyn Hill Palette, Kylie Purple Palette (finally found a use for it, LOL), and the Modern Renaissance Palette all played a part in creating this look. It took quite some time to perfect it, but I’m really happy with the result (it kind of makes me feel like a mermaid!) I’ve seen a lot of videos and blog posts on people recreating the looks of beauty gurus. I’m super interested in making a video like that, so let me know if that’s something you all would like to see! I know I’d have a ball filming it!

Lots more makeup looks and tutorials coming for you guys soon, I really enjoy making content like this! Talk to you in the next post and good luck to those of you taking finals in high school/college in the coming week!

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52 Comments

  1. May 15, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Beautiful! Very pretty 👌🏼👌🏼
    -Brian M
    Brevenchy.wordpress.com

  2. May 15, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    Love the look!! xx

  3. bingingonabudget
    May 16, 2018 / 10:18 am

    Loved this post, you’re so talented. What is your favorite makeup tutorial you have on your blog? I’m always looking for new tips.

    • May 16, 2018 / 5:06 pm

      thank you babe! I honestly really loved creating the look on this post, it was one that looked most professional. but I also really loved my dark glam coachella look I posted a few weeks ago! it was sparkly and different from anything I’ve done xx

  4. May 16, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    This looks incredible omgosh! Can you come do my make-up please?!? xx

    • May 16, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      thank you love!! and omg if i could i totally would! xx

  5. May 16, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    I LOVE THIS! So vibrant, but doesn’t seem like too much

    • May 16, 2018 / 3:04 pm

      thanks so much! i agree it isn’t too in your face but is definitely vibrant!

  6. May 16, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    A gorgeously colorful look! So perfect with your hair and eye color (: great job

    • May 16, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      that’s so sweet for you to notice all that, thank you so much!

  7. May 16, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    I love James Charles wayyy too much and his videos are so good.. I love your eyes and the colour combination too ❤

    • May 16, 2018 / 7:46 pm

      he really is an artist! and thank you so much, i’ve never used blues like this before but i think it turned out alright!

      • May 16, 2018 / 7:54 pm

        It turned out greattttt and now I am excited for more of your makeup blogs ❤

        • May 16, 2018 / 7:55 pm

          ahh that seriously means everything thank you!! there’s definitely more planned💕

          • May 16, 2018 / 7:56 pm

            Yayyy.. Looking forward ❤

  8. May 17, 2018 / 12:08 am

    Oh my gosh this look looks beautiful on you!! Great job 😊 xx

  9. May 17, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    I love this look! You did such a great job! James Charles is my new obsession…😂💗

    • May 17, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      thank you so much! and omg same!💕

  10. May 17, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    The look came out stunning! You have amazing skills! I honestly love when you tubers help explain how to use color and give in depth details with their tutorials!

    • May 17, 2018 / 6:12 pm

      thanks so much! and me too, youtube is the only way i’ve learned to do make up!

      • May 17, 2018 / 6:36 pm

        Yes same! Youtube has improved my game so much, discovering tutorials on youtube was an addiction and it has helped so much!

        • May 17, 2018 / 6:39 pm

          ahh i can totally relate! i get into phases where all i want to watch is wild makeup looks and tutorials😂

          • May 17, 2018 / 7:27 pm

            Right!? All of a sudden four hours go by and I’m just like wait how did this happen!! 😂

          • May 17, 2018 / 8:03 pm

            omg girl this is so much me it’s scary! lol

  11. May 24, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    The look is very beautiful 😍

  12. June 22, 2018 / 2:29 am

    i love james and you eye look looks absolutely stunning! <3

  13. June 27, 2018 / 1:13 am

    Wow, as beautiful as this makeup look is, I honestly love your eyes… <3 The eye color is stunning!

    • June 27, 2018 / 9:12 am

      aw thank you so much! that’s so sweet

  14. July 1, 2018 / 3:04 am

    Looking gorgeous… I will also try it.

  15. July 3, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Love it! I wish I could figure out how to play with the blues, anytime I try, it gets all over my face and is hard to get off.

    • July 3, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      blues are definitely tricky! I make sure keep my eyeshadow as one of the first steps of my makeup routine. It’s easier to clean up if you haven’t applied concealer or foundation yet xx

      • July 3, 2018 / 7:48 pm

        I tried that today! I think it works better if I apply with my fingers! Haha

        • July 3, 2018 / 7:50 pm

          that’s a great trick too! i do that all the time😊

  16. July 3, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    love this cute post! I would rlly appreciate if you could check out some of my posts 🙂

  17. September 12, 2018 / 8:59 am

    james told me to tell you to stop sister snatching his looks

    • September 12, 2018 / 9:01 am

      lol don’t think it counts as snatching when you literally credit his video and state how inspired you are by him

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