You look so nice 🙂 I have a question. Did you use concealer around your brows, between your eyes or near your temples or maybe another product that’s lighter than your foundation or is it possible you missed those spots when you put your foundation on? There seems to be a lighter area of skin and idk if that’s concealer or what. If you used concealer that’s fine, you just need to get another shade that’s a closer match to your foundation so that it doesn’t stand out as much. If you missed spots well that’s an easy fix. The lighting isn’t the best. I wish it was a bit brighter, like sunlight or a well lit room. It’s hard to tell if the foundation is even a good match down your neck or if it’s just shadows I’m seeing.
Your skin looks really nice to me. I’m not big on overly bronzed or contoured looks myself. I would place your blush a bit higher, away from your nose and mouth. A good trick is to place your first 2 fingers from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth and don’t put any blush in that area.
Idk what you’re looking for in you’re highlighter but if it’s a natural glow you’ve achieved it. If it’s anything more flashy this one is a miss. I barely see it and I looked super close.
For your eyes I noticed your brows weren’t brushed up. The shape is really really nice and they look good otherwise. The eyeshadow, I think you brought the darkness up too high in the crease and did not blend it out enough. The rest you may have blended too much. I can’t tell if you used 2 colors or 4, they all kind of smudged together. Blending is a hard skill to learn and over blending is easy to do. I do it all the time and have to go back and add colors back to the look all the time. It’s a learning process. Don’t get discouraged! It takes time and practice and practice and practice.
That mascara isn’t doing you a ton of favors. I went through a lot of them before I found a half descent one. I’m still searching for my Holy Grail mascara, but what you can do til you find the one is combine two in layers while they are wet. The one you’re using gives you good definition, but no length. Find a lengthening one (Essence lash princess is good if they have that where you live. Noticed you had some Aussie brands. I heard wet n wild or elf, one or both of those, isn’t available in Australia & idk abt Essence) but there are other ones by maybelline and covergirl that are also good but a few dollars more.
I would also recommend not using black in your lower waterline. It gives a harsh edge to an otherwise soft look. I would go with either a beige color to give you a more open/awake look or for a smokier look a brown liner. For an edgier but softer look a bronze or copper liner would look amazing imo. You can use black in your upper waterline, they call it tightlining, to give your lashes more oomph and your eyes more definition without making them look heavy or harsh. Just make sure it’s waterproof and it sets fast bc it can transfer to the bottom if it isn’t/doesn’t.
I like that you left your lips natural/neutral with the darker eye look. Many ppl new to makeup try to do it all at once – dark eyes, dark lips. You seem to have learned a lot already and just need minor tips. I know I wrote a lot, but I’m just a wordy person lol. I hope you find at least a little of it helpful 🙂