When Becky G announced her collaboration with ColourPop, I literally screamed. At this point, it takes a lot to get me excited about makeup (not only do I have a lot, but in recently years, everything has been same).
And as a fan of her music, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her fiery collection. But aside from the fabulous lipstick shades and poppin’ higlighters she released, what mesmerized me the most were her campaign photos. She exuded glamour and embraced her Latin roots to the fullest. So even though I’m late to game (her products launched last December), I finally found the time and (courage) to recreate her fire photo shoot looks.
While it’s definitely outside of my comfort zone—I’m more of a bronzy, warm neutral type of gal—this lewk made me feel like an alter ego of myself.
Step 1: prep the skin
To start, I prep my skin with the Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer and Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream. Next, I apply the Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer around my cheeks and chin area (where I get the most oily) and the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Primer to the rest of my face.
step 2: eyeshadow
Grab some wine, because this is the longest part of the tutorial: eyeshadow.
I use Luna to start. Before dusting shadow onto my crease, I apply tape around my eyes to give my shadow a sharp edge. I tap Caramelo to my crease and lay Cafecito on top. Next, I mix Malbec and Sangria and apply it over Cafecito. It gives my crease a more red-toned shade, similar to Becky’s in her campaign photos.
After, I spritz some MAC Fix + on a flat eyeshadow brush, and dip it into Patrona, which I swipe onto my lids. I repeat the process to add more vibrancy. I use the same technique for Celosa, which I add to the inner corner of my eyes.
step 3: foundation & concealer
Taking a break from the shadow, I dust off the fall out from underneath my eyes and apply foundation and concealer. Because Becky’s makeup looks matte but natural, I use the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. However, I only apply foundation to the areas of my face that don’t have concealer. This keeps it looking more natural and less cakey.
step 4: finish the eyes
As my foundation and concealer set into my skin, I apply Cafecito and Sangria to my lower lash line. Next, I draw on Milani’s Metallic Lights Eye Pencil in Brown Burst to my lower lash line. This gives it more dimensions and oomph.
Time for mascara! I apply Benefit’s Bad Gal Mascara to both my top and lower lashes. I go in with a second coat. Once my mascara is dry, I apply liner. I use Reina Rebelde’s Eye Definer in La Doña. I move on to brows next, and use my fave, Benefit’s Precisely, My Brow.
step 5: blush, bronzer & highlight
First up, bronzer. I use Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer and dust it all around my cheeks, forehead, and neck. Next, I swipe Charlotte Tilbury’s Cheek to Chic Blush in Ecstasy. For highlight, I use the Becky G x ColourPop Luster Duster in Princesa. I tap this lightly to the inner cheek and high points of my face.
step 6: lipstick
For the lips, I apply the Becky G Ultra Matte Lip in Besame to the center of my lips and Maybelline’s Superstay Matte Lip Color in Ground-Breaker the outer corner. Becky has a spicy red lip and I don’t have her lippie in Flor, which is what I’m assuming she used for her campaign photos.