Unsurprisingly, Perkins's makeup routine was a lot more complicated. I decided to watch the YouTube star's latest makeup routine video, which she describes as "model skin." I was a little intimidated by the notion of skipping foundation, especially because I'm currently suffering from hormonal breakouts and was worried that this routine wouldn't be enough coverage for me. I followed along with the tutorial, hoping for the best and going as fast as I could as I prepared to head to work.
Perkins started by prepping her face with an illuminating primer and blending two different shades of liquid highlighters on her face. I did as she instructed, hoping I wouldn't look like a human disco ball. Next I rubbed a stick of cream contour into my hand to warm it up and contoured my cheekbones, nose, forehead, and temples. I don't usually contour my face before work, so this took me a lot of time.
I followed along, blending out concealer underneath my eyes and on blemishes by buffing the edges of the product with a fluffy brush. I filled in my brows, applied a brown shimmery eyeliner to my lash line and bronzer to my lower lash line, skipping my usual go-to cat eye. I finished off my eye look with a generous amount of mascara, opting to skip falsies.
While the instructions were already drastically different than how I normally do my makeup, overlining my lips was the portion of the tutorial that was most outside my comfort zone. I have a very defined cupid's bow, and Perkins instructed me to fill in the portion between the peaks to make my lips look fuller. She followed up by patting a nude lipstick into her lips (so she didn't mess up her liner) and a lighter shade in the center of her lips for added dimension.
While I mostly liked how my makeup came out, it took about twice as long as my usual routine, and I thought filling in the cupid's bow on my lips looked too obvious. However, Perkins totally changed my mind about needing full-coverage foundation. My complexion looked admittedly glowy, and now I know not to doubt this queen of beauty.