Friday, July 26, 2013

Rusty

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I've dusted off some of my makeup that I haven;t used in quite some time. I got stuck in a quick and basic makeup routine for a while and really missed getting down and dirty with my makeup. I do feel a little rusty and to start off, I went with a look that I favor and have done before using gold and bronze shades. I lined my eyes, applied false lashes, and then lined the bottom of my eyelid to match the eyeshadow. I also tried a technique that I have not used in a long time, contouring. 

Products used:

Face:
  • No.9 Photo Fix Wrinkle Filler and Primer (Target - $19.99 - Highly recommend)
  • Revlon Colorstay Mousse Foundation - Natural Tan
  • Lorac "Bronze" Broner to contour cheekbones
  • Wet n' Wild Coloricon Bronzer - "Ticket To Brazil"
  • The Balm - Illuminator Power "Mary Lou Manizer"
  • MAC blush - "Spaced Out" from Neo Sci Fi Collection a few years back
Eyes:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion applied to entire eyelid.
  • Bare Minerals glimmer shadow - "True Gold"
  • MAC Embark used to fill in outer V of eye.
  • Khroma Beauty - Khloe Kardazzle palette darker bronze shade used to blend outer V
  • Khroma Beauty - Khloe Kardazzle palette lighter gold used to blend entire eye.
  • Anastasia Brow Powder Duo - Medium Brown/Taupe
  • MAC Shroom used to highlight brow bone and emphasize eyebrow
  • Stila Kajal eyeliner - Onyx
  • Ardell false lashes - Wispies
Lips:
  • MAC Lipliner - Stripdown
  • MAC Lipstick - Kinda Sexy
  • MAC Lipstick - Flamingo
  • MAC lipglass - Stay Sweet
I must recommend No.9 Photo Fix Wrinkle Filler and primer to anyone looking for an affordable primer and not willing to spend a lot of money. Smashbox was put on the map for their amazing line up of primers, but No.9, a Target brand owned by Boots, has captured everything that is necessary for a primer, for only $19.99! I'm a huge fan and have stocked up when I came across a Target that had more than one of them on the shelf. This is the first tool that I use on my face to prepare my skin for the foundation and give my face a dewy and glowy look, even when going for heavy coverage with my foundation.  

As far as foundation goes,  everyone seems so surprised when I say that I prefer drugstore brands such as Revlon to higher end brands. First of all, why spend so much for the same quality. Secondly, I find that some high end brands are very oily and break me out. This is my particular case, which may be completely the opposite for you. It is important to know your skin type and try multiple brands of foundation before buying. You never know how your skin may react to it. For high end lines, I like Armani Luminous Silk foundation, and YSL's line of light foundations, but keep in mind that these foundations give a medium to light coverage and can be a bit watery. Kat Von D has come out with a wonderful line of foundations for medium to heavy coverage. Don't turn your back on drug store brands just yet, give them a try and you may find your holy grail product! I have been very comfortable with Revlon foundations, but I am always on the hunt for others. The quest never ends!

Hopefully this look has been adequate! I plan to have many more coming up! I want to shake off this rustiness and be able to really beat my face in with some amazing makeup looks! I've been looking through some amazing inspiration, and can't wait to share!

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xoxo

18 comments:

  1. You look like a bomb shell. Beautiful!
    Xoxo Debby
    www.debbyboo.blogot.com

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  2. ...the most beautiful woman in the world <3

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  3. Most gorgeous girl in the world !! Blonde suits you so well my love ! looking gorgeous !

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  4. You look stunning! I wish you'd start doing videos again :)

    Lacy
    MakeupbyLacy.com

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  5. You look Stunning dear, your makeup is flawless!!!

    www.plogstyle.com

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  6. I really like the new hair color. It looks fabulous!!! :)

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  7. You are beyond gorgeous! Love the hair!

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  8. you look gorgeous!

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