It’s time for a quick and easy #MOTD post! I threw this look together in about 20 minutes using products I haven’t used in a while or ever before or products I am trying to use up (#Finish5 products for example) and thought you might be interested.
Always start with a primer and this one is what I have been reaching for lately. This is the Smashbox Photo Finish primer. It really helps with the pore problems I have now that I have my oily skin under control. I wanted to throw on some concealer next to minimize some unwanted redness and dark spots and I prefer a thick concealer for this. I used the Maybelline Coverstick in the green shade around my mouth and nose, then the Covergirl Trublend Fixstick in Light under my eyes. I blended everything out with the Benefit Hello Flawless foundation in Ivory which has always been a fave.
With the base done, I added some Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair under my eyes to brighten and the Rimmel Stay Matte powder in translucent to set everything. I decided to finish off the rest of my face as well so I took the Make Up For Ever HD blush in 410 on a duofiber brush and applied it all over my cheeks, then the Too Faced Candlelight Glow highlighter on top of the cheek bones. For my lips, I have Annabelle’s Stay Sharp lip liner in Java** underneath the Cailyn Tinted Lip balm in Apple Pink which makes for a super matte lip.
Onto the eyes, I took the Annabelle Brow Show Highlighter and brow duo** to fill in the brows and highlight the brow bone. The highlight seems to settle funny I’ve noticed but I think the overall effect still looks pretty good. I decided to use a cream eyeshadow as a primer today and I went with the Be A Bombshell eye base in Submissive which is really unexpectedly shiny. On top, I used the Cailyn Mineral Eye polish in Orchid all over the lid and to line the under eye with since the applicator is perfect for it. I did a little bit of smudging before applying some of this Urban Decay eyeshadow Duo in Half Baked and Twice Baked. I darkened the crease with Twice Baked and put some of Half Baked in the innercorner. It gave the lid a bit of a mixed metal look that I really liked.
I am really excited because I have just opened my number 1 mascara: the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. All of the mascaras I had open to try weren’t doing anything for me so I decided to turn to a fave. That separation, length, volume and super black pigment is what makes this amazing. It is wet which I don’t think the majority of people prefer but give it a try. You could love it too.
Til next time, ttfn x