Today I am sharing what I was wearing for makeup. These pictures are from a couple of days ago but my foundation routine is the same. I am going to try and find the best way to film these tutorials so it will make things a lot easier to explain. The lighting has to be perfect and that is my biggest problem even with photos. So, I am going to warn you, these photos could be better but I am working on it. If you want to get this look then keep reading:
Step #1: My foundation routine
Foundation: Cover Girl Clean Sensitive Skin formula in Buff Beige
Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Illuminator/Brightener
Powder: Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand
* I applied my foundation with a Sonya Kashuk foundation brush. I started with a small amount on my nose and right under my cheek bones close to my nose. (I will do a complete beginning to end foundation routine with detailed pictures another time.) I work in a circular motion with my brush moving from the center of my face out. Then I applied a small amount to my chin working in the same motion then my forehead is last.
* I took my concealer and swiped it under my eyes. Using my ring finger (I always wash my hands before) I blotted or tapped in my concealer making sure it was blended in.
*Finally I applied my powder. Depending on the day I will use the puff my powder comes with or a brush. If I use a brush I use my MaryKay powder brush or my Sonya Kashuk just depending on which one is clean. Today I used the puff.
Step #2: My eyes:
Eye shadow primer: Urban Decay's eye shadow primer
Eye shadow: Profusion Colour me glow eye shadow palette
Eye liner: Revlon's Color Stay liquid eye liner in Blackest Black and Cover Girl's Pencil
*I applied my eye primer using my pinky. I cover my eye lid making sure I buff it into the lid.
* Then I used a flat eye shadow brush to apply my first color. I use a light "highlighting" color (in the picture below I used the light pink color in the upper left corner) and I start at the inner corner of the eye and tap it into my eye lid about 1/4 of the way in.
*Cleaning off the same brush I tap my second color (the 2nd color in the first row/column under the light pink) and I start from the outer corner of my eye working it into my crease and ending where my highlighting shade ended.
*I then used my 3rd color (2nd color in on the middle row) I tap my ring finger and apply it to just above the crease and blend the two colors.
*Last but not least I took my highlight color and applied it to the arch of my eye brow blending with my other ring finger.
*Before I applied my eyeliner I curled my lashes.
*I took my liquid eyeliner and started on the inner corner of my eye and with small light strokes I applied my liner. I use this same technique with a pencil eye liner. The liquid eye liner I use is perfect. It's in a felt pen form and perfect for beginners.
*On my bottom water line I used waterproof pencil eye liner with a light hand.
*With the tip of the sponge eyeshadow brush (you know the ones that come with the eyeshadows) I smudge a matte black eye shadow on the bottom eyeliner.
Step #3: My Lips
Lipstick: L'oreal Raisin Rapture
*First I applied chapstick and then I applied my lipstick. I really don't use any special technique when applying lipstick. Every once in awhile I will use a nude colored lip liner when I apply red lipstick. It helps make the red really pop and keeps it from bleeding out of your lip line.
I really hope you like post and found it helpful. Let me know if you have any questions. Happy makeup!