I had several requests about what products I used to do my makeup in my last post. So at the request of the people, here they are!
In case you forgot what I looked like…here I am again!
Prepping the Face
Moisturizer: Neutrogena Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizer SPF 50. I swear by this stuff. I have dreams of having incredibly flawless porcelain skin (read: the pastiest of pasty white). If you put this on, you will not get sun. At all.
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“Primer”: I was skeptical at first, but I decided to blindly trust Mrs. Rainbow and her advice to use Monistat Chafing Gel as a primer. Having never used primer before using this stuff, I have no idea how it compares. But my concealer went on a lot more smoothly, so…I’d say it was a success.
**Tip: I mixed the moisturizer and primer together, because I don’t know which one is supposed to go first. It seemed to work well…
Putting on Your Face
Concealer: I have a confession to make…I use two concealers. My under-eye circles are scary. An ex-boyfriend’s brother once asked if someone punched me when he saw me without make-up. So…that was embarrassing. And because it scarred me for life, I’ve developed an intricate system of covering up my icky circles. First, I use Cover Girl Fresh Complexion Under-Eye Concealer. I apply a thin layer and blend with my ring finger. Then I use a brush to apply the serious concealer. Mary Kay concealer has never let me down. It’s thick, and it works.
Foundation: I don’t always wear foundation. But when I do, I use Revlon Photo Ready Liquid Foundation, applied with a sponge.
Powder: I refuse to not set my make-up with powder. If I don’t, then my face just feels all greasy and nasty. So I use Cover Girl loose power. It is the BEST.
Shadow: In my photo, I’m wearing several shadows. I’ve got on the two darkest shades from a Lorac eye trio. I normally don’t buy anything fancier than what you can find at Target. But seriously, Lorac is where it’s at. I’ve only splurged on this one trio, but it’s niiiiiice.
I also have on two discontinued eyeshadows. One is a pinky champagne. That’s near my inner eye. And then I use white shimmery shadow in the inner corners. (Solid blinding white. It sounds scary, but it works.)
Eyeliner: Cover Girl Perfect Point Eyeliner. Another product I could not live without. I will not use another eyeliner.
Liquid Eyeliner: I’ve got liquid liner on top of my regular liner. I use a liquid “pen”. It’s kind of like using an ink pen. It was MUCH easier than a brush. I recommend. Check it out: Maybelline Ink Pen Eyeliner
Mascara: Maybelline Full & Soft Waterproof.
Lashes: Ooh, La La! This is a fun part. I ordered Ardell 120 Demi Wispies in Black. I cut them in half and applied each one in two pieces.
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**Tip: Make sure you put them on the correct eye. I was a big idiot the first time and put the left ones on my right eye. Then my inner lashes were super long, and I looked super stupid. Don’t be like me. Read the directions first.
Ummm…I used some free blush I got in an Estee Lauder gift bag. It’s pink, and the name is rubbed off. Sorry!
After searching high and low for the perfect not-too-intense lip color, I discovered lip stains. A word of caution: the colors on the tubes look nothing like the color that goes on your lips. You will almost certainly fail at getting the right color the first time. I have no advice on how to avoid this. It’s just a game of chance. The perfect color for me ended up being the one in the weird orange tube. I was all, “I don’t want orange lips. But everything else has been a fail so I’ll try this weird orange one.” And it worked. Go figure…
Oh, you actually want to know what I used and not just read my ramblings? Right. It’s Cover Girl Lip Stain in Flirty Nude.
The tube looks more orange in person…
And then…I topped off the stain with some strawberry chapstick. (Strawberry is totally the best flavor! Not cherry!)
Are we done yet? Jesus, I had no idea I had on so much make-up.
Got any suggestions for me? Obviously I’m obsessed with make-up, so I’m always down to try new stuff.