Ive been trying to do this post for a couple of weeks for the people who were asking but, its been CRAZY!!! Running a business and keeping up with 3 little boys is a daily challenge but, I think we have finally caught up from vacation. Im definitely not a pro but I have gotten to consistent makeup results even though I still get “bad makeup days” kinda like bad hair days lol!
No makeup, Ive gotten these dark spots over the last couple of years and I know a chemical peel will help but I only do intense skin treatments in the winter (less likely to have a problem from the sun). I use a Beauty Blender or my Makeup Forever foundation brush for my Ultra HD Liquid Foundation. Seriously this is the best foundation hands down….ever!!!! I use their smoothing primer after my Chanel Moisturizer (has no fragrance) and before the foundation. Tarte Shape Tape concealer is a new found favorite for me I haven’t used any other concealer that sticks as well
A little bit goes a long way, I mix a red and yellow for my skin but I use one pump at a time but use about a total of 3 pumps. (With the brush you have to do it in thin layers or you will get streaks). Next I do my eyebrows (sometimes I do them first) the trick here is to use a thin brush and I love the Anastasia DipBrow. Lots of patience make the perfect brows. I make small hair strokes one at a time. No one tells you this but when you hit 30 you start losing them and magically they grow on your chin…smh!
The Reason I skip to my eyebrows before finishing my face is to give the foundation a chance to settle in before I contour. I like a dewy look on my face so don’t do a lot of finishing powder I just bake under my eyes (which you will see soon). I use Anastasia Powder contour kit. I use Nars blushes, Orgasm and Desire are my favorite hues.
Ok I have a eyeshadow palette obsession but currently I love my Tartiest Pro Amazonian Clay Palette, it has so many great colors in it!
If you don’t have this brush go get it….the Sephora Pro Crease.
Ive been baking under my eyes for 2 years now (before it had a name lol) I love how the Brightening Powder my Laura Mercier gives them an extra boost. I have tried several brands and this one is the best in my opinion.
I love this mascara by Chanel. Don’t I make the craziest faces putting my makeup on…I should do an outtake blog post….Big fail! You have to use the base too it makes a big difference! Finally I do a subtle red lip typically, this is a great liner (#98) and my favorite lipstick ever is Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle (434)
If anyone has any other questions feel free to ask!
I love that makeup is another way to be artistic. It definitely gives me confidence as I get older. I don’t think women need makeup to be beautiful but I do think it just adds to our femininity!