Face of the Day 10-20-09

Okay, I promised I was going to try to do this more since you guys want it…to post “face of the day” looks that show whatever makeup I wore that day. Truth is, I’m pretty self-conscious about getting my picture taken and even more self-conscious about posting it on my own blog! So be nice. :) haha.
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Sooo there you have it. That’s what I wore today. This photo was taken after my makeup had been on for a good 7 hours already, so the blush and eyeliner aren’t quite as vibrant as when I applied, but it held up pretty darn well. Hm, my eyes are looking a little red though aren’t they? haha. Yes, I took this picture at work…what can I say, my office has tons of great natural lighting. ;) For your convenience I have linked to particular products I used in case you want to check them out.

To get this look…

For my face, I applied Makeup Forever High Definition Foundation in shade # 110. I love that it is pale enough to match me. I haven’t tried their new super light shade 107, but I’m afraid it would amplify the pinkness in my skin too much and make me look ruddy. I did not use any primer underneath. I usually don’t wear primer for every day. I then applied Makeup Forever Full Cover concealer in shade #2 Porcelain on spots, and set the whole thing with MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Light, buffed on gently with my E.L.F. Studio powder brush— see, I really use the things I rave about! ;) I didn’t use any brushes for my foundation or concealer. My foundation gets applied with a cheapo wedge sponge and I just do the concealer with my fingers (I clean them first!).

My blush is sort of faded, but it was never very dark to begin with. It was the limited edition MAC Beauty Powder Blush in On A Mission from Style Warriors with MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Perfect Topping from Sugar Sweet on top. I’ve been really loving this combination lately.

For my eyes, I first applied a base of Mad Minerals creme eyeshadow in Bare Necessity. I always use a base for eyeshadow! It’s essential if you want it to last. For my eyeshadow I used my NARS 9944 eyeshadow palette which is also known as the Best of NARS or NARS Best palette. That palette was limited edition but you can still get the eyeshadows separately– they are all available in NARS eyeshadow duos. On my eyelid I did a wash of All About Eve II. In the crease I put Kalahari I, which is a warm plummy taupey color. To blend out the Kalahari and highlight the eye I finished it with a light fluffing with Bellissima I. For eyeliner I did the inner upper rim (aka “tightlining”) with MAC Kohl Power in Feline and then I topped the whole look off with Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara. My eyebrows are filled in with Billion Dollar Brows brow powder in taupe, which is the freaking bomb. I’m doing an in-depth review on it soon.

My lipstick is MAC Hue, which is a Glaze formula and a permanent product in MAC’s line. I don’t like fussy lip looks with too much going on. I’ll only very rarely layer lip products, and rarely ever bother with a lip liner.


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