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!
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.
“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 undereye 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.
**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 direction 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.
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.