May 25, 2012

Summer Makeup Idea

Products used, but not shown: Elizabeth Arden shimmer powder in Nude Shimmer

This is a look I use frequently because it is quick and not too overbearing. I don't always darken my eyebrows so much, but just did it for fun this time.

First start off with clean and dry skin, pluck any stray hair, and add your primer now if you prefer.

Use the True Match foundation in your shade all over your face, then apply concealer if you want. (I didn't conceal today).

Eyes, Eyebrows & Eyelashes:
Apply eyeshadow with an eyeshadow brush that you prefer or press on with the tip of your finger (elizabeth arden shimmer powder in nude shimmer). To apply eyeliner, use the MAC flat brush shown above (i used too faced eyeshadow in Rapture, as a eye liner). Line the outer upper and outer lower lids to give the illusion of your eyes going up and out. Use the MAC brush to fill in eyebrows as well (clean brush before using on brows). The eyebrow powder shown in the photo is from Walgreens. It is a very cheap product but I love it. I use the darkest shade from middle to outer brow, then I use the middle shade from middle to inner brow. Extend brows with eyebrow powder if you want to make a stronger impact. Use Maybelline Illegal Length mascara on upper and lower lashes.

Use the Artistry by Amway 3D face powder in Shimmer Pink. Apply in the center or hollow of cheeks to add definition, as well as around jawline and under jawline for depth. Use Maybelline FITme blush on apples of cheeks.

Line lips with BeautiControl lip liner in cinnamon (my absolute favorite makeup product for years, but unfortunately no longer available!! I'm very upset about this and will be contacting BeautiControl soon). Fill in lips with Avon Smooth Minerals lip gloss in Pink Quartz (another must have for every woman!!).

Finish the entire look with a few dabs of matte powder to take away any shine in those specific areas. (Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand). I find that patting the powder on is better than using a brush at this stage, enabling it to embed into the pores a little, and cover the surface of the skin more effectively. You do not have to go crazy with this powder. Just a little goes a long way, and keep it in your bag for touch-ups.

Note: If you are not very experienced with makeup, apply your mascara and lip gloss last, to prevent powder for adhering to the lashes and lips.

I hope you like this look and have a great Memorial Day weekend!