Monday, July 29, 2013

Beauty Post..Effortlessly done make up..





I've been getting lots of questions about what make up I use on my face lately.  So I am making a conscious effort to post at least twice a month about the subject.  My make up routine changes with my mood and I adore trying new products.   With the ever changing advances in the beauty world these days, trying new products is super easy because there are always a new crop to try.

Here are a few that I have been using recently that I
absolutely adore.  This day I was in a subtle mood.   I wanted my face to look made up.. but in an effortless way.  There's a difference between make up that looks like you are not wearing make up and make up that looks like you did something but sits effortlessly on your face.  I am always in awe of both when I see them done well.


The key is to blend!  

A phrase I hear from my celebrity make up artist friends on a constant basis.

Shall we break it down...

BASE
The way you apply foundation will determine how flawless the rest of your look will be.  I've been using Benefit's amazing products for the better part of a month now.  Start with the Stay Flawless Foundation Primer.  This is to keep the foundation,  concealer and even eyeshadow put all day.  Next  use the foundation brush to apply the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation.   What I love about this product is that it's brightening and you can build it.  Lighter application during the day and heavier application at night.  Then comes the Fake Up concealer.  This concealer is an eye balm and concealer in one.  It moisturizes and covers.   This helps the product not to seep-into the fine lines under your eyes...  And lets face it,  unless you are a teenager you have those fine lines.

EYES
Next..  The Shadow.  The awesome folks over at MAC sent over their Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow and I have fallen in love.  The Brownluxe is exactly that.. LUXE!  I've applied the lightest colors in the pallet to create a barley there smokey eye and used the darkest to line the lid of my eye.   It's perfect for day.   Swipe on a couple coats of Benefit They're Real mascara and you are good to go.

CHEEK
The Benefit Cha Cha tint Cheek and Nars Laguna Bronzer create the perfect contour and intense pop of coral color.  I use this combo both day and night.  Go a little lighter for day.

P.S.  Cha Cha Tint is my all time favorite product of the year!  It is absolute perfection. Way to go Benefit!!

LIP
This MAC Mineralized Rich Lipstick in Midnight Mambo goes on light.. It moisturizes and packs amazing color.   I am all for a matte lip and wear it often.  But I have to say it is really nice to switch it up sometimes.  Creamy soft lips are super duper awesome!

and all of this takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. 

and now the links below..


Have a Happy Monday!

Effortless Face..  I "Like"

Taye ;)

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