Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Selena Gomez VMA Inspired Look

Hey Y'all!

My internet has been so slow today! It's driving me nuts!

This look is inspired by Selena Gomez at the 2011 VMAs. I love this look because virtually anyone can wear the colors and it's easy! I love easy. It's also versatile.You can wear it day and night not have to worry about being too over done!

Products Used:
Urban Decay Naked Palette: Virgin, Naked, Buck, Darkhorse and Creep. In that order actually!
ELF eyeliner: I couldn't find my Urban Decay 24/7 in Black to use... I wouldn't recommend the eyeliner I used!
Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara: I love this mascara. One of my favorites. It leaves my lashes long and thick but not clumpy. It's great for a look like this.

ELF Mineral Lip Liner in Peachy
Emani Minerals Organic Lip Gloss in Blush

Thank you so much for watching!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Foundation Routine

My foundation routine has changed since my Flawless Face Video. I still love mineral foundation, but it just isn't as dewy or cheap as drugstore liquid foundation. I will go back to my mineral routine in the fall, but liquid just feels so much better in the summer.

I start off by applying my moisturizer. I do not cleanse my skin in the morning, because it's pointless. I rinse with warm water and spritz toner on my skin. Then I apply my Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream. This product does not contain sunscreen, so I can use it day and night, but does mean I need to apply a product that contains sunscreen before I leave the house, even if I'm not planning on wearing makeup that day!

Covergirl Aqua Smoothers Tinted Moisturizer - I've used this product for years! It's a great, light, oil-free moisturizer with a hint of color. It also has an SPF 15. I wish it had a little bit more... I apply this to my face and decollete.

Benefit Boi-ing Concealer - I used either my fingers or a brush to apply this to blemishes, my cheeks and my eyes. I really like this concealer because it isn't cakey and goes on very smooth. I prefer using my fingers with it because it blends so easily. I do hate the packaging. I always find myself having to use a towel or tissue to open it when I have lotion on!

Liquid Foundation - Maybelliene Fit Me in 120, Covergirl Natureluxe in Bamboo, or Emani Minerals Liquid Foundation is Creme Beige. I like all of these foundations in their own right. They each offer something slightly different, but all have great coverage and make my skin look great. I love using a foundation brush to apply them and blending out with the warmth of my clean fingers!

Emani Mineral Powder - This helps to set my makeup and even adds a tiny amount of sunscreen! I am really enjoying the pressed powder because it doesn't make quite the mess that loose foundations make.

ELF Blush and Contouring Powder - This is probably one of my all time favorite products. I can thank the YouTube community for this purchase. It's a fantastic price and the blush looks great on almost anyone. I also love that contouring powder is right there and there isn't need to haul an extra product around. The Sonia Kashuk Angled Blush Brush is also another Target fave! I love it!