A friend of mine was married on Sunday and I knew that I’d be up and at the synagogue early to help wherever she needed me, so when I planned out my make-up I wanted something that I knew I’d be able to do in 10-15 minutes. I pulled out some of my tried and true products and this is what I did. Unfortunately, I didn’t even think about taking a picture of my make-up on, but I took some close-ups of most of the products that I used.
1. The base. After I moisturized my face, I used Benefit’s Pore-fessional Primer. Next I used the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Spot Concealer. When I’m short on time, this is what I reach for because even though it says “dark spot concealer” I can use it under my eyes, on any redness in my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose. I blended that in with a beauty blender and then I used the MAC Matchmaster Foundation. I wanted something with a little more coverage than the BB cream that I’ve been using. I applied this with my fingers, which I always do when I’m in a hurry because it’s quick and is the best way to apply foundation, in my opinion. I followed this with the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent.
2. The cheeks. I wanted to add a little color to my cheeks, so I used Benefit’s Dallas.
This product doesn’t look the best in the pan, but it has become one of
my favorite cheek products. It’s perfect to use as a blush/bronzer
color, so it’s a great product to use if you’re in a hurry. I used a bit
of NARS Albatross highlighter to highlight my cheekbones, brow and nose.
3. The eyes. When I applied the concealer I also put some on my eyelids so that I wouldn’t have to use a primer. For eyeshadow, I used MAC All That Glitters across the lid. I wanted some definition in the outer corner of the eye so I used a little bit of MAC Soba. I finished off the eyeshadow by blending MAC Swiss Chocolate into the crease and MAC Naked Lunch under the brow bone. Once the eyeshadow was done, I used the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in the waterline to open up my eyes and make me look a little more awake. I used Maybelline’s Line Stiletto in blackest black along the upper lash line and topped it off with Cover Girl Flamed Out Mascara.
4. The lips. My original plan was to use MAC See Sheer. It’s my favorite lipstick because it provides a pop of color that also feels like a more natural color, but I couldn’t find it. I don’t know what it is about this lipstick–it’s probably because it’s my favorite–but whenever I really want it, I can’t find it. In the end it probably turned out to be a good thing because the cold weather is taking its toll and my lips have been dry. Instead, I reached for Maybelline’s Color Elixir in Captivating Carnation. This feels good on the lips and doesn’t dry them out.
And that was it! I’ve been doing this look ever since so one of these days I’ll try to get a picture and share it in my next Project 365 post.
Note: I purchased all of the products listed in this post.