Face Of The Day | 07.24.13
I really liked the way my makeup turned out today, so I thought I would show you guys a little Face Of The Day.
Foundation: Today I used Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW! liquid foundation in the color Ivory. I love how light this foundation is, it is perfect for a warm day when you are just looking for a light coverage!
Concealer: I have been using Rimmel London Perfect Match concealer in the color 125 Fair. This is a great concealer for blemishes, it gives medium coverage and feels very light on the skin. Sadly, I do not like this for under my eyes as it creases within five minutes of applying my makeup.
Powder Foundation: After applying my liquid foundation and concealer, I went back and dusted Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder in Fair over my entire face. This keeps my makeup put throughout the day, and although it is a hydrating powder it is perfect for my oily skin!
Bronzer: To contour my face and give a little natural glow, I used my MAC ProLongwear bronzer in the color Nude On Board. This was part of the Temperature Rising collection and is the perfect color to both contour and bronze. I also love that it is a color that I will be able to use all throughout the year.
Blush: After applying my bronzer I added a splash of color to my cheeks with the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour blush in the color Peaceful. In the pan this has a bit of shimmer to it, but when on the skin isn't even noticeable, which I like (I'm not a huge fan of shimmery blush).
Highlight: I did highlight the tops of my cheek bones, above my brows, and my cupid's bow with MAC Naked Lunch eyeshadow (It sounds crazy to use an eyeshadow as a highlight, but it works great!!). I did not show it in the picture because sadly it is a crumbly mess and is on its last leg.
Primer: To prime my lids, I used Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Eye Base. This is a great base to keep my lids oil-free and crease free all day long!
Eyeshadow: On my eyes I used Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette. I used the colors Tease, Snakebite, Foxy, Bootycall, and Half Baked. This is my go-to everyday palette for my eyes because it is so versatile and includes both matte and shimmery shadows.
Eyeliner: On my waterline I used Rimmel London Scandaleyes kohl eyeliner in Nude, and for my upper lash line I applied Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner in Onyx.
Mascara: I have been obsessed with the CoverGirl Flamed Out waterproof mascara in Very Black Blaze for the past few months. I love how it doesn't smudge on my very oily eyelids, but still comes off easily with makeup remover. It makes my lashes volumized and looks great all day. Perfect everyday mascara!
Brows: Last, but not least I touched up my brows a little with an eyeshadow from the L'Oreal The Temptress' Gaze palette which was part of the limited edition Project Runway collection. This color looks really dark in the picture, but is actually a nice warm brown that matches my eyebrows perfectly. I set them with a little Sonia Kashuk Brow Gel.
And that is the finished product! I took this picture on my phone this morning so I apologize for the quality, but I think it turned out quite nice for a day at the office!
What makeup looks have you been loving recently?