Thursday, November 8, 2012

Blemish Balm + Satin Taupe = FOTD

I cannot remember the last time I did my makeup for work. I had a little extra time this morning, so I though...'What the heck?'. I came up with a very simple eye look and a basic face using the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream. Overall, I like the BB cream which looks, feels, and acts like a tinted moisturizer (my base of choice).

There are some skin enhancing properties associated with Blemish Balm (BB) creams which differentiate them from tinted mositurizers. For the record, I do not believe that this BB cream will make my skin better and brighter, but for $9 it's cool so far. I need to play around with it some more before I determine whether or not I like/love/could-care-less-about it.

MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot - blended over eyelids with ring finger
MAC Satin Taupe - pressed onto the lid and slightly above with a flat shader brush
MAC Mulch - applied to outer corner with a blending brush
Urban Decay Zero - placed in outer corner and crease (bc Mulch did not show up!)
Wet N Wild matte white - tapped onto inner tear duct area
Milani black eyeliner - applied on top lash line and slightly smudged into a wing
Tarte emphasEYES inner rim brightener - placed on waterline
Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in black = LOVE!

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream - applied very lightly with fingertips (so lightly that you can still see my freckles/moles and pimple!)
Lancome Maquicomplet concealer - blended under the eyes with a flat concealer brush
Cover Girl Queen Collection bronzer in Brown bronze - applied to the hollows of cheeks for contour
Wet n Wild bronzer - applied over CG bronzer as contour and blush
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural - applied lightly with a large fluffy brush to set BB cream

NYX Brown Cafe lip liner
Tarte Lip Surgence Lip Shine in 'Smitten'