Wednesday, June 3, 2009

MAC's Strobe Liquid Lotion, L'Oreal Infallible Foundation & Bright Blue Liner







As always I am on the quest to find a way to simulate soft, subtle and perfect looking skin. I'm infatuated with that slightly dewy looking skin that most 11 year olds possess. My time for naturally dewy skin has come and gone but I do not fret, instead I just fake it. I'm always experimenting with various foundations mixed together or altered with mixing mediums. The majority of my foundations are from one of the Estee Lauder umbrella companies such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, just to name a few. I admit I don't own a lot of drugstore foundations, in fact, I only own two: Revlon ColorStay and most recently I purchased L'Oreal Infallible Advanced Never Fail Makeup. What I've noticed since purchasing these two products is that drugstore brands have really changed their formulations for the better.

I decided to mix one pump of the L'Oreal Infallible foundation with one pump of my all time staple MAC Strobe Liquid Lotion. Strobe Lotion and Strobe Cream I am never without in my personal makeup stash and in my professional kit. Strobe Liquid is a girl's best friend because its buildable and can be mixed in with other products or it can be sheered down with MAC's Fix+ and then added to an airgun for airbrushing. I have used an empty spritz bottle and added equal amounts of Strobe Liquid and Fix+ and used it on my body for that night time sheen. Perfect for when you go out dancing and partying on those hot summer nights.

My goal is to have sheer coverage which makes my skin look dewy and fresh, but still be able to cover the areas that I want to hide. Have a look at my pics and you decide what the results are.

What's on my face:

Foundation: L'Oreal Infallible Foundation and Strobe Liquid Lotion

Conceraler: Used the L'Oreal foundation without mixing.

Cheeks: Contouring with Tenderling Sheertone Blush and Pinch'O'Peach on the apples of my cheeks

Eyes: Annabelle Cream Shadow in the palette Coffee Talk. I used darkest color on eyelids
MAC Pigment in Copperclast on top of cream shadow and in the crease.
Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Liner in 240 Acqua Sparke & Waterline is Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Liner in 061 Jet Black
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black

Lips: MAC's Lipliner in Stone, Pinch'O'Peach Blush tapped onto lips and MAC's Plushglass gloss in Pretty Plush (another staple)

Your comments are always read and very much appreciated. Thank you to all my followers for your continued encouragement and well wishes, your comments really do mean a lot. Thanks for stopping by. xx

48 comments:

kitty kouture said...

You are just the cutest thing ever!!! Your look gorgeous!!! I've been saying that I'm going to give the blue eyeliner on the bottom a go, but still haven't yet. I must do it soon!!!! :) xx

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@kittydouture, Aww thanks Ashley :) xxNadia

Lola said...

You look stunningly beautiful as usual! Have you thought about doing youtube videos? I would love to see a tutorial on the hair!
I love those Annabelle cream shadows too!

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Lola, Thank you so much, that's sweet of you to say. I want to do YT vids but I keep chickening out, lol. Annabelle cream shadows are very nice and affordable, nice alternative. Thanks! xxNadia

Valerie Valentine said...

you're so stunning! (as usual) i just ordered fix + and i'm excited to see all that it can do :)

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Valerie Valentine, Thanks Valerie!! You're going to like Fix+ its very versatile. Let me know how u like it. xxNadia

lluisadt said...

You look so much different with your hair pulled back, you are gorgeous.

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@lluisadt, Thanks Luisa, glad u like the look. Right back at you bella. xxNadia

GiGi said...

You're skin looks amazing! I ahve this foundation & i will have to mix it w/somthing to make it look dewy. Your skin looks really light & fresh!

www.dressjunkie.com said...

Stunning look, I'm following your lead and breaking out the blue liner today xx

hotwaterbottle27 said...

You look gorgeous as always!! I bought fix+ last week and can't believe I've got through 28 years without this gem, I love your posts btw!

Kloey7 said...

I think you look great and have achieved what you wanted - your skin looks flawless and dewy yet natural.

tina_mbc said...

Lovely face of the day, and your skin looks amazing...;)

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@dressjunkie, Thanks Arlene. Blue liner would look amazing on you, send us a pic :) xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@GiGi, Thanks hun, Let me know how u like mixing the foundation. Try Benefits High Beam if you don't have Strobe Liquid. xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@hotwaterbottle27 Thank you am I very pleased that you like reading my posts. Enjoy your Fix+!! xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Kloey7, Thank very much :) xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@tina_mbc, Thanks! I'm glad you like :) xxnadia

Emma said...

you just look amazing!!!!!!
x

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Emma, Awww thank you Emma! xxNadia

lipstickrules123 said...

So beautiful!
I just got the Chanel Prolumiere for a dewy but not overly dewy foundation. Loving it. But your post makes me want to check out the drugstore brands. I am kind of foundation obessesed lately.

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@lipstickrules123, Thank you!! I really like Prolumiere myself but my sister was raving about the L'Oreal and I'm glad I tried it. xxNadia

ellamarie84 said...

I love this look! I really need to try out the blue liner because it looks gorgeous on you!

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@ellamarie84, Thank you!! xxNadia

PeachykeenCheeks said...

That's such a fantastic idea to add strobe liquid & fix+ together in a spray! I need to go out & buy strobe liquid! I've ran out of strobe cream.
xo

Crystal said...

You look great. Very pretty.

Rocaille said...

Love the bright eyeliner and the lip combo, looks great on you! Is it also so blazing hot in Toronto? It was 30 degrees Celsius in Vancouver today! Take care :) xxx

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@PeachykeenCheeks, Try it, I think you're going to really like Strobe Liquid. Thanks xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Crystal, Thank you very much. xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Rocaille It has been hot but not as hot as Vancouver. I'm glad you like the look. Thanks! xxNadia

Jenny9119999 said...

I love my Strobe Lotion. You look gorgeous here Nadia. I love the aqua liner on you. Pinch o Peach is one of my fave blushes!!

Rocaille said...

I just tagged you! Check out my blog for details if you'd like to do it :) xxx

luckymirai☆ said...

I just found your blog and I find it very interesting.You look very pretty in all of your photos and you put makeup very well. I think you have me as your new follower :)

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@luckymirai, Thank you so much! Glad you find my blog interesting. xxNadia

Sarah Bella said...

You look so pretty!!! Your hair is amazing....
You serisouly have the skin of a 19 year old. A.m.a.z.i.ng!!

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Sarah Bella, Thanks honey, right back at you :) xoxNadia

smiley13tree said...

I love the blush! And I definitely think you have that youthful glow.

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@smiley13tree, Thank you, that's sweet of you to say. xxNadia

em said...

stunning! I love the pop of colour on the lower lashline.

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@em, Thank you:) xxNadia

Liparazzi said...

If you take a look at my blog I did a post on illuminating bases for make-up that create a glowy dewy look. The best one I have tried (even over MAC Strobe cream) is The Body Shop Tinted Glow Enhancer. I got loads of compliments when I wore it for the first time. It's affordable and great to mix with foundation. Hope this helps! x

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Liparazzi, I'll definitely check out your post. I am familiar with the Body Shop Tinted Glow Enhancer, I use them often as highlighters. They are great. Thanks for stopping by! xxnadia

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

I love this look and will definitley have to try it!

minnie said...

i am really enjoying your blog!

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@minnie, Thank you so much minnie :) xxNadia

Tali said...

Great look.. you look beautiful!!

Mirna Lu said...

This look is stunning!! I love how your skin glows:)! Your blog is amazing!!! I can't get enough of it lol. I just started my blog and would love some feedback :). Thanx!

Sara said...

wow, this look is so beautiful. i think you really acheived the dewy look. i just bought the infallible foundation and can't wait to try it. which shade did you select? i picked 606, but i may pick up 608 and test both. one of the biggest drawbacks of drugstore foundation is you can't really test it. but i've heard good things about this line so i figured it'd just give it a try.

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