Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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)
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