Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Make Up

My plans and back up plans completely fell through for today! But that's ok, its been thunder storming for the past couple days, so I don't really want to go out. And it left me with time to make a new post! Today I thought I'd share how I do my make up. This isn't meant as a tutorial or anything, just my routine. A friend has been asking me how I do my make up for a while now - and I thought it would be easier to make a post explaining.

My make up today was is inspired by the bolder colors I've seen Tsubasa wearing.

So let me start off saying that I'm no makeup expert, and I don't use anything fancy. Pretty much all of my makeup can be found at Target or Walmart. I also use these make up items everyday, so they aren't gonna look pristine and perfect!

 Speaking of not perfect! Ugh my skin is so broke out right now. I swear, I never got pimples until after I graduated high school! 

First I start out with a freshly washed and moisturized face!

Using Hard Candy concealer palette and Glamoflauge, Covergirl's tru blend foundation, and L'oreal's Hydra Perfect loose powder.

I start with the concealer palette, covering up discoloration under my eyes, around my nose, and any blemishes. Next foundation, and extra coverage Glamoflauge on any unsightly spots. Then finish with the powder.

Next up is contouring! I will be using all my eye shadows from this elf palette.

 Color is a bit off in this picture. 

I went for a lighter shade of brown than normal since I'm going to be wearing bright colors.

I shade starting at my inner eyebrows in a straight line all the way down, and stopping at my nostrils.

 Hard Candy blush in living doll, and Rimmel lipstick in pink blush.

Cheeks next! I love really pink cheeks. This Hard Candy blush is the best pink I've ever found, but its not enough for me! To make it really pop, and help it last longer, I draw circles on the apples of my cheeks with the lipstick, and blend. Then apply the blush over that. I only apply to the apples of my cheeks, blending outwards.

 Tada! Super pink.

Next: Eyeshadow.

 Using this yellow for upper lids, and blue for lower lash line.

 I think its necessary to use eye shadow primer when wanting bold eyes. I tried Lasplash eye shadow primer and sealer, and it worked so well! You can really see how it made the colors brighter! And I tried to wipe it off with a paper towel - the stuff without primer came right off, but the primed eye shadow is still on my hand!

 Rimmel's Glam'eyes liquid liner.

I really prefer liquid liner. I've given up long ago on stick liners. I like creme eyeliners you get in a tub ok, but it takes so long to get a really black line!

My eyes look so crooked here! >.<

Rimmel's Glam'eyes mascara

I LOVE this mascara. I used to be all about Covergirl's Lash Blast, but I found it dried up really fast and flaked.

 The wand takes a while to get used to, but I really like it now. It actually is really helpful with my "special technique."

 "Special technique" being that I also apply mascara to the backside of my lashes! This catches a lot of ends that I can't reach normally, and I've noticed it makes my lashes look longer and more voluminous. It can go on a little clumpy at first, but I just keep brushing until its all smoothed out. Rimmels mascara wand is really great at this! It definitely takes some practice, but it really helps me! Just make sure to do it while the mascara is still wet, or it will stay clumpy!

 With and without mascara.

 I add a little shimmer with Revlon's eyeshadow in glistening snow.

 Add this to the inner eye corners, and under the eyebrows.

Finishing touches!
 Hmm, which lashes to use?

 Love this color of lip stain by elf.

Finished product!

 Wearing my hardcandy house bow!

Before and after! Wow. I should never go without make up! >.>;;;;

 Close ups.

Some simple outfit shots. Not really anything worth mentioning, since I'm staying home. But I thought the top was cute, and I love my Abbey Dawn boyfriend pants!

In retrospect, this was probably a silly post to do since I've been so uncertain and experimental with my gal make up lately. I've been feeling like its time for a change. The old way I wore my make up (with a nose stripe, heavy white at inner corners, and tare me eye) I felt was just really uncomplimentary to my eye shape and I always thought I looked freaky when I saw myself in the mirror. So I've been trying something new practically every day.

 Does any one have any make up suggestions or tips?!


  1. We need to have a make up slumber party!

  2. YES GIRL. Just not at my place, ac is not really working. I actually have dreamt of having a super cozy girly sleepover photoshoot for a long time now. And we could all wear similar colors and have curlers in our hair, and eat macarons....~!

  3. Your make up turned out really cute!!! *o* I think those colours are great for summer!!!

  4. SOUNDS LIKE HEAVEN!! As long as I get to wear my STRAWBERRY PJS I'm IN! We could do it at mine and Trish's?

  5. You should definitely keep doing your blush that way and keep the nose stripe. I think adding a darker brown in the crease of your eye and using a white eyeliner on the waterline would really improve your make. Also some individuals or a lash strip cut in half added to your bottom lashes would look nice. And of course circle lenses would pull everything together for that dolly eye look.