Saturday, May 2, 2009
If you frequent my blog, MySpace, or Facebook, you know that I love makeup and I love posing for the camera!
I decided to do a post showing you what I do to make myself more beautiful. Yes, I said more beautiful. While I love to wear makeup and play with colors, I also am comfortable in my own skin, without any makeup.
There used to be a time (about 10 years ago) that I wouldn't go anywhere without makeup - now most days, I'm only wearing mascara and lip gloss or lipstick.
I also sold AVON a few years back, and I participated in their Beauty Advisor training and became a Certified Beauty Advisor. What does this mean? That I can look at you and know just by looking, if you're wearing the right makeup for your skin tone.
Anyway, with my new hairstyle I got done yesterday, I knew that I wanted a flexible hairdo. One that I could flat iron bone straight, put some product in and enhance my natural wave, curl it under, flip it out, or spiral it up, whenever I want, without much effort.
Here's a before makeup photo:
As you can see in the above photo, I have very red cheeks. This is beneficial in that I don't need blush EVER, but it's also very annoying because it's too much! I also can't wear alot of makeup colors because of this.
Here's the after makeup photo:
Products used to achieve this look:
Pantene CURLS CURL DEFINING SCRUNCHING MOUSSE EXTRA STRONG HOLD
Pantene CURLS CURL DEFINING SCRUNCHING GEL EXTRA STRONG HOLD
Redken WORKFORCE 09 FLEXIBLE VOLUMIZING SPRAY
Bed Head SUPERSTAR™ Thermal Blow-dry Lotion for Thick Massive Hair
Maybelline Lash Stilletto Mascara in Very Black for lower lashes
L'Oreal Paris Double Extend Mascara in Black for upper lashes
Maybelline Ultra Liner in Black
Maybelline ExpertWear Eye Shadow in Sunbaked Neutrals
Here's a closeup of my eyes:
Almay Smart Shade Makeup SPF 15 in light/medium 200 (I LOVE THIS STUFF!)
Almay Smart Shade concealer SPF 15 in light/medium (since my skin is revolting against me this week!)
Almay Pure Blends Translucent Shimmer Powder
*Note the Almay Pure Blends line is an all-natural new makeup line and is awesome!!!
* 98.2% natural
* Natural, matte or radiant loose finishing powder
* Gives skin a polished, naturally perfect finish
* Controls shine all day
* Blend of antioxidant fruit and flower extracts, including Lotus, Orchid and Acai to nourish and hydrate
* Free of talc and added parabens
* Eco-friendly package made from 56% recycled material
* Hypoallergenic. Dermatologist tested.
CoverGirl IncrediFULL Lipcolor in #972 - Spicy Pucker.
Here's a closeup of my lips:
I love this lipstick too because it plumps my lips, but the only thing I don't like is that when it wears off kind of quickly, and then my lips are dry. So I have to reapply it pretty often throughout the day, but all in all, I love all of the products above that I've outlined here, or obviously, I wouldn't be using them!
Are there any products that you can't live without? And if so, what are they?