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Thursday, December 6th, 2007

This tutorial will walk you through, step-by-step, on how to apply liquid foundation, powder, contour, blush, and highlighting for a semi-dewy face. You may want to peruse my red lips tutorial, as well as brow tutorial. Also, I have done a few face tutorials in the past (you can never have too many, right?): glowy cheeks, and my original face tutorial.

Do let me know what you think, and if this was helpful! (Now, back to studying!) And if you have a TeamSugar account, make sure to show us some love!

You will need:

  • Products: Liquid foundation, concealer, blush of choice, contour color of choice, highlight color of choice
  • Tools: concealer brush (194), buffer brush (182), stippling brush (187), angled contour brush (168), blush brush (150)
  • I used: MAC Face & Body (NC30), Make Up Forever Lift undereye concealer, Afterdusk blush, Sculpt sculping powder, Tenderdusk beauty powder

Now, it is time to build the full-face with all the trimmings… Continue reading →

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

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Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Estee Lauder DayWear Plus ($38.00)

More than moisture. More than protection. DayWear Plus actively shields skin from the multiple assaults of the environment to help prevent lines before they appear — so your skin looks younger longer. The secret? An active response anti-oxidant system with a powerful blend of new and natural ingredients. A skin-friendly UVA/UVB screen you can wear AM and PM. An advanced dual moisture system to keep skin feeling moist and healthy. Lightweight, oil-free creme. Dermatologist-, Ophthalmologist-tested. Apply AM and PM after cleansing, and after applying your Repair Serum.

What makes it worth it: Oh my goodness, I fell in love with this rich moisturizer as soon as I put on my first application of it in the morning! It is a luxuriously thick cream that dries quickly and leaves skin feeling incredibly smooth and hydrated. The scent reminds me of cucumbers and cool days, I can’t quite put my finger on it. It’s a subtle scent, so it’s perfect for a facial moisturizer. I just honestly felt like I was pampering my skin with this product, and I will definitely be adding this to my list of staples. A little goes a long way, which as I always say, is most excellent. Oh, what else? It contains SPF15, which is an essential item you need for your daily regimen.

Why you might pass on it: None! Buy it today. I adore this, and I can’t think of a single reason not to at least check it out and try out the texture for yourself. The price is the only thing that could sway you, but I imagine one container will last me at least a month of use, so I’ll fork over the money for this lovely addition.

Find this product at Estee Lauder locations, www.esteelauder.com, and www.nordstrom.com.

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

What is your favorite brand for makeup brushes? Who makes the best brushes and why? What’s so incredible about the brand’s brushes?

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

I originally made this spreadsheet for myself quite awhile ago (I think back in 2005!), and I’ve shared it before in a few online communities, but for some reason haven’t shared it with my dearest readers! Blasphemy! And thus, I offer you a spreadsheet to help keep track of your makeup purchases if you so wish… Download it here!

If you decide to use, let me know! :)

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

I used Pure Ore cream shadow on lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner lid, Cranberry eyeshadow on outer lid, Beauty Marked eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Goldmine eyeshadow above crease, Ricepaper eyeshadow to highlight brow, and Raven kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Afterdusk blush with Tenderdusk beauty powder to highlight and Sculpt sculpting powder to contour cheeks. I had The Scene lipstick with Red Romp lipglass on my lips.

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