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Out of curiosity, Christine, what made you change your mind on the foundation? I remember in the past that you said you weren’t a huge fan of it.

This is my experience as well! I looked unbelievably good in pictures – but in person I was an oily mess! It clings to every bit of dry patch too 🙁 shame, because other than that I loved the coverage and the glide. Someone said I literally glow like JLo in my pics, but in real life that glow translated to be an oil slick. Sigh.

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Yeah, I like it in person but I don’t go OMG WOW AMAZING! In photos? It’s awesome. So it’s what I wear often, since I’m usually taking photos or video, lol!

theBalm Sexy eyeshadow: I just dyed my hair red, and using this shade lightly over my brows makes them the perfect color!

theBalm Frat Boy blush

Maybelline Lots of Lashes

Darphin Intral Toner, Skinceuticals Daily Moisturizer, & L’Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black. I’m a MUA and even I admit that a good skincare regime eclipses makeup. Since spending the money on really good skin care products I actually eliminated the need tfor certain products… at least for me.

1) My Neutrogena Mineral-Sheers pressed powder foundation
2) Maybelline Colossal mascara
3) Maybelline Define-a-brow brow pencil.

This is all I really need to feel comfortable while out and about, but I do like to add a few more things in.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid, MAC Brow Shader in Porcelaine/Browning (LONG since discontinued, I will cry the day I have to replace it with something else!) and MAC Blush in Peony Petal. I can happily wear these three things out in a rush and be happy I’m not nakedface!

Too Faced BB Cream
Dior Addict Extreme lipstick in Fireworks
Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

… and of course, whatever mascara is in my current rotation. Right now it’s Clinique High Definition.

Wow, that Creator nail varnish is amazing! Christine, do you happen to know of any black nail polish that has black glitter? I’m on a quest to find some…not going well so far.

Leaving out skincare (which is HARD!)

1. Estée Lauder’s Beauty Benefit Cream OR Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Concealer (depending on how I’m feeling that day)
2. MAC’s Brow Set in Beguile
3. Guerlain’s Shine Automatique in #201

Those are my essentials. That’s difficult to do (I STILL feel like I broke the rules and wrote four! LOL!) I want to steal – er – I mean “pay homage” to this and make a video post about it 🙂

MAC blush in Supercontinental, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium. I can make do with everything else.

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