BUT maybe some of you guys might be curious about what we do in the dressing room…
Make up base : Stila one step correcteur
Tinted Moisturiser : Laura Mercier original SPF 20 in Porcelain
Powder : Stila brightening powder
Concealer : Za perfect fit 01
Highlighter : YSL Radiant Touch
Mascara : Chanel INIMITABLE
Pencil Eye liner : Prestige total Intensity (Black)
Liquid Eye liner : Maybeline Hypersharp
Blush : Averine (I use the 3 colour compact, the darkest colour lets me define and the lightest goes nicely on the apples of my cheeks)
I normally choose one of two that I like – shu uemura’s uv base which is tinted and has spf, or stila’s.
I’ve been favoring stila’s recently because I feel that it’s lighter on my skin, I think it’s water based, and it lacks the spf which generally makes makeup feel thicker.
Over this I apply Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturiser with spf 20. I use the original in porcelain. Since this tinted moisturiser already has spf, it’s another reason why I chose stila’s base. I’ve tried the oil free version and it goes on a little cakey on me, probably because I have somewhat dry skin. I’m aiming for the dewy effect anyway, so a little extra shine doesn’t bother me. Applying it this way seems pretty pore friendly so far, I tend to think it’s because of the base I chose which creates a barrier between the moisturiser and my skin.
The coverage from this isn’t much, but it seems to bring out a really nice glow. If you need to hide some redness or black eye rings, you can try the concealer from Za, or Yves Saint Laurent’s fond de teint.
|Za perfect fit concealer in no. 01|
|the new packaging is pink. I also have the one in older packaging which is dark blue.|
|the much raved about Touche Eclat Radiant Touch highlighter by Yves Saint Laurent.|
When I’m pleased with the colour, I put some translucent powder on. Currently I’m using stila, because it goes on sheer-er than my shu uemura’s translucent powder does. Go easy on the powder, it’s not meant to provide coverage, but just to set and even out a little, and provide some mattifying texture. (I say texture because products with spf tend to feel a little tacky to me, which I don’t like. So the powder takes away some or most of that feel.)
|stila compact. There’s a mirror on the underside of the cap|
|Like the make up base, the powder has pink, blue and green in it to brighten the complexion.|
I follow with some light blush or shimmery bronzer on the apples of my cheeks, depending on whether I want to look sun kissed or sun pinked.
Curl your lashes, if you need to. I normally don’t because I have super curly lashes, and small eyes that don’t fit very well into curlers. Add about 4 coats of mascara. I’m using Chanel’s.
Coat the lower lashes as well.
|This might be out of production already, but I use INIMITABLE, the waterproof one, without lengthening.|
I might have decided to lighten up, but I can’t do without my eyeliner yet. I tried this look with no eyeliner and i feel that it looks a little too bare. Even if you have thick lashes, I do suggest lining the lower lid on the inner eye corners for some definition.
For myself, I line very closely to the upper lashes and i end the line on the outer corner where my lashes end. I don’t extend it up or out and I don’t thicken the line. For the bottom, I line from the inner eye to the outer side of my iris, practically drawing on my lashes. I don’t line the waterline.
I’m currently using prestige black waterproof pencil eyeliner and maybeline’s hypersharp liquid liner for this.
|Prestige total intensity pencil liner
I also use the YSL waterproof pencil liner which I find creamier and softer to apply, but I feel that this one has better staying power on the lower lash line.
|Maybeline’s hypersharp liner|
You can tidy up your brows a little, but I don’t color mine in because I want to avoid harsh colors and lines.