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I'm 25 year old student at UAF double majoring in English and Japanese. I'm a goofy person and I love to have fun and meet new people. I have been a closet fashionista for years and I love fashion as much as I love my games =)
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Everyday Look

It's not uncommon to see women with makeup on everyday, and like those women I normally have makeup on every day as well, though I think mine is much more simplistic than a lot of people's that I have seen.

From Left to Right, bottles to compacts:

M.A.C. Cremesheen Glass: Fashion Scoop
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation: Gobi
Diorskin Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer: Nude
Chanel Exceptionnel Mascara: Noir Obscur
Lancome Ombre Prefecteur Eye Base: Clair
Lancome Artliner Liquid Eyeliner: Smoke
Michael Kors Perfume: Very Hollywood
M.A.C. Skinfinish Natural Powder: Light
M.A.C. Liberty of London Beauty Powder: Shell Pearl

The key to a good foundation is by starting with a good foundation to build on. To achieve this I wash, exfoliate, soften, and moisturize my face every morning (and by proxy, every night except for exfoliate).

Products from Left to Right:

Shiseido The Skincare: Day Moisture Protection SPF 15
Shiseido The Skincare: Hydro-Balancing Softener
Shiseido The Skincare: Eye Moisture Recharge
Laura Mercier Skincare: One Step Cleanser
Laura Mercier Skincare: Face Polish

Every morning I wash my face with the LM One step cleanser and my Clarisonic Skin Brush (Not pictured) and follow with the LM Face polish. After I use the STS: HB Softener to hydrate the top layers of my skin before applying STS: EMR with my ring fingers to my eyes and STS: DPM with my finger tips.

This creates a clean, exfoliated, and hydrated surface to apply makeup. Adequate hydration will keep your makeup from drying your skin or over producing oil.

Once my moisturizer has absorbed into my face I start with my foundation application.
I use brushes to apply my makeup, I've really become a fan of the Sigma brushes. I use the following brushes to apply my makeup (From front to back):

Sigma SS 194: Conceal under eyes, around nose, and any acne scars
Sigma SS 190: Apply foundation
M.A.C. 109: Apply blush to apples of cheeks (not pictured)
Sigma SS 150: Apply setting powder
Sigma SS 182: Blend blush before setting powder

To get an even skin tone I start with the following products.

I conceal any areas that are in need and follow up with my foundation. I apply my concealer with a brush and then pat the product into my skin and blend. Similarly I apply my eye base from the sponge applicator and blend with my ring finger, patting the product into my eye lids. Then I take my powder brush and lightly dust setting powder into my T-zone. I avoid the cheeks for now.

After evening out my skin tone I move onto defining my features using the following products.

Using a small soft brush I apply the body powder as a blush onto the apples of my cheeks and blend outward with my kabuki brush. I then apply my eyeliner and follow up with my mascara. Lastly I put on my lipgloss (I have been loving Fashion Scoop and I often pair it with the M.A.C. Viva La Glam in GAGA). The last thing I put on is my perfume which is Michael Kors' Very Hollywood.

After I have applied my makeup, my everyday look includes fixing my hair. I have very thick, naturally curly/wavy hair. If I don't do something with it, it goes everywhere because of the length. I wash my hair every other day or every 3 days, my hair is very resilient and doesn't get oily quickly, so I don't want to damage it. I've been using Nexus Sleektress line (not pictured). After washing I have to blow dry my hair otherwise it will stick up everywhere.

T3: Lightweight Luxe hairdryer

Not Pictured:
T3: Free Flow Vent Brush
T3: Anti-gravity Barrel Brush
T3: Hair Clips

After my hair has been dried I straighten my hair. Normally my hair will stay straight until I will wash it again with no or very minimal products; which is good for my hair. I don't have to straighten my hair everyday (because it lasts) and that is extra heat damage I am not subjecting my hair too.

And for all the hard word (or lack there of, this honestly doesn't take long at all to do) the finished product:

I know I look so happy, I've actually been sick, thus the blanket. I hope you enjoyed the post! I promise this doesn't take long to do at all! Especially doing my hair, the T3 products were a great investment for my very thick hair!


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