So yesterday a bunch of my female friends and I decided to have a much needed dinner out and drinks, too. It was supposed to be a ladies’ night sort of thing but then some guy friends came over and all is well and fun. 🙂 Anyways, this is a “get ready with me” post pre-yesterday’s dinner. Weird sentence formation. Anyway. Let’s do this!
Step 2. Primer. I used the Bourjois Flower Perfection Translucent Smoothing Primer which I absolutely love because it gives my skin the most awesome feel. Incidentally, I think the L’oreal Base Magique Primer could be a dupe—but that it just based from me trying them out in drugstores. When I finish this pot I am definitely moving onto that one.
Step 3. Foundation. I think I may be getting too attached with my L’oreal True Match Liquid foundation because I haven’t really been using anything else, not even my bb cream (which I just gave to my mom by the way). I like this lightweight foundation a lot. Incidentally, what’s a good affordable bb cream that’s good for medium skin tones? Is the L’Oreal one good? I want something to match my ‘summer skin’ hahaha aka I want something that’ll work even when I get tanner. :p
Step 5. Setting the shiz out. I set the concealer with Essence Fix & Matte Loose Powder which I like so very much now. It’s translucent! And it’s mattifying! And it’s affordable! Yay! Oh I didn’t have a powder puff with me so I applied it with a baby kabuki brush from EcoTools. I basically just tried to bounce the brush on the areas, just as I would if I had a puff with me. I also put a tad bit more on my t-zone, because it is soooo damnnn hot here now.
Step 6. Bronzer! Yay I like being tan. I used the Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Princess and dusted it on my forehead, the top of my nose, my cheeks, my chin, with this powder brush from Eco Tools.
Step 7. Contouring. I found that I love contouring with the ELF stippling brush, specifically. This particular brush seems to be softer than a stippling brush should be, and I think that’s why I didn’t like it for my foundation. With contouring though, it is awesome. It gives a more natural-looking contour, I think. I used the Dallas Powder from Benefit.
Step 8. Cheeks. I know this sounds over the top but I used two different blushes yesterday. I first dabbed on some of Stila’s Convertible Color in Lilium on the apples of my cheeks going upwards until before my temples. I also made sure that it blended a bit with my contour shadow just so it seems like a seamless gradient transition from one color to the next. And then, I patted in some Coralista powder blush from Benefit with my nasty looking angled brush. I don’t know why I felt the need to do so but I just did. All is well.
Step 9. The eyebrows. I first filled in my brows with the Maybelline Master Brow pen then I smoothed that out with a spoolie. Then, I topped that off with the Etude House Color My Brows mascara. I also smoothed that out with a spoolie.
Step 10. Highlighting. I used the Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Pearl Bay Invasion Luminizer in Baby Pink Clam. I dotted it onto the bridge of my nose, the tops of my cheeks, my brow bone area, my temples, my cupid’s bow. I just used my fingers to blend it in.
Step 11. Eyes. I put eye primer first, and I use the Etude Proof 10 eye primer. After that, I smoothed on Flormar Eyeshadow all over my lids. And then, I applied this All About Alex Shady Lady eyeshadow from The Balm with this lovely pointed Marionnaud brush (my favorite brush actually!) on the outer V of my lids. I smoothed that in with a smudging brush from Eco Tools. In the middle of my lid, I patted on some of that Champagne Pink shadow from my WnW Walking on Eggshells Trio.
Step 13. Lips. I put on some Revlon Siren lipstick, which is actually orange but registers pinkier via Photobooth, sorry about that. I dabbed it on my lips with my ring finger a couple of times; it lasts longer that way.
And then I’m done! All I need now is the love of my life and I’m good to go!
Ladies and gents, meet the love of my life, the lovely and always sleepy Puiji!
Puiji about to speak.