Hey there beautiful people. This is a special one for you. If you are like me and you have a playful spirit but you don’t often get the time to play, I have a grown – up game for you. It is all about makeup today. Once in a while, I like to get all dolled up and feel like a perfect 10. Scratch that, an 11. This is a pretty big deal for me because my life involves working with a lot of ill, angry people so, when I have an opportunity to dress up, I try to milk it. Today I’m taking you through my quick GRWM (Get Ready With Me) face routine.
I had my skin perfectly matched to my undertones at the MAC store after a consultation with a friend I met at a beauty meet – up. The results, magic. Interestingly, we haven’t done a makeup post on the blog before so I thought I’d share what they taught me in one of my beauty meet ups as well as what I’ve learn’t through internet research.
Disclaimer, I am not a makeup artist and I do not like the “overdone” look. Its just personal preference and seems to work just fine for me. This is my 10 minute routine. I start with clean skin, toned and moisturized. After I have applied my under – eye cream and lip balm, I use a pea sized amount of my MAC NW50 foundation on my hand. I dub a few dots all over my face and then take a moist beauty blender and pat it all over my face until I achieve light to medium coverage.
Once this has set, I will take my MAC concealer NW45 and dub it under my eyes where there are any dark circles and any other discoloration spots. I then blend with the smaller end of the beauty blender. Next, I use a brown pencil for my lashes and then an angled brush to fill in the spaces. I will follow with my Sleek Eye Shadow palate and I usually go for the gold and bronze colors. I finish off my eyes with a liquid black eyeliner or gel and some high volume mascara.
Next is my lips, lately I’ve been loving the nudes or dark browns and I line my lips first with my brown jordana cosmetics pencil (I’m not sure which one, since I got these at a flea market along Bunga in Kampala for a steal) and finish with MAC Touch lustre in the number AC3.
All the face shots in todays post were taken by Hills Images and the makeup shots were taken by me.
Till next week!