Stepping out of your comfort zone is something that is hard for many to do.
Purple was not a color that my client thought would look good on her, but after the transformation was complete, she loved it. Not only is purple my favorite color, it is also a color that I love working with to create beautiful eyes. The color payoff is great.
She has some scaring on her forehead and cheeks due to acne. The blemishes were minimal, so it was easy to conceal them and even out her skin tone. She has oily skin also, and prefers to wear powder foundation, instead of cream or liquid. She was lovely, great spirit and a beautiful woman. It was a pleasure working with her.
- Mac select coverup concealer (NC50)
- Bare Minerals powder foundation in Deep Dark
- Milani Baked Blush in color 02
- Milani Easy Brow pencil is dark brown
- Mac’s paint pot in Ocher
- Mac’s Brown Script
- L’oreal H.I.P shocking shadow pigments in color 534
- Wet-n-Wild black creme eyeliner
- Ardell Professional Natural Lashes-Lacies
- NYC lipstick in the color Smooch
Mac select coverup concealer (NC50) is one of my favorite concealers. It blends well, and it’s long lasting. This product was used to conceal and even out her dark under eye circles and the blemishes on her forehead. Retail price $18.00.
Bare Minerals powder foundation in Deep Dark. I have used this foundation before, but it has not worked for my skin. It leaves me either ashy, or with too much of a red undertone. But it worked perfectly for her. A little goes a long way. This is a really great product and works well with oily skin. Retail price $27.00.
Milani Baked Blush in color 02. I have several shades of blushes from this line. Soft, pretty color, with a hint of shimmer. This was applied to the apples of her cheeks. Retail price $7.99.
Milani Easy Brow pencil is dark brown. Glides on smoothly and it’s long lasting. Retail price $5.49.
Mac’s paint point was used on her eyelids, to the top of the brow bone. It coats smoothly and allows the eyeshadow to really pop. It also provides a great base for the eye shadow to stick to. Retail price $20.00. It’s pretty expensive if you ask me. Urban Decay also has an amazing base/eye primer, which is what I primarily use. Every now and again, I will use my paint pot. Click here for Urban Decay’s eye primer. It retails for $12.00.
Mac’s brown script. Applied to the upper part of her eye (brow bone, down to the crease). I love, love, love this product. It’s a great transition color. I personally use this often and it works great for many different looks. It’s a strong color and needs to be blended well. Retail price $15.00.
L’oreal H.I.P shocking shadow pigment in color 534. Applied to her eyelids and slightly into the crease. I have these eye shadows in every shade! The container is huge and lasts a long time. I purchased all of mine in January, 2012 from Walmart. A year and a half later and they are still going strong. The color payoff is amazing. Retail price $5.49 (or less when there is a sale).
Wet-n-Wild black creme eyeliner. Applied along the lash line of her lids. This product works well with oily skin. Sold at most drugs stores. Retail price $3.99.
I have several lashes from the Ardell Natural line. The single pack retails for $4.99 and is sold at Sally Beauty. They can also be purchased on line.
Standing ovation for this lipstick! NYC lipstick in the color Smooch. It is my favorite lipstick for everyday work-wear. I keep one in my purse during the work week. It is long-lasting and can be applied lightly for a slight lip stain, or heavily for a sharper color. Retail price $3.99. Sold at most drugs stores and Walmart.