After I wash, moisturize and put on sunblock, I always use a face and eye primer. Eye primers help keep my eye makeup looking nice all day and helps prevent creasing and fading. The eye primer I like to use is the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion because it just seems to work the best for my oily eyelids. The face primer I've been using is from Sephora's own line and it's the Anti-Shine Primer. This is an okay product. It goes on a little weird at first and I really have to rub it in my skin but it seems to keep my skin less oily.
I always do my eye makeup before I do anything else unless I'm using a B.B. cream or tinted moisturizer, so the first eyeshadow I used is the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze as a base on my lids for the other shadows. Then I used a bareMinerals eyecolor called Starlet Casey on my entire lid and blending lightly into my crease. The color shows up lighter on camera but in person it's this pretty burnt orange with a light brown tone to it. Then I took another bareMinerals eyecolor called Starlet Leigh Ann just on the outer half of my lids and blended that a little into my crease as well. This is an absolutely beautiful dark plum color with a slight dark brown mixed in. It's an amazing eyeshadow but you really have to have a light hand applying it because it can get pretty dark. I also just realized I forgot to include the eyeliner I used in a picture, but I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the color Corrupt. That's just a nice dark brown color with some shimmer too it. I didn't want to use black liner because I felt it would be a little to harsh on my skin with this look.
After all the eyeshadow is finished I curled my lashes and applied one of my all-time favorite mascaras, and that's the bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara. Seriously, this mascara is fantastic! It separates my lashes nicely and like the name says, makes them very defined. They just look like natural lashes, but better. Then once mascara is done, I put the e.l.f. Tone Correcting Concealer underneath my eyes to help hide dark circles. This isn't really that great of a concealer, but hey, I think it was only $1 (it's more expensive on Amazon so buy it directly from the e.l.f. site or at Target) and I have gotten use out of it so I'll keep using it til it runs out (which is pretty soon!). Then I always finish off under my eyes with The Body Shop Lightening Touch, which is basically a highlighting concealer type of product. I know I've mentioned this in a post before and I just absolutely love it! I will never go without this product for the rest of my life.
After everything with my eyes is finished, I usually put on some kind of mineral foundation and that day I used the bareMinerals Matte version foundation in the color Fair (Yes, I know I'm super pale and I'm still that color in the summer). I really like this. It's much better than the original in my opinion, but only because I felt the original version was too cakey on my skin so I was thrilled when they came out with a matte version. Once the foundation is buffed into my skin, I used the NYX Blush in the color Rose Garden. This shows up very shimmery on camera, but on my skin I only notice a tiny bit of shimmer. And It's the perfect light rosy pink shade for my skin. After all face makeup is complete I use the Urban Decay Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray. I included this in my September Favorites post here if you wanted to check out the mini review I included.
And now for the completed look....
|Ta-da! The look on both eyes|
|And a close-up on one eye|
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