Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The Big Reveal: the real-deal Elena (FotD)

Psst... a secret that you blog readers (all four of you) probably didn't know about me: I'm a makeup junkie!! I've gotten into watching YouTube tutorials, expanding my collection, and trying looks I wouldn't have tried years ago. Nothing garish (I hope), but definitely more varied than the same-makeup-look-every-day-to-work thing.

So... here's my FotD (face of the day). {And yes, I know that my photography skillz are sorely lacking. But hey, this was just a PhotoBooth session. No hatin'! ;) }

^^^ missing the glasses (I've run out of contacts and need to reorder), earrings, and lip products (this was taken at the end of the work day)...

^^^ after reapplying gloss and lipstick and putting the glasses and earrings back on

Products Used

~ Aveeno moisturizer - over entire face
~ Hard Candy Sheer Envy face primer - also over entire face
~ Revlon Age Defying DNA Advantage Cream Makeup – 15 Tender Beige – liquid foundation
~ Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – 001 Transparent
~ Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa – Original Chocolate – for face contouring
~ Rimmel Lasting Finish Blendable Powder Blush & Highlighter – 008 Spring Flower – cheek contouring
~ Milani Minerals Blush – Sweet Rose – apples of cheeks
~ Physician's Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder – Translucent – above brow bone, down top of nose, Cupid’s bow, cheek bones, jawline
~ Revlon PhotoReady Concealer – 002 Light – in a couple of spots

~ Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer {I've not used any other eye primer yet, so I don't know if this is better or not as good as the high-end brands [Two Faced Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay's Primer Potion being two of the most popular].}
~ Rimmel Glam’eyes Trio Eyeshadow – 750 Tempting – light green shade over entire lid and up into crease
~ Sally Girl eyeshadow – Lilac – inner part of “hood” of eye
~ Sally Girl eyeshadow – Eggplant – midde part of “hood” of eye
~ Sally Girl eyeshadow – Midnight – outer part of “hood” of eye
~ Sally Girl eyeshadow – Fairy Pink – under eyebrow
~ Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil – 07 Pure White – around tearduct area
~ Physician’s Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio: Smoky Eyes – Charcoal - under bottom eyelashes
~ Physician’s Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio: Brown Eyes – Purple – middle 2/3 or so above upper eyelashes
~ Physician’s Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio: Smoky Eyes – Black – outer 1/3 of area above upper eyelashes
{Note: I used only a sponge-tip applicator and my fingers for the shadows! Left my brushes at home. Oops! But hey, it turned out well. Yay!}
~ Almay One Coat Get Up & Grow - 010 Blackest Black - mascara

~ Bonnie Bell LipLites – Strawberry – lip gloss
~ Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick – 450 Gentlemen Prefer Pink – lipstick on top of gloss
{Note: I layered the lipstick over the gloss, which is the reverse of what I usually do, for two reasons: (1) the color payoff on the gloss wasn't quite what I wanted for this look, and (2) the lipstick's color was a bit muted by being on top of the gloss rather than being the first on the lips. I was pleased with the result.}

I know, I know: sounds like a lot of products. Yes, it used to take me an hour to do this much work on my face, but I'm getting the hang of it and have accomplished reducing the time to about 30 minutes or so. To me, for the results I get, the time is worth it. Problem is that I don't do this every day. But that's one of my goals. (Some gals like makeup; other gals don't. And that's okay. I happen to like it and how it makes my face look.)

So... yeah, that's me. Well, my head. I'm not promising any full-length shots right now! Hahaha!

¡Hasta luego! :D

1 comment:

Sewconsult said...

You are beautiful to me, no matter if you have 17 different apps of make-up or as God's natural beautiful gift that your are.