Sunday, April 20, 2014

Makeover on my Mom!

Happy Easter weekend!
My family came over for Easter this weekend, so I thought it was a great opportunity to do a makeover on my mom!  Her name is Riki, short for Maryke ;)
My mom never wears makeup and if she did, it would be a swipe of blue eyeshadow over the lid, that's all.
As you can tell by the before photo she has beautiful skin!
Maybe that's where I get my good skin genes :)

Before I started, I asked her what she wanted and most importantly, what she didn't want!
She said she sees women wear makeup and it doesn't match their neck, so...I only put foundation where she really needed it, the centre of the face.
Because she doesn't wear makeup at all, I kept it soft and simple. I used grey eyeshadows on the lids.
She has the perfect eye shape for winged liner, I was tempted, but I didn't want to scare her on her first makeover ;)  Next time!!
I love how her eyebrows turned out.
She didn't want bright lipstick either, so I kept that neutral.  Although she could totally pull off a bright peachy lip!

 after (fresh and glowy)

window photo to show her face is the same as her neck ;)
My momma is beautiful before and after makeup!

 products used left to right starting at the back
rimmel scandaleyes mascara - black / rimmel match perfection concealer - light  / l'oreal true match foundation - W3 / mac lipliner in stripdown / mac lipstick in blankety / mac eyeshadows in brule, retrospeck, scene, typographic / maybelline dream mousse blush - rose pedal
mac eyeshadow in omega used for eyebrows

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5 Favs + a Brush for March

Wow! March went by fast.
So many things came across my mind for my favs
It was hard to only pick 5 this month...but I did it!

March favs

mac fix +
an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin 
blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber 
adds radiance, finishes makeup. spray it on. skin drinks it up!
 you can also spray it on your brush before dipping into your shadow. 
it'll make your eyeshadow color even more vibrant!
this is a must for my kit and I use it on everyone after all makeup has been applied
makes skin look dewy and fresh and takes away that "makeup" look

nivea mattifying day care moisturizer
this is great for my oily/combination skin
I can massage a lot onto my face without worrying about looking greasy
it really does keep my oil in control!
when used with my pro longwear foundation, I don't need a primer

mac pro longwear foundation in nc20
this is a foundation for combination/oily skin
for a long wearing foundation it blends into the skin well
I never have to touch up my face and my blush/bronzer stays vibrant all day!
I don't wear it everyday, only if I need my makeup to last

maybelline expert wear eyeshadow quads in mocha motion
these eyeshadows are great for the price
great colour combinations with a lot of payoff
I am going to take these when I travel, they're small, light and practical
I even like the little sponge applicators!

 mac lipstick in candy yum yum
what can I say...bright neon pink in a matte finish
fun for spring/summer and probably looks good on everyone
you will get noticed wearing this!

 real techniques expert face brush
this a very dense brush great for applying foundations
you can really buff it into your skin making it flawless and seamless
I find it perfect for applying heavier or long wearing formulas

 close-up of expert face brush