I’ve decided to start doing ‘Face Of The Day’ blog posts every now and then – mainly for 3 reasons:
The first, and probably the most important reason, is I want to improve my makeup skills. I watch YouTube videos every day (makeup- and hair tutorials are my favourite videos to watch) and I can’t help but feel envious of girls like Desi Perkins, Nicole Guerriero, Chrisspy and Jaclyn Hill. They are just SO good at applying their makeup, and they make it look so effortless as well – they just know what colours work together, how to create the perfect wing etc.
Everything I know about makeup, and I mean EVERYTHING, I learnt from watching YouTube videos and reading online magazines / blog posts. So, the only way I am going to become a makeup-application-ninja is by practising. Not only do I want to improve my makeup application skills, but I also want to become confident in pairing eye, cheek and lip colours that work well together. All this comes with time, patience and practice. I’m someone who likes to stick to what I know, which is a neutral eye with peaches, corals and pinks on the lips & cheeks. By doing these ‘Face Of The Day’ blog posts, I’ll be challenging myself to think out of the box.
The second reason is because I want to show you guys what products I’m using at the moment. I can’t blog about every single item in my makeup collection BUT if there is a product you see me mention in one of these ‘Face Of The Day’ blog posts and you have a question regarding that product, leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to give you my opinion on that product (or where I bought the product etc). If you would like me to do a review blog post or ’60 Second Review’ video, let me know in the comments section below and I’ll be happy to do that for you as well.
The third reason is because I have no idea what types of makeup looks you guys want me to recreate in a YouTube video makeup tutorial – and the only way for you guys to see different makeup looks (in photo form), is for me to do a blog post series like ‘Face Of The Day’. If you see a makeup look that you like and you think it might be something you would like to try out yourself, let me know and I’ll do a tutorial for you.
I would like to create content that I know my blog readers will enjoy, and the same goes for my YouTube viewers – because that’s why I blog, for YOU. Yes, I enjoy writing blog posts, taking photos for my posts and filming videos but at the end of the day, I want to make sure you are enjoying it too!
Ok, so enough waffling…let’s get on with my list of products I used on my makeup look today. I wanted to play around with a bit of colour for Spring, but nothing too bright as I’m still easing into the whole non-neutral makeup looks.
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Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer
L’Oreal True Match Foundation – N3
LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer – Classic Ivory (used as a corrector as it’s quite pink-toned)
Revlon Age Defying Concealer – Light
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Medium
MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer – Aphrodite’s Shell
Clinique Cheek Pop – Plum Pop
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Soft & Gentle
MAC Eye Brow Pencil – Lingering
L’Oreal Super Liner Brow Artist – Brunette
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eyeshadow – Brulee (used all over lid, crease and brow bone)
Smashbox Bronze Lights – Sunkissed Matte (blended into the crease)
Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eyeshadow – Nutty (used on lid)
Catrice Kohl Kajal – Too Cool For Pool (used to line lower lash line)
Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad – Silver Fox (used turquoise shade to blend out lower lash line)
MAC Pigment – Vanilla (used as inner corner highlight)
MAC Fluidline – Dipdown (used to line upper lash line)
MAC Eye Kohl – Teddy (used very lightly to define lower lash line in outer corners)
Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector – Petal Shimmer (shade 04)
Finished off with MAC Fix+ Setting Spray
I kept the lid & crease colours quite neutral because I wanted the lower lash line to pop with the turquoise shade. I do sometimes use a bronzer as a crease shade, especially when I can’t find a warm-toned matte eyeshadow in my collection. Most of the matte eyeshadow crease shades I own are more cool-toned, having a matte bronzer in my collection means I’m always covered should I need a warm-toned matte shade for an eyeshadow look.
Since the lid shade (WnW Nutty) and bottom lash line are cool-toned, I wanted to warm up the look a bit with the bronzer shade. I find using only cool-toned eyeshadows on my eyes can sometimes make me look a bit tired and dull, that’s why I always warm up the crease with a transitioning shade (think Makeup Geek Beaches & Cream, Purely Naked, Crème Brulee, MAC Bamboo or Sigma Beauty Cinnamon).
I will try to make the ‘Face Of The Day’ makeup looks as interesting (but still wearable) – there will be neutral eye looks thrown into the mix as well because sometimes you need to pair a neutral eye with a bright lip. Speaking of bright lips, I visited my local Dis-Chem yesterday and picked up one LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint – there were like 5 tubes left – 2 red shades, 2 bright orange shades and 1 purple shade. I picked up the purple shade (called Coy) because the other 2 shades didn’t really look like something I would wear. I am well impressed with Coy (it’s super pigmented, lasts really long and the price point is very affordable – R 39,95), so much so, that I am on the hunt to now buy all the shades.