Monday, January 16, 2012

BRIDEface/Makeup Bag Monday

from Nicki:Make up is base (prefer no powder), light bronzer or blusher, tend to lean towards brown eyeshadow, with black liner (pencil liner under eye, liquid lid), black or black/brown mascara and as neutral lipstick or gloss as possible. Wear make-up almost every day but find that foundation/base wears off very easily. Lipstick always looks very "false" on me. Be sure you are prepping your skin properly before you apply your foundation.If your skin is dehydrated, makeup will apply unevenly and wear very poorly. Moisturize well and use primer first, and you foundation will go on smoother, look more natural, and stay on longer. A lot of people avoid powder like the plague, but you will also find that if you do set your makeup with a translucent powder and a puff(just a little, so as not to appear dry!) your makeup will be sealed in and look so much more polished.I really work the powder into the puff and then roll it into the skin. This way you don't have a dry, powdery look. I love the fact that you are using a liquid liner on top but I would love to see a bit more softness on your lower lashline; sometimes pencil can be way too harsh and drag you down. Try using a dense smudge brush to press a shadow into the lower lashes-something brightening like the shimmery shade in the bottom right corner of this Sonia Kashuk palette.it would really brighten you up. Be sure you are always wearing blush; a lot of people wear bronzer in lieu of blush, and it can give a flat, muddy look. A pop of color on the cheeks can take years off and give you a healthy glow. NARS Orgasm is a bestseller because it simply makes you look radiant and youthful.
Nicki makeup

NARS Blush Orgasm
$27 - sephora.com

Korres Face Primer 1.01 oz
$28 - sephora.com

Sponges & Puffs | Laura Mercier
$12 - lauramercier.com

Powder | Laura Mercier
$34 - lauramercier.com

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