Monday, October 24, 2011

FOTD: Neutral Glam

Hello my friends! I OFTEN intend to do blog posts with my "Face of the Day"... but what prevents me from doing them is simply forgetting what I put on! I'm now keeping a little white basket right by my makeup area... I can put everything I used on a given day in there and refer to it for FOTD blogs, or just to list in the extra info section of my videos. Not a genius concept by any means, but hopefully something that will help me make more posts like this. So here's a look at today's makeup basket...

All of my photos are a bit washed out, and none of them showed the eye detail in just the right way, but... I guess that's what you get every now and then when you are your own photographer! My goal with this makeup look was to keep it neutral all around, yet not boring... Since sometimes that's the way I feel when I go neutral from face to eye to lip. However something about this look is just a little bit glamorous. I think it comes from perfected skin, an eye that's defined *just enough*, and a glowing lip.


FACE
  • Laura Geller Spackle under-makeup primer
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation (Natural Beige)
  • Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer (Light)
  • Bare Minerals Summer Bisque (over Cover Girl concealer- see my full coverage concealer trick)
  • Revlon PhotoReady Concealer (forgot to include in pic- used for redness around nose)
  • Mally Poreless Perfection Glowing Foundation (Medium- light dusting all over)
  • NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer (Sunny)
  • IT Cosmetics Contouring/Highlighting Palette (also forgot to include in pic!)
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush (Pearlescent Pink)
EYES
  • NYX HD Eyeshadow Base (not shown)
  • Wet n Wild Limited Edition Color Icon Baked Palette in Bake-Off Contest (used the center shade on the bottom wet w/ a sponge tip applicator. Used dark brown dry on the outer part of lid & crease & smudged under the eye w/ pencil brush, used bright copper to blend just above crease)
  • Wet n Wild Kohl Brow/Eyeliner Pencil in Black (upper lashline, outer part of lower lashline, and inner rim)
  • NYC High Definition Volumizing Mascara (2 coats on top, 1 coat on the bottom)
  • Maybelline Define-a-Brow in Dark Brown

LIPS
  • LORAC Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Trend Setter (part of Close-Up kit)
  • NYC Automatic Lip Liner in Naughty Nude (applied after gloss to lightly add definition)
Just a few notes on some of the products used... the Cover Girl/Olay concealer is very brightening, but not amazing in terms of coverage so I love topping it off with Bare Minerals Summer Bisque for added coverage. The Mally Poreless Perfection Powder is a newly discovered favorite product from her line- good enough coverage to wear alone, but nice to set foundation with. The Wet 'n Wild blush in Pearlescent Pink is growing on me- it's just really fresh & pretty. As far as eyes, I now have the new Wet 'n Wild matte palette, along with the glitter and baked palettes. I've been trying them out like crazy, but won't be posting a review until I'm confident with how they wear. One thing I'll say about the Wet n Wild baked palettes- I love wearing them wet and applying them with a sponge tip. I was pleasantly surprised by NYC's High Definition mascara- enjoyed the brush very much! And when I've worn this LORAC liquid lipstick- I've been stopped on multiple occasions and asked what I have on my lips. It really glows in the pictures :)

Daily Nuggets...
  • Just started reading a new beauty book- About Face by Scott Barnes. LOVING IT so far & plan to do a beauty book library video once I finish it. I've learned so much through books by makeup artists.
  • Tyler bought me a Mello Yello Zero yesterday. He insists it's better than Mt. Dew... I'm not so sure.
  • Planning to make some avacado salsa soon. woop woop!

30 comments:

  1. I love these kinds of posts!

    I will definitely be checking out the Lorac Liquide Lipstick!

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  2. Very very pretty! Are the baked Wet n' Wild shadows still available? May check out the mascara since I'm always on the hunt.

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  3. Beautiful look! The Lorac lipstick is fabulous.

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  4. Gorgeous! I especially love the eyes and the lips! I love your blog and your videos, they've taught me so much! My husband thanks you too! I play with makeup so much more these days and don't look so much like a frumpy mom of two anymore :-)

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  5. is Avocado Salsa similar to Guacamole?

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  6. I love a well done neutral face. Some ppl don't put enough on and call it neutral. Thanks for all the tips Emily. I love your blog and your videos! God bless you.

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  7. Dear Emily:
    I love all your videos and reviews. You are an inspiration to me. I would like to ask you what products will you recommend for oily skin that. I sweat really easily and by the time I get to work my face is all sweaty and oily and all my make is on my paper towel napkin. I feel that all the effort and care that I put on my make is gone in 30 minutes. Do you know of any face product that will defy sweat for a longer wear? Thanks, Delmy

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  8. Very pretty! Can't wait for your review on the WnW baked shadows!
    xo, Jaimee
    http://inspiredbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  9. Love this! Would you be able to explain how to use the bronzer on the face. I tried under my cheekbones and it was too dark. I'm lightskinned

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  10. you are so pretty Emily and all looks suit you so well! i wish i could get my hands on that palette! looks so nice :)

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  11. Looks lovely! That Lorac lip stick looks gorgeous. x

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  12. Very pretty look..I hear a lot about that foundation and really want to try it.

    http://polaberry.blogspot.com/

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  13. Love the colors you chose today. Just beautiful. The About Face book is a favorite of mine. The transformations in it are amazing. I love the "glow" he adds to the faces. Please post the recipe for the avacodo salsa if it turns out yummy :)

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  14. What a beautiful look!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  15. You look beautiful, Emily. :-)

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  16. i seriously just love watching your videos! your one of those gurus that is just so enjoyable to watch! and i love this makeup look! your so pretty!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love love love your blog!!! I love the fact that you are not trying to be a professional or know-it-all kind of person. From my student point of view i really need to know which products are good, and at the same valuable, and when i watch your posts i can tell that you're being honest when you say that a $1 ELF eyeshadow is good! Thank you so much for making my life a tiny bit easier! :)

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  18. Love this look on you the Lorac Lipstick looks amazing on you!

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  19. I LOVED the Neutrogena Health Skin Fdtn, but it did not love my skin!

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  20. You should make a tutorial with this look! Love it :)

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  21. I have the NYC Sunny bronzer, the Covergirl concealer and the Wet n Wild blush, and all three of those products are pretty damn amazing for being drugstore! PS, your basket by your desk idea is great! I always forget what I put on for my FOTDs, so I started keeping my products in a drawer in the bathroom that I used that day, but the bathroom is so far from my computer desk to keep running back and forth with products. *lol*

    xox
    Dawn
    http://youtube.com/user/MissDawn1012
    http://missdawn1012.blogspot.com

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  22. Lovely look! I love Maybelline Define-a-Brow, one of my fave eyebrow pencils & underrated.

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  23. The Wet 'n Wild blush in Pearlescent Pink is my go to blush for every day. I absolutely love it. I'm glad it's growing in you. I hope you learn to love it as much as I do. BTW, I love this look. You look great!

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  24. Please please please do a beauty book library video! I love your videos and I am just getting into make-up and I want to learn so much more.

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  25. I would love to see a review and application of just the mally poreless perfection foundation! Love your blog and YouTube channel!!!

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  26. Hi Emily,

    I also have the bake off contest palette from wet n wild. I was wondering if you know if any of these shades are dups for high end products? I figured you would know with the extensive collection you have. Summer will be here before we know it and I would like to get more use from this palette.

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