Thursday, July 11, 2013

Long-Wearing, Full Coverage Makeup a.k.a. Pageant Glam

Hi everyone!
This is my "Face of the Day" from a couple of days ago-- I was going for a long-wearing, full coverage look that would be good on camera for a commercial shoot... I've also had some people asking for pageant makeup tips-- and I think this would be a good look for that as well! The skin is very highlighted and contoured, the eyes are clean and defined, and the lips provide that added brightness. Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation is one of my ultimates for coverage/longwear, but I'm trying to use up some other foundations in my collection, so I went back to MAC Pro Longwear for this-- another foundation I really like!
  • MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC35- works when I've been self-tanning)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (08 Warm Light Medium- used on any redness/imperfections)
  • MAC Select Cover-Up (NW20- used as a highlight under eyes, top of cheekbones, down the nose, and center of the forehead)
  • Bare Minerals Well Rested & Summer Bisque mixed (If you just had "bisque" it would make this shade- used it to set the MAC Select Cover-Up)
  • Makeup For Ever Pro Finish Powder (128 Neutral Sand - used everywhere I didn't use Bare Minerals- works when I have a tan)
  • Mally Visible Skin Bronzer (Deeper- used as cheekbone & forehead contour)
  • ELF Studio Blush (Blushing Rose)
  • Wet n Wild Reserve Your Cabana (top of cheekbones)
  • Milani Eyeshadow Primer (All over the lids/up to eyebrow)
  • Milani Single in White Lie (around tear duct & on inner part of lid)
  • Maybelline Sunbaked Neutrals (used the medium matte brown- top row, second from left- in the crease. Used the darkest brown- bottom row, far left- in outer V. Smudged both of these shades on lower lashline as well)
  • Sigma Single in Topaz (Used to buff out the crease color & be a warm transition shade)
  • Milani Single in French Vanilla (Used as a highlight under brow & to blend out Topaz)
  • Milani Ultrafine Liquid Liner in Black Vinyl (Upper lashline, slightly winged out)
  • Maybelline Master Drama in Midnight Master (Black liner in waterline- forgot to picture!)
  • Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara (Upper & lower lashes)
  • Red Cherry #42 False Lashes
  • Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo in Dark Brown (locked in place with Maybelline Great Lash Clear mascara)         
 In case you were wondering about hair- I just used my curling iron and put my top sections around large velcro rollers. Click here to see my video tutorial on that look.
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss (matte) #103
  • L'oreal Colour Riche Lip Gloss in Rich Pink
In a time of year where I'm mostly wearing looks that are bit lighter, I thought I'd share this look for anyone who needs to glam it up for the cameras. By the way, I've Instagrammed about this before, but that Kate Moss matte lipstick is gorgeous with a gloss or alone. It's one of the most comfortable, non-drying matte lipsticks I've ever tried. This gloss on top makes the lipstick not quite so bright. This makeup truly stayed looking good even after I fell asleep on the couch later in the evening. Yay for that!

Daily Nuggets...
  • Getting so excited for Mall of America Meet & Greet!! If you're planning to come, make sure to RSVP here
  • Beauty Broadcast Live was super fun this morning!
  • Bonus blog post! For some reason my post wasn't published yesterday on the Gloss Daily site, but it's there now. 
  • You know what sounds good? Some jalapeno poppers.
  • Cupcake is napping on her fluffy blanket & loving life.


  1. The look you created is really stunning! I especially love the matte white you used in the inner corner/into the middle. I've really been into matte highlights and shadows recently, so I might have to try this out myself!

    Wait, a commercial?!? Awesome! Congrats. Will you let us know when it airs?

    Best wishes,
    Em from Mascara Warrior blog

    PS: I got an INSTAIN blush in my birchbox this afternoon and thought of you! It's in Swiss Dot. What a gorgeous rosy shade! You are so right about the staying power... I tried to swatch it on my hand and it left a stain on my finger that still hasn't come off!

  2. Love love love this! I am a big fan of full coverage makeup. Gorgeous makeup look!

  3. Wow you did a commercial ??? I'm so excited !!! Can you share it with us through Youtube ?

    You look so stunning in these pictures, you're so beautiful =)

    Much love from a french beauty addict ^^

  4. When do we get to hear about the commercial??!!!!

  5. Congratulations on the commercial! That's awesome news! Also, I love the Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 103. It's a huge favorite of mine.

    Carol | Bitten Glam

  6. I've been wanting to try that Estee Lauder foundation. I love the way it looks on your skin! That MAC looks so clean on your skin here too! Ever since I found your YouTube channel I have really developed a new crush on makeup. :) I have learned almost everything I know about makeup from you! You are so much fun to watch and I get giddy when I see a new blog post or video from you! Thank you for being unique, honest, and inspiring. :)

    Your Daily Mel

  7. Love this! So pretty!

    Best, x

  8. Hi Emily! This look is awesome! Love it! I know you did an explanatory blog post, but I'd love a tutorial with this look! :)

  9. Love this look :) I especially like the eyes!

  10. Oh my beautiful Em. I really love that Kate Moss lipstick. I have it in the shade #101 and it's a staple in my purse. The perfect nude pink and I agree, they are some of the most comfortable matte lipsticks I have ever worn. Really love that #103, I'll have to take a peeksy next time I'm out.

  11. Very glam look!
    I am so excited to meet you and really excited what makeup look you are going to choose for the meetup on Saturday! haha

  12. I love this look! So pretty:) I love the prolongwear concealer, and I've been really wanting to try the foundation. It looks flawless on you! :)

  13. oh my gosh i may need to pop over to the mall to meet you!

  14. I love the lip combo you used!

  15. Beautiful look, especially the lip combo!

  16. Always love your look, no matter what colors you choose! I am a make up artist as well and new to your blogs. Love your fresh and honest approach.and how you never talk down to your audience: ). I love your smokey eyes and would love to see you with a dark, sultry, smokey eye and a nude glossy lip....

  17. Loving the lip combo..

  18. Hi Emily,

    I was curious if you could suggest a long wearing drugstore concealer that is good for large areas other than under the eyes (like around the nose, chin, and forehead. I find that I already have one concealer/illuminator that works well under the eyes and a another one that works well for very targeted areas like pimples, but the skin on my nose and cheeks gets very flushed looking so I like to wear concealer, but I find that most, even with primer and setting powder, separate over the course of the day. Thanks!

  19. Hi Emily! Oh my gosh I am such a huge fan. You are so down-to-earth and hilarious! You have inspired me to start my own blog recently that features beauty, DIY, inspirational quotes, and DIYs. Please check out my blog at I would be completely honored to have you browse it. Keep doing what you do and continue to inspire others! Love always, your loyal viewer, Sayidah.

  20. Lovely look as always! I love your style in makeup... classy... Well done Emily..

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  24. I so wish I could try some Milani products! We don't get it here in Bulgaria...

  25. Emily-
    Could you do a tutorial on this look? It is very similar to what I am looking for, for my wedding.

    Could you also do a glasses wedding look? Thanks!