Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Puttin' On My Face

I have received numerous questions about my face. Like what the heck I put on it every day before I greet my adoring public walk out the door. Or something like that.

So... without further ado... my face, uncovered. (And also, let it be known... that I am growing as a person. If you had told me a year ago I would be posting my bare, makeup-less face on the internet I would have asked where my million dollar check from the Giant Makeup Company was. This is a big step here people. Exposing myself, flaws and all. For your consumption.)

Step 0: (Unpictured) Wash face and apply lotion.

Step 1: Apply Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer. Liberally.

Step 2: Apply Clinique Perfectly Real Foundation. Concentrate on the red nose area, moving outward.

Step 3: Apply Physicians Formula Pressed Powder, followed by Physicians Formula Bronze Booster.

Step 4: Apply Nars Orgasm Powder Blush. Liberally, please.

Step 5: Apply eyeshadow. I broke my Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow in Champagne as I was taking these pictures. Does this mean I get to buy a new one?

Step 6: Mascara. Right now I'm using L'Oreal Voluminous Full Definition in Black.

Step 7: Smile! You're all finished and ready to get out the door...

In other news I know you don't want to miss: my hair. Consider it colored. Both highlighted and lowlighted, per many people's suggestions.

The left is my "Before," the right is "After." The length is basically unchanged so I can wear it up in some fabulous updo for this weekend's upcoming wedding. I'll have to go back to the salon soon for a nice big cut.

But as for the color... I'm all kinds of meh. Does it look, um, ashier now? Grayish?

It could be how it's styled or the lighting... so I'm going to have to play with it some more this week.

All I can say is... thank goodness my stylist said she applied the lowlights "with a light hand." A heavy hand may have freaked me the hell out.

Opinions? Do you think I'm a little too tied to my peroxide-dyed roots?

I hope you all enjoyed my makeup routine... cause it took me waay too long to put together. And forced me to put on my face at 9 PM at night. You're welcome.

Also, Happy Tuesday!

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And P.S. If you are interested in hearing how the September Shredders are doing... come on over. Level 3 started yesterday and I basically can't move. It hurts.

22 Classy Comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for doing this post! I am excited to try the products you listed, I am in a makeup rut!

Neena said...

You're adorable!

The Dishy Decorator said...

Great post. It's been years since I've used Clinique foundation. I may have to give it a try. I have very similar skintone as yours.

Whitney said...

Loved the post! :) One question: What lotion do you use for your face? I usually change lotions in the winter-to something more thick and mousturizing- any suggestions?!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Great question Whitney!!

I actually use a lotion that, of course, I can only find online. I buy it at Drugstore.com (here: http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=161741&catid=10401).

I posted all about it here: http://inmyblondelife.blogspot.com/2008/05/friday-favorite-my-favorite-moisturizer.html

It's not the right lotion for everyone... but I've been using it for about 3 years and I don't know if I'll ever switch - now that my skin is "used" to how thick it is... it's perfect (for me)!

for the love said...

Love, love, love NARS Orgasm blush. It's the best! And I think your hair looks great!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Thanks for the tips - I'm totally clueless when it comes to makeup!

Megan said...

I love my clinique makeup products! You look beautiful! And I love your hair color!

Michelle said...

Love this post...thanks for sharing! I absolutely love the concealer! Best purchase ever! I don't wear foundation-type makeup...I might give it a whirl.

As for blush, I use Glee by Bare Escentuals...but I LOVE the color of the Nars Orgasm. Gotta get it!! Would you say it's a pretty universal color? I'm medium skin toned with brown hair.

*L* said...

Very brave to post your makeup-less face, which is still beautiful! I love seeing the products other people use...I love Nars blush!

Breadwinner Wife said...

How did you take those pictures of yourself while putting on makeup?? When I try to take pictures of myself, I usually cut off half of my head and that's without doing something at the same time! I'm impressed.

The hair looks great!

Melissa said...

I love how fresh your makeup is. It's a cute look!

etta said...

Very brave! I just started wearing makeup to work again (worked outside all summer). It's fun to see what other people do!

a H.I.T. said...

I think you look beautiful - hair and face :)

Christa said...

You are so pretty!

April Pantall said...

Thank you so much for the makeup tutorial. I always come out with orange streaks and cannot figure out how to apply my foundation correctly....I'm going to check out your products and methods. Thanks!

The New Mrs said...

Great post! And you are gorgeous with or without makeup!

Becky said...

I am a lover of the Nars blush too! Love it! You look beautiful!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

You are too freaking cute!! I loved your "face" edition!

Krista said...

As I said last night, you are FABULOUS. Thanks so much for posting this! I am always looking for new makeup ideas! And I think your hair looks great -- you look like you have more dimension now, it looks fabulous.

Andhari said...

You make me wanna buy clinique products lol. You have such good skin.

Wearing Mascara said...

Love, love, LOVE this post! You rock girlie!

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