It’s Tuesday today… so Friday is the first CFL Lions game here in BC Place! Unfortunately I couldn’t take work off, so I will be in the office until 1:30, and rush to get my hair and makeup ready for 3pm on-field rehearsal (we have to come ready as there is literally no time once practice starts)
I thought I’d write a post on my makeup and hair routine, that way I can also walk through what I’m doing myself!
Clean face- moisturize with Lush’s Mattefying moisturizer (no grease finish but really moisturizing and natural). Leave on for 10 minutes for it to really soak in/dry before doing the next step.
Usually I would use Makeup Forever’s Primer, but I ran out! I went to Sephora and instead I picked up this new Urbay Decay Makeup Setting Spray so we’ll see how that works out instead :)
Josie Maran Foundation- I love the natural look and also how hydrating it is with the Argan oil in there. It’s the only foundation that doesn’t leave my face with dry patches too. Then I’ll make sure to bring my MAC pressed powder foundation for touch-ups.
Smashbox High Definition Concealer and then Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer to make sure no creasing of eyeshadow! I also apply the primer on my (non-existent) eyebrows because it is SO much easier to fill them in with this underneath! The shadow really sticks to the areas I want, instead of spreading around.
For the dramatic, on-field make up, I actually will start with black eyeliner and smudge it out with Urbay Decay Naked 2 Palette – the gray shade. So do the whole eyeshadow thing (I put ALOT of eyeshadow on, it just suits my eye shape). Then apply Urbay Decay 24/7 eyeliner, the pencil first, and then the liquid ontop of that to really stay put and give a dramatic finish. Then I’ll do the pencil liner on my water line and use the eyeshadow a tiny tiny bit underneath to line my eyes. Then I use Benefit’s Watt’s Up highlighter underneath my brows and on top of my cheekbones.
Onto contouring! First I’ll actually do my nose. I know it’s kinda weird, but I use a different (clean, not the one you just used for eyes) eyeshadow brush and dip into my bronzer. Then I go down the sides of my nose and also a bit angle in to create a higher looking nose hahaha
Then I take my Smashbox Bronzer brush and start from the sideburn area and buff in towards my face to create a sharp cheekbone look. Then bronzer underneath my jawline to make my neck appear slimmer.
Normally I use NARS Orgasm Illuminator, but I think for pictures it may be too shimmery. So I picked up this new Tarte blush that i will apply to apples of my cheeks. Then make sure you blend a lot! Finish with Too Face Primped and Primed Finishing Powder all over.
Lips are Smashbox lipstick! make sure you blot re-apply a couple times to make sure the color is really bled into your lips.
Curl with curling wand and make sure you don’t forget the glove! Then spray with BigSexy Hair spray!
Shimmery Bronzing lotion on top of shoulders and abs :D
OK I think that’s it! Let me know if I’m missing anything… ;)