Ok Gals, here is a 5 minute or less makeup application.
We learned about BB Creams. So let’ see how to get great results from yours. Here is a BB application trick generously shared by Tamara at Sephora Bayshore – Ottawa. What? You thought I knew everything?! LOL
Step 1- On freshly cleansed skin we are going to apply your BB cream. Put down the brush and the sponge. The best finished result will be from a tapping/patting motion with your fingers. Apply about a pea sized amount of BB cream to your middle fingers, then dot it on your skin (left and right side at the same time) Following the shape of an E (E would be backwards on other side of face). Temples -outer forehead, cheeks from about the ear area inwards, then just above jaw line. I also tap a bit on the center of the face. Now tap your fingers to ‘fill in’ the rest of the face. Don’t powder!
Anastasia Beverly Hill's Tinted brow gel $27CAD @ Sephora. Love the ease and the color selection plus the benefits it gives the brows.
Step 2-The brows. A little bit of attention to these babies is all they need, even if you don’t have all the tools and tricks or even a steady hand. Make it super easy with Anastasia Beverly Hill’s tinted brow cream/gel. It comes in hair color shades, and combs, places hairs into place with a slight tint to give them just that little extra somethin’ somethin’ if you can apply mascara you can do this. Now you have a gentle and pretty frame for you eyes..they are as they say the nirrors to your soul, might as well give them good frame!
Buxom Mascara - $24CAD at Sephora. Volumizing. Play up those lashes if you aren't wearing anything else on the eyes. Super flirty ; )
Step 3 -Eyes, sometimes the idea of what color shadow & liner to use and where to put it can be a mystery, but you know if you don’t do something to them you’ll look like you haven’t slept in a week. Let’s wake them up and look a tad brighter without going overboard.mascara. THE most requested item a women would want if she were stranded on a dessert island. A coat or 2 on top will do the trick. If you have a good set of lashes on the bottom, a very delicate coat can be worn.
Becca Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Creme $29US. 4 shades. No shimmer, great pigment. Blendable. Absolutely love this line, from foundations to color, its all about you...Glowing.
Step 4 -Cheeks. Your BB cream has you glowing, now we can add a bit of a flush the way Mother Nature would. Let’s go for some color but keep it sheer, like a youthful flush from within. I love another multi tasker like Becca’s Lip and Cheek Creme. A burst of color that still allows the skin to peek through. Becca Cosmetics makes some of my fave versions! Remember when we didn’t powder after the BB cream? That’s because the Becca lip/cheek creme glides better on the BB cream not powder. (Becca can also be found at www.ebeauty.ca)
Step 5 -Lips, take the guess work out of what color matches my blush (The 2 should always be in the same color family but can be in varying tones ex: orange, peach, coral) No mistakes if we use the same lip/cheek creme we did on the lips. You can swipe up the color, tap on your lips. By using a taping/blending motion you can have a sheer color or add more to intensify the shade. Go bright cheeks, soft lips OR bright lips, hint of color on the cheeks. Both work!
*at this point you can dust a finishing powder over the face if you’d like .
Until Next Time ~ Melody xo
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