I created this peach and copper look the other day, and I wanted to share my tips and opinions on the products I used. Here is the final look:
I first started off this look prepping the skin with my Heritage Store Lavender Water & Glycerin mist. This essence spray adds extra moisture to my dry skin and will help retain the skin care products that I apply next.
Next, I applied the 'NYX Honey Dew Me Up' Primer.
If you have dry skin like me, you will more than likely love this product. If you are combo to oily, you may not like the texture. This has a very dewy and almost sticky like texture. (Hints the name) I love that it makes my skin feel fresh and hydrated. Here are some key benefits of this product:
*Neutralizes the appearance of discoloration and redness
*Preps and primes the face for makeup application
*This primer is loaded with beneficial ingredients for your skin; honey is a natural antiseptic, while the gold flecks increase skin radiance, and collagen strengthens skin
I apply a few drops all over my face and gently massage the primer into my skin. You really want to make sure that you prep your skin with skincare products and a primer before applying foundation. I know this might seem like an extra step, (especially when you're pressed for time) but it will really make a difference in how your foundation looks and stays on the rest of the day/night.
Here are a few key benefits to priming the skin before applying foundation.
*Softens the Skin
*Makeup stays on longer
*Seals and minimizes pores
Now comes what most of you have been waiting for......FOUNDATION. This was the first time for me to use this foundation by Milani, and i'm here to give you my 'honest' opinion on it.
I discovered this product at a Walgreens about a week ago and couldn't wait to try it. This is the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation + Concealer. (Wow, what a mouth full) I purchased the lightest shade because I'm ghostly white at the moment. The shade I purchased is 01 - Creamy Vanilla which you can see in the above picture. Now first things first, this is a FULL coverage foundation. I repeat, FULL coverage foundation. So if you're someone who likes a light or light to medium coverage...this is not a foundation for you. I actually don't mind medium or full coverage products. My favorite foundation is the Estee Lauder Double Wear and it's a medium to a medium/full coverage product.
Like I mentioned before, I will be giving my honest opinion on the products I use and feature. With that being said, I have to honestly say I was not impressed with this product. Milani has some work to do. The texture of this product is very heavy and it felt very thick on my face. I know it's a full coverage product, but it didn't feel blendable at all. It was very hard to blend out, even using a beauty blender which always blends products well.
There are some full coverage products out in the market that actually blend well and look flawless, but I felt like this product looked cakey.
Another thing I noticed about this foundation was that it contained yellow undertones. I'm usually a neutral to a cool undertone so I noticed this issue right away. This product comes in 14 colors and none of the colors specify undertones. The yellow undertones were so strong, it actually made the color of the prodcut appear darker when applying it. It did not match my neck at all.
On a positive note, it looked very smooth and flawless in pictures. However, through out the day I felt like I had 10 pounds of makeup on, and I didn't like that. I think it all comes down to personal preference, so if you don't like full coverage this won't be something you'll want to try.
You might want to try it if:
*You have yellow undertones
*You like full coverage products
*Broken out or acne
Next I contoured my face with the following products:
Sorry the picture quality is not the best! I used the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer to highlight my forehead, dark circles, and brighten up the nose and outer jawline. This concealer was a sample size from Sephora and the shade is Vanilla. Many beauty gurus have given this concealer so much hype, but I just thought it was 'okay.' The regular size product costs $29 I believe. I would rather spend that on a concealer I love that's also going to stay on all day. I have yet to find a really good one! I also used the L'Oreal Paris True Match Crayon Concealer to contour my face. Apply the darker concealer to the areas of the face you want to look slimmer, and then blend everything out with a beauty blender.
Next comes the eyes.
I used an Estee Lauder pure color eyeshadow in the shade 'sugar cube' to highlight the brow bone. They actually discontinued this line, but have come out with HD eyeshadows to replace it. (Even better!) Here is one of their HD eyeshadows I would use to highlight the brow bone. (Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in Impulsive Blonde)
The eyeshadow on the right is a Clinique palette that came in a 'gift with purchase.' You can use any peachy colored eyeshadow you might have. Here's a great one by Revlon. (Revlon ColorStay Palette in Decadent) I used the copper color (3rd from left) all over my eyelid. I then took the peachy color (2nd from left) and buffed that into the outer crease. Last, I took the dark shade (4th color from the left) and used a pencil brush to smudge it into the inner crease.
Follow this up with a blending brush. (here's an example) Blending is the key to great looking eyeshadow!
Mascara, eyeliner, and brow wiz definitely complete the eye look. Anastasia knows her brows! I know her products are little pricey, but I feel like they are well worth it. Here are the links for the above products:
I think false lashes add a fun touch, so I used the Ardell Glamour lashes in number 105.
I finshed the look highlighting my nose, forehead, and cheek bones with the Becca Cosmetics Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Highlighter. The final touch is the lips. The product that inspired me to create this look: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in the color "flirtation"
Here's another picture of the finished look.
And there you have it folks. A LONG list of products and information. Thanks for making it this far into the post, and I hope you found it to be some what helpful! Please let me know if you have any questions. I would love to hear about your favorite products for spring time!
Have a great weekend!