Soft and subtle Makeup look

Hi guys.

For this weeks look I thought I would go with something very soft, and very subtle.   Not quite a “no-makeup” look but I guess it’s quite simple, and completely matte.  For the first time in I don’t know how long I didn’t use anything with a shimmer, and I’m very happy with it.

So I started with Revlon Color Stay foundation in 110 with a dampened Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I’ve really been loving using this sponge to blend my foundation.  Then for concealer, I used Cover Girl’s Ready Set Gorgeous in light and blended it with the same complexion sponge, then I set it with the Ready Set Gorgeous powder foundation.  I attempted to contour using “Sculpt”, and “Soft Light” from the NYX highlight/contour palette, and Mannakadar blush in paradise.

On my eyes I took Elizabeth Mott’s “what up beaches” bronzer and blended it all over my eyes, and “Hot Cocoa” from the Tanya Burr perfect brows palette through my crease and on my lower lash line. Then very carefully and very close to my lash line I lined my eyes with elf Cream eyeliner. And I used Too Faced Better Then Sex Mascara. Then finished with Cover Girls Katy Kat Matte in catoure on my lips.

July Favorites

Favorites-julySo I have been loving some new products lately.  Some new, some I’ve been using for a while.  So lets get started…

Favorites July 5First with it being summer Sunscreen is a must.  I used to burn so easily and so badly.  The other day I saw in my timehop that 6 years ago I was so burnt so badly that strangers were commenting on how bad I was burnt.  Any way I started using sunscreen regularly and now instead of burning, then peeling back to pale white me.  Now I can develop a tan, a very subtle tan, but it’s there.  Hawaiian Tropic, is my favorite, it smells amazing. I use spf 15 it’s enough to keep me from burning, but not enough to block out the sun completely.  I use the aerosol Can on my body, but you’re not meant to use it on your face. So I also got the light weight lotion for on my face.

Favorites July 3Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor.  I’ve got the color Flirtation.  I’m loving this liquid matte lipcolor.  This will last and last.  I can up it on in the morning and it’ll last all day.  I also love this color, it’s a matte coral color. I think coral is my favorite lip color.  I do like nude lipcolor.

Favorites July 4The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony, in the color Matt Kumar. I’ve been using this a lot since I got it in my ipsy bag.  I especially love to blend it with Pixel’s pro eye shadow in the color loving. It just looks so pretty.

Favorites -july 2Marc Anthony Nourishing Argon Oil of Morocco perfect blow dry smoothing cream.I’ve not been blow drying my hair much this month, much to my annoyance.  I’ve been using this to try and tame the fizziness that comes with not using the blow dryer.  It’s definitely been a lifesaver.  It also helps it dry faster.  I HATE having wet hair, I don’t know why but it just makes me cranky.

Have you tried any of these products?  What are some of your favorites?

XOJohnnielynn