Birthday Party Face of the Day (FOTD)
Yesterday a few of our amazing friends came down from Philly to celebrate Kevin's 27th Birthday! The day was filled with horseshoes, Cards Against Humanity, margaritas, beer and plenty of delicious food!
For my face of the day I wanted to try a different primer. I have heard that using Milk of Magnesia takes shine away from oily faces ( such as mine), so I picked up a bottle at the grocery store and gave it a whirl. First I moisturized with a bit of my favorite coconut oil ( I know I know, you probably think I'm crazy for having oily skin and applying oil for moisturizer. Coconut Oil actually does not clog pores and acts as a great, long lasting moisturizer for your entire body. It's got wonderful benefits, is cheap, and smells heavenly). After the coconut oil was absorbed, I put on a bit of my St. Tropez foam bronzer, helped it dry with my blow dryer, and then dabbed on the Milk of Magnesia (MoM) with a triangle sponge applicator. Make sure you shake the MoM well, and don't apply too much or your face will turn chalky. I went in downward strokes starting from my forehead, making sure to layer any part of my face and neck that I apply foundation. MoM dries pretty quickly, which is great because you can go right into
concealing and applying foundation.
For my eyes I used a light gold MAC loose pigment all over the lid and up to the brow bone. I worked Cork and Satin Taupe into the crease, and cut the crease a bit with the black color in my Fall Festival Palette from Coastal Scents. After blending with a fluffy brush, I lined my lashes with liquid black liner, applied False Fiber Lash Mascara and did my eyebrows.
*QUICK EYEBROW TIP*
When filling in your eyebrows, go against the grain ( the opposite way that your hair grows). I use an angled brush and brow powder to fill mine in. By going against the grain it helps the filler look more natural. You also always want to make sure to brush your brows after applying filler, otherwise you will end up looking like a cartoon character with drawn on brows!!
For finishing touches, I applied blush, bronzer and highlighter to my cheeks, nose, forehead and chin to create definition. I also used a bit of lipstick ( something I don't normally do) and a bit of Greek Holiday lip gloss by NARS.
Again, Kevin took these pictures :) So I made him take one with me! Happy almost Birthday Bubba, you don't look too bad for such an old man<3
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