Sunday, August 11, 2013

FOTD

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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14 comments:

  1. Didn't know the tip for eyebrows and I have some issues! Thanks!! You look stunning!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you got to learn a new tip :) let me know how it works for ya!

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  2. Hi Stef! You've a lovely blog:) I like it!!
    Thank you for your comment, I follow you now!
    Have a nice day pretty:D
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    1. Thanks for the follow! Glad you like my blog :) Can't wait to read more of your posts! Have a wonderful week!

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  3. Hola bombón¡¡
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    1. Hola!

      Thanks for stopping by :) I followed you, you have such great pictures! What kind of camera do you shoot with? <3 Steff

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  4. Thanks for checking out my blog :) Love your makeup in this!
    Jenny x
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  5. Love the look as I'm sure all of your guest did too ;}. I'm a sucker for coconut oil as I wear it every day! Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks with us! Great blog!

    XO | KIMBERLYLUXE

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    1. hopefully it went through this time! Let me know if it doesn't work!!<3

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  7. Very gorgeous, natural makeup. Looks so beautiful on you. :)

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    1. Thank you! Can't wait to read more of your blog :)

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  8. You look gorgeous and those cupcakes look yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and of course I'm following you as well! :)

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    1. Thank you Thank you, Ash :) can't wait to read more from you! Love it! <3

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