Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Makeup review, #Covergirl #L'Oreal & #MaryKay

Here is the rare glimpse at my makeup free face. This is the face only my closest friends and family have seen. While I do not typically wear a lot of makeup, on occasion I will get creative, after all I do love playing with makeup.

Before I ever apply any kind of makeup, I always put on face lotion or serum of some kind. I have tried many different kinds, and I have all but fallen in love with L'Oreal Youth Code Serum. Looking from the product free photo to this one, you can tell that my face looks brighter and more even toned. I have found that my fine lines that have started showing up are significantly lighter. I have been using L'Oreal Youth Code Serum for about a month.

    I applied Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation with SPF 20. I love this stuff, one thing that I do recommend is to be sure to apply a lotion or serum prior to putting it on. I have found that without a lotion or serum before hand, that the foundation can be clumpy if you have even semi dry skin.

    I have read about a lot of tips and tricks about applying makeup. One that I personally do not like is to use a brush, I can never get it right and the brush strokes always show. One that I have found, that I actually did not use while applying my makeup this time, but actually love; is to apply foundation using a lemon or a lime. I find that it covers up pores and makes skin looks fresh. All you would do to make this technique work is apply the foundation onto your face, and dab it on your face. Be sure to work it in so that you don't leave clumps of makeup anywhere. You will find that using the lemon or lime will make your face look more natural.

Here is the finished look. Now remember, I do not like to go overboard with my makeup. I try to keep it minimal. For the finished look, I used L'Oreal Sun Kissed Bronzer lightly on my cheeks, a swipe on my nose and a dash on my chin. On my eyes, just on my lash line, I applied L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in black. For my mascara I used Mary Kay lash love in black, I swipe it towards the outside of my eyes. On my lips I used Covergirl Outlast Double Shine in Sheerly Nude. 

Here is a detailed list of all of the products I used:
Mary Kay lash love $7.69 Covergirl Outlast Double Shine $4.28

I love each and everyone of these products. I was given each of them to review, my opinions are my own.I would only recommend products to my readers that I personally believe would also be a product that my readers would enjoy as well.

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