You know that time of year, when you start getting restless. You start shopping for the darker color foundation.
You know Summer is coming. Bring on the tutorials!
This is by a new (to me) makeup artist named Monika; she is quite brilliant. I love this California girl look although personally I will not put so much shine and make it a little bit more natural.
This is from Lisa Eldridge, tackling long summer festivals, parties and freckles! The information here (I have been told) is useful for ladies (and gents) of all skin color who have freckles and are unsure how to pick CC creams or foundation and still want to work with the freckles….don’t cover them. They are beautiful.
Now: Both ladies use expensive product. Don’t worry. There are options right in your cupboard. I like to use these videos to see what else is out there (because I’m a makeup-phile…is that a word???) and a fidgit.
But just in case, I’ve also tried to list some less drugstore alternatives. Hint: if you are unsure, look the product up on Sephora and/or Amazon. There are usually amazing reviews there which can help you make a good decision, waste less product by throwing away product which doesn’t work for you, and you will save money.
Also, purchase your “experiments” from stores which honor their return policy. WalMart, Target, Mac Cosmetics, Amazon (Prime), drugstore.com and Sephora are all amazing about letting you return makeup and I get to test away. Enjoy.
Note: these are options which I have personally used successfully. If you know of others, please help everyone out and leave your comments! Thank you! :)
CC Cream: Olay; Revlon Photo; Physicians Formula (WalMart; Target; drugstore.com)
Primer (use for eye shadow base as well)
Neutrogena (WalMart; Target; drugstore.com)
Murad shine control (Amazon.com; sephora.com)
Mattifier Gel (Mac Cosmetics)
Revlon Photo ready; almay smart shade; Boots botanics; Neutrogena; Physicians formula and PF duo (WalMart; Target; drugstore.com);
Max Factor (drugstore.com)
My current favorite is L’Orelle Butterfly Mascara available about everywhere. Totally awesome.
Neutrogena healthy skin; Physician’s formula (WalMart; Target; drugstore.com);
Dermablend, Boots Botanicals mineral trans. powder (drugstore.com)
Find an inexpensive powder foundation which matches the natural shadow of your face; I am a neutral
so for me I use L’Oreal skin-match N6 for bronzer. Matt, no shimmer, and skin-colored, so no Snicker bar
look. For those with a darker skin color, Cover Girl Queen collection has great bronzer.
Lip Balm w/spf:
Eos; Neutrogena; Burts Bees (WalMart; Target; drugstore.com);
Palmers, Rosebud perfume co (drugstore.com)
look wherever you are shopping; you should find them. They are at WalMart, Target, drugstore.com,
Sephora, Mac Cosmetics. It is all about how much you want to spend.
Cover Girl Jumbo gloss, Maybelline baby lips; Revlon color burst lacquor balm (WalMart, Target,
drugstore.com); Boots botanics lip (drugstore.com)
Revlon photoready blush (WalMart, Target, drugstore.com)
Boots botanics blush and Boots cream blush (drugstore.com)
Mac Pro Ready blush (maccosmetics.com)
Pixi brow pencil with gel; Wet and Wild brow kit; Elf studio brow kit (WalMart; Target; drugstore.com)
Boots botanics brow pencil; Ardel Brow gel; (drugstore.com)
Elf eye shadows; physicians formula; L’Oreal; Revlon photo ready (WalMart; Target; drugstore.com)
Boots Botanics quad (drugstore.com)
Mac Mineral quad (maccosmetics.com)
Sephora Makeup Academy (sephora.com)