I love beauty products that cannot be seen on on my face and give a very natural look without caking up everything from my make up bag, however I do appreciate a sharp contour every other night when we hang out with the girls. So I’m not going to lie and say I don’t wear a full face make up. Also many girls contour day to day, and I love how they can wake up early to get the best out of their looks and spend enough time to look amazing. Unfortunately, I came across many horrible products that made my foundation come off, or the powder looked horrible with flash, or simply the cream contour couldn’t be blended well enough and left a smudged look on my cheecks. Last weekend, when we went out to celebrate my friend’s birthday, I grabbed my most favourite products and used them all to have a make up look that will stay on all night without having to worry about my bronzer being sweat down. I then thought I should write a post about them products that will certainly leave you satisfied.
After moisturizing my face, rather the priming, (since I have dry skin, I haven’t found the best primer so far, instead I just stick to a day cream that works just as well) I apply my Astor Skin Protect Foundation, that I didn’t like when I first bought it, because at the time I was into a matte looking skin, no highlight (crazy, I know) and no shimmer on my eyes either, so I just left it on the shelves. However, since it is the middle of winter and I ran out of all my shades that matched my skin, plus I didn’t have any time to pick up a new foundation, I decided that I should give this another try, and I was very surprised how much I liked it. It is very liquidy at first, but once you start working it into your skin, it basically becomes your skin. It really is amazing, how natural and dewy it is with a mid-coverge, leaving my skin to breathe easily. Just make sure you set it with a powder, because without it, it won’t stay on and will stain your clothes in a short time. I can also build it up if I have to, but I like to use a concealer instead.
A few weeks ago Smashbox had finally set up a few stores here in Hungary, so I had to pick up a some products from there, and I have found a new love, the Smashbox Studio Skin waterproof concealer. It conceals the dark under eyes very well, not leaving a hint of sign of an unslept night. In addition since it is waterproof, nothing will be able to budge it from it’s place and it also won’t sit in any fine lines. Concealing and highlighting is the first step for the perfect contour so make sure you have applied it over the top of your cheecks. This will lift your face and will give you a much fresh looking skin. And lastly, if you have any blemishes to cover up, do so to achieve the perfect skin.
As my third step, I used the Bobbi Brown contouring and highlighting palette. I just brushed on the dark shade with a Morphe foundation brush and made sure it is well blended. This Bobbi Brown contouring kit is the perfect choice for any occasion with a lovely texture and shades, it doesn’t look as if mud has been smeard over your face (a lot of contouring products do that) and gives off a very lovely tanned vibe. Easy to blend and it comes with the most beautiful golden highlighter that you can build up on the top of your cheecks or use it over your foundation lightly to give you a subtle glow. I just patted the gold highlighter on my skin, because I felt that is the best way to get the most out of it.
To set everything in place, I quickly powdered over my face and then reached for my NYC bronzer that I have bought last year in the spring. Before applying any powder bronzer, make sure you put some powder on before, otherwise it can easily look messy and will be very hard to blend. Using a bronzer on top of a cream contour will make your cheeks even more defined, plus if you use it as a blush as well, people may think you have just arrived from a summer vacation. This bronzer is not too dark and can easily suit any skin color because of its different colors. Mixing these together will let you achieve a wonderful glowy look that I went for that night.
So that is all what I have put on my face that night! Very quick and easy and you end up with a sharp cheekbone that we all wish we would have without the make up. Of course if you have your own favorites that you would rather stand by, go ahead and use those, but I do recommend you checking these cosmetics out as well! 😉