* DISCLAIMER- I am not an expert or guru- I am just a girl who loves to talk about makeup*
I created this post because I LOVE to talk about makeup and sometimes, I feel like I’ve worn out my friend’s ears talking about one product or another. Even though I love to talk about makeup, I realize that true beauty is from within and makeup alone cannot make one beautiful- it can only complement what we have on the inside. I see makeup as an art or an expression to enhance our God given beauty.
Not to sound too ‘preachy’ but the Bible says that while man looks at the outward appearance, the Lord looks at the heart. I am starting with this because I feel that if this is going to be a post all about outward appearance, we should be reminded that contrary to what the world tell us, this is not everything.
Anyways, back to the matter… My friend Yemisi came up with an awesome idea to plan a makeup party. What is a makeup party you ask? Well it’s a party or social gathering where we discuss makeup. We came up with the name ‘Makeup and Mimosas’ to reflect the lighthearted nature of the event which was a step-by-step makeup tutorial. We went over brow application as well as the foundations of highlight and contouring (These were the two most highly requested topics).
What started off as just a fun experiment turned into a really informative session for all who attended. All the girls really got into it and came out looking ON FLEEK. Special shoutout to Yemisi- You are no doubt Superwoman and Thank You to everyone who came out!!!
I think we can all agree that Makeup and Mimosas part 1 was a success and I can’t wait for our next instalment.
If you’re still reading,- Hi! I thought that I would share some pictures of our event as well as the products that we used and talked about during the session. These are by no means the only products that you can use, but it could provide a guideline to introduce you to the type of items that you could use to build your makeup kit.
For more information on brush types see my brush guide here.
All prices are estimates (prices will vary depending on where you are) and are listed in USD for consistency.
Mac Fluidline Brow Gelcreme (use this with a flat top brush) $17- Mac storeNYX Auto Brow Liner -$4.50- Rexall (or any drugstrore where NYX is sold)
** Use any concealer 1 shade lighter than your skintone to define your brows**
Mac Select Coverup concealer $19- Mac storeMac Studio Finish Concealer $19- Mac storeLA girl Pro concealer- $3 –www.ikatehouse.com (this is where I bought mine), you can also find it in some black beauty supply stores (NYLA if you are in Calgary)
** For best results, primers can be applied with finger using a patting motion to push product into the skin **
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser- $6- any drugstoreSmashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer- $36- SephoraNYX Shine Killer- $14- London Drugs, Rexall or any drugstore where NYX is sold
** Use orange color corrector before you apply foundation to mute out any dark discoloration- if you don’t have discoloration you can skip this step**
** Apply using fingers or foundation brush**
MAC Studio conceal and correct palette (use orange corrector)- $40 Mac StoreNYX conceal correct contour palette (use orange corrector)- $12 In Canada, your best bet is to find it online Amazon, www.ikatehouse.com LA Girl Orange Corrector- $3 www.ikatehouse.com (this is where I bought mine), but you can also find it in some black beauty supply stores
** Apply foundation using a foundation brush, face brush (with short stipples) or beauty blender**
Makeup Forever HD Foundation- $43 Sephora
**Use any concealer (or foundation) 1 -2 shades lighter than your skintone**
** Blend using a foundation brush or beauty blender **
LA Girl Pro Concealer $3 www.ikatehouse.comMac Select Coverup- $19 Mac Store
** Set with a powder lighter than your skin tone**
** Use a makeup sponge to apply powder on highlighted areas, blend with a small or angled blending brush **
Sacha Cosmetics Buttercup Powder – $20 www.sachacosmetics.com
**Use 1 -2 shades darker than your skintone**
** Blend using beauty blender or small blending brush**
Black Opal Foundation Stick $10 In Canada your best bet is to find it online- I bought mine from Amazon, but I’m told you can also buy it at Black Beauty supply & hair stores such as NYLA Beauty
All Over Face Powder
**Use a powder that matches your skintone to blend the highlight and contour**
**Use a fluffy brush to blend**
MAC Studio Fix Powder $33 Mac StoreBlack Opal Powder- $8 Amazon, www.Blackopalbeauty.com
NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray- $8 London Drugs, Rexall or any drugstore where NYX is sold
Hopefully you found this useful. Leave me a comment; let me know if you have any questions about any of the items listed above.
Much Love xoxo