Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Get Your Face On Party!~hosted by Beth at The Stories of A to Z

Oh my, what am I thinking? Well, I do love make~up just about, as much as, I love decorating. Beth has asked us to "Get Our Face On" by hosting  this party. O.K. I'll be brave and do a post.You can find more post on her blog The Stories Of A to Z. Just a warning the first few pics may not be suitable for all audiences. LOL!!  With that said, let's get started. The first thing, where the transformation happens, is in my closet which doubles as an office. Yep, that's right, it's big enough on one side to have an office area. It has 10 foot ceilings and is about a 5X9 room. I'll show more of this on a later blog. I just move the laptops when I get started.
I start with washing my face and using a moisturizer. I always use a moisturizer with an SPF in it. I am a natural red head and burn just sitting in my car. So sad, but true.
Yikes!!  It's O.K. it's just me in the before shot.
I didn't realize how much I like Revlon products until this post. I use a primer before my foundation. If you haven't used one yet, try it. It smoothes lines and minimizes pores. I love Revlon's Colorstay foundation, but they came out with a new one that's suppose to be better. I can't wait to try it! I have an Ulta coupon calling my name. I powder after to set the foundation.
Well, we have finished the powdering, now time to get some eyebrows!!  I have blonde eyebrows and lashes. I pencil my brows everyday that I'm wearing make~up. I have been doing this since I was 15 years old. I turn 40 I mean, I'm having a birthday next month, so I have been penciling for awhile. I have used several different techniques for my brows, but the pencil has been the best so far.

Whew, the brows are done! Time for some color!! I love eyeshadow and liners. I always start with a eyeshadow primer first, this keeps the eyeshadow from creasing and last all day. I use Bare Minerals or Urban Decays eyeshadow primers, both are great! For eyeshadow application, I use a light cream colored eyeshadow on my entire lid, then I use the method of darker in the crease, medium on the lids, and light on the brow bone.  To do a smokey eye just use darker on the lid, as well, and smudge your liner. This is great night time look.  I received a Bare Minerals kit for Christmas and love everything in it. The brushes are so soft and cover very well. The kit is called "The Jewel Collection".
Do you how hard it is to take a picture with your eyes closed? Let's just say a little weird. Eyeshadow added.
Time to add eyeliner. For this, I just use basic black from Cover Girl. I, sometimes, use green, blue, bronze, etc. to play up my eyes, especially for a night time look. I apply the liner all around. I smudge it to soften the look.
I need mascara on!! I use Cover Girl Professional Lash mascara. It's cheap and my favorite. I would have never used it, but a friend (make~up snob, let's say) recommended it. It's great for even if you wear contacts. Oh, we also, need blush!! I'm using Bare Mineral blush in Warm Radiance, a peachy shade.
Last, but not least, lips. I outline with lipliner in a mocha/coral color and use about the same shade in lipstick. To top everything off a little gloss, also, from that fabulous kit. WaLahhh!!!
That is my morning routine. Now what to do with my hair??? Hmmm....
We'll do another post on that at another time. Hope ya'll enjoyed!! Thank you again to Beth for this "Get Your Face On Party!!!"

18 comments:

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

you are beautiful!!!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Yay for being brave and linking up! You look lovely. I am so very glad I hosted this party because I have learned so much. Everyone seems to adore Bare Minerals and I didn't even know what a "primer" was (that didn't come in a spray paint can) until today. How could I not know? I so need to be primed!

Thanks again for being one of the few brave ladies out there to share your beauty regimen with the world!

Gail said...

Gorgeous hair and makeup and you have really pretty eyes. Way to dress 'em up!

Heather@PixieDust said...

you look fantastic! and you have killer eyebrow skills :)

Debbie said...

You have beautiful eyes that just pop thru the screen!!~ You where much braver than I for sure!!~ I have to check out bare minerals too, looks like great stuff!!~

Jemsmom said...

You go girl!!! Your eyes are just stunning! I love the Bare Minerals. It is so nice and I love seeing the transformation!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Michelle! I have only just heard about this event tonight, and am sorry I didn't hear about it sooner! I really admire all the participants for their bravery, but it's been great fun, and I love all the tips and references to favorite products! I will have to try the primer! I am in my late f... f... forties, and am still very much in denial!.. but I feel like the only one on EARTH who has never tried mineral makeup! I'm going to have to give this a try!... You look gorgeous today, and it's very nice to meet you! ~tina

kim said...

You are much braver than me. You do have beautiful eyes. I use bare minerals for foundation, blush, and the mineral veil. Then I use clinique for eyeshadow and liner and lips.

this blessed nest said...

ohmygoodness!!! your eyes are just gorgeous. you are a true beauty in everyway!

don't cha love this party. i think it is making us seem more real?
blessings
kellie

fawnda said...

It has been so fun seeing everyone! Your eyes are beautiful, along with the rest of you! : )

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Such lovely deep blue eyes! You are beautiful!

Blessings, Grace

xinex said...

I never knew what a primer is and does so this is sorta educational for me. Thanks. You are lovely!...Christine

Kristi said...

You look great! Thanks for sharing! I, too, need to figure out that whole penciling eyebrows thing since mine stop halfway across my eyes and I have DARK hair with light skin...looks kinda weird lol
anyway I linked up and am visiting everyone to cheer them on!! :)

Sheri said...

Awesome makeup, I am thinking I'll have to try bare minerals again sometime. I was very dry with it but maybe with the right moisturizer?

Stephanie said...

Soo pretty! I love Bare Minerals too. : )

Carol said...

You look great! I'm really lovin, peaking in on everyone!

Michelle said...

This was alot of fun! Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!

Under the Willow said...

Fun! Love the birds at the beginning, and it was fun to see your make-up routine too! Very pretty.