I have never been one of those girls that wears lots of make-up. I think part of it is that my mom and older sister never did. I never learned how to wear eye-shadow until my college roommate (who had a love affair with eye-liner) taught me to put it on. And I did eventually teach my sister and mom how to use some products…
When Vicki with Domestic Mama mentioned she was going to start the Make Me Pretty Experiment, I jumped on board. The first weekend of the month, we are going to post a make-up tutorial, and show you the results.
So here is the 5-MInute Face:
Here are the products I used:
Most stuff can be found at a drugstore. I use Physician’s Formula powder (great for sensitive skin). The multi-colored one(or lighter one) helps to reduce redness and hide dark spots/circles. For a concealer, I use erase paste (found at Ulta).
Here I am with no make-up, ready to learn how to do the 5-Minute Face:
I started by applying the concealer with my finger under my eyes and blending with a concealer brush. Then, I put the concealer around my nose and mouth. I did this by putting the concealer directly on the brush. I also applied concealer down the center of my nose.
Next, I applied the lighter powder around my eyes, hairline and jaw line. I am not really sure why, but the video told me to
And I put the darker powder on the rest of my face with a large brush.
Next up was the bronzer. I usually only use bronzer when I have a bit of a tan…the mid-west paleness I currently have going on makes me feel a little orange-ish is I wear bronzer. But I still put it on, just blended well.
Then, I filled in my lips with a lip liner and smoothed out with a finger. The lip liner is Cover Girl in seduce, I think it matches my normal lip-color a little too much and didn’t do much.
Then it was time to throw on some blush!
Next up, eye-liner. I lined the outer corner of both my upper and lower lashes by dotting it on with the pencil and blended it out towards the out-side of my eye. I have never used liquid eyeliner, but I am thinking this may have made it go on a bit smoother!
Then, I lined my waterline with the same eye-liner (black). I have no idea what a “waterline” on my eye is, so I guessed and lined the part between my eyelashes and eye…which is scary to do with a pencil.
Finally, I curled my eye-lashes, and threw on my mascara,
The final step was to apply a hint of lipstick. I used Rimmel London in paradise.
And here I am with my make-up all on!
And since I felt so strange not smiling in pictures and think it makes me look grumpy…
Overall, it was an easy tutorial! The eye make up is heavier than I am use to, but I think it would be fun for a night out.
Want to join in the Make Me Pretty Experiment? Link-Up at Domestic Mama!