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Cosmetic Foundations

Celebrities always have gorgeous skin, and even when they have a breakout their makeup always looks flawless. I believe a strong foundation will be the perfect palate to completing makeup. I have many favorite products that I just can’t help but share.

Smashbox’s photo finish has been a staple in my cosmetic case since I discovered it. It smooths out pores and allows makeup to go on smoother.

Smashbox camera ready full coverage concealer.

Laura Mercier secret camouflage concealer.

Clinique quick corrector. I alternate between the three concealers, it just depends on what I’m needing to cover.

Laura Mercier oil free foundation.

Bare Minerals, this is probably the best foundation I have had. It actually covers my freckles!

Mac Bronzer.

Nars Bronzer.

Nars Orgasm Blush. Best blush possibly ever, it flatters every single skin tone!

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The Smoke Out

From seeing all of these beautiful girls in their made up state, it inspired me to try to somewhat replicate all of these looks. The only thing they have in common is a pretty palate, and a smoky eye.

I decided to try and replicate Kristen Stewart’s the most. She looked stunning at this particular event, and her hair was to die for too! I started by washing and moisturizing my face with Murad pomegranate, and then followed with Smashbox photo finish. I then covered any blemishes with my Smashbox concealer, and then used Bare Minerals foundation. Since it’s summer and I sweat off most of my makeup quickly powder works better for me. If you’re a liquid foundation kind of girl, I will suggest using a Mac foundation, or the Dior airbrush foundation. I then used Nars blush in Orgasm. I have been using that blush for years and it is the most flattering, and works on almost every skin type!

Before starting on your eyes use a eyelid primer. I like the ones from Bare Minerals, Too Faced, and Clinique. I then used a darker pink from Jane that I’ve had far too long, I used Too Faced eye shadow in a very pretty gold for the crease. DuWop makes a good serum to use and mix with an eye shadow to make the black liner I used. I then used Clinique high impact curling mascara, and Bare Minerals Buxom lash mascara to emphasize my lashes. I always end with the Buxom lash because it is a rubber brush and seperates my lashes so I don’t have to use an eyelash comb.

I did this in under 5 minutes, so it isn’t very good or blended well. Blending is a very important part of the smoky eye. I like to use foam applicators or q-tips if I’m desperate.

And presenting the finished product!

VOILA!

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