Thursday, August 22, 2013

Flawless Summer Face !!

Rickys Paintbrushes in 12, 19, 35 , Mally Beauty Pro Tricks Palette , Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream .
End Product ! Isn't it lovely?
Disclaimer - Other items not pictured in group shot, but mentioned below were also used for this look. 

Complexion 
During the summer using a CC Cream has been a Godsend! With the temperature rising you want to get in and get out with your skin coverage and you dont want to feel weighed down.  My go to CC Cream of the moment - SMASHBOX CAMERA READY CC CREAM BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 DARK SPOT CORRECTING in "Dark" ($42). I never knew how amazing and flawless this CC Cream really was UNTIL I used the Ricky's Paintbrush in "35" Large Duo-Fibre ($14.00). A little goes a long way and this brush REALLY leaves you with an amazing full coverage. I receive so many compliments on my skin alone when I use this brush to apply makeup.  This is a superior quality brush for a economy friendly price point.  My lovely glow ( pictured) comes from the Highlighter portion of the Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Highlighter and Blush Duo ($45)   You can not loose!

Brows
I don't play when it comes to my brows. I am a FIRM BELIEVER in the "BOLD" Brow!  I'm always using different techniques, powder, gel, pencil, etc.. From the most cost friendly to the most luxe choices. Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil ($3.33) .  The pencil is worth more than its budget friendly price. I love the brush tip which I use to brush the color up into my sparse areas ( I draw a line at the bottom of my brows, and brush the color upwards to fill in the whole brow-  it really gives the brows a clean, natural professional look) .   Tip*** I like to clean up under my brows with eyeshadow primer from the Mally Beauty’s NEW Pro-Tricks Eye Palette ($50, www.qvc.com) - which I would also prime my whole lid with as well.  

Eyes
Sometimes when you have Bold Brows as well as a Vibrant Lip, the best thing for the eyes is to go subtle. I like to play with different shades from the Pro-Tricks Palette ( pictured, above) paired with a clean liquid liner. Rickys Paintbrush in "19" Large Fluff Eyeshadow Brush ($10)  really does a wonderful job placing the color on your lids.  I used a nude shade on the whole lid, then went in darker on the crease with a brown using the Rickys Paintbrush in "12" Blending Brush ($10) I love the Mally Beauty Ultimate Performance Ink Liner ( exclusive to QVC). Tip*** to add a little "oommfff" to the eyes I love to add a subtle highlight on the inner rims. Mally Lightwand Eye Brightener ( $25/more of a goldish hue) or Mally Mattewand Eye Brightener   ($25/ less iridescent more of a whiter hue - at least on my color) are my go-to picks.  
STEAL: you can get the same inner rim brightener effect with Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch ($4.99) - it is a fourth of the price and adds the same amount of highlight.(( For the picture above, I used a combination of the Mattewand along with Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch. )) The grand finale of the eyes... LASHES !! Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara in Black ( $6.99) adds volume and length!  I love this formula. My lashes in the picture above are coated with this mascara.  

Lips
My last step of my face.  I usually never know what color I want my lips to be until I see my entire face.  I am a sucker for hot pinks shades , ESPECIALLY a matte.  Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Lipstick in Fuchsia Flash Matte ( $20) needs no introduction.  The picture alone speaks for itself.  I've been stopped in the street constantly over this color. This rivals the cult favorites MAC "Candy Yum Yum" and NARS "Schiap" - Fuchsia Flash is my favorite ( which is moderately priced in between the rivals at $20) ! I can not get enough of this color! 
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