It's been FOREVER since my last make up post! I miss doing these!!
Anyhoo, about three weeks ago I came from a family reunion in Negros Occ (see pic on the left). It was all eat eat eat and swim swim swim and so I returned home a few pounds heavier and three shades darker!
I'm generally fair-skinned, so while I love getting a healthy tan, it's a bit tricky when it's make up time. My concealer, powder, foundation - heck, even my BB cream - all look wrong for a few days: the dreaded espasol face!
But I finally figured it out: work WITH the tan, not against it! It requires a bit of rethinking of one's daily make up routine, but in the end it's simple and quick and cute, too!
Ready? Let's begin with the BEFORE...
|One of my friends complains that "tan" for me is still fair, to which I say, well, look at the pasty point where I'm starting from!|
And that's all the skin prep I need! I decided to completely skip over the foundation / BB cream / face powder part and let the glow go. But if you can't live without a bit of coverage, I suggest a light dusting of mineral make up, like Avon's Mineral Make up. My sister in law has this and when applied lightly, it worked for both her fair complexion and my mother-in-law's deeper color.
Now that we're done with "even-ing the canvas," let's work the glow a bit more with some cheek color. My bronzer ran out before this (dang!) so I did my cheeks this way:
Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Mon Cherry Cheek Tint).
Human Nature 100% Natural Mineral Blush in Rosy Cheeks.
Next: define the brows...
Then move on to the lashes:
And finally, let's pay some attention to the pout!
Lip Ice Sheer Color in Strawberry, which is like a balm, smells super yummy and adds a bit of subtle pink color.
Face Shop Fruit Jelly lip gloss.