Hi dolls! Sorry that I have been gone for a few days. I received some really amazing news, and I am so excited to share this with you all!! I am going to be a student at MUD (Make-up Designory) in NYC, and I was not supposed to start until the end of April, but I received a phone call 2 days ago and found out that I got a spot in the March program!!! I start March 12 (a week from this Wednesday) and I will be taking their Multimedia Make-Up Artistry program, which combines Beauty 101 (fundamentals of beauty make-up), Beauty 201 (studio hairstyling for the make-up artist), Beauty 301 (beauty lab), and Special Make-Up Effects 201 (character make-up artistry). Once I start I may not post as often as I have been, but I will still be sure to post a few times a week! I am really excited to start make-up school and I can’t wait to share some of the amazing things that I learn with you all. I am the most excited for the special effects class, it sounds really amazing. I bought all of my beauty supplies yesterday, and I was beaming with excitement!!
Recently I purchased two new and amazing foundations, both from Giorgio Armani. For the past 1-2 years I have been using Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation in 2.1 Beige. It was perfect because I have acne prone skin and my face often got oily, and that foundation is oil free, so it never caused any breakouts for me and I loved it. My skin is changing though (finally) and is less oily and has actually become pretty dried out. I noticed that some parts of my face looked chapped and flaky, so I decided it was time to find a new foundation. My mom said she uses a few different ones from Giorgio Armani and loves them all, so I figured I would give it a try. I have been using Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.5 for when I go out at night, and I fell in love with it! The coverage is fabulous, it’s weightless, and it feels silky and smooth when you apply it. It is more on the oily side though, and would be a little thick for a daytime foundation, so I recommend it for the night. I loved that foundation so much, so I tried Armani’s Maestro Foundation in 5 for the daytime. I didn’t purchase the same shade because for the 5.5 is slightly darker than my natural skin tone so it’s more appropriate for a night look, but during the day I would rather wear a foundation that is exactly the same color as my skin. The Maestro Foundation is more lightweight than the Luminous Silk Foundation and less oily (although it does contain an ultra-fine oil-pigment), and the coverage is amazing. It doesn’t even look or feel like you are wearing any foundation, it just looks like you have perfect skin. Both of these foundations are amazing, I am completely hooked and recommend them to everyone!
I also wanted to share my makeup look from yesterday when I went into NYC! I wore my icy blue contacts from Desio.
Face- I applied Smashbox Photo Finish Light Foundation Primer, followed Giorgio Armani’s Maestro Foundation in 5. Then I used Prep + Prime Highlighter in light boost by M.A.C. Cosmetics to highlight my nose, chin, forehead, and under eyes. I then used Los Cabos Matte Bronzing Powder from Sephora to contour cheeks and nose. I applied my blush to the apples of my cheeks, Illamasqua cream blush, in Rude. I used Copacabana by Nars an illuminator above cheeks, on my nose, and forehead.
Eyes- First I used Urban Decay Primer Potion to prime my eyelids. I highlighted my brow bone with Albatross by Nars. I applied Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow #8 Champagne in the inner corner of my eye. I then applied Half Baked from my Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay to the center of my eyelid. I applied Fire Sapphire by Estee Lauder to the outer corner of my eyelid and crease. I used Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil Noir in my bottom waterline and applied BH Liquid Eyeliner to my upper lash line. I applied Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow #33 Scarab Violetta under my bottom lash line. I curled my lashes with my Billy B Beauty’s Eyelash Curler and applied Tarte MultiplEYE-prime followed by Lights, Camera, Flashes by Tarte. I used Brow Bar To Go by Whitening Lightning on my eyebrows, followed by Make Up For Ever Brow Seal to keep brows in place and keep the color on.
Lips- I lined my lips with Giorgio Armani’s Smooth Silk Lip pencil in #6 and mixed Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick 500 Eccentrico by Giorgio Armani with Myth by M.A.C. Cosmetics.
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