Saturday, March 19, 2016

Get ready with me!

Hello internet!

So, it's the one-year anniversary of this blog! And... I did a thing. I know this is not my usual medium, but since I often get a lot of friends asking about makeup products and how to use them, I thought it would be helpful to actually record a Get Ready With Me video.

I wanted to give a disclaimer first: this video is literally me getting ready for my day. I’m not a Youtuber,  and I don’t have any fancy lighting or camera setups. Is it professional-looking? No. Is it real? Yes. It was early in the morning, and I was at my desk like I always am, watching Youtube videos while I put my face on before work. I just decided to turn on a camera this time.

I hope someone out there finds this helpful. I had to edit and speed up the footage but hopefully you can get a good idea of how I do things. In total, it took me about half an hour to do my full face.

Please note that this is just how I decided to do my makeup on this particular day - everyone does their own makeup differently, and even I change things up constantly. So please don’t take anything I do as a mandate or as a criticism of your own style - this is just a demonstration to hopefully inspire you to try things out on your own. And if you get super bored, you can scope out my bookshelf in the background. =P

For a full list of all the products I used in this video, please see below!





Products used, in order:

(Not pictured, but I used them: MAC Fast Response Eye Cream; MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion)

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Peach
  • MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation in shade 3.0
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Medium-Dark
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder in Medium-Dark
  • MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ spray
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
  • All eyeshadows from Urban Decay:
    • Base: Foxy (from Naked Basics)
    • Transition: Cover (from Naked 2 Basics)
    • Lid: Peace (I have an old version from the Deluxe Shadow Box, but it’s available currently as a single)
    • Crease: Adore (discontinued Deluxe Shadow)
    • Browbone highlight: Venus (from Naked Basics)
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
  • Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani blush palette:
    • Contour: Lo-Fi
    • Highlight: Hush
    • Blush: OC
  • Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray
  • BeneFit Roller Lash mascara
  • Lower lashline: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Asphyxia topped with eyeshadow in Ransom (discontinued Deluxe Shadow)
  • Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in shade 202

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