I woke up like this ! So this morning I figured I document my steps on how I apply my foundation and “bake” my face. Baking is a fabulous trick we stole from the Drag queen world ! I don’t bake everyday because I simply don’t have that luxury of time everyday but it is a wonderful way to keep your concealer in place . At this point I only have on my face :
-Nivea after shave balm (sensitive skin )
-Too Face Hangover X primer
-Mario badescu under eye cream
Nivea After shave balm ( sensitive skin ) is a recent addition to my routine but let me tell y’all , I love it ! It has Glycerin which helps make up adhere better to your skin and last longer .
Don’t mind my eyebrows and eyelashes application details for those will be on a future post, I applied my Fit me foundation with foundation brush and pushed it into my skin with my Beauty Blender (it needs a desperate wash) .
Voila! There we have it out foundation is on ! Now on to the fun part contouring .
I love contouring it gives me life ! Since my most self-conscious part of my face is my forehead I apply more product onto that portion, I use LA Girl pro conceal in the color chestnut . Now beware once this product dries it is really hard to blend . I was distracted taking pictures that mine dried out a bit and was super hard to blend . No worries, I spraied a little fix plus all over my face and ta-da!
Quick note : they face I am making has a purpose , when I was learning how to apply creame contour this is how I learned . I sucked in my cheeks in order to feel my cheek bone and apply my liquid contour right under that line .
After I blend I conceal and highlight , as you can see I love to conceal my under eyes , bacause I have such trouble sleeping I have terrible bags under my eyes ! So I pack it on. I use my beauty blender the pointy part to blend blend.
This is after in blend it out .
Now we move on to baking! I use: NYC translucent loose powder and apply it with a wedge sponge I got at CVS . I allow for the powder to sit meanwhile I set my contour . To set my face I use my Stay Matt Powder in my shade .
To set my contour I use the Kat Von D Shade And Light pallete.
I brushed off the excess product and used the same baking technique to clean up my contour .
I applied my favorite lipstick and brushed off the excess product , blended out any harsh lines with a clean Real Techniques stippling brush and there you have it I am ready for my day .