Saturday, 9 February 2013

Bare face vs made up face

Only a few years ago I would not have dared go out without wearing make up, let alone put a picture of my bare face on the internet, but here I am make-up free with all my flaws like puffy eyes, dark shadows, red patches and a couple of blemishes in the first picture down below. And so what? Whether I am wearing make up or not I am still the same person, even though, I must admit, make up helps as you can see in the second picture!

Face without make up
Face with make up

Here are the products that I used for this simple look and how I applied them. 

Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Nars, Make Up Forever, Sephora products

First I applied a few drops of Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Supplement Serum to my face to prep my skin.
Then I dabbed a small amount of Chanel Perfection Lumiere (20 Beige) on the centre of my face (especially around my nose), forehead and chin and blended it with my fingers. After that I applied Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque under my eyes by pressing it with my fingers. A dusting of Nars Reflecting Setting Powder applied with a powder puff helped to set the base thus created.
To make my eyes look more vibrant I first swiped an off white eye shadow like Bobbi Brown in Bone on the entire eyelid. From here I lined my upper eye line with Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Eyeliner in Sepia Ink and I applied a coat of Make Up Forever  Smoky Lash mascara on my eyelashes.
To replicate a healthy glow I blended a soft natural pink blush like Bobbi Brown powder blush in Desert Pink on the apples of my cheeks with Sephora Professional angled blush brush. To finish up my look I swiped my lips with Bobbi Brown lip color in Rose Petal.