Some people might think it's crazy to wear a bold cat-eye and a bright fuchsia lip to a "job interview". Well I'm not some people and I have to be myself no matter what, no matter where and no matter when! To do anything differently than what I feel would be compromising my artistic vision and well that's just not something I do.
This photo was taken at 7am as I was waiting for the Yahoo! bus to swoop me up and take me to what would possibly be my new gig.
My line of work is faces, and I see a lot of them up close and personal. Some people have amazing skin and don't even need makeup! Some people have "problem" skin and struggle with breakouts, scars etc. I wouldn't say I have amazing skin, but I don't have problem skin either. My skin was freckles, sometimes I get breakouts and I have uneven skin tone. So, I prefer to put a little foundation and concealer on my face most days.
I have been using a combination of Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation and MAC Studio Fix fluid, depending on the level of coverage I need that day. If my skin is more imperfect, I add a little extra Studio Fix Fluid for a flawless finish.
One pump of this.....
and a half pump of this applied with.....
this! Voila, complexion perfection.
Most days my under eye has a little bit of a blueness near the inner corners. The best concealer I have used thus far has been my Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer. It covers, it lasts and it isn't cakey. Winner! After my foundation combo I dab the concealer under my eyes and press it into my skin with my fingers. I set the concealer with the only powder I will ever use again, NARS translucent setting powder.
then set it.
This look is all about the eyeliner. No shadow required! I prepped my lids from lashline to browbone with my old standby, NARS Smudge-proof Primer. Next I painted on a graphic, elaborately sculpted cat eye with my Holy Grail liquid eye liner K-Palette 24 hour tattoo.
I have been using MAC Paint Pot in Quite Natural to define my brows. The color is a little warmer than I would like, but I still think it looks good. The Paint Pot stays intact all day with no smudging. I apply it with my Benefit angled brow brush.
applied with this!
To finish off the brows I popped just a little MAC Gesso, white matte powder, under the highest peak of my brow arch.
I can't get enough of Lime Crime lipsticks. I love love love them. For this look I used Centrifuchsia, a bold opaque raspberry pink. I didn't even have to line my lips!
I wanted my cheeks and lips to match for this look and I went with a matte texture. While I love playful colors and risky liner for business, I don't think glitter or shimmer is appropriate. I wore NARS blush in Desire blended onto the apples of my cheeks.
That's the look and I got the job!
I am now a beauty and fashion contributor for the Yahoo! Shopping Fashionate Blog.
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