Cover FX Contour Kit: A Review Read Between The Eyeliner
Eva’s makeup was done by the celeb makeup artist Etienne Ortega, he has to be one of my favorites! He always does awesome looks. It was kind of hard to recreate the look and have it look exactly like hers since I’m not as tan as she is, but I tried! Haha Products used:Eyes: 🌀Mehron earth palette black eyeshadow all over lid, blended into crease 🌀Revlon colorstay eyeliner the twist up pencil. On upper/lower lash line 🌀Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit ‘vanilla’ on inner corner 🌀Kiss lashes in shy 🌀The balm Mary-Lou Manizer concentrated on center of brow bone to highlight 🌀Mary Kay Ultimate mascara Face: 🌀Boo-Boo cover up in Medium used over eyelids and undereyes to conceal dark circles 🌀Mary Kay luminous foundation (Ivory 5) applied with Real Techniques blending sponge 🌀 Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit ‘Vanilla’ to set under eyes ‘Fawn’ and ‘Java’ to contour 🌀Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow (Dark Brown) 🌀Mary Kay brow gel 🌀 The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer on top of cheeks and down bridge of nose to highlight 🌀Nars ‘orgasm’ blush 🌀Tarte ‘memorable’ blush 🌀NYX dewy setting spray 🌀RC Cosmetics Brushes Lips: 🌀Chanel lipstick in ‘Gracile’ 🌀Nars lipgloss in ‘Turkish Delight’ Leave a commentFiled under Celeb inspiredTagged as anastasia beverly hills, anastasia beverly hills contour kit, beauty blog, Chanel, chanel gracile, chanel lipstick, Cosmetics, dipbrow, eva longoria, Mary Kay, mary lou manizer, mehron, nars, nars orgasm, nars turkish delight, NYX, NYX dewy setting spray, revlon, tarte, the balmEnter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
This was an essential repurchase. It’s a lovely foundation – very creamy, thick and luxurious. Great for dryer skins giving a fresh, dewy finish. I tend to go between this and Mac’s Mineralize Skinfish foundation (Read full reviews here). The Studio Sculpt is my secret weapon when I need more coverage, it’s very long wearing too. I wouldn’t normally have gravitated to a thick foundation, but as it’s gel based it’s very soft and applies like a dream – no danger of looking “caked” unless you pile it on of course. I tend to apply with a mixture of fingers and a regular foundation brush (I use No7’s).Studio Sculpt Foundation £23 and contains an SPF 15.I’ve also had to buy it in a different shade. When I was first fitted for Mac foundation, I was told I was an NW but have since been told that I am an NC.Swatch of NC 30 worked in to the hand…A lot of people find Mac foundation shades confusing, so I’ll try to explain….NC or NW?Mac foundations are available in an extensive range of shades. Rather than shades being numbered 1,2,3 or ivory, beige, sunny etc. Mac use a more complex system based on the artists colour wheel. First you need to know your letters, then your number. Some begin NW, others NC. NW stands are Neutral Warm and is suitable for people that have a warm, pinkish undertone in their complexsion. NC, Neutral Cool, is suitable for people that have a yellow undertone in their complexion. This tends to be people with olive or golden beige skin colour. Be warned, you can be a bit of both, which is why I’ve had a mix up. My general undertone is more yellow/olive coloured, but where I catch the sun – nose and hairline, it tends to be a little pinky. The best thing to do is pop in to your local Mac counter and ask the staff to test some on you or get a sample. Next, choose your number. This part is easier since is runs in order, normally starting at 15 then rising in 5s to 50, for example NW15, NW20 and so on. I started with NW25, but found I’m better suited to NCs, now I’m NC25, or 30 in summer. Another difficulty is the shades vary foundation by foundation, for example an NC25 in mineralize can be darker than an NC25 in Studio Sculpt – so always try before you buy!Hope that helps!I popped into Mac last week to buy a new brush and check out the Surf Baby collection. I’m sad to report I was pretty disappointed with Mac’s latest offerings – the packaging looks cheap and the colours are quite dark for a summer collection, but I cushions the blow with a few essentials.Starting with Mac 130 Duo Fibre Brush. This is my new BBF (Best Brush Forever)! I’m a big fan of duo fibre brushes and I’m very attached to the 187. It’s great for foundation and cream products and highlighters, BUT I find it a little too big for apply cream blusher to my cheeks. The surface area of the brush head is quite large, almost as big as the Mac blush pots, making it difficult to contour or brush on small circles onto the cheeks. It can also look a little heavy handed.130 compared to 187The 130 Duo Fibre brush has a flat head and a mixture of both natural and synthetic bristles. For me, the 130 and cream blush are a match made in heaven. The surface area is much smaller, enabling you to be much more directional – I can dab a little on the apple of the cheeks or use small circular movements along the cheek bone. It also fits into the compact much more comfortably. The brush itself is very dense and doesn’t streak; I’d compare it to 109 contour brush, which is my favourite for powder blush. It would be great as a foundation brush, but will take longer to cover the full face.130 compared to 109£28Pop back soon to read my review of Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation and Blushcreme in Lilicent.This post has now been updated with NEW additions – see it on my new blog here http://beautyandlechicblog.blogspot.comI’ve had a few questions recently from people wanting to know what foundation I use and which ones are best for dewy skin. Looking for the perfect foundation is like searching for the perfect jeans… a long, pain saking and expensive experience, but when you find the right ones, it can be hugely rewarding. It’s such an important thing to get right, I know, I’ve spent years trying. I have dry skin and suffer occasional breakouts. I like a foundation that provides a light to medium coverage, with a natural dewy finish. Some people find one good foundation and stick to it, but I prefer to have a selection, you wouldn’t only have one pair of jeans would you? And with new products and technology you never know what you might be missing. Our skin is constantly changing, as do my foundations.Here’s my (current) Top 51. Mac Mineralize Satin Finish Foundation £22.20 My favourite foundations change from time to time depending on the condition of my skin, the time of year etc, but this one’s been my number one since it was released. It’s a fluid foundation that blends the natural light-reflecting properties of micro-minerals to create a smooth satin finish. Provides a low-to-medium,yet buildable coverage with a slightly luminous finish. It instantly improved my complexion; skin appears radiant, healthy, re- energized. Contains vitamins A, C and E to help nurture and condition the skin. Good for all skin types, especially normal-dry, which is why I love it. Easy to apply with fingers or brush (I prefer brush) and best finished with a dusting of Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder.Best for: Dry Skin, great for day time2. Clinique Supermoisture Foundation £21 This one’s great, especially in the summer I find. The texture is thicker than Mac’s Satin finish, but the formula is light weight. It’s perfect for a dewy glow, I feel like it moisturisers my face all day, although it helps to keep a little finishing powder to hand so you don’t glow too much. Light coverage, soft and radiant looking. Apply with fingers for a more sheer finish.Best for: A light, dewy finish3. Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation £41.50This one’s expensive, and it knows it. Released last year it’s super creamy and luxurious, thick, yet lightweight once applied and does not set. You will get a high, yet natural coverage with a noticeable dewy. It’s super luxurious, but not the type I’d use daily.Best for: Dry and older Skins £234. Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation £23My go to foundation when my skin’s in bad condition. It’s a creamy, luxurious, gel-based foundation that provides medium, to high coverage. It is fairly thick, but doesn’t look cakey and doesn’t set. It’s very hydrating, leaves skin looking soft, smooth and slightly dewy, plus a little goes a long way.Best for: Skin that needs extra coverage, great for evening/longwear.5. Chanel Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Make up £31.66Firmly positioned in the foundation hall of fame, it’s the go to make up for many celebrities and make up artist, frequently winning best foundation accolades. It’s the nearest you’ll come to skin in a bottle, but the coverage is a little too sheer for me – perfect if you’re blessed with a clear complexion. The light texture of Vitalumiere Fluid gives a slightly satin finish for a radiant natural youthful looking makeup. On the downside, Chanels colour range is quite limited.Best for: Light weight, natural coverage Also highly recommended is Boujois Healthy Mix, Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, YSL Perfect Touch and Gosh Natural Touch Foundation.This post has now been updated with NEW additions – see it on my new blog herehttp://beautyandlechicblog.blogspot.com/beauty & le chicI’m a self confessed make up addict. I love to try it, apply it, wearing it and buy it! If, like me, you love to test new products, experiment with trends, track down the best deals and stalk celebrity style, then you’ll love CAKED.