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Thursday, November 24, 2011

The "Morning After" Look

Photography by John Bello
I'm loving the morning-after-a-good-night look.  I created this look using just MAC Black Track Fluidline, black mascara, a smokey-grey shadow, nude lipgloss and a peachy blush.  Start out by priming the skin.  I love Laura Mercier primers, but if you need more of a "filler primer" Benefit or Makeup Forever is the way to go.  Apply concealer and foundation as you would normally.  Apply your grey shadow from your lash line to your crease and blend it out.  I really love the Grey in the Ben Nye Essential Eye Shadow Pallette ( Rim the upper and lower water lines with a waterproof black liner (I LOVE MUFE Aqualiners- they stay put!), then line the upper and lower lash lines with black liner.  Here comes the fun part- PILE on the mascara- don't worry about clumping or getting mascara on your lids- in fact, the clumpier and messier the better.  After packing it on a la Tammy Faye Baker, squeeze your eyes shut a few times to really mess it up.  Then with a liner brush (I love my MAC 208's ... yes, that's right... plural as I have a few of these bad girls) feather the liner/mascara outward to even things out a bit.  Complete the look with a touch of peachy blush (I love Something Special- MAC) and a nude gloss (Boy Bait- MAC).  And voila!  You've got that sexy morning after look.  
Super excited about my new blog!  Can't promise regular posts as I'm super busy, but I'll try to keep up :) Right now I'm just trying to keep up with all the calls for Christmas makeup and Bridal bookings for 2011.  I'm also getting prepared for The Princess and the Pea Bridal Fair in South Surrey on January 8th!  Stay tuned for more details!

<3 Christine