The very wonderful Beth over at The Stories of A to Z issued a challenge, where you show EVERYONE in the blogosphere your nakey face and then show the steps to how you put your face on. At first I thought the woman had lost her marbles! Show people my bare/pimple infested/swollen pregnancy face?? Uhhhh....No thank you! But then I realized a couple of things. 1. I'm not going to be the only person showing people my nakey face. And 2. I only have 5 followers, so showing the whole blogosphere might be a little dramatic. So here goes:
So here I am straight out of the shower, with a squeeeeeky clean face. How did it get so clean you ask?
Why, with this little bar of soap of course! It's seriously the best thing I have ever used to wash my face. My Grandma always used Ivory soap to wash her face, so I like to think of this as the soap of the 21st century.
(I'm not sure why this is side-ways)
On really oily days I use this and just rub it on with a cotton ball. I also use it alot at night, when I too lazy to wash my face and I know I need to get my make-up off.
Next is concealer/foundation/powder. In case you haven't figured it out yet- I have really oily skin. And with this pregnancy, I have had alot of break-outs. It's hard for me to commit to a foundation because it seems like they all make me oily- even if they claim not to! But I am loving this Covergirl Clean make-up. It's new, and it's also fragrance and oil free. I've only been using it a couple of weeks, but so far, so good! I use a concealer stick under my eyes and to cover pimples. First, I apply the foundation with one of these:
Then I apply the concealer, and finally pressed powder to set.
I'm not big on blush, and I honestly have no idea what kind this is. I just swirl the brush around all three colors and apply it to my apples. I've also been known to do this before I put powder on so that it looks less like blush and more like a natural rosy glow.
to smudge the top eye liner a little. Then a coat of mascara, and I use a toothbrush (from Jr. High...Seriously!) to brush my lashes and eye brows. Then apply another coat of mascara. I love Max Factor 2000 Calorie.
And finally, my kisser. I just use and eye liner pencil to line and fill in my lips. This one is from Ulta, it's Flesh on one end and Rose on the other. I don't pay attention to which end is which, so sometimes I'm fleshy and sometimes I'm rosey! Then I add my Burts Bees and call it good.
You guessed it- I do my make-up while this little lady is in the tub beside me! This routine takes me about five minutes. On nights that I'm going out with the Hubby I switch it up a little and use some bronzer and a smokey eye look. But this above is how you will see me most days. (Except with dry hair!)
Thanks again Beth- this really was fun!!