Hi Makeup Maniacs! I was tagged for the very first time on YouTube by one of fellow beauty bloggers, Alissa Salava. You should check her out, she is super-perky and seems so sweet! Her link is here: Alissa Salava: Beauty Fashion Lifestyle
OK, the "tag" was to do a 5 product face. So, I can only use 5 products on my mug! Initially, I thought this was easy, but as I started to think about how many products I actually use on my noggin', I began to get scared - very scared!
I think it turned out fine. If you want to take a look at the actual video, click here.
Since I had to keep it simple, I started with liquid foundation right away. No primer. No concealer. NO BUENO!
I ended up using a dampened beauty blender to smooth my Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in "Desert Beige" (2N1) all around my face and neck. This is actually a product I did a review on after just using it once (hence, "First Impressions"). It didn't "wow" me then, but let me tell you folks, I'm changing my mind about this one. My oil still breaks through this foundation after about 4 hours, but it doesn't slide around like my other liquid foundations do. If you want to read my initial opinion about this product, click here.
Product #2 was my Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes. So it wouldn't be considered "cheating" I made sure I only used the brow powder part of this brow palette. That was it, powder on my brows, no wax sealant or brow gel - I thought to myself "Oh, no!"
Since using eye shadow would add an extra product, I decided to only go for mascara as the 3rd item for my face. I chose Maybelline's "Pumped Up! Colossal Volum' Express" in Black. This mascara has a nice, wet formula that really adds volume to my lashes. Two coats of that on the top lashes and one coat on the bottom, and I was good.
Product #4 was a bronzer. I chose a bronzer instead of a blush because I figured having a flush of contoured color all over the face was better than just putting it on the cheeks. The e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in "Tan Toffee" is light enough to give a flush of color, but dark enough to use for contouring. I'm so loving this product!
And last, but certainly not least, item 5...LIPSTICK! You know I'm adoring these Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks. I chose "Pink Chic" since this was a very natural look. I did not want to overdo it with some striking red or something too dramatic.
So, have any of you made it over to my YouTube channel yet? Here's your chance (again, LOL) ------------->Mel's Makeup Mayhem!