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Winter!!

Alright everyone. (: here's the post I promised. This post is going to be dedicated to high school girls all over the web who are in need of a little help for their Winterball prep. (; Off we go!

SKINCARE
First of all, everyone knows that skincare is the number one thing when it comes to make up. After all, your face is your canvas, so don't be wrecking it up!

TIP: If you haven't been taking care of your skin, Start NOW! ASAP! That means washing your face and moisturizing of course. You want to make sure your face is as clean and blemish free as it can be for the big night ;D

For those of you who're wondering here is my skin care army. Not a big one, and kind of random but it works for me.


I use this as my daily wash and moisturizer. The moisturizer is super light so I can use it in the morning and not worry about having a greasy feeling face.


This one is for my "bad skin" days. It's an acne fighting was that, as you can see, can be used as both a wash or a mask.


For those sunny days I have SPF 15 moisturizer as well as the SPF 30 below. For the sake of this "Winterball" theme though I'm gonna give you another tip. lower down.



TIP: Try to stay away from anything with SPF in it for Winter Ball night. Especially powders with SPF in it. SPF reflects light and you'll be in-doors in the dark probably taking tons of pictures with flash. SPF + Camera flashes = BAD! Your face will end up looking a whole lot paler than it should look.


HAIR:
Whether you stick to straight or go for wonder waves for the night, if you're using any kind of heated device (blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron etc), remember to use your heat protector spray. I don't have a picture of the one I use right now, but I'm sure you can find some on any other make up junkie's blog. (:


The infamous CHI. (: I just got mine this weekend when I went back home for Thanksgiving. And yes, It was only 10 bucks at Costco! Whoo! I'm sure most of you know how to use this. Just put a small amount into your hands, rub, and apply to hair. Simple.


I use this product when I curl my hair. It doesnt make your hair hard, prevents it from frizzing the way curls sometimes do, and helps your hair keep its shape.

TIP: Sometimes when I want more natural looking waves I'll first curl my hair, apply a bit of this stuff, brush it out, then apply some more and shape it. (: Idk if it works for everybody, but it certainly does for me.

Okay, finally, on to the actual MAKE UP!
This is gonna be a Blue Look to match the colors of Snow's Winter Ball dress seeing as she's the one who requested I help her (:

-Start off with a clean and moisturized face, making sure that you give your moisturizer time to dry.
-Use concealer to cover up blemishes, redness, etc.
-Apply your foundation, remembering to steer clear of anything with SPFs for the night.
-Define your brows with brow powder remembering the rule; (3 shades lighter if you have dark hair, 3 shades darker if you have light hair). Set with brow gel.
Now you can start! ;D



Obviously, I used Painterly Paint Pot from MAC. If you don't have anything like this around, find a cream eyeshadow of some sort. This will prevent your make up from coming off or fading so easily.









Of course, make sure you're using the lighter blue. light colors go on the inside with darker colors on the outside. (: For my blue I used Shocking by Taylor Made.

I actually should've gone in more towards the middle with the blue, but you can learn from my mistake. (:

For my dark blue, I used NYX's Blue Pearl e/s.


you can also drag it into the contour and blend it with the dark blue a little.

oops typo! I meant Harsh lines not hars lines.




there should be no harsh lines in your make up. but if you want a brighter light blue on your lid after you're done blending, feel free to apply more.

After this curl your lashes, line with a gel or fluid liner and add mascara! Here's the final look









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*~kAy~* said...

:)
Thanks for sharing your skin care routine! <3
I like your blue look <3 thanks for the detailed tutorial! <3