December 1, 2015

BERRY BEAUTY - GRWM for TBC Connect

As you know, the TBC Connect event was a few weeks ago. I blogged about it here, and if you check around Blogsville, you'll see a few other posts on different blogs about the event.

Anyways, I got there pretty early for the event - about 4.5 hours early actually. Cakes had cakes to deliver and wasn't sure when he'd get back to the venue, so we decided I should head to Ethnic Heritage Centre early. Since I had so much time on my hands, I decided to take photos of every step of my makeup process. That's what GRWM means - Get Ready With Me. So there you have it, I'm sharing photos of my makeup process. Forgive me, but I don't have a very nice shot of the end product *hides face*

Meanwhile, thumbs up to all those beauty bloggers that do photo tutorials. I kent.

So, I started by prepping my face and lips. On my face I used a pore minimizer from The Body Shop, a BB cream from Maybelline, and a primer from ELF (Eyes Lips Face). I prefer a different primer, because this one is "Illuminating" which usually translates into "Shiny." That's bad because my skin is already oily, and what I would prefer is a mattifying primer.

I then used my Ajali lip balm to moisturize and help protect my lips. I've reviewed this product in the past.


The next step was getting my eyebrows done. Remember the post where I shared that I learned how to get my eyebrows on fleek at Luxe Beauty Lounge. I still don't get them perfect, but I think I manage okay. I always use a Jordana eye pencil (in brown, NEVER black), a spoolie brush, and concealer to clean up. 


Next up, I worked on my eyelids. I used ELF eyeshadow primer, and then an eyeshadow palette. I prefer understated makeup most of the time, so my preferred palette is The Nudes by Maybelline. If I'm going to an event, I first dab my eyeshadow brush in the ELF Makeup Lock and Seal solution - it's supposed to keep the eyeshadow in place. Then I line my water line and lash line, also with Jordana eye liners - for this look I used black on my water line, and blue on my lash line. 

The next step was where I faced my face - hehe *sawry* Okay, I used concealer and foundation for a smooth finish. Honestly, I'm not 100% sure I'm using the correct colors for my skin tone.

After my face was done, I moved on to my lips. I lined them with a Jordana lip liner first (Plush Plum). Then I used my Beyond Beauty lip products which I've written about before here. The plan was to do an ombre lip effect, but at the end of the day I didn't do it very well, so I eventually covered up the entire lip with the darker color.

Finally, the last steps of my makeup - putting powder on, and mascara. I still don't know how to put on strip lashes so...  yeah.

And that was my look for the day - I like to look like myself when I have makeup on. Like I said, I didn't take a proper photo with my hair and makeup done. 

I hope you liked this post. Let me know in the comments - if there are things I can improve on, or if you'd like to see more of these kinds of posts, etc. 

22 comments:

  1. beautiful
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  2. Nice, Nice. I am hopeless with makeup. I use only a compact powder, eye liner and lipstick. Yup just 3 items.

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    1. When I feel lazy, I use the same things as you - minus lipstick.

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  3. U got it rite on Flawless excerpt the light camera lol

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  4. Well done Berry.. I'm hoping to learn how to fix my eyebrows myself.

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  5. I am hopeless when it comes to makeup, especially eyebrows, even after watching countless youtube videos (I don't practice afterwards) but 2016 should be a year of personal rebranding. Yea baby!!!

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  6. I remember there was a time, the only make up item i had was an eye liner...das all. even with the new things I've added to my make up bag, i still don't use them. but you did really well Berry. i like the look

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    1. LOL, try to use them so they don't go to waste. Thanks Yeside,

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  7. I think you did your eyebrows really well.

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  8. you did a pretty good job but i think your foundation is actually too cool/ashy for you. It oxidizes dark on you. in your makeup less picture you have a rich sienna undertone. I would recommend looking into getting re-matched again.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I actually never got matched. I just bought foundation that I thought would be good

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  9. I like the lips- nicely done. I think the brows are a bot too curvy so may be you should try making its more angular? Worked for me.

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