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.