Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Makeover! Darby

Darby is a stay-at-home mom of one little one, with another one on the way!   She has pale skin and bright blue eyes; a knockout combination!

We tried really, really REALLY hard to get good lighting on the "before" pictures, and the lighting seemed good... until I compared it to the lighting for the "after" pictures.  *sighs*  I need to get a professional lighting set-up.  Anyway, both sets of photos were taken outdoors, within an hour of each other. 


Her beautiful skin is being tossed for a loop with with the hormonal curve-ball that can accompany pregnancy, so I introduced her to Asian BB Creams.  Because she is so pale, she won't have a hard time finding a color match.  The easy buildability means that she can apply one layer all over, and then additional layers where needed.  The additional complexion benefits of sunscreen, blemish control, whitening, and wrinkle preventives will help her need less coverage over time.  

Here is another before and after:

And one more!

Nearly everything we used can be substituted by drugstore products, and you can find the cheaper equivalent by googling for a "dupe".  The two things I would not suggest duping are the BB Cream and the eyeshadow (both the eyeshadow and the powder liner).  You can find better deals by searching on Ebay, Amazon, or AllCosmeticsWholesale.  

Finally, a complete list of what we used:

Contouring Powder: NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna
Blush: Tarte Cheek Stain in Full Blossom (I think this color has been discontinued.  However, I found it for $10 at allcosmeticswholesale.  I have ordered from them before and didn't have any issues with the products.)


All-over: Wet n Wild  Silk Finish in 529B (color name is Copper Dust)

Lids: Stila In the Know("air" on browbone)
Lids: Urban Decay palette Naked 2  ("chopper" over inner half of upper lid, "ydk" over outer half of upper lid) 

Sonia Kashuk Smokey Eye Brush Set, and other Sonia Kashuk eyeshadow brushes
Angled brush for eyebrow

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