I get lots of makeup emails from you people. Even when I was on hiatus, some of you would email from time to time, asking my opinion about random things…which was flattering, considering that I am no expert. You know who is? I’m about to change your life. Click here. Watch her videos. Die with amazement.
Oh, also…since I’m not doing much photography for the blog these days, you’re going to get sick of seeing photos from various events where someone else was behind the lens. For now, all I’ve got is my mom’s wedding, and I have to crop out other people. Sorry.
Anyway, I do have a little update on my routine.
I have an hour-long commute to and from work, and I needed to come up with a foundation routine that I could accomplish in under five minutes even though I have blemishes ALL. OVER. MY. FACE. Seriously, I thought I was at least going to have a few years of good skin between puberty and wrinkles, but no. The wrinkles are starting and the blemishes just keep on rockin’ in the free world. But I’m not bitter. Because…
And boom goes the dynamite. You like how pissy I look there? This is the problem with not doing my own photography – this happens to be the only photo from my mom’s wedding where you can get an idea of how my face looked.
So here’s the plan: wake up, splash face with water. Put on eye cream. Put a dime-sized poot of Dermalogica AGE Smart SkinPerfect Primer on your fingertips. Poot? Yes. That is a unit of measurement. Smear the poot on your face.
It will even look good when you’re being horribly awkward.
Flat natural light? Eh, there’s not much you can do when your skin isn’t naturally smooth and dewy, but at least you won’t see blemishes.
The primer is not clear – it’s a pinkish-beige color that I thought would be too dark on my ghostly-pale skin, but it ends up being like a Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants miracle. Unless you have very dark skin, I’m betting this will look lovely on you. It’s a little shimmery, which is a good thing. It makes you glow. It provides just the right amount of sheer coverage to even you out without being as much work as a tinted moisturizer or foundation. This post describes the consistency pretty well.
Here’s me farting.
Right? That just has to be what I’m doing in that photo. Nothing else explains my concentrating-while-trying-to-maintain-an-air-of-casual-interest expression.
For blemishes, I use a small eyeshadow-sized brush and my ol’ favorite. I usually put a light dusting around my nose, too.
Top with translucent powder, and blush or bronzer, and maybe some extra shimmer, and you look flawless, dahling.
Here’s me humping someone.
All of these moments (minus the product shots) were captured by the amazing Sergio.