I put this look together and decided that it looked very… dated. Like 90’s dated. Remember when we were rocking all those neutral colors and doing monochrome ochre and what not? No? Okay, maybe that was just me.
Anyway, since rehabbing my skin I’ve been pressing a zinc based sunscreen into my skin before buffing my foundation over it. Zinc is normally my enemy, what with the white cast and all. But Jennifer taught me to ‘press’ the sunscreen in, instead of rubbing it (which brings up the white cast), and it has worked wonders. She also taught me to put just a light dusting of Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder over my bare skin before stepping out the door makeup free. Because I’m so oily, all that oil acts as a ‘magnet’ and attracts everything under the sun. Then I end up with dirt and oil and BAM! Pimple.
This foundation is the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. Now before you get excited, know that this foundation tends to fade on me after about 4 hours. BUT with the use of the zinc sunscreen … which acts as a really powerful primer… the Magic Foundation has actually been staying on my oily skin. It doesn’t matter how many times you layer this foundation, it is a solid medium coverage, despite full coverage claims. I have scarring from the acid and I have to go back over those areas with a strong cover-up to make my skin uniform. But it does stick to the skin nicely, and my match (9) is exquisitely complementary. The color selection in this foundation is fabulous.
I did set the foundation with Innisfree, and put Guerlain Peach Party Blush on my cheeks and the ashy (matte) highlighter that Chanel came out with a few years ago (we were all so pissed when we found out the shimmer was actually just an overlay. Who does that? Rude). It actually worked for this look because it highlighted without shimmer.
The eyes are strictly Viseart Neutral Mattes palette (which I don’t use nearly enough to justify the price). Medium Peach on the lids and Dark Peach (under waterline) and Cool Brown in the crease. Bone on the browbone and inner corners of the eye. Anastasia Dark Brown Brow Definer in the brows and Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner (still my ever favorite) on the lashline. Tom Ford Metallic Mink pencil on the waterline and Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara.