Hey yall!

Here is an everyday look I did a few weeks back. Simple, medium coverage with bronzer/blush and a highlighter. Continue reading for a detailed description of how I achieved this look. =)

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Starting with a clean face, I moisturized with MAC's Oil Control Lotion and then primed my face with MAC's Matte to minimize the look of my pores.

To achieve this look I did fill in and contour my eyebrows with MAC select cover concealer in NW40. That's the most time consuming part. Then I did conceal my eyelid and underneath as they are quite dark (can we say "raccoon" eyes). I used Sigma's F70 concealer brush. I applied a skin-tone colored eyeshadow, MAC's Well Spiced using Sigma's E60 large shader brush. Lastly on my eyes, I did the winged out look with MAC's Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrak using Sigma's E65 small angle brush.
*Side note*: I applied false lashes here. Typically I'll skip the lashes and use just a little mascara (Maybelline's Falsies in Black Drama).

For my face I brought the concealer from under my eye down to the TOP of my cheekbone.
I then used MAC's Studio Fix Fluid in NW45 all over my face using Sigma's F50 Duo Fibre stippling brush. I tend to apply the foundation to the places I need the most coverage (forehead and cheeks) and then blend outward. To give my face some dimension, I'll contour the hollows of my cheeks with MAC's Studio Tech in NW55 using Sigma's F40 angled contour brush. Bring it up to your temples as well.

Finally, I set my makeup with Bobbi Brown's Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Basic Brown 4 using Sigma's F30 Large Powder brush by sweeping it all over my face, making sure to set the concealer applied earlier so it won't crease. For blush you can use any color you'd like or use a bronzer. I used bronze/shimmery skin-toned blush this time using Real Technique's buffing brush (another great set of affordable brushes found at Ulta). For a highlighter I used MAC's Mineralize Skinfinsh in Gold Deposit along the high points of my cheekbones and down my nose. Here's the finished look! You like???

I know, I know...it seems long. It was to type it out but takes no more than 10 minutes. Maybe less depending on if you contour your brows or not.
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Peace out!