Oh hey there! Glad you stopped by to check out my face!
I was debating even posting this because I was just having fun and setting up my camera last night but I figured I’d make a post out of this little test run and see how you all like it. I promise the next look will have more photos and they’ll be better quality… I’m still learning how to use my new camera!
If there are any looks you want to see or products you want to see me use in a look, please leave me a comment and let me know!
This is pretty much my go-to look using some of my favorite products, including some eye shadows that are part of Patrick Starrr’s collab with MAC. I don’t actually HAVE that collection so I won’t be reviewing it (Sorry!), but the shadows are mostly permanent colors that have been a staple part of my every day makeup forever, so I just grabbed those.
Details for the products and brushes used will be below the photos. I’ll also link you to where you can get them and to a review of them if I’ve done one… Sound good? Okay then. Enjoy!
BTW I posted these first on my Instagram and Twitter so be sure to follow me on both of those @lesley_makeup! I like to give updates and show you all new products that I’m playing around with on my Snapchat too, which is also lesley_makeup, so feel free to add me on there! I love hearing from you guys!
Primer: Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow | $49 from Sephora.
Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape in Light – $27 from Ulta. | Blended with a Beauty Blender.
Brow Powder: MAC Brun Eye Shadow – $16 from MAC. | Brush: Anastasia Beverly Hills #12
Brow Gel: MAC Brow Set in Clear – $18 from MAC.
Primer: MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Layin’ Low – $22 from MAC. | Brush: Anastasia Beverly Hills A2 (I use the same one with a little of my concealer on it too). I also like to set this primer with whatever is left on the brush I used for my under eye powder or face powder so the shadows don’t cling to the primer too much and look patchy 😉
Note: All of the shadows I used can be found in the MAC X Patrick Starrr Eye Shadow Palettes, which sell for $32 from MAC. Buying them like that is basically like getting four shadows for the price of two! I’ll mention which palette each shadow I used is in, but you can get them all individually, too (except for one that’s exclusive to that collection).
Inner Corner/Brow Arch Highlight: Melt Cosmetics Digital Dust Highlight in Gold Ore – $39 from www.meltcosmetics.com. | Brush: Morphe M431 – $5 from Morphe. Btw, that brush is awful. It felt SO scratchy and actually started to make my eye water! I would recommend using another pencil brush like a MAC 219 or something similar and softer!
Lower Lash Line: Soft Brown and Swiss Chocolate | Brush: Morphe 431 and TIME 205 (which is WAY softer)!
Mascara: Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara (from the collab with Makeup Shayla) in Baddest Black – $8.49 from Ulta. Btw, they’re buy one get one 50% off right now and the same deal was going on at Walgreens this week!
Lashes: TIME Luxury Synthetic Lashes in the style “Introvert” – $18 from www.shoptimela.com. If you noticed, I did not wear liner for this look because with these lashes, the band is bold and black enough that you don’t have to!
Primer: BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Clear – $26 from Sephora. I apply this with my finger before I start my makeup then blot off the excess before I apply my lipstick. It’s a lifesaver in the winter time! I’ve had the same tube since summer and I use it every day, so don’t let the $26 price tag scare you.
Lip Liner: MAC Lip Pencil in Soar – $17.50 from MAC.
THANK YOU for checking out this post! I plan on doing stuff like this more often, especially once I get used using my new camera, so I hope you all liked it!
TIP: Keep in mind that you can get a lot of these products from different retailers both online and in store (aside from the indie brands). The prices may be different from various retailers but always check to see who has the better deal, especially with drug store brands like Maybelline! Also, a lot of the time brands like Tarte, MAC, Stila, etc, will have deals and promo codes that you can use to buy products directly from their websites, which can end up saving you a TON of money!
*** Products used in this post were purchased with my own money. I have not been paid or asked to use or promote any products mentioned in this post. ***