Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What's On My Face.

Good morning, loves, and happy Tuesday. I have the day off today so I'm spending a little extra time on today's post and I'm sharing a little secret with you all...

So, guess what?

I don't actually wake up looking like this. Shocking, I know. Of course my boo wakes up looking sexy... damn you, men.

I can't believe I'm actually posting this, but this is actually what I do look like when I wake up...
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for nightmares this photo may cause.

Yeah, that's some scary shiz. I know. Those aren't even Louis Vuitton bags under my eyes, guys. Uneven skin, red nose... Surely I'm the cause of any and all nightmares C has. 

So, how do I get from Scary Spice to Baby Spice (yes, dammit, I'm still living that performance)... today I will show you!

First, here is a look at the products I use on the regular, in order from start to finish. 

As far as primers go I'm not too picky, though I am a big fan of the pore minimizers. I got Benefit's Porefessional in a Birchbox so I've been using that sample up lately, but my original choice has always been Too Faced Primed and Poreless.

Once I'm primed I cover my face, blending at my neck, with Revlon's PhotoReady foundation. I really love this stuff which is shocking because I am, sort of, a makeup snob. I apply this foundation with my hands.

Next I take a makeup sponge and apply by dabbing MAC's Pro Longwear Concealer under my eyes and on my nose. 

Before I started realizing my skin was aging I never, ever wore foundation. Only MAC StudioFix. Ha, if only we could all be so lucky now, huh? Nowadays I dust StudioFix over my forehead, nose, and chin (T-zone) just to eliminate shine throughout the day.

I learned of Benefit's highlighter, High Beam, from PinkLouLou a little over a year ago and it pretty much changed my entire makeup regiment. This stuff is face glow in a bottle! I apply it to my cheek bones and right under my eyebrows.

I'm a huge fan of MAC's Mineralize bronzers and blushes. My cheek bones get brushed with pink or very light bronze and I accent them with a darker bronze.

I start with MAC's Nylon eyeshadow every single time I do my eye makeup. I've loved this color for as long as I can remember and it is the perfect shadow to highlight the inside corners of the eye. Also great for the brow bone, under your eyebrows.

For everyday shadow, I use half baked and snake bite from Urban Decay's Naked 2 palette. I plan to make another post, one of these days, on my eyeshadow application, stay tuned!

This is liquid eyeliner by L'Oreal and another drugstore product I swear by. I've been using this eyeliner since I was a competitive dancer. It makes perfect lines without bumps or flaws!

 And lastly, as I posted a little while ago... MAC's False Lash is the only mascara for me! 


  1. August 14, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    LOVE the Naked2 Palette from Urban Decay!!!! You look gorgeous love!

    & I agree, it's so not fair that guys can just wake up looking fine :P

    <3 Melissa

  2. August 14, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Um, thank you for this. I'm so bored with my makeup routine lately. Something's just not working. I'm gonna try out your eyeliner and mascara :)

  3. August 14, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    I've been wanting to try the Revlon stuff, will have to pick some up!

  4. August 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    I love my Primed and Poreless and High Beam! I need that Naked 2 palette. Love the colors.

  5. August 14, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    I have the first Naked palette and it is perfect for everyday looks. I have heard fantastic things about High Beam! I'm not big on highlighting, but if you say it's a game changer, maybe I need to give it a shot.

  6. August 14, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    You are GORGEOUS without the makeup!

  7. August 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    You look great without the makeup! I don't know what you are talking about.

  8. August 14, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    i think you look gorgeous without makeup!


  9. August 14, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    I've been on the fence about trying the MAC concealer, but you've convinced me! I'm going to get some next time I'm near a counter.

    So, tell me, does the Photoready foundation add "dewiness"? I have super oily skin and I'm so nervous that it will make it look even shinier. I'm curious enough to try it, though.

  10. August 14, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    I was getting myself all pretty in the mirror the other day and I hear Corey say, "You're putting lard on your face." In which I had to say, "At least it looks good somewhere!" LOL! It amazes me to see before and after shots of people with and without their makeup. It really does make us look so ... different. You look pretty either way!

  11. August 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    I love Benefit!! love love love it!! it's all I use! I'm a moisturizer (preferably tinted), light powder, blush, either MAC pigment eye color or Benefit creme eye shadow (if i'm fancy then Kat VonD's palette) mascara and I'm good to go!

  12. August 15, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    I think I need to go buy each of the products to attempt to recreate your beauty . . . but I don't think it will work well with my old woman face :(

  13. August 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    You are gorgeous with or without makeup!! You have such a sweet and funny personality it shines throu your eyes and smile!!


  14. August 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    you are gorgeous without make-up!! are you sure you need to cover up with all of that stuff??

  15. August 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Shut up, you look B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L without makeup!!!

  16. February 28, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Whitney - Love your eye shadow tutorials! I just went to Sephora to "test" the pore primers. Are you still preferring the Too Faced Primed and Poreless?!???


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