Priming Your Canvas

Dear reader, I have a confession to make.  I know it may shock you but… this is not what my skin looks like.  Every photo you’ve ever seen of me was taken with a full face of makeup.  Shocked?  Don’t be!  I’m not ashamed of the fact that I wear makeup.  It gives me confidence and is a huge part of my personal look.  I get a lot of compliments on my skin, but really it’s the goop on top that should get the credit.  And in case you are interested here’s what I use to get that alabaster glow!

MAC Studio Fix Liquid and Powder in NC15, MAC Longwear Paintpot in Soft Ocre, and MAC 190 Foundation Brush.

Firstly I would like to say that I take skincare very seriously and I exfoliate and moisturize every single day in the morning and evening.  I also never go to sleep with my makeup on, no matter how tired I am.  My skin is naturally quite pale and I am very careful to stay out of the sun as much as possible.

After moisturizer the first step to my routine is applying MAC cosmetic’s Studio Fix Liquid Foundation in NC15 with a 190 MAC foundation brush.  I make sure to spread it evenly across my whole face, avoiding the eyelids.  Then, using the same brush, I apply MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre to my eyelids as a base for my eye makeup.  I love this product and it does a great job of preventing creasing for daily wear.  Lastly I buff out my skin with MAC’s Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NC15 which I usually apply with the sponge that comes with this product, but occasionally I will use a round, flathead brush to really press it on.  Et voila!

My face post-polishing



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