Let’s Mix It Up

I promised a makeup post a few weeks ago, but never really got around to it. What a better time to do it than a week when I was (lightly) dying from another self-diagnosed sinus infection. It’s okay though, I got a Z-Pak and I’ll be well in no time (hopefully).

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This is the only photo I managed to take this week!

 

 

 

 

I don’t want to disappoint my fans so here are the goooods for the week. I have split this into two posts because I didn’t want to overwhelm or bore you with a 20-page paper. Instead, it’ll be two 10-page papers (LOL).

Side note: Am I any good at makeup? Depends on who you’re asking but I do love to do my makeup and experiment with wild colors. However, my skin does not like when I go hard every day, so if I’m feeling lazy, eyebrow gel, mascara, and concealer are my must have’s before I leave.

Pre-makeup prep: I am kinda the worst with my face routine but I do have some regulars.

I like to use Neutrogena Triple-Action Toner. For me, toner needs to have that smell of alcohol and burn slightly so I can tell myself it is working.

Coconut oil is also the most amazing moisturizer ever — it can be used everywhere, literally everywhere — from going in your hair, on your face and body, and even as a mouthwash.

I got a Clarisonic Mia 2 for Christmas. I don’t know if I’m doing this wrong but it really tickles my nose a whole heck of a lot. Otherwise, it works well and I dig it.  I don’t use this every day because it can be too much for my skin. I prefer to wash my face with just water on most days.

PS: The watermelon Glow Mask I mentioned last week has been so amazing to my skin.

Lastly, Unicorn Essence. I have no idea what it actually does to help me but the aesthetic is enough. JK, it smells great, moisturizes, and primes well too.

Face: For my birthday I wanted some new products, so I went to Sephora to get my makeup done. The makeup artist worked for Too Faced so a lot of my products are from there. I’m not mad though because they honestly rock.

For foundation, I use the Born This Way Foundation from Too Faced in the shade warm beige. It’s a medium coverage so it covers the bad but isn’t cakey. If I was able to wear it at tailgates in Florida summer than anyone can make it work and keep it fresh all day.

The Tarte Shape Tape Concealer is honestly the most amazing cover-up in the world. Given the current controversy with the new Shape Tape foundation, I am fairly upset with the company right now. I couldn’t even pick a foundation for myself even though I was super pumped to at least given it a try. I think I’ll just stick with Too Faced, or maybe try Fenty next because it’s Fenty.

Naturally, I have a very round face, so contouring and bronzer are extremely important for me. They make me look chiseled like a Greek Goddess. To help with that I use Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer. They have one that is lighter and darker for skin tones other than medium.

Blush adds such a great pop of color and my new go-to is Glossier’s Cloud Paint in shades dusk and puff.

My favorite part of makeup: Highlighter. There is nothing better in life than blinding people from miles away because of the glow coming from your cheekbones. If I am feeling down-to-earth and natural, I’ll go for Colourpop Gimme More! Highlighter Palette. If I’m feeling colorful, I’ll wear Kat Von D’s Alchemist Palette. It has blue, pink, green, and purple and makes me feel like a unicorn. If I want to just be fabulous and boujie AF, I wear Fenty Killawatt.

Ta ta for now,

Tianna

 

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