Before & After Makeup Tutorial

Thursday, March 01, 2012

I've been completely obsessed with makeup tutorials on youtube lately and I think the best new tip I've taken that I feel has really taken my makeup to another level is doing the eyes first, then adding the foundation. This was always hard for me since I needed the "palette" to envision how I'd do the eyes/browns/ it's taking some getting used to, but I really like doing it this way now.

Essential - get a soft and good makeup remover wipe, I'm using Neutrogena. So when you do your eyes and get shadow everywhere, just take the wipe, wrap around finger, and remove the extra makeup in a line from bottom to top! Amazing how cleaning that up has really helped.

And the next essential is a translucent loose powder and kabuki brush. Can't believe what a difference that makes! I do this after face is on and before blush/lipstick.

So, here's my makeup before/after from my look at the Miss Plus America pageant...I know I missed a few steps, but hope this helps! Let me know your thoughts....

Here's the tutorial slideshow....

I use a combination of Mary Kay, MAC and Sigma brushes. And the palettes I'm using are Bellisima Cosmetics (with circles of color) and Sigma BARE Palette (smaller rectangle colors). Here's a list of my beauty essentials & a smokey eye video tutorial I did with much of the same colors.

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About Me

STATS Which are important so you can gauge if these outfits will look similar on your body.
SIZES: Size 24 on top, Size 26/28 on bottom, 11W Shoes
I have been every size from 12 to 32 in last 12 years.
MEASUREMENTS: 5'8", 50" Bust, 48" High Waist, 60" Hips

HEALTH: (since it's an inevitable conversation, here are the facts) 310lbs as of Jan 2014, normal blood pressure + cholesterol + sugars + etc, no PCOS, no thyroid problems, I think my metabolism has completely left the building however, I absolutely believe the human body was meant to move and exercise is important! Get those endorphins baby! Afterall, happy people don't kill people, right? :D

• being a working mommy wifey doesn't mean I have to dress the part *wink*
• black, white, red and grey for life
• no matter what size I am I will dress this body to the nines
• Size and age are just a numbers

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