Join me Sunday September 14th at 7pm (CST) for a live makeup tutorial! You will learn how to take your everyday daytime makeup & transition it into a sultry night time look with just a couple of added products.
This class will be 90 minutes long & at the end there will be a Q&A portion where I will answer your questions live on air. Grab your notebook, a glass of wine & come and enjoy the fun from the comfort of your own home.
The fee for this class is “Donate What You Can,” meaning donate a minimum of .5 & you can join the fun. Click HERE to register for the class, there might even be a few prizes!
See you there!
“Beauty is Power, a Smile is it’s Sword!”
This is currently what I am using to Contour & Highlight. Products listed below
1. NYX Stay Matte Powder #15
2. Wet & Wild Fergie Collection in Rose Golden Goddess
3. Performance Ultimate Coverage Professional Foundation in Golden Olive
4. Performance Ultimate Coverage Professional Foundation in Golden Mocha
5. Beauty Blender (not wet)
6. MAC Lustre Drops in Sun Rush
7. MAC Mineralized Concealer in NC35
8. YSL Touche Eclat in #4
Personally I don’t like my highlight to be really light so I don’t use super light highlighting products. I prefer to use a much darker shade to contour to still give the appearance of being contoured & highlighted.
“Beauty is Power, a Smile is it’s Sword!”
Today on BBB, I will be sharing with each of you how to get that perfect powder color so that you can set your highlighted areas without being to yellow or to white.
As we all know, contouring & highlighting is one of the most popular makeup trends on the planet right now & I don’t think that it is going away anytime soon. When done correctly, it is so beautiful & it can really add depth and dimension to the face. Your lighter color (highlight) will bring certain areas of the face forward while the darker color (contour) will push certain areas of the face back creating all sorts of makeup magic. Contouring & highlighting has the ability to give you an instant face lift without the surgery & create bone structure that you didn’t have when you woke up that morning.
Whenever you highlight with creams or liquids it is imperative that you set it with a powder. Make sure that your powder is not to light, setting powder that is to light looks unnatural. I have seen a lot of people over that past few years using Ben Nye’s Banana Powder to set their highlight color. Banana Powder can be quite beautiful but only on a certain skin tone. If not used correctly or on the proper skin tone, it can look too yellow. Another issue that I have observed are the highlighted areas appearing too white (translucent powders). When you have a deeper skin tone you should try to stay away from white based powders, even if they say translucent. On deep skin, a white translucent powder can make the skin appear ashy if too much is used.
In order to avoid any of these highlighting faux pas, try making a custom powder. You can do this by mixing a loose powder that matches your skin tone with a translucent (white) powder. Mixing the white with your skin tone color will lighten the powder making it a perfect match to set your highlight. Personally I combine my skin tone powder with translucent powder & a little bit of Banana Powder. I like Banana powder because I have more of a olive/yellow undertone to my skin so when I add the banana powder to my mix it gives it a hint of yellow which matches the undertones in my skin perfectly.
Now I know that you are asking how much of each you should mix but that really depends on you. If you want your powder to be lighter, mix more white, for more of a golden color add more Banana Powder etc. I recommend playing around with your powders & mixing different ratios to see what you come up with. Be sure that when you are playing you aren’t using a lot of product, you don’t want to throw away perfectly good powder. Rule of thumb…a little goes a long way.
Be sure to leave me a comment & let me know how it works if you try out this tip. Good luck guys & I will talk to you soon!
“Beauty is Power, a Smile is it’s Sword!”
Do or Don’t? Unless you are filming a workout video or reality TV show, I think that you should just skip the whole “Makeup in the Gym” look & be all NAT-U-RAL! In my opinion, I think it is totally unnecessary & a nuance to wear a full face of makeup in the gym. Let’s face it… if you are really “GETTIN’ DOWN” in the gym, your makeup would be a hot mess once your workout is over. I say skip the powder & foundation & tough it out for an hour or with your bare beautiful face. Trust me, if other people are in the gym working out as hard as you are (or should be) they are not paying attention to your blush color. The only thing that you should keep in your gym bag are some facial cleansing cloths. These are great for removing the sweat, dirt & oil that built up during that glorious workout. Now for those of you who want a little product while “gyming” it up here are a few little tips. Throw on a little waterproof mascara, lip balm & at max a tinted moisturizer. The mascara will lift the eye and since it is waterproof it won’t smudge with all that sweat, your lip balm will help to hydrate the lips throughout your workout & your tinted moisturizer will add a little color to the face. No need for blush, your cheeks will be pink soon enough! When you work out your body releases heat causing you to sweat, when you sweat, your pores are open & if you have on makeup guess where it’s going? You guessed it, right into those pores which will cause black heads, white heads & other unwanted acne issues. Are you still protesting against my “NO MAKEUP AT THE GYM” mantra? Well here is a solution for those of you who just can’t imagine going bare face. Be sure that immediately after your workout you head home & remove all of your makeup with a makeup remover wipe or Makeup Eraser (click the link to find out more). Don’t run any errands or make that long-awaited SB run just yet, go straight home & get it off (or take your skin care to the gym). This is super important because you don’t want your makeup settling deeper & deeper into your pores, the deeper it settles the harder to get out. Once you have gotten everything off, go ahead & start your normal cleansing routine (cleanse, exfoliate, tone & moisturize), this will help to prevent any yucky bacteria from forming which can be the cause those pesky blemishes. Well I hope this helped some of you…leave me a comment below & let me know what you think. Remember, “Beauty is Power; and a Smile is it’s Sword!” Love, Britt
I got a great response regarding the
Natural Hair Care Giveaway so I decided to extend the contest another week. The winner will be announced on Saturday April 27th giving you 1 extra week to enter! Check out the YT video for details on how to enter but REMEMBER THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SATURDAY APRIL 27TH!
CONTEST IS CLOSED!!!!!!
I decided to start something new…Inspiration Thursday! This where I will post some of my favorite Beauty Pics. Let me know what you think =)
I LOVE this pic! So fun to me!
I LOVE this yellow! Bold & Beautiful, just the right amount of color!
Fans, I have got something exciting to share with you ALL!
Well… BBB was featured on one the World Wide Web’s biggest blogs for us ladies called All Women Stalk! HOW NEAT IS THAT?!
So here is how it happened…
Everyday (well maybe not every day) I take a journey through the web looking for new and exciting beauty blog sites. Months ago, I stumbled upon this website called All Women Stalk which is women’s blog that talks about ANY & EVERYTHING, I quickly became a huge fan. Immediately, I realized the had a beauty section & that is when I really fell in love! They had tons & tons of post about ALL THINGS BEAUTY! It was paradise, well as close as I could get to paradise while here at my desk!
I realized that I had to be apart of something so spectacular so I emailed the fine ladies over at All Women Stalk asked if I could be a Guest Blogger! Within a day or two I got an email reply from Diana saying “YES, WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU AS A GUEST BLOGGER”
Diana was AMAZING! She was quick in all of her responses & within in 2 weeks (I think it was less than that actually) BBB was featured on their website as a guest blogger! How cool is that?!
I want to give a big HUG & HIGH-FIVE to all of the people over at All Women Stalk and a SPECIAL thanks to my girl Diana for being so sweet and allowing me to share my passion with others around the world.
Make sure all of you check out All Women Stalk and be sure to “like” them on Facebook! They would love to hear from you!