Every season I switch up my makeup. The colors change in the fall, so I tend to go with deeper shades than in the spring and summer. Makeup can be expensive, and it can quickly add up to a huge chunk of change when switching out all of your makeup. It doesn’t have to be that way though! Everything that I am using today is listed below and is from Walmart, and it is at a great price.
Makeup is fabulous at highlighting your assets and camouflaging your flaws. But, to look great in your makeup, you need to start with your skin. I’m a huge skincare fan, and I know that you need to be consistent if you want results. I started using L’Oreal Midnight Serum (only available at Walmart) two weeks ago, and I like the serum. It is too early to see any major changes, but I am being consistent and can’t wait to see results. Plus, I love the glass container, which looks awesome on my bathroom sink.
L’Oreal Midnight Serum is an Anti-Aging Serum with Patented Antioxidant, Vitamin E, and Hyaluronic Acid. It is effective for all skin types and tones – Dermatologist Tested, and suitable for sensitive skin. According to their website, it is preferred to the number 1 luxury night serum (based on a head-to-head consumer preference study of 350 women vs. the #1 luxury serum retailing for $75.00 for 1 fl. oz.)
I only use a little of the L’Oreal Midnight Serum, and then I smooth it all over my face and neck. Don’t forget the neck area; it needs lots of love and attention also.
The first thing I noticed was the fragrance. There is a small fragrance, but it is light and pleasing. Since I have issues with certain fragrances, this is always the first thing I check out. The next thing that I noticed was how fast the serum absorbed into my skin. By the time I put the dropper back in the glass container, it had already sunk into my skin!
You always use serums before creams, so you should follow this serum with a good moisturizer. L’Oreal Age Perfect nighttime anti-aging moisturizer is a great one to try if you don’t already have one on hand.
After I am finished with my skincare, now comes the makeup. I start with my foundation first, and I am using L’Oreal Visible Lift lightweight foundation in the colors Soft Ivory and Nude Beige.
I like mixing two colors together for my foundation to get the perfect skin tone color. In the summer, I will use more of the darker shade, and I will use more of the lighter shade in the winter. I apply a small amount to the back of my hand first, and then I can build the color if I need more.
I think that I might have used a little too much of the lighter color this time, but I can go back and fix that easily. You just completely cover your face making sure to get the hairline, neckline, and ears.
I then applied my concealer next under my eyes and blended it upward towards my temples.
The concealer that I am using is L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer in the shade Fawn. This concealer is waterproof and a non-greasy formula that won’t transfer, fade, or flake.
Because the foundation and the concealer are liquid products, I need to set them with a setting powder. I’ve used L’Oreal Hydra Perfect Loose Setting Powder for years. I usually prefer the translucent powder, but it does come in a couple of other shades if you want extra color.
I use a large fluffy brush and cover my entire face with it. And leftover powder and be blended in easily.
Moving on, it is time to do my eyebrows. I like to do my eyebrows before my eyeshadow because they frame my eyes and make them more visible.
I like this L’Oreal Brow Stylist Pencil because it has an attached spoolie. Before I color in my brows, I use the spoolie to lift my eyebrow hairs to see the shape of my brows better.
Then, I color in my brows with the pencil part, and I try to keep my eyebrows the same size and shape. That hardly ever happens, but I try. Lol!
The finished product!!! I used the Blonde shade, but it is available in two other shades if this is too light for you.
Here are the different shades that I used for my look. I start with the lightest shade (1) and completely cover my entire eyelid.
I use a fluffy brush and apply the shadow from the eyelashes to the brow bone.
Next, I picked a light pink (8) since I was doing a daytime look.
This shade I applied to the lid from the eyelashes to the crease of my eye.
Then, I blend the two colors together. The mauve shade (3) is a nice neutral shade without being too dark.
The darker brown shade (6) will give me more definition, especially since I am also using it as an eyeliner.
I apply the two colors to the eyelashes, like eyeliner, and then to the sides and the crease of my eye. Then, you have to do a lot of blending to get the shade that you want.
I have to use mascara, or you won’t be able to see my blonde eyelashes. I found this Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara and primer by L’Oreal set, which is only available at Walmart, and it is a fabulous deal.
I never used to use primer because I didn’t see a difference in my lashes. My daughter taught me that I have to apply the primer and let it set before applying the mascara. The primer goes on white, and it dries clear, so you have to wait until it is clear before applying the mascara.
While the lash primer is drying, I can now apply my L’Oreal true match blendable blush. I have two different shades because one is for summer and one is for fall. The lighter shade is Rosy Outlook, and the darker shade is Spiced Plum.
I am applying the Spiced Plum shade, and I am only applying it to the outside of my cheeks. I don’t apply it under my eyes because I want that area to be light and airy. By applying the blush higher on the cheek, it gives me an instant facelift.
I went darker with my lipstick also, and I am wearing L’Oreal Infallible Pro 2-step lipstick. This is a lip stain that will last you almost all day long. One end is the lip color, and the other end is a moisturizing balm. I use the wand’s tip to outline my lips and then fill them in with the remaining color.
Since this is such a dark shade, I wiped off most of the lipstick back into the tube and only applied a very small amount. At night, I will build on the color since I will want a more dramatic color. This comes in LOTS of shades, so you can find the perfect one for you.
Now that the eyelash primer is dry, it is time to apply my L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara.
I start at the base of my lashes and work my way all the way to the tips. One coat of mascara is all that I ever use, and this covered great and really made my eyelashes look fabulous.
Walmart makes it very convenient for its customers to shop, especially since most people have a store within 10 miles of their homes. There is Free Curbside Pickup for many items as long as they aren’t over $300. You have the option for Free 2-day shipping or even same-day delivery for a small fee on many items. No matter which way you choose, Walmart makes it fast and easy to find all your skincare and beauty needs.
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