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I recently had another opportunity to work with Mary Kay® and try out some of their products. Mary Kay® is the Official Beauty Sponsor for Project Runway so I was able to test out two of the looks they created for the show. I tested out the Bronze Glow and the Sculpted look. And you know what, you guys? I’m finally starting to get the hang of this whole beauty and make up application thing! If you’re anything like me, and you have a near impossible time with complicated make up techniques, then these simple Mary Kay “how to” videos are for you. The Mary Kay YouTube channel has a bunch of great tips too! These videos have taught me so many basic techniques that have taken the frustration out of my morning routine. And now, for the looks:
First up is the Sculpted Look. The focus of this look is on the brows and lips. Woah! Let me just say, what a difference a brow makes! Also, I rarely put color on my lips and this was my first ever experience with lip liner. I was very pleasantly surprised and I even got a bunch of compliments on the color when I was running my errands.
Necklace c/o: Wrenn Jewelry
How to Get the Sculpted Look –
Use the Mechanical Brow Liner to fill in the brows following the natural growth of the hair. Use the Eye Smudger Brush to apply Hazelnut Mineral Eye Color to the highest points of the brows to give more color and emphasis. Follow with the Brow Gel to set the brows in place.
A soft eye color is best for this look. Pat on Rosegold Mineral Eye Color with your finger and use the Eye Color Brush to blend. Brush on Crystalline Mineral Eye Color as a highlighter under the brow to create contrast. Apply Black Eyeliner to the base of the upper lashes to shape the eyes. Apply Lash Love Mascara in Black.
Apply the Mineral Cheek Color Duo in Juicy Guava to the cheeks with the Cheek Brush and blend. Then apply the highlighter color to brighten the face.
Apply True Dimensions Lipstick in Spice ‘N’ Nice to the lips and sculpt the lips with Dark Chocolate Lip Liner. Blot the lips with a Beauty Blotter tissue to create a longer lasting semi-matte look.
And now, pictures of the makeup progressions. Notice the second photo, where only one brow is completed–see the difference? I was also so excited with what a difference it made to apply Hazelnut Mineral Eye Color to the highest points of the brows to give the appearance of a higher brow arch. And yes, lip liner looks scary before you add lipstick and blot.
The After. Love this look!
Next up is the Bronze Glow look, with the focus on the eyes and cheeks. This is now my go-to daily look. I love how the emphasis is on contouring and hi-lighting our best features. Also, I’ve tried a lot of bronzer in my day–and Mary Kay Bronzing Powder in Light-Medium is hands down my favorite. It doesn’t make me feel orange like so many other bronzers.
How to get the Bronze Glow –
Using the Powder Brush, apply the Bronzing Powder in Light-Medium to the high points of the face that the sun would naturally hit to create a sun-kissed look.
Add the Mineral Cheek Duo in Spiced Poppy over the bronzer with the Cheek Brush. Use the highlighter shade on top of the cheek to give shine.
Using the Eye Color Brush, apply Amber Blaze and Gold Coast Mineral Eye Colors to the eyelid. Apply Precious Pink Mineral Eye Color to the crease to add more warmth and dimension. Apply Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black to the base of the upper lashes. Apply a couple of coats of Lash Love Lengthening Mascara.
Add a metallic hint to the lips with NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Beach Bronze.
The bronzing powder.
Ignore my crazy eyes, and see the white lines for areas I like to apply bronzer.
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