Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sports Proof Makeup!

I feel like the Little Mermaid when she had to learn how to exist on land. Being a competitive swimmer and water rat all my life (my summer jobs were always either "swim coach" or "lifeguard"), makeup was never an issue. Looking like a wet, pruney, haggardly tomato with puffy "goggle eyes" was par for the course. But now that I've ventured into "land sports" territory - soccer for now - I was left wondering how to stay cute while still playing like an angry mama bear.

Here is the winning combination! Everything I'm wearing in this tutorial has been tried and tested time and time again, through all my sweaty glory. Post-games, my acne-prone skin hasn't broken out, so this won't clog your pores. Just be sure to clean your face well afterwards. The DermaBlend foundation provides easy, amazing coverage but that does mean it requires a quick swipe of makeup remover, olive oil, or cold cream to really cleanse it from your face.


*DermaBlend foundation (purchased at Shopper's Drug Mart in Canada - costs only about $25 each!) in #25 and #45 - Mixing two foundations is key to getting the perfect colour match for your skin.

*Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette - Two light matte browns to fill in brows using a stiff angled brush. Make sure the e/s you use to fill in your brows is matte and not shimmery.

*Chamayu Brows Up brow gel - Set and lighten brows a little more with tinted brow gel. I've bent the applicator so it's easier to apply; this way the product won't get all over my face. I bought this at Pacific Mall.

*Urban Decay Primer Potion - A key ingredient for making e/s last rather than melt off your face while you're sweating through the game.

*Too Faced Natural Eye Palette - Mix the shimmery and matte highlight colours and pat them onto the inner 1/3 of your lids.
Dupes: shimmery pink = Stila "Kitten", matte beige = MAC "Brule".

*CS 88 Warm Palette - A shimmery rose colour adds a pretty, feminine, yet neutral touch to the look. Don't use anything too dark. Lighter colours are more forgiving in case something goes awry with your e/s during the game.

*CS 88 Warm Palette - Mix two dark matte warm browns to lightly add dimension to the look. Use the same colours to line 2/3 of bottom lashes.

*Lola Highlight Pencil - Highlighting inner corners and waterline subtly opens up your eyes.

*MAC Fluidline in "Black Track" - This AMAZING gel liner literally does not budge. Even after massive amounts of sweating!

*e.l.f. Blush in "Coral" - Adding a touch of colour to your cheeks adds polish to your look.

*MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in "Medium Plus" - Set everything with loose powder. I like the MSF powder because it doesn't look cakey or make your face overly matte. It looks more natural when you sweat.

*Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler & CoverGirl Lashblast WATERPROOF Mascara in "Black" - Finish off with waterproof mascara. It will hold the curl of your lashes and you won't have to worry about the product running all over your face. Lashblast is great - it adds a lot of fullness even though it's a waterproof product.


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