Get Ready With Me

get-ready-with-me-4 “There is no royal flower-strewn path to success.  And if there is, I have not found it for I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.” _Madam CJ Walker




I get asked a lot watch I have on makeup I’m wearing.  I often response with “Girl a whole lot.”  I’m going to share in this post the what I’m wearing question.




I begin by spraying my face with Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater.  I use this to wake my skin up.  I apply M.A.C. prep + prime moisture infusion serum and 24 hour comfort cream to moisturize.  I then do my eyebrows.  

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⚡️I am not a MUA⚡️ With that being said I got a few DMs asking about how I do my eyebrows. I use a @wetnwildbeauty (simma brown now) pencil to shape them. The bottom brow is cleaned up with @lagirlcosmetics (fawn) pro conceal. The top brow is cleaned up with @lagirlcosmetics (toast) pro conceal. Tool used @elfcosmetics flathead brush. Set with @lauramercier (MEDIUM DEEP) translucent power. If you want a licensed professional makeup artist approach to eyebrows ask @iraeisastylist. ⚡️click link in bio for full review⚡️ #beautyblogger #brownbeauty #BBBlogger

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I use a Wet N Wild color icon kohl eyeliner in simma brown now (603A) to shape my eyebrows.  I use shade lighter than my skin tone to clean up and highlight the bottom of my eyebrow.  The one I use is L.A.Girl Pro conceal in a color fawn.  For the top of the eyebrow I use a color that more closely matches my skin tone.  I use L.A.Girl Pro conceal in the color toast. I used e.l.f. eyeliner brush for the top and bottom eyebrow clean up.  


I correct my dark spots with L.A.Girl Pro conceal in the color orange.  I then apply foundation.  I use L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous in the color nut brown cocoa (C7-8).  Followed up with M.A.C. Pro longwear concealer in shade NC50.  I use the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge to apply the longwear concealer in the same places I applied the orange color corrected.  




Because I love a matte look I set my face with Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder in medium deep.




After setting my face I then highlight and contour.  I use is L.A.Girl Pro conceal in a color fawn. to highlight applied with a damp Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge.  The highlight is set with a mix of Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder in medium deep and natural finish applied with a damp Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge.  I then layer three products to contour.  The darkest shade from e.l.f. cream contour palette, Black Radiance press power in rich mahogany and M.A.C. cosmetics blush in the color sketch.




On the apple of the cheeks I use my go to blush in color violet from e.l.f.’s aqua beauty blush & bronzer set with a little of Becca’s luminous blush in color Dahlia layered on top.





I then focus on the eyes.  For eyeliner I use either blacktrack by M.A.C., tattoo liner by Kat Von D or Marc Jacobs Beauty gel eye crayon liner.  Recently I’ve been obsessed with lashes.  Mainly bottom lashes.  I’ve been using a combination of 5 mascaras at once to get my eyelash look. I use mainly Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara, Revlon ultimate all-in-one mascara and Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara and whatever mascaras that are in arms reach.  When going to events I add a lash strip to the top lash.




Highlighting is currently the hotness makeup application around.  I am in love with Make Up For Ever’s Pro Light Fusion Highlighter in color golden pink.  When I tell you it takes me to my happy place, It does!  I also use M.A.C. mineralize skinfinish in the color gold depositLa Bronze or NARS highlighting blush powder in the color albatross.  Lastly I spray my whole face with prep + prime fix+ by M.A.C. to set and seal the make up look for the day.





I know it seems like a lot.  Once you gone down the make up rabbit hole it’s not, lol.  There are a lot of makeup products I “should” add to my makeup process but as if yet this is it.

Would you like to see blog posts for each step?




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