Monday, October 18, 2010

Standing the Test of Time

Ever since I had my makeup tutorial at Sephora and MAC the other week I’ve been  making an effort to wear makeup more often.  After all, I need to practice putting the stuff on, right?

First off a bit on my skincare regime!  I start off the morning with Philosophy’s Purity face washpurity_made_simple_re_a1 I’ve been using this face wash for about six months and I love it!  I’ve tried so many different kinds of face wash – drug store brands, department store brands, and this is the first time I’ve been happy with how my skin looks.  I follow that up with Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar moisturizer.  The smell is kind of so so, but it is lightweight, sinks right in and doesn’t feel heavy.hope_in_a_jar_re_a1

Today I tried out the Dior Airflash foundation for the first time after my skin was primed.  Just spray your face in a z (with your eyes shut), then blend with a foundation brush or sponge.  It didn’t take much and it gave a nice matte finish.

I used a little of MAC’s paint pot on my upper lids as a primer (I still have to crack open my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion).  I followed it up with a bit of my purpley eye shadows and liner and Two Face Lash Injection mascara.  Good to go to work!  I then put the make up through a test by taking a 60 minute cardio pump class over lunch.  I sweated my way through a class consisting of 40 minutes of cardio, plus some strength moves.  And seriously, it was so hot in gym!

How did my makeup fare?  It was amazing!  No raccoon smudges of mascara underneath my eyes.  The shadow on my lids still looks exactly like it did before I left for work.  No smutz in the crease, which used to happen all the time.  And my skin still has a nice finish, no shininess after the workout and a quick shower.  Unbelievable!

Now I know my makeup can last through a workout I feel confident that I can apply my makeup to last throughout the day, be it at our engagement photos or on our wedding day.  Now I just need to keep practicing my eyeshadow applying techniques!

What is your favourite beauty product?


Danielle said...

Oh wow! I'm definitely going to have to check some of that stuff out!! I've been looking for some new products.

Marlene said...

Sounds like some good stuff. I have never had makeup that can survive a sweat-fest workout!

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

I LOVE MAC!! I will have to try their Paint Pot- I use their Primers all the time and they are amazing.

I could use a new foundation- maybe I will give the Dior one a try.

I find my makeup does a pretty good job of staying through a workout. Depends on how sweaty I actually get though. My hair on the other hand doesn't look good after a workout- EVER!