Summary: There was no doubt how much Jimin adored seeing you all made up for the night, but what he secretly adored even more wasseeing you with no makeup on.
A/N: This is dedicated to all of my lovely followers~ For those of you who are insecure with your bodies or the way you look, I just want you to know that you truly are beautiful just the way you are. And while there’s absolutely no shame in using makeup (in fact it’s awesome to have it as your hobby), just know that there’s also no shame in going out in the public without a speck of makeup. If there’s one that I want to tell you all through my writing, it’d be to love yourself and your body because it’s the only one you have. Happy 1 year anniversary~
If you could buy 20 things from sephora for free what it would be?
Abh liquid lipsticks
Laura mericer translucent powder
Too faced chocolate bar
Abh modern Renaissance
Abh dip brow
Ud all nighter foundation
Ud all nighter setting spray
Ud naked skin concealer
Ud naked skin foundation
Ud Naked palettes
Too faced melted matte lipsticks
Nars albatross highlight
Huda beauty liquid lipsticks
Estée Lauder double wear foundation
Ysl touché éclat blurr primer
Last week I received this alluring bundle from MaskCara Beauty. If you watch my tutorials, you’ll be sort of familiar with the brand having watched me create looks using their IIID Foundation palettes.
Cara Brooks, a beautifully talented woman, is the creator of Maskcara Beauty - aptly named, Mask‘Cara’. She is a lover of all things beauty and has a very successful blog, which you can find here - maskcara.com Cara’s blog contains a whole host of helpful posts! Whether you want to learn how to HAC (aka highlight & contour), tackle your tresses, or apply self-tan for that perfect golden sun-kissed glow, she has you covered!
Cara loves to help women embrace their beauty! As if giving you tips and tutorials on how to get the perfect flawless foundation base wasn’t enough, she went one further and has provided you with the tools and products to do so!
IIID Foundation Palette $45.00
Please excuse the swipe marks in this palette, I have used it a few times. This is the pre-built ‘Medium’ palette which contains an illuminator, blush, highlight and contour shade. I’ve had this particular palette for a while now, and the shades in the pre-built palettes online have recently had a move about to accommodate more skin tones. So the list of shades in this palette may not match the order of the ones online.
The highlight and contour shades are cream foundations, so you would go straight in with these onto your face, there is no need to apply a liquid foundation first. You probably read the word ‘highlight’ and assume that it’s not suitable for the entire face. It’s a foundation shade that is formulated to brighten your face, not add an extreme tippex white triangle under your eyes.
I have a custom built palette next that contains shades suited to a darker skin tone:
Just recently, Maskcara Beauty brought out individual pan refills that come with picturesque tin lids, that slide on and off. They can used to replace an empty pan in your Maskcara palette, or you keep them as individuals which makes them easy to transport in your purse!
IIID Foundation Pan Refills - $10.50 each
I was fortunate enough to receive an array of the new pan refills, as well as their new brushes, and another of my favourite latex-free sponges!! Here are the pans:
I just adore these, and I think they are super convenient! Whether you’re a pro who wants to carry around a minimalistic kit, or if you’re simply a lover of makeup, these tins are the ideal size!
The last colour I have to show you is a favourite of mine, and it’s not for those who like to shy away from blush - that’s for sure! This blush is called, Dahlia.
The Completed Look!
Here is my ‘before & after’ using the Maskcara Beauty IIID Foundation pans, including blush & illuminator:
For full details on this natural but flawless looking highlight & contour foundation base, click here to watch my tutorial!