Project Runway Inspired Look with Mary Kay
A few months ago I had a chance to work with some Mary Kay® products for a blog post, and I’m back with an alternate look focused around what was created on Project Runway! Makeup artist Luis Casco created two looks for this season, and I chose to recreate the “Sculpted Look” for this step by step! The focus is on lips and brows! I started with a blank face of just foundation and under eye concealer. Picked up Rosegold Mineral Eye Color with a small brush and swiped it all over my lid, and added Crystalline Mineral Eye Color on my brow bone. I used the Black Eyeliner to add a strong but not TOO bold line to my upper lash line, and applied several coats of Lash Love Mascara, also in black. For the brows, I wanted a lot of impact so I used the Mechanical Brow Liner in Blonde, and then went over that with Hazelnut Mineral Eye Color to fill in any gaps left from the pencil. Since I used some powder, I set it with the Clear Brow Gel. I added a healthy dose of the Mineral Cheek Duo in Juicy Guava, which adds really beautiful color, to my cheeks. The part of the look that was most daunting to me was lining my lips in a brown liner. But I smudged it enough to really create what looked like a shadow instead of a harsh line. I applied the Spice N’ Nice lipstick and then blotted it with the Beauty Blotter to matte out the lips. The final look felt a little bit sultry, and I was surprised at how much I still felt “fully made up” despite going very minimal on the eyes! The brows and strong lip did enough work for the entire face to look finished. It was fun to follow the direction of a certain makeup look, while putting my own little twists on it (like really softening out the brown lip liner). It’s really easy for me to get stuck in a repetitive makeup routine, but I have to say I’m more open to dark lip colors now that I see how it looks against my pale skin! For more beauty looks and information on Mary Kay® products, you can visit their website, visit the Mary Kay® Project Runway page, follow them on Facebook, and watch their videos on Youtube! And for a chance to win a Mary Kay® prize pack, tell me which makeup look you’ve tried and surprisingly liked in the comments! The products used were sent to me via Mary Kay® through this sponsored BlogHer campaign. Entry Instructions: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: 1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post 2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post 3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post 4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older (or nineteen (19) years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 2 business days to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 8/31/2015 – 9/27/2015 Be sure to visit Mary Kay’s brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!