Wednesday I met up with Tess of Tessie Style to see if she could give me some pointers on all things makeup. Since I didn’t get my makeup done for the wedding and my hair is in its awkward/growing out stage, beauty is something fun I want to feel
good confident about. First Tess went through my cosmetics bag telling me what she loved and thought we could do better on. We agreed that BB creams aren’t all that and powder is tricky for such a dry climate. Then she went to work on my face! (Check out that amazing peony! So jealous of her sweet connection to Bloomsbury Blooms!)
So much makeup to play with! Tess started me off with some moisturizing primer and then went straight for my eyes. She defined my crease with a stiff bristle brush, added a blue liner to fill in my lash line and showed me how to optimize the mascara I already own. Believe me when I say, I never go this bold on my lids! Please forgive the new brow growth and extreme close-up of my naked forehead.
After deliberating on the color of the undertones of my skin (I’m tricky, I guess!), Tess talked me through cream foundation and how I could definitely go the tinted moisturizer route to let the freckles on my nose show through. She also taught me the foolproof ways to apply bronzer and blush (an E shape on each side of your face; the apples of your cheek and back toward your hairline). Tess polished me off with some powder and a berry lip, and voila! The look was complete.
A side-by-side of my normal “face” and Tess’ “face.” I’m really excited to find a great new base for my face (especially since the colors I own are too dark for my paleness!) and experimenting with a lip pop which is so out of my comfort zone but totally necessary now that I have brown frames. Speaking of which, do you like my new glasses? I know I do!
Thank you so much Tess for the fun afternoon! I had such a difficult time washing your masterpiece off my face! And something I just realized, today is the one year mark of blogging under Caviar Dreams! Crazy a year ago I wasn’t even living in Alaska, didn’t know how married life really was, and certainly hadn’t blossomed into my true self. Amazing the kind of positive change that can happen in 365 days!
Happy Friday everybody!