Sunday, July 26, 2015

Makeup for the Week - Blues, Greys and Nude

Products I used


Skin Prep:

  • Kevyn Aucoin 'The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting' 
  • MAC Strobe Liquid Luminous Lotion (discontinued) 
  • L'Oreal Pro Matte Foundation #106
  • MAC Pure Sculpture Pro Sculpture Cream to contour (discontinued)
  • Buxom Bronzer 'Tahati'
  • Buxom Highlighter 'Bankroll' (discontinued)
  • MAC Pro Blush 'Make You Mine'  
  • NYX Mircro Brow Pencil 'Ash Brown' 
  • MAC e/s 'Charcoal Brown' over 'Ash Brown'
  • MAC Brow Tint 'Beguile'
  • Urban Decay 'Chill' Spray

  • Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow #44
  • Lorac Pro 2 Palette 'Navy' e/s on eye lid
  • ColourPop e/s 'Rex' over 'Navy' on eye lid and lower outer lash line
  • MAC Pro e/s 'Linger Softly' on crease 
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil 'Milk' in waterline 
  • ColourPop e/s 'Taco' on lower inner lash line
  • MAC Mascara 'Upward Lash' 
  • ColourPop e/s 'I heart this' in inner tear duct

  • Kat Von D. Liquid Lipstick 'Bow N Arrow'

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Glowy & Bronzy Skin ( - not a very cute messy hair)

As I get ready to go to work on a very hot and humid day, I decided to add an extra GLOW.  I normally like to concentrate on my skin and leave my eyes simple since I work in a office.  If you like this look, I have listed all the products below.

Rush Hours - my sacrifice to beat my face is crucial, but I can't say the same for the hair :)


  • Embryolisse Hydra Matte Emulsion 
  • Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer - Smoothing Primer 
  • Benefit The PoreFessional Face Primer (applied on my nose only)
  • Dior Airflash Spray Foundation '#300 Medium Beige' 
    • applied with a damp beauty blender
    • Other options that I like to use: 
      • Bdellium Tools Brush #957
      • Sedona Lace FB 07
      • Real Technique 'Buffing Brush'
      • Sephora Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 'Medium' (to conceal acne and acne scars)
    • Used Sephora Brush #56 to blend
  • MAC Pro Sculpt Cream to contour and sculpt (discontinued): 
    • nose, forehead and cheeks.
    • used a flat brush to apply and then blend with Sephora Brush #56
  • MAC Pro Blush 'Make You Mine' 
    • applied with Sigma Brush #SS168
  • Buxom Limited 2014 Holiday Collection 'Dolly High Roller':
    • Tahati Bronzer (permanent) - COMPLETELY OBSESSED! I used MAC Brush #138
    • Bankroll Highlighter (limited and discontinued)- COMPLETELY OBSESSED!  I used a cheap no name brand fan brush (yet it's my FAVORITE tool to apply highlighter)

  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot 'Clear Water'
  • MAC Limited e/s 'Preening' on lid (flat shader brush)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (O.C.C) pigment 'Jubilee' on lid (used the same flat shade brush) 
  • MAC e/s 'Plumage' on crease and lower lash line (used a blending brush)
  • MAC Pencil 'NC15/NW20' on waterline

  • MAC Lip Liner 'Whirl'
  • MAC Lipstick 'Whirl'
  • A nude lip gloss (no name)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 4th Makeup

I was sick during the holiday week with Vertigo BPPV and was a complete mess.  I didn't go out or did anything on the holiday (Saturday) due to my condition, however, I was feeling a bit better on Sunday.  My husband invited me to a car show and after being locked up inside my home for almost one week.  I was thrilled to step out (even if it was around the corner).  

As usual a very simple look with bold red lips is always a good to go for me.  Please read below for a list of products and follow me on  Instagram: francesortiz80 - where I also list products that I like to use or discover.

  • Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate 
  • Too Faced 'The Porefessional' Primer on my nose
  • Kevyn Aucoin 'The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting' 
  • MAC Strobe Liquid Luminous Lotion (discontinued) 
  • L'Oreal Pro Matte Foundation #106
  • Kevyn Aucoin 'The Sential Skin Enhancer SX07' to highlight my t-zone
  • Besame Powder 'Vanilla' over the areas I highlighted
  • Buxom Bronzer 'Tahiti'
  • Kiko Cosmetics Blush #108
  • NARS Liquid illuminizer 'Super Organism'
  • MAC Mineralize Skin 'Superb' (discontinued) 
  • MAC Mineralize Skin powder 'Medium Dark'

  • NYX Micro Pencil 'Ash Brown'
  • MAC e/s 'Charocol Brown'
  • MAC Brow Tint 'Beguile'

  • L'Oreal Mascara

  • Make Up Designory (M.U.D):
    • Lip liner - Red
    • Lipstick - Lady Bug