I’m no makeup guru, but I wanted to share details regarding my makeup for barrister’s ball.
Disclaimer: When I was working full time, I wore makeup everyday. In law school, I may wear it if I have an oral argument. Otherwise, I’m bare-faced. This means that certain products I have are old.
For instance, my face primer. I think I bought it back in….early 2013….maybe.
Since it was old, the mixture had separated. I tried to mix it and apply it to my face. In my mind, I thought “worse case scenario, my face explodes”.
For foundation, I use Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 177.
Side Note: I’ve had friends tell me that the brand is too expensive, but when you’re a woman of color, your options are limited. If you can find a good foundation in your shade, you’ll pay anything.
For cheeks, I used Nars in the ever popular Orgasm.
I attempted to give my cheeks depth with MAC’s blush in Blunt.
Side note on THAT: I was pissed at the MAC girl for a sec, because I let her convince me to buy Blunt, and Blunt is damn near the same shade as my normal skin tone.
For my eyes, I used MAC’s blush in Format on my lid.
I used Texture in my crease, and highlighted the lid, corners and brow with Ricepaper.
I just used a cheapy brow pencil by NYX. Oh yeah, my brow lady totally screwed me over. My brows were off skew!
For lips, I used Chanel’s Rouge Allure in Passion,
and topped it off with Rihanna’s Viva Glam Lipglass by MAC.