Sunday, September 25, 2011

DIY Make-Up

 Now that I have an idea of what my engagement sesh look will be, it's time to get the make-up down. While Mr. Warbs was busy with football this weekend, I tried out some "war paint" as Mama Warbler likes to call it. I've worn make-up before, but have only recently started wearing it on a regular basis. My main problem is that no matter what I do, I always end up looking shiny after only a couple of hours. I sweat a lot, (TMI?) even when it's not hot out, so I'm constantly feeling self conscious. I needed to find something that wouldn't make me look as shiny. A friend of mine recommended MAC's Oil Control Lotion and swore that it kept her shine free.

Image via MAC Cosmetics

A quick trip to my local MAC store and I had the magic elixir in hand. A helpful make-up artist also recommended I try the Prep + Prime Face Protect cream. She said that the cream helps prevent oil from breaking through your skin. I was skeptical because it was kind of pricey, but decided to go home and try it. 

Image via MAC Cosmetics

First here is my freshly washed face:


And here I am after applying fresh war paint:

I'm wearing concealer, powder, eye shadow, eye liner, bronzer, mascara and lip gloss. I also used a pencil to color in my eyebrows. I liked the way it all turned out, but was anxious to see how long I lasted shine free. Eventually Mr. Warbs ventured away from the TV and we went for a walk around the neighborhood. We needed to pick up a few things from the store and I also wanted to scout for good photo op places. It took us about an hour and half before we stopped to get something to eat. Even though I was sweating in the sun, my make-up held up! I will definitely be adding the Prep + Prime Face Protect to my make-up routine. Thank you, MAC!

What are your make-up must haves?

*All photos are personal unless noted otherwise.


  1. Beautiful! You're one of the lucky few who have naturally beautiful skin. You don't even need makeup, girl!

    I'm starting my giveaway today, BTW. Thought you'd like it since you're a bride-to-be.

    Check it out so you can enter to win some awesome "I DO" crystal shoe stickers!

  2. beautiful! It looks great, glad you found that product worked for you so well! I love my smashbox photo finish...I put it on before applying makeup and it makes it silky smooth and last longer!