I have loved Burgie since ... oh man, sometime in the early 2000s, but it seems like forever and always. "Burgie" comes from her maiden name Burger, which has now been so wonderfully changed to Browder by her beloved husband, Jeb. :) Jeb had some work to do in the area a few weeks ago, so Whit got to come play for the day at my house. We drank coffee. We talked. We cried. Then we put on some makeup to face the rest of the day, the rest of the world, and well, the rest of our lives.
When I asked Whit what she wanted to do with her makeups, she said that she just wanted to sort through her makeup bag and evaluate what she already had to see if I had any suggestions on different products, applications, and techniques. Whit really had a great handle on what formulas and hues suited her well, and I mean HELLO she's a naturally exquisite beauty. So my work was easy peasy. She wanted some tips for day-to-day "no makeup" makeup for an even complexion, and then she wanted to see some ways to take that look from day to night (or office appropriate).
This (the photo above) is where we landed after Step 1 for day-to-day "no makeup" look.
Skin tone is evened out. Dark spots and blemishes are concealed. And there is minimal contouring with a swash of mascara on the outer half of her lashes to open up her eyes without having to use eyeliner. I mean really, homegirl #wokeuplikedis . Aren't we all just a smidge envious?! ;)
Since Whit is such a fan of the healthy dewy skin look, we didn't want her "amped up" look to be too over the top. So we basically accented her contouring just a touch more, added one of the world's best known blushes to the apples of her cheeks, and used a little bit of highlight to help set her foundation and maintain that healthy glow.
It's true that a little goes a long way. And it also helps that this dear heart has the love of Jesus oozing out of her pores. So there's that. She is beautiful, yes. But she is even more radiant because her heart belongs to the One who made her. Whitney shares a love for beauty and fashion like I do, and where her two great passions collide (loving people like Jesus does + fashion) has resulted in her being an ambassador for Noonday Collection. If you're a jewelry lover, you've got to check out what they're all about, and support Whit too!
And if you're interested in knowing what products we used for Whitney's look (coming straight from her very own makeup bag), then here ya go:
BareMinerals | Prime Time BB Primer Cream - medium
BareMInerals | Complexion Rescue - Suede 04
IT Cosmetics | ByeBye Undereye - neutral medium
Maybelline | SuperStay Better Skin concealer - light
NYX | WonderStick - light
IT Cosmetics | Face Vitality Disk - light
NARS | blush + lipgloss - orgasm
Urban Decay | Original Naked palette - naked, buck, toasted, hustle, sin
Urban Decay | 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil - demolition
TooFaced | Better Than Sex mascara
Thanks so much for checking out Whitney's #makeovermonday !!! NOW GO SHOW HER SOME LOVE! ;) I love you to the moon and back, Burgie.