So I finally did a foundation and contouring video YAY! I’m so excited to finally launch the offbeat + inspired YouTube channel and to prove that excitement, I’m giving away 2 awesome products that I cannot live without. Take a look at the video and then keep reading for the giveaway details!
This video shows a basic run-down of how I start off every “full face” look I do. This isn’t your typical on-the-go makeup, but to achieve flawless looking skin for a night out, a special occasion or to hide a splotchy breakout day, this is my routine.
I have major problems with redness and hyper-pigmentation, so finding a good foundation is the eternal quest. I do believe I’m in possession of a holy grail product though and it’s the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation. I’ve mentioned it before, but now you get to see it in action. You’ll notice how red my skin got after I finished with my moisturizer… well yeah, that’s pretty much what happens if someone breathes too hard near my face. I’m VERY sensitive, especially on my cheeks and around my nose. No other product has evened out my skin tone as well as this foundation while keeping it moisturized and natural looking.
You might be wondering why concealer is needed if the foundation works so well. Foundation should solve most skin issues, but not all. I always need some extra brightening under my eyes and around my nose. I tend to have dark circles and excess redness, so the concealer offers a finishing touch. It also works great as a highlighter to add some dimension to your brow bone, nose and chin. Foundation gives a nice blank canvas, so the goal is to bring dimension back to your face with highlighting and contouring.
Once you have your own foundation and contouring method down, you’ll be set to create any look you can imagine. The fun part is experimenting so get ready for more videos!!
The Giveaway (Closed)
***CONGRATULATIONS TO “DAILY WOMAN (LACEY)” FOR WINNING THE FOUNDATION + CONTOURING GIVEAWAY! PLEASE E-MAIL US YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS (firstname.lastname@example.org) SO WE CAN SEND YOU THE BENEFIT BRONZER AND THE LORAC HIGHLIGHTER!! THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THE GREAT ENTRIES! SO MANY WONDERFUL RECOMMENDATIONS! STAY TUNED FOR MORE VIDEOS AND GIVEAWAYS!***
My 2 favorite contouring/highlighting products in the world are the Benefit “Hoola” Bronzer and the LORAC Perfectly Lit Luminizing Powder in Luminous (both shown in the video). The bronzer is one of the best bronze tone formulas I’ve found because it isn’t too powdery, dark or orange and the LORAC highlighter is so silky and smooth with just enough shimmer to make you glow, but not so much that you look like a disco ball. I’ll be giving away these 2 amazing products ($60 value) to one lucky subscriber!
To Enter (US and Canada!)
I just entered the Foundation + Contouring Giveaway on @offbeatinspired – Check it out! http://wp.me/p31THQ-P6
For A Second Entry
Moisturizer: Boots No.7 Instant Radiance Beauty Balm
Foundation: Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in L 48
Concealer: Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer in Cream
Bronzer: Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Blush: TheBalm Blush in Down Boy
Highlighter: Lorac Perfectly Lit Luminizing Powder in Luminous
Lip Balm: Maybelline Baby Lips in Coral Crush
Use the coupon code JAN2013 at checkout to get 10% off your Sigma order through Jan 31, 2013!
Foundation Application: Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki
Concealer Blending: Sigma F86 Tapered Kabuki
Contour Application: Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour
Blush Application: Sigma F30 Large Powder
Highlight Application: Sigma F05 Small Contour