As you may know, I purchase most of my makeup and skin care products from Sephora. I love my shopping experience there because the customer service is very helpful and their beauty consultants knows their beauty products! Which is very helpful when you enter the doors and are overwhelmed by a sea of brands, products, and colors. Knowing what product that is right for your skin and style can be a challange. That's what is so great at Sephora, there are willing people that will help guide you in the right direction!
Since I shop there quite frequently I have a level 2 Sephora VIB or Very Important Beauty rewards card. You don't pay anything for it, nor are there and hidden fees, just great benifits. I rack up on point which get's me free products and keeps me in the loop about awesome discounts. As well as I received a complimentary makeup application card and 10% off purchase card. So for New Years Eve I had a wonderful makeup artist show me new products (I'm sorry I don't remember every product used) for a natural polished look...
Above is my before picture, without a stitch of makeup. I explained to my consultant that I was going to our friends house for a sleepover/bon fire. So I didn't need a full face application, just a simple polished look.
The first thing she applied was Murad's Oil Control Moisturizer. To keep my skin hydrated but without shine, and protected with a SPF.
Then she worked on my eyes using light brown and nude gold cream shadows by Makeup Forever, Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara in black (On my wish list!), and a carmel brow pencil.
After the eyes are finished we got onto evening out my skin tone with Hourglass Veil primer, Clinique's Stay Matte foundation, and Benifit's High Beam highlighter.
Followed by Clinique's Stay Matte powder, NARS Foreplay Blush quad, and NARS Bronzing Powder called Laguna. (LOVED THIS BLUSH AND BRONZER!)
Then she painted in my lips with a sheer coral lip stain by YSL and shined it up with a YSL lip gloss.
Viola! I loved my makeup application that accentuated my natural features and created a soft and simple look! I also found some new products that are on my Wish list ;)