Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Beauty Breakdown

Many have asked what type of products I use to create that clean, glowing and supple skin.  Well, for the first time I'm going to list exactly what I used in the photo above.  As always, any questions please put them in the comment section below.

Skin Care
Witch Hazel as toner, Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè (24 Hour Miracle Cream), which I let set for 5 - 7 minutes before applying any makeup.

After moisturizing I apply Make Up For Ever HD in #118

Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette #1, dusted with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

Camera Ready Oil Control Pressed Powder on the T-Zone area only

NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna on the hollows of the cheeks

PowderPuff Squad Blush Palette (product discontinued)

Eye Shadow
Nixie Eyeshadow in Island (product and line discontinued)

Eye Liner
MAC Cosmetics Eye Khol in Smolder used in the upper water line, 3 Custom Color Eye Pencil in Light Clarifier used on bottom water line

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara in Very Black on both upper and lower lashes

Tarte emphasEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil in Taupe

Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Sparkling

Highlight & Contour
MAC Cosmetics Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze on temples, left & right side of nose and jaw area, NARS The Multiple in Copacabana on bridge of nose and lip cupids bow

Body Makeup: St.Tropez Gold Skin Illuminator on collar bone, shoulders and arms, Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Hand Cream


  1. Great blog post. Thanks for the product detail and break down of use. 80) Flawless as always.

  2. Gorgeous! great post and breakdown

  3. Yisell, can I ask if the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder has some shimmery particles in it? I want to order it but in my country I can not try it before. Thank you!

  4. Yes the brightening powder does contain some slight shimmer content but it's what makes the product show up beautifully in photos. A little goes a long way and I promise you that it will never show up as glitter in photos (unless of course you over do it). I use it mostly dusted under eyes after concealer is applied.

    1. Thank you for your reply. If it is not glittery in photos then it is wonderful. :)