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Lately I've been in a bit of a makeup rut.  Not in a bad way, more in a I have my routine down-pat type of
 way.  It lies somewhere between lazy winter face and light spring face with its ultra-light, but perfect base, highlight, rosy cheeks and groomed eye.  In fact, if I'm in a massive rush, I'll even skip gloss and brows (and usually mascara, but that's just me).

Also, since some of you have yet to meet Tod in a timely capacity, she is the model for my video.  Tutorials have been few and far between since she moved away (weekends are now usually spent scouting for milkshakes and extra-thin crust pizzas instead of filming), so it was nice to try and get back into the groove.  Also, we went on a bit of a makeup hunt and came back with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer samples, so we needed an excuse to play with them.

Since this is my first attempt at a voice-over tutorial (how much rambling/awkward pausing can I get into eight minutes if left to my own devices?  Find out.), she ends up talking through the entire video.  At one point (or five) she gets some pretty weird facial posing going.  It's worth a watch just for that.

Hope you enjoy the tutorial and don't forget to subscribe/sound off in the comments!

23 comments :

  1. Wow, you did such a GREAT job! It's really simple but Tod looks so put-together and ready for just about every occasion when it's done. I'm so blown away! I need to look into Touche Eclat. That eyebrow trick is way too cool!

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    1. Aw, Sunny -- you're making me blush! I feel so motivated to post more tutorials now!

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  2. Nice! You did a really great job! Love your tips and tricks! Tod looks wide awake and pretty! I love easy makeup this.

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    1. Yay, thank you! Me too, I'm an out-the-door kinda gal. Not to be confused with outdoor gal LOL

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  3. Yay! I hope you do more of these...really enjoyed this one :-) Are there any other highlighting pens you like? I tried the Touche Eclat and it didn't work so well for me. Had a Burberry sample and didn't like it either. Was thinking maybe Edward Bess? I dunno...need recs! LOL!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it, Gummy! I like the Fusion Illumicover -- it's got enough concealing for me. Clinique Airbrush is nice, but I got the wrong colour =( I've never tried anything from Edward Bess, actually! I've also heard that the By Terry one is good (she created Touche Eclat), but I've never tried that one. Honestly, I prefer highlighter to illuminating pens, because I don't like my concealer to look too glowy.

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  4. Aw Tod is so pretty! Great video :) I loved the easy look--and Hot Pink looks so pretty on her lips and cheeks!

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    1. I keep her around for that reason. LOL. Hot Pink is so versatile -- works on everyone I`ve tried so far =)

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  5. I totally agree that brights make the best naturals. I love how simply pulled together Tod looks!

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    1. Thank you! What bright colours do you use?

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  6. That cream blush looks great. Definitely going to pick that up!! Nice post! xo

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    1. It's super affordable, considering how much mileage I've gotten out of it! I've barely made a dent and I've had for over a year.

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  7. Your make-up skills are seriously good, loved hearing your tips! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Aw thanks, Evelyn! I hope I can think of more for the next one!

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  8. You did a great job with this tutorial!! I love the voice-over and Tod is very pretty :) You should do more videos like this!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely get more videos out =)

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  9. OOhhh i love this and your blog!!

    soo springyy! pretty please check out my look! xxx

    http://hughesingg.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/spring-makeup-tutorial.html

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  10. I agree, Tod is very pretty! Loved the video and your tips and tricks, and the blush looks lovely! It looks quite bright and scary in the pan, but really natural and pretty once it's blended out!

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    1. Thanks, Nat! I love that colour so much!

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