Makeup Mixology - Beauty Addict

Monday, August 16, 2010

Makeup Mixology

Last summer I unleashed the mad scientist within and created a bespoke tinted moisturizer from an Estee Lauder liquid foundation, Bobbi Brown oil control moisturizer with SPF, and some Stila liquid shimmer. it proved to be a most excellent summer creation that allowed me to moisturize, even out my skin tone, and add dewiness in one step.

This year, I'm at it again. My 2010 Official Bespoke Tinted Moisturizer includes the following:

MAC Face & Body Foundation. I LOVE this foundation. Read this post to find out why. For this experiment, I chose a shade a bit darker than my skintone, not only because it's tanning season, but because I knew I'd be mixing it with an opaque white sunscreen.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunblock SPF 70. I'm loving this sunblock because it's incredibly lightweight, doesn't cake up when used with makeup, and doesn't clog my pores. I use it on the backs of my hands, too.

Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in #6. Last year I went for a subtle gold sheen, but this year I chose a warm rose gold with a bit of peach, for a fresh, sunkissed touch. Unfortunately, the Stila product I used here is no longer available, but NARS Orgasm Illuminator or either shade of MAC Lustre Drops from the To The Beach collection would work perfectly. Or just sub in whatever liquid highlighter you have in your beauty arsenal!

Do you mix your own makeup too? Share your favorite creations in the comments!