Inspired by the Oscars

by - February 20, 2015

 I had some fun with makeup this week, while exploring some glam looks for the Oscars.  My favourite part of the awards show, which airs on Sunday, is definitely the red carpet.  Ya for pretty dresses!
I have wanted to try the contouring techniques that makeup artists use for awhile and this was a great reason to see what I could do with it.  Here's my step by step:

In the end it's the more natural look that I like the most.
As for my hair or outfit, well we're right in the middle of February break and I wore my pajamas all day. Also? My hair has grey roots and is in need of a touchup, so it's just a makeup special for me today!
Here's a little break down of the products I use and love!  There's a lot of them, but they are all my faves!

Skin prep:

Base layer:


Powder and blush:




I couldn't resist letting Lucia join in the fun.  She got a makeover and even tried on her Oscar ready gown (which doesn't do up in the back and is waaaay too short for her. Oops)

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  1. Your makeup looks beautiful!

  2. Wow...if I ever need my makeup done for something important, I'm coming to you. Gorgeous!!! And Lucia? Cutest little girl ever. I love her facial expressions!

  3. I think you nailed it! I've been wanting to try this, did you like the Smashbox contour kit? Lucia so cute playing dress up with Mommy :)

  4. So pretty. Perhaps a new calling for artist! You could win your own Oscar. Lucia is adorable. I first heard of contouring in Alison's book and now here. Guess I need to get with the program and try it out. Thanks for the step-by-step inspiration.

  5. Wow! I'm very impressed with your makeover. Great look and this is something I really want to do - have a real makeover! Come over, please! I love seeing you being such a great mom to your kiddos. Enjoy this season, friend!

  6. lol she's the cutest!!!
    You look lovely as always, love the contouring!! also, I kind of feel like I want to play with your makeup! Looks like you have lots of fun stuff!

  7. Your make-up looks fantastic! Could you do mine? I am so simple with mascara and lipstick, I never know how to apply eye make-up or use foundation. It is kind of sad.

    I am with you - I will be in comfy clothes for the Oscars.

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  8. I may have had more fun doing Lucia's makeup than my own. Maybe I missed my calling.

  9. I liked them...they were creamier than I thought they would be. It's worth a try. If anything I would ask for a sample and play for free.

  10. It's worth trying...not something I would do every day though.

  11. makeup is my new favourite thing to play with.

  12. Wow! What a look! You look gorgeous dahling!! I'm long did it take you? I don't even know what half that stuff is!!

  13. Aw thanks...I'm doing my benefit primer experiment this week..will keep you posted

  14. You are beautiful with and without makeup! What do you think of your primer? I'm in the market for a new one and I've looked at the benefit one.

  15. Thanks! This definitely isn't my everyday routine, but it took 30ish minutes. You just gave me a great idea for some future posts on my makeup rituals though, thanks!


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