#MakeupMonday: Pretending to be a MUA

I did a look last weekend I really liked and want to share it. I decided to go all-in on one of those “flawless” skin effects like the IG makeup artists do. Meaning, a TON of makeup – primer, foundation, concealers, and a finishing powder, and that was just to start!

It was so entertaining, and completely ridiculous for a Sunday in Eugene, Oregon. Ah well.

First, though: I’ve switched up my hair! Ever since my Halloween costume for our party, I’ve been wearing it in a big vertical swoop now, and even still playing more with the temporary gold hair color paste.

Even though my bruises are gone and my scars much faded (although I am still getting these wicked new underye circles when I get tired), I’ve decided to keep using my new concealers. I’ve learned different ones work in different ways for different parts of the face. It’s been a very steep learning curve.

Anyway, here’s the product list:

Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer

Becca Undereye Corrector

Nars SheerGlow Foundation

It Cosmetics CC+ Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Contour

Hourglass Blush

Becca Concealer

CoverFX concealer

RMS Living Luminizer

The Balm Eyeshadow

Smashbox DoubleExposure Shadow

Clinique Lash Primer

Eyeko Mascara

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color

LimeCrime Bushy Brow Strong Hold Gel

NARS Rouge A Levres Jolie Mome

Lipstick Queen Liner in Wine

NYX Setting Spray

I feel rather dashing!

I do love playing with my makeup! If you’d like me to start doing videos instead of just still photos, lmk.

And I have gathered another huge pile of samples, so let’s do another giveaway! Comment substantively (even answering the yes/no on videos) on FB and I’ll enter you in a random drawing for 5-6 prestige/indie samples.

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About Karen Kelsky

I am a former tenured professor at two institutions--University of Oregon and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I have trained numerous Ph.D. students, now gainfully employed in academia, and handled a number of successful tenure cases as Department Head. I've created this business, The Professor Is In, to guide graduate students and junior faculty through grad school, the job search, and tenure. I am the advisor they should already have, but probably don't.


#MakeupMonday: Pretending to be a MUA — 2 Comments

  1. Karen,
    I’m really intrigued by that gold in your hair. It seems very fun! Did I miss a post where you discussed it?
    Very glad to see you’re recovering from your fall–
    and thank you for these light posts–in these days of impeachment (may it be so) and disaster, it’s nice to turn to something pleasant yet intelligent.

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