Today’s first Makeover/Makeup Monday (I haven’t decided which one sounds less corny 🙂 ) is featuring em Cosmetics by Michelle Phan. I know I’ve been on the Michelle Phan bandwagon lately, but I can’t help it! She’s so talented, nice, and her tips and tutorials really are fabulous. I had a little haul a week or so ago when her entire website was 50% off! In fact, they’re running that special again until 11:59 p.m. on December 31st! No coupon code needed.
Dusty pink blazer: Forever 21 | Cream-colored lace & chiffon top: Forever 21
This look is called “girl in charge” and uses the upper right quad of the Career Life Palette. Keep reading for how I customized this look!
My em Cosmetics haul included:
love me for me flawless finish powder compact in porcelain 02:
love me for me flawless foundation in porcelain 02: free w/ powder compact
the great cover up ultimate concealer in fair neutral/cool:
chiaroscuro contour & highlight stick in fair tones:
the life palette in career life:
lip gallery creamy color sheer lipstick in im taken all red-y:
$15 $7.50 (not pictured)
lip gallery creamy color classic lipstick in misty mauve:
$15 $7.50 (not pictured)
Step 1: Apply foundation using a makeup sponge (I like Real Techniques brand)
Step 2: Apply concealer under eyes and over problem areas
Step 3: Contour and highlight!
Step 4: Apply eye makeup:
I applied 1 all over the base of the eyelid and 2 as an eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line. Three was applied in the center of the eyelid and blended outward. Four and 5 were applied up and towards the brow bone. Six was brushed on the apple of the cheeks, while 7 was applied all over the lips. I applied 8 right in the middle of the lips to add more depth.
Step 5: To finish the look, I revved up my eyebrows using Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Brow Wiz Pencil and Benefit’s Brow Gel. I applied Lorac’s Cobra Mascara and touched up my shiny spots with em Cosmetic’s powder compact.
The finished result?
My favorite of the products by a LONG shot was the lipsticks. From all the lipsticks I have tried, I can confidently say their formula is similar to MAC. They are THAT good. I wouldn’t pay full price for the Life Palettes, as the color payoff isn’t nearly as great as comparably-priced brands like Urban Decay and Lorac. I might have to pick up a few more lippies though…before the New Year kicks off (spoiler alert: I’m going on ANOTHER shopping hiatus…just for 3 months this time).
If you are curious to try any of Michelle’s products, please visit her website as they are 50% off right now!
I am not paid to review these products. The opinions are my own.