For the very first time, I am sharing an FOTD that doesn’t feature yours truly, but my little sister who just graduated from her culinary arts course. The Mineral Makeup Girl once did her little sister’s makeup too! Isn’t that just sweet, big sisters primping and prettifying the li’l ones!
When my sister told me maybe I should do her makeup on graduation day, I was totally clueless. Sure, I did attempt to put makeup on her once, like a few years ago, and it didn’t turn out so well. Much that she almost didn’t want me to touch her face ever again! Lol. I guess she changed her mind seeing how often I wear mineral makeup these days.
I have my own ideas. But in playing makeup artist , I made it a point to ask her what look she was going for and what colors she had in mind. Since the event was set a little after lunch, she didn’t want it to be too dark, or smokey or over-the-top. She was aiming for something in neutrals/coppers that would complement her floral kimono dress and rich medium skin tone. I let her pick the colors from my makeup box, mostly in neutrals, golds and coppers. Two nights before, we sort of “practiced” the look so as not to take too much time when I am to actually do her makeup.
Presenting my sister:
And this was taken after, not before the ceremony since we were running late! Here’s her EOTD:
What I used on her eyes:
- MAD multi-use minerals in Sandstorm on the inner lid
- Monave versatile mineral powder in semi-matte bronze on the middle lid
- Milan “Do You” mineral pigment in Copperfield on outer V and crease, and
- Silk Naturals eyeshadow in Vanilla to highlight brow bone
- Bare Escentuals shadow liner in Soft Black applied wet on lash line
Before I forget, it’s Aromaleigh’s pure rouge blush in Epitome on her cheeks.
I really liked how this look came up once I was done. My sister and I have different facial features so it was a challenge to me to do her eye makeup. If you would notice, I extended her crease color a bit higher and blended away to give more depth. Oh, by the way, she insisted on using her non-MMU foundation and concealer and also in applying the liner. It seems that she isn’t totally converting into MMU. Perhaps because she prefers the cakey look of traditional makeup over the “no makeup look” mineral makeup has to offer. *Sigh*
Anyway, she’s really happy with the look as she was taking pics of herself yesterday. I opted to wear a lot less makeup since it was her big day and she’s in the spotlight.
Time and again, mineral makeup has proven to be versatile from everyday looks to special occasions, you name it. This experience has given me a bit of encouragement to be doing other people’s makeup. Maybe, just maybe, I can be a makeup artist after all.
The Blush Vixen