Look Breakdown

Look Breakdown

From what I can tell, here is what we have going on:

Foundation: Medium coverage foundation, possibly with some illuminating qualities
Powder: Used sparingly to set foundation
Highlighter: Yes, under eyes and on chin
Contour/Bronzer: Contour under cheekbones and on forehead. It looks like someone was trying to “correct” her heart shaped face by making her forehead appear more narrow and the lower half of her face a bit wider.
Cheek Color: Yes, a peachy toned shade
Eyebrows: Filled in with brow powder and groomed with brow gel
Eye Makeup: Slate gray shadow on lids and into crease. Lightly applied brown shadow or matte bronzer slightly above crease. Black gel or liquid liner at top lashline. Frosty white shadow at inner corners. Slate gray shadow at lower lashline. Gray-black pencil at lower lashline. Same liner on lower waterline, brought all the way into tearducts. Black liner on upper waterline.
Mascara: Yes, black mascara on top and bottom lashes (applied minimally on bottom lashes)
False Lashes: Yes, on top lashes
Lips: Medium pink lipstick topped with gloss. Lipstick looks similar to “Please Me” by MAC, gloss looks similar to Lancome Juicy Tubes in Tickled Pink.

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Look Breakdown

Look Breakdown

From what I can tell, here is what we have going on:

Foundation: Medium coverage foundation, possibly with some illuminating qualities
Powder: Used sparingly to set foundation
Highlighter: Yes, on bridge of nose, on browbones, and on tops of cheekbones
Contour/Bronzer: Bronzer on tops of cheekbones (lower down than the highlighter) and minimally at the hairline
Cheek Color: I don’t see any
Eyebrows: Filled in with brow powder
Eye Makeup: Hard to see the lids because of the angle, but I would say there is chocolate brown color there. That color is also in the crease, extended out, and applied quite low down under the lower lashline. There is black pencil liner, smudged, at top and bottom lashlines. Black liner on upper and lower waterline.
Mascara: Yes, plenty of black mascara
False Lashes: None at bottom, hard to tell on top. If they are on top, they look more like individuals than strips.
Lips: A nude, pink brown lipliner lining and filling in the lips. Topped with a lip balm.

Look Breakdown

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From what I can tell, here is what we have going on:

Foundation: Full coverage foundation or airbrush
Powder: Yup, all over. If it was liquid foundation and not airbrush, it may have been set with a powder foundation.
Highlighter: Yes, through center of face, under eyes, above top lip, on bridge of nose, and on tops of cheekbones. Kim is big on highlighting and contouring
Contour: Absolutely, under cheekbones, at hairline, and possibly under jawline
Cheek Color: Light pink, on apple of cheeks onto cheekbones
Eyebrows: Filled in with brow powder
Eye Makeup: I can’t completely see it because of the angle, but it looks like a light, frosted color on the lids and inner corners. Black gel or liquid liner at top lashline from tearduct to edge of eye, traced over and slightly smoked out with a gray shadow. Light brown contour in the crease, bone colored shadow on browbone. Gray and brown shadow mixed and applied softly at bottom lashline. I can see a definite black gel or liquid liner at bottom lashline near tearduct, but it either stopped there or was very well blended in at roots of bottom lashes. Nude/off white eyeliner on lower waterline.
Mascara: No doubt
False Lashes: Strip lashes on top, looks like individuals on bottom
Lipliner: Yes, a nude, pink brown, blended in
Lipcolor: A pale whitish pink gloss. Could be Kim’s favorite, Turkish Delight by NARS

Smooth Lips: Ava Anderson Non Toxic Sugar Lip Scrub Review

Dry lips are a bummer. They don’t feel great, and they do nothing good for your makeup. Matte lip products will catch on dry spots and shiny glosses will accentuate any patchy-ness. So while I know everyone is religious about exfoliating their face and body (right? RIGHT?), it’s important to exfoliate the lips too.

If you like the glowy skin or the beachy look, you have to have smooth, soft looking lips. And if you are into a crimson 1940s matte lip or a super light 1960s lip, dry, cracked lips will kill that too. Lip neglect is not only bad skincare protocol, it’s bad makeup protocol. So get with it!

I have used a number of lip scrubs in my life, both homemade and store-bought. None of them ever impressed me much, but I kept searching. I recently came across the Ava Anderson Non Toxic Sugar Lip Scrub, and my lips and I love it.

This lip scrub definitely does the job, which is more than I can say for many of the ones I’ve tried. It has a spearmint taste–so much better than the chemical aftertaste many of the brands I’ve tried have had. Because, let’s face it, this is a lip scrub. Some of it is going to get into your mouth. I would rather have it taste like gum than plastic, but maybe that’s just me.

I don’t know if it’s the pistacia vera seed oil or the spearmint leaf oil, but one of the oils in this product makes it a comfortable scrub to use. It’s not overly gritty, nor it is slimy. And you only need a tiny amount per application. This means the very reasonable $12.95 you pay for it will really be worth it.

Ava Anderson Non Toxic is a great line, and I’m looking forward to trying more of the products. I recently purchased an Ava face moisturizer too, but I’ll save that for another blog review.

If you want to buy the lip scrub or see what else this company makes, check out this website: http://www.avaandersonnontoxic.com/default.aspx. My consultant is Elizabeth Klebart. She would be happy to help you too!

Have a beautiful day 🙂