Yesterday, I did an outfit post "All in The Pleat" and promised to post a mini how-to on how to get my beauty look. There are a few main hair & makeup essentials I used to achieve the look. Below is a break down of the products and how I used them. I promise, when I get the hang of this video thing, I'll start recording these.
Ok so I'm super excited that I FINALLY can pull my natural hair into a top knot. The main products I use to achieve this look are:
1) Spray bottle (with a mix of water, drop of coconut oil, and cheapie conditioner)
2) Jane Carter Leave-In Conditioner (gifted to me by the wonderful folks at True Indian Hair after I got my sew-in done. Now I'm hooked!)
3) Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly
4) Goodie hair bands
5) Hair pins
6) Homemade sock bun
I typically use my spray bottle to dampen my hair so that it's manageable and moldable. Then, I apply leave-in conditioner to properly moisturize. After that, I pull all my hair up using a goodie band into a puff at the top of my head. At this point, I'll apply my Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting jelly around my edges and up to the top of my hair to hold in strays and give my hair some shine. I place my sock bun over the edges of my puff and actually pull the edges around it into a neat bun. Then I use another goodie band to finish off the bun and pin the stray hairs with hair pins! Since I don't have a vid, take a look at how Youtuber Laila-Jean does her sock buns:
For my red lip, I used none other than MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo.
It's the perfect matte red and it works on so many different skin tones. For my face, I used Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover foundation mixed with MAC Oil Control Lotion for my very own tinted moisturizer. I then brush my cheeks with Stila Cosmetics One Step Primecolor in Capri Coral for a nice bronzy finish. On the eyes, I'm wearing Urban Decay Eyeshadow in YDK.
That pretty much sums up my look! Any other questions? Hit me in the comments box.