Another round of make up and skin care for my Ujena kit in Mexico.
- after sun lotion
- waterproof eyeliner
- waterproof mascara
- matte eyeshadows (no metallics for Mexico shoots!)
- "falsies" - false eyelashes
- anti-aging mask
The Banana Boat brand for sunblock was recommended because it is a ‘family-brand.’ Apparently family-brands will have more friendly ingredients.
I chose an after sun lotion with more than just aloe. It contains Vitamins A,C and E - the wonder anti-oxidant cocktail for enhancing the beauty and life of your skin. It also contains shea, cocoa and mango butters to help seal in the moisture and return sun-exposed skin to a soft condition.
Since the Ujena Cabo Jam trip is only a few days, I decided to go for value (NYC and Rimmel brands) with my make up choices instead of high end. Plus, it’s the end of summer and I might not have a huge need for wearing waterproof mascara and eyeliner. And it’s gotta be waterproof to sustain the Mexican weather!
My research with Sunset Blonde aka model and make up artist Rachel Bernstein, led me to purchase black mascara and black eyeliner. Point being, black will enhance any eye color and make them pop in a photo shoot.
Ujena and Sunset Blonde both recommend matte eyeshadows for Mexican photo shoots. Metallic eyeshadows will bounce and reflect color too much, making the eyes look shiny and greasy.
I picked a new type of false eyelashes. I usually go for the full, lush wide eyelashes for photo shoots or stage shows. But I admit the look isn’t the most natural. I read that individual lashes, applied with tweezers, create the most natural look. But they are a bit more time consuming to apply, versus the full lashes which are quick.
I used to be crazy fast with individual applications, but I’ve taken time away from regular use. So I don’t know my speed. Plus, I gotta be professional and fast with my make up at the Jam.
The interspersed false eyelashes seem to cover both of my bases. I get the individual splash, with the full application quickness.
The anti-aging mask is simply to relax with before I leave! I mask at least once to twice a week for different purposes, when I’m getting ready for a show or photo shoot.