Andalee’s Makeup Vlogging Challenge: Day 1

written by Andalee on August 15, 2016 in Beauty with no comments

I was so inspired by Davina’s July’s makeup challenge that I wanted to give it a go for myself (plus, I’ve always wanted to try vlogging), so I’ve put together my own little makeup challenge. I’m only going to start with seven days for now, and maybe I can add more if I am still inspired to keep going!

I’m not going to do all belly dance makeup looks (as Davina did), because I am not belly dancing much these days and I got rid of a lot of my makeup collection when I moved to France. However, I am going to share some everyday looks as well as some more glam looks and provide you with some tips wherever I can.

Here’s my first video of the week. It’s all about my everyday makeup look and some of the skin challenges that I have. I even go without makeup for a bit so we can get really real.

It’s not a perfect video. I’ll try to get closer to the camera, hopefully get a new battery for my mic, and improve the lighting a bit. I am a little limited here in our new apartment with space and lighting options, but I know there are little tweaks I can use to improve the quality.

And now for the products:

Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream (Light): Get it at Ulta | Get it at Amazon*

Blending sponges: The one I bought at Sephora here in France is not available online, here is what I used to buy back in the States*.

Revlon Photoready Concealer: Get it at Amazon*

Real Techniques Brushes: Get it at Amazon*

Neutrogena Shine Control Powder (Invisible): Get it at Amazon*

NYX Cosmetics Slim Eye Pencil (shades 914 Medium Brown and 903 Dark Brown): Get it at NYX Cosmetics | Get it at Amazon*

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara (Black): Get it at Ulta | Get it at Amazon*

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm (Coconut & Pear): Get it at Ulta | Get it at Amazon*

So what about you? What are your favorite everyday makeup products? Leave a comment below or feel free to ask me questions!

*Although some of these link to affiliate links where I may receive a small commission, you are under no obligation to shop using those links. If you don’t want to, just enter in the url on your internet browser. No hard feelings!


About Andalee

Andalee is the founder of Belly Dance at Any Size. She is an Oriental dancer and instructor from Durham, NC, now based in Montpellier, France. She has been dancing since 2005 and teaching since 2008. Her mission is to promote Oriental Dance (a.k.a. belly dance) as a respected and valid performance art.