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December 1, 2011

A Foundation Transformation You Just Have to See

Has anyone seen this Youtube video? It’s the most thorough foundation tutorial I’ve ever seen, made by Bay Area teenager (and model!) Cassandra Bankson who suffers from disheartening amounts of acne.

I’m not only enthralled by the number of steps and products she uses (I lost count) to transform her face from enflamed to flawless, but her total fearlessness. She’s a doll—bubbly and down-to-earth and completely open about her insecurities. I have two major takeaways from this vid. First, I maintain my stance that makeup is empowering, not an anti-feminist movement. Second, I need to get over my minor breakouts and imperfections.

Smashbox Antishine Lotion
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
Makeup For Ever HD Foundation in 125 and 120
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC 30
MAC NC5 Powder
Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting in Light
Makeupforever Microfinish Setting Powder
Mac Fix Plus Spray

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    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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