Friday, October 3, 2014

Everyday Makeup Essentials

concealer/foundation/blush/lipstick/highlighter/brow gel/cream shadow/eyeshadow/mascara

Face: I keep things on my face pretty simple, at least a lot more simple than they used to be. About a year ago I made the switch from high coverage, super matte, liquid foundation to a much more lightweight, natural looking powder foundation. Since I've been able to get my acne issues pretty much under control just the combination of a great concealer on any spots and some powder on top is enough for me. I like that my skin still looks and feels like skin and that the products wear really well throughout the day, which never happened with liquid foundation. After doing my base I usually dust a bit of bronzer on to warm my face up (I love this one from The Body Shop), choose whichever blush I'm feeling that day, and then top it all off with a touch of highlighter on my cheekbones. All of the products I use are super long wearing because I have a lot of long days when in school and I usually can't be bothered to touch anything up throughout the day!

Eyes/Brows: Since shaving off almost the entirety of my eyebrows in 7th grade I have been slowly working on growing them back to their fullest potential - and I'm almost there! To help things out a bit I generally fill them in with a bit of "Naked" from the UD naked palette and then run a tinted brow gel through them to set things in place. On my eyes I've been pretty into just sweeping one shimmery brown shadow across my whole lid/under my lower lash line and then just piling on the mascara (as always) and calling it a day. To achieve the look I always always always use the "Bad to the Bronze" Color Tattoo cream shadow as a base for powder shadows - it adds so much depth and makes the color so much more vibrant as opposed to using a skin colored base. If I'm not doing the 'monoshadowbronzeyeye' thing, I usually go for black winged liner over a simple champagne shadow (my favorite is MAC's Naked Lunch).

Lips: Lip color is probably the one thing that switches up the most for me. What I wear on a particular day totally depends on what my clothes look like and the overall look that I'm going for but this fall I've really been loving this berry Bite Beauty lipstick. It's super comfortable to wear and just the perfect everyday color. I'm not a big fan of nudes on myself so I usually go for something fairly bright/pigmented and this is quickly becoming one of my go-to products.

I hope you all enjoyed this different-ish style of post, I do love to chat about makeup!
Happy Friday!! 

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