Thursday, February 12, 2015

Pretty & Sweet | Date Night Makeup

Happy (almost) Valentine's Day! 

I wanted to create a soft look for a romantic date night, perfect for Valentine's day! I love a good red or hot pink lip, but it's not always the most practical look for date night (especially if you want the night to end in a kiss!). I wanted to keep it sweet and not too over the top - a look that makes me feel pretty. :)

Products used:

MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation - NW20
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - NW20 (used as concealer & shadow primer)
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Coastal Scents 10 Color Blush Palette
MAC MSF - Soft & Gentle
Tartelette Palette by Tarte (force of nature - crease, best friend - all over lid, heartfelt - liner, super mom - brow bone)
Stila Shadow - Kitten (inner corner)
Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer & Perversion Mascara
Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow Wiz - Medium Brown
NYX Control Freak Brow Gel
MAC Lipstick - Blankety
Milani Brilliant Shine Lipgloss - Pink Lady
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

I hope you guys love this look as much as I do! I've also mentioned the Tartelette palette on Insta, but I freaking love it. I've been using it non-stop for the past month. Would you be interested in seeing more looks from the palette? Let me know!

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Friday, February 6, 2015

'No Makeup' Makeup

Sometimes being a grown-up sucks. Instead of spending my day off vegging on the couch watching (at least) an entire season of Friends, my day off is often spent doing grown-up things. Today it was getting emissions done on my car and spending the afternoon in line at the tag office. Yuck.

I didn't feel like getting dolled up today. Let's face it... I didn't even feel like washing my hair today. So today was a no makeup makeup kind of day. Not the kind of no makeup makeup that requires at least half an hour's worth of effort to look effortless. No, friends, today was a legit no makeup makeup day.

After having a horrible reaction to a new foundation (leaving my skin looking like that of a pubescent teen's), I'm still not quite confident enough to leave the house with no makeup on. So if you also want to trick people into thinking you have perfect skin, this is my super easy routine!

1. Mix a little concealer with your eye cream (a new mind-blowing trick I recently learned from Tati at GlamLifeGuru)

2. Throw on some tinted moisturizer. I've been using Bare Mineral's new Complexion Rescue in shade Vanilla 02. Feel free to apply as many layers as you want if your looking for more coverage.

3. Sweep on a coat (or four if that's your thing) of mascara

4. Apply your favorite lip balm!

Done and done.

Also, check out my Instagram if you're curious which products cleared up my skin!

Talk to you soon!
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