With the recent temperature and humidity change I’ve been liking the bare face look with a just little blush. I also finally found a lip pencil that will work and show up on my lips, and it’s the MAC Soar that everyone was raving about thanks to Kylie Jenner. It is the perfect shade for my slightly darker lip color and looks amazing on, at first I was afraid it would look a little fake but it actually turned out looking really natural on me. I’m very pleased with the color and the formula is also not very drying so it’s comfortable to apply all over the lips. Those of you who’re still debating if it’s worth purchasing… My answer is a definite yes!
This past weekend while at the Drink the District Cherry Blossom Beer and Wine Festival, I got a compliment from a stranger about my eye makeup while I had my sunglasses on! I was definitely shocked but am very flattered. Thank you, lovely stranger for stopping by and telling me that my eye makeup looks great, it meant a a lot to me!
I was very proud of my makeup for that day because on top of getting a nice compliment, after being out for the whole afternoon and most of the nights, my makeup still looks fresh and put together at the end of the night. It was the first time I used a primer and concealer (I forgot about foundation…) and it shows how a proper base will help your makeup stay put for a whole day! I can only imagine how much better doing it properly with foundation will do.
Today I’m recreating the look I did for this past weekend and going over the items I used. I’m excited I found something that works for me and I think this long lasting base and look will be my going out standard this spring!
- Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30
I love how light weight this primer is, I don’t like any heavy on my face so something light weight with light coverage is perfect for me. I got this sample a while back but never used it till now because I don’t like to use foundation unless I’m going out.
- Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer in Light
I got this shade right before I went out and stood in the sun for 5+ hours… now I think medium will match my current skin color better, oops.
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube – Original
My go to primer for eyeshadow. I also love the Lorac one and rotate between them.
- Lorac Pro Palette
Favorite eyeshadow palette of all time. Need I say more?
- NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette
Loving the variety of blush color in this palette. I also like how natural the contour/bronzing shade Laguna looks on my skin, it is definitely more of a bronzing color for me instead of contour.
- Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown
My go to brow pencil, I love how the nib is small enough you can create fake brow hair but at the same time if you are in a hurry you can also use it to fill in quickly. The color also works very well with me! But I might consider getting a light shade if I decide to get my hair color lighten this spring/summer.
- Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Dark Brown
The only liquid eye liner I’ve tried so far and I really like it. I like how easily it applies and it doesn’t budge at all for 24 hours. Stay all day indeed. I’m recently starting to get into black eyeliner so I might get the black one once I’m done with this one.
- Buxom Lash Mascara (not pictured)
Another sample sized item, I even forgot to put it in the pictures when I was setting this up because… I rarely use mascara that I completely forgot about this step. I don’t have much opinion on it as I’m not too picky when it comes to mascara as long as it doesn’t smudge and this one does the job!
Another snow day for us over here in the DC area, hooray? Since I’m staying home therefore have more time to mess around, I decided to put on a little makeup to help me feel pretty and alive in the gloomy snow day. Today’s makeup I’m still keeping everything simple, using my first ever eyeshadow palette and add some gorgeous but light lip color! Winter can’t be over soon enough…
Mixing up my daily makeup, today I’m forgoing my standard eyeliner and using some eye shadow instead. I’m loving the colors in this palette as it’s not the normal nude, but still looks natural enough on your eyes. It’s also nice to have an all in one palette for my face that includes a blush, a bronzer and a highlighter, no need to worry about packing multiple items when you’re on the go.
Eyeshadow and I weren’t friends before this year, mainly because I didn’t know how to apply it and I always thought I look weird with them on, but now that I’m slowly getting used to applying it, I find that eyeshadow works very well when you’re in a hurry. A swipe on the lids and using your fingers to blend if you’re on the go without having to worry about precision like when you’re using a liner.
I’m also turning to lipsticks more and more recently because my lips get so pale and dry in the winter which looks terrible. I’m currently loving the neutral colors and the formula of the Patisserie, and am considering investing in another MAC lipstick, I see a little haul in the near future…
On my face today: Tarte Rainforest After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette // Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown // MAC Lipstick in Patisserie
It’s been a while since I did my last On My Face Today post, and I thought it’s time to give you guys an update!
During the winter time, I get really lazy about putting on makeup in the morning because that extra 10 minutes you get under your blanket is just so worth it! So recently I’ve been keeping things very simple, necessities only.
Recently I’ve been doing the same makeup routine, not that I have that many different ones but this one is my favorite combination out of all of them. To start, I just have to repeat myself again that I can’t get enough of the Lorac Pro Palette, it’s simply amazing. The colors are beautiful and pigmented, the formula is so smooth and buttery, you know the drill. I’m also loving my Urban Decay Naked Flushed, its a blush, bronzer and highlighter all in one, it gives you a healthy glow, apple cheeks and sun kissed skin with a simple stroke, and it’s especially noticeable in pictures.
I’ve been more into putting on makeup lately, I put in the effort to do my makeup before work in the morning and it makes me feel so much better and put together on the days I do. And I’m also getting a hold of the perfect amount of foundation to use on my face as well, after using different methods to apply I think using my fingers is my favorite. It creates the most natural looking skin for me, and I can control the amount I put on better this way. I’m really liking my everyday/natural look I’ve developed, but I can’t wait to play with some darker shades for the fall!
On my face today: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner in dark brown// Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Strip// Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate// Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo in dark brown// Lorac Pro Palette
Trying to create a flawless skin that looks natural and healthy seems easy, but to do so without looking like you tried to hard is difficult. I usually don’t use any foundation or powder at all on my face as I think it looks fine on it’s own and I don’t like the feeling of my skin suffocating, but using a little can help even out the color and keep the skin matte through out the day. Today’s makeup is more skin focused, a little contouring, highlight and some blush to add a healthy glow, with just a simple eyeliner and a pink-y nude lipstick.
On my face today: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner in dark brown// Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Strip// Shu Uemura Hard Formula in Stone Grey// Lorac Breakthrough Performance Lipstick in Premiere// Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate// Guerlain Parure Pearly White Compact Foundation// Mac Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm in Medium Dark