Beauty in Simplicity

IMG_1094-002I’ve been loving really simple and natural makeup lately. This is my go to look for days when I want to look put together and nice but still very natural. I wore this makeup look probably everyday (or at least the days I actually wore makeup) in college. It’s so simple yet creates such a pretty look!

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I start by priming my face with my Avon Illuminating Face Perfector. I apply my Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Foundation in Alabaster all over my face. I love this foundation because it is super lightweight and sheer. It also works great to keep my skin from getting oily throughout the day. On a daily basis, I usually skip concealer. I like natural makeup looks so letting my blemishes show doesn’t bother me – they’re natural! To set my foundation, I use my Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder in Invisible Matte. To cover up my dark circles, I use my Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Brightener/Illuminateur. Since I’m naturally pretty pale, I apply my Pixi Bronzer in Subtly Bronzed  to add some color. I apply this in all the places on my face where the sun would naturally hit (forehead, cheek bones, chin). I then use a light pink blush on the apples of my cheeks. For my eyebrows, I use my Benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium. This product makes my eyebrows look a lot fuller than they actually are – which i love!

To keep my eyeshadow on all day, I use my Urban Decay Primer Potion. For my eyeshadows, I use my e.l.f. 144-piece ultimate eyeshadow palette (mine is the Bright palette). This is a great palette – I’ve had mine forever. It comes with a ton of colors and is only about $15! For my lid, I use a very light eyeshadow close to the color of my skin. It helps to even out your eyelids and make your eyes seem more awake. For my crease, I just apply some of my bronzer. I like to apply a light crease color just to give my eyes more shape. Blend it all together until it looks natural. I then take a dark brown shade on an eyeliner brush and press it into my upper lashline. I only go about halfway across my lashline with this. Using a fluffy blending brush, I blend it all out so it is super smokey. I don’t like for the line to be super harsh and visible. I repeat the same step on my lower lashline – also only going about halfway across my eye. I then take a light beige color (white is a bit too bright) and apply it as an innercorner and browbone highlight. Even if I’m going for a super natural look, I always rock big lashes. I just love huge lashes too much to ever skip. I have been loving the combination of my L’Oreal Telescopic in Carbon Black and Make Up  Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara. For my lips, I use a neutral light pink color – Estee Lauder in Crystal Baby.

 

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