Happy weekend everyone! It's finally Saturday - feels so nice. On Monday I start a new job after staying at my last job for 5 years so I'm relaxing and mentally preparing for the new challenge. I'm excited! I'll be taking the train every morning and evening starting Monday so that means I'll have time to blog, which I'm really happy about.
ANYWAYS - I just got ready for the day / night and this is what I look like right now :) I never wear fake lashes on a normal work day and I only curl my hair for "special occasions" since it takes a while. But, long lashes and curls are my favorite look!
ON THE FACE
Firstly, I did my usual skincare regimen using Michael Todd products (more on that soon). Then, I used the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer in "Light" which makes oily skin matte and helps fixate your foundation. I applied some Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealer under my eyes and moved on to applying my Clarins Ever Matte Skin Balancing Foundation with my fingers. This foundation is oil-free and has an SPF 15. It feels very light and has medium coverage - very good for oily skin. To mattify and fixate my foundation, I dusted on some Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder. This is a new purchase, a splurge of course, but I really like it so far! It's a very light powder with a bit of color and also has SPF 15. I contoured under my cheekbones with the Benefit Hoola bronzer and used my new NARS Deep Throat blush on the apples of my cheeks and pulled it back upwards. On the upper part of my cheekbones I used the beautiful Estée Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder. I added some brown eyebrow gel by MAC on my eyebrows and voila!
ON THE EYES
Beginning with the Urban Decay eye primer potion I then added some Estée Lauder Double Wear ShadowCreme in "Ivory Lace" on my eye lids. This cream eyeshadow is a great base to keep your powder eyeshadow in place and helps make the color pop. On the lid, I added "Sin" from the Urban Decay NAKED palette. I used "Satin Taupe" by MAC in my crease, using a blending brush. Taking some "Vanilla" shadow by MAC on my pinkie, I applied it under my eyebrows and in my inner corners. On the lid I used my Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen in "dark brown". I really like the color of this eyeliner and how easy it is to apply thanks to the felt tip. On my lower lash line I used MAC's "Lord It Up" Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner. After curling my lashes, I applied Ardell's "Sweeties" lashes in black. Since my lashes are basically invisible and very thin, these fakes add a lot of length and a nice amount of volume. Enough to notice but not look very fake. I finished my eye makeup by using Covergirl Lash Blast Volume mascara in "very black" on my upper and lower lashes.
ON THE LIPS
With this eye makeup I wanted to keep my lips quite simple and natural. I used the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector gloss in shade "05". I'm a BIG fan of this lipgloss. It has a great applicator, smells delicious, feels very soft, not sticky at all and doesn't dry out my lips like some other glosses do.
Had to of course share my nails, as always ;) I'm wearing OPI's "Can't Find My Czechbook" and on my accent nail I added OPI's "Which is Witch?". LOVE.
Hope you liked this post! Let me know if you like wearing fake lashes and what kinds you like wearing? I'd love to know!
*** Be ready for another post today: the #30daysnap! ***