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Daily Makeup Routine

I know that every time I have an outfit post I list my makeup. I also realize that what I’m wearing rarely changes, so I thought I’d show you what my typical daily makeup looks like.


I don’t lay my makeup out like this when I go to put it on, I just wanted to make it look pretty for blog  purposes. And yes that is a GlossyBox lid.

Benefit’s Girl Meets Pearl is one of my favorite highlighters, and it’s absolutely perfect for daily use. Since I have a yellow undertone to my skin, I like that this is pink toned because I feel like it adds a bit of a warmth to the glow it gives.

This is probably one of my all time favorite concealers. Nars Radiant Creamy concealer is hands down the best concealer for dark circles I’ve ever used. It’s okay for acne blemishes, but it’s not as good as the Tarte Amazonian Clay Concealer. I’m out of that one right now and since even though it’s not the best, the Nars does work I’m not worrying about repurchasing the Tarte one right now.

My Foundation is most days is the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse, usually I prefer the Nars Sheer Glow or the Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua, but lately I’ve been using the Rimmel Foundation on days where I’m not taking photos or filming. It’s a really good slap it on and go product for me.

The Mascara pictured is the Rimmel Glam Retro something or other. I’m not positive because I don’t use it anymore. I love how it looks, and that it’s a breeze to apply, but it makes my eyes water like crazy. So right now I’m currently using the YSL Babydoll that I got a sample of and seems to be lasting for ages. When that runs out I’ll be forced to decide which YSL Mascara to purchase since they’re the only brand that I’ve tried where my eyes don’t water like crazy.

My setting powder which I don’t use with the Nars foundation is the Makeup Forever Professional HD Setting Powder. I love this powder with every other foundation I’ve tried it with, but I don’t like what it does to the Nars foundation.

These are the Lancome Eyeshadows that I use on pretty much a daily bases. I have a NYX palette and a BH cosmetics 120 palette but I just don’t love them as much as I do these. The Lorac Pro Palette is on my Christmas list though.

And the last thing in my daily makeup routine is my blush which is the Nars Deep Throat Blush. It’s terrible but I only own one blush. I went through a big clearing out and use it up phase and somehow got to the point that for awhile I was actually out of blush. It was awful. I’m just so indecisive and rather than buy a few I ended up not buying any for the longest time. It was Maxwell that recommended this blush to me so of course I needed it instantly. I do plan on buying a blush palette soon, but I’m torn between Nars, Sleek and Inglot. I might go with two, but that just seems excessive to me.

There’s no lip product pictured because that changes constantly. Or I’m just not wearing one. Mostly it’s the latter, because I’m terribly forgetful.

If you wanna see me slap all this on then you can watch my Everyday Fall Makeup Routine below

What’s your everyday makeup or do you switch it up everyday?

Sephora Haul or Spring Is Coming

I went to my favorite Sephora recently, and since my favorite guy, Maxwell, was working, he convinced me to spend a lot of money.

Actually, I didn’t just go in and spend a lot of money without reason, I was in for several things that I needed to get and only really bought two things I didn’t need.

First I picked up Dr. Jart+ Black Label BB Cream.


I was running low on Foundation, and since spring and summer are coming up I wanted something lighter. Plus since the Black Label BB Cream is for blemishes it seemed like a good idea. I had a sample of this, and I love it so far. I’ll do a full review when I’ve been using it longer.

Then because as I’ve mentioned a few times, I’ve been out of blush for a while so I finally bought one. I know I mentioned maybe Inglot or Lancôme, but I ended up going for Nars. I’ve never bought anything from Nars before, but I have played with their products.

I totally blame my guy, but I go see him for a reason, and that’s because he’s good. I told him I wanted something good for spring, he recommended Deep Throat, and then tested it out on me. I of course adored it, so it came home with me.


Then because my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is a bit much for me to use twice a day with the stuff my dermatologist prescribed, I decided to pick up the Caudalie Gentle Cleanser, and the cleansing water.

 I’ve gone through 2 travel size bottles of Caudalie’s Cleansing Water before, and I love it. I love the way it smells and I’ve never had any issues when I’ve used it to take off my makeup because I was too lazy to go through my full scrub routine. I’ve also used a few of their other products before thanks to a 500 point perk set Sephora had a few months ago, and I adored all of that as well. Bonus note: my husband loves their lip conditioner and completely swiped my tube of it. So with that in mind I’m really excited to try the Gentle Cleanser.

Then because I needed another nail polish so desperately, I bought one from Nails Inc. it’s a purple duo chrome called Cheyne Walk and I love it.

Then finally I picked up what has become my favorite of all my purchases. A YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm Crystal Color in Cool Guava. It’s so gorgeous. I love everything about this lip color. The packaging is just so Luxe, it feels amazing and looks absolutely beautiful.

Oh, and the color is just gorgeous.

I had swatched at least 5 of the YSL colors and was torn between this one and Succulent Pomegranate, so I asked my husband to be the tie breaker, since he has to kiss me, and this is the one he liked best. I’m glad he picked this one because its so lovely, but I’m certain I want the other one too. I feel like the brighter one will be great for summer, and I adore that they’re sheer.

Note: How gorgeous are these pictures? My husband is seriously an amazing photographer. The YSL lip color pictures are my favorites. So gorgeous.

I’m so in love with everything I bought, which is in evidence by all the gushing. So in a few weeks when the new product high wears off I’ll do a proper review on each item. I also discovered today that I’m running low on my Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray which I kinda can’t live without. So it looks like another trip to Sephora will be happening in a few weeks.

I’ve got the Mean Reds

I’ve got a nasty case of the Mean Reds, and a budget that can’t afford a trip to Tiffany’s to cure it. Since having many many drinks isn’t  an option either, I’ve had to come up with a better and less expensive solution.

Usually when I’m struck by the Mean Reds or the Blues, or the Green Eyed Monster or whatever other color that may effect my mood in a sour way, I go shopping. Nothing so extravagant as Tiffany’s, but it may as well be. The last time I was struck with the mean reds I spent $100 at Gilly Hicks. Not so terrible really since I bought things I love and I needed, but I’m not always that lucky. Sometimes I spend far to much money and either get things I love but don’t get much use out of, or I buy things that I don’t love at all.
This time I think I can get away with a smaller purchase but one that will ultimately feel more decadent, and indulgent. A small purchase that’s bright and colorful will be much better at cheering me up. A lovely pink lipstick or nail varnish from somewhere highend will be a much better way to spend my money.
I may not love a dress or top I buy a few weeks later, but I’ve always liked a lipstick or nail polish I’ve bought the next day, no matter what mood I was in when I bought it. While Chanel makeup is still expensive it’s much less so than a dress from Topshop that in reality once out of the store is much to short for me to comfortably wear in public and now must be returned ( it’s happened!). I’m well aware that Chanel can get quite expensive in their makeup line, but the lipsticks and nail varnishes are reasonably priced and luckily I don’t suffer from the Mean Reds or Blues or what have yous all that often.

It doesn’t always have to be as fancy as Chanel, Lancôme, or YSL. Sometimes MAC, Inglot or OCC will suffice, it’s only a matter of it being cheerful and lovely. This time I do have my heart set on a fancy polish, but next time a lippie might be in order. I’m really a makeup girl at heart, and with my iPad case reminding me daily to live colorfully, I think this is a much better solution. I really do feel much better with a bit of Lipstick and a bright color on my nails.

If you haven’t guessed already I am quite upset about something, so I decided to spend the night watching Audrey Hepburn films, blogging and “shopping”. I haven’t bought anything yet, but I have picked what I want, and I feel much better putting my money towards this rather than what I had planned to spend it on. Having decided that I’m feeling much better already.

Fresh Faced and Flushed Cheeks

I loved the makeup I had on in yesterday’s post so much that I decided to do a post about it all on its own.

For my face I used Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, Tarte Amazonian Clay Concealer which I love so much it as its very own post here, and finally Fashion Admirer which is a Lancôme Eyeshadow for blush. I’m out of blush and still haven’t bought any yet. It’s because I’m extremely indecisive and am now looking at Inglot instead of Lancôme. I actually kinda really liked it as blush though so its all good.

Unfortunately I didn’t get as good of a shot of my eye makeup as I would have liked, but blame me and not the photographer. For my eyes I used Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced Kiss The Bride all over the lid from the Romance Palette and Lancôme Fashion Admirer in my crease  which is the same one I used as blush, and Off The Rack in the inner corner, and Daylight as my highlight on my brow bone from the Color Design Palette that I got as a free gift with purchase, . Then I used Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 glide on eyeliner and YSL shocking Mascara for my top lashes which I also adore so much it has its very own post here and Lancôme Definicils Mascara in Black for my bottom lashes which was also in my Christmas gift set.

For my lips I used Tarte’s LipSurgence Lip Tint in Joy and I adore it. I’m extremely pale so bright lip colors stand out all the more on me, but I’m okay with that. I received this in a birch box and it maybe one of my favorite things I ever received from them.

Below I have some swatches of the products used and close ups of the shadows.

From Left to Right: Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil, Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Joy, Too Faced Kiss The Bride, Lancôme Fashion Admirer and Off The Rack

I loved this makeup look, if felt very fresh for the upcoming spring, and I loved the monochromatic look. I will definitely be repeating it in the very near future. What’s your go to makeup look for spring?