Makeup of the Day: Drugstore Work Makeup

Hello beauties,

Today is my first day back to work. While I wish I was still on holidays, I kinda like the idea of putting on makeup again. Today, I bring to you a simple work makeup look using just drugstore products. The whole look took me about 20 to 30 minutes to put together.

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1. Klara Cosmetics Zero Pores No Fine Lines Primer*

This is a great drugstore primer for oily skin gals. It has a silicone feel which I don’t mind but I know a lot of people don’t like the feel of silicone.  

2. Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation- 400 Natural Beige*

You don’t see me using this much on my Instagram as is its quite light for me. But for the purpose of this blog post and variety I decided to use it. It’s a great medium to full coverage, long lasting foundation. The only down side is the limited shade range.

3. Thin Lizzy Crème Concealer- Pacific Sun*

4. Revlon Sculpt and Highlight Contour Kit-Medium*

I’ve been giving this palette a lot of love! After applying my concealer I applied some of the Banana shade under my eyes to set the concealer. Onto the cheeks, mixing the bronzer and contour shade I applied this in a 3 shape using the contour brush provided. I love this palette to create a subtle sculpted look.

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Beauty Faves of 2016

Hello beauties,

Welcome to 2017! Crazy!!! A couple of weeks ago, I brought you my Best Beauty Finds of 2016, great beauty discoveries but not necessarily faves, click here to check them out. Now let’s talk about who made the cut!

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Beauty Blender

Applying my foundation with a Beauty Blender is a must! Its vary rare that I use a brush to apply my foundation, however some foundations do work better when applied with a brush. For me the Beauty Blender is easy and creates the most flawless base ever! Click here for a comparison to the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

MAC Eye Kohl- Teddy

I’ve been so time poor in the morning that I haven’t had time to wear eyeshadow on a daily basis. My go to when I’m running late is to apply some Teddy eyeliner to my top lash liner and waterline for some added definition.

Hylamide Photography Foundation*

This is a goldy toned liquid highlighter, but can be used mixed in with foundation or primer. Personally, I like it as a liquid highlighter as a base to my powder highlighter.

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Makeup of the Day: New Year’s Eve

Hello beauties,

Now I know we haven’t even had Christmas yet, but I’m jumping the gun and getting excited about New Year’s Eve! I wanted to share a makeup look I created for my work Christmas party but could totally be recreated for New Year’s Eve. I really wanted to create a look with glitter, because they’re not many times in the year we can wear glitter, so YOLO! You can easily change the glitter to match whatever you’re wearing xx

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1. MAC Paint Pot- Quite Natural

Because I was going to use glitter, I decided it was best to start with the eyes first. I applied the MAC paint pot all over the lids and blended the edges with a fluffy brush.

2. Rimmel Exaggerate Automatic Waterproof Eye Define- Black*

I applied the black eye liner in my water line, tight line and top lash line for some added definition.

3. MAC Glitter- Reigning Riches

Now onto the star of the show, the beautiful glitter! To start off with, I held a piece of tissue under my eye so it would catch the fall out. Then using a flat shader brush, I pushed the glitter onto my lid until I created the desired effect. If you have glitter glue I would recommend applying beforehand. I didn’t want to buy any so I just used the MAC Paint Pot as a sticky base. Another alternative would be to apply some lash glue, but I not sure how safe that would be….

4. MAC Eyeshadow- Spectacle of Yourself

Using a cranberry toned eyeshadow I applied this to my lower lash line to smoke it out further.

5. Loreal False Lash Butterfly Sculpt Mascara*

To finish off the eyes, I applied mascara to my top and bottom lashes. False lashes would also look amazing with this look, but I didn’t have enough time…

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