Most Sundays I’m content to go grocery shopping and run my errands bare faced, but this week I had a few products I couldn’t wait to try out. This week my orders from Hakuhodo and Makeup Geek arrived so I had a bit of a play with eyeshadows, blush, and new brushes. I went fairly light on foundation since I usually try to give my skin a break on weekends. The eyes are a very warm, almost orangey brown with my typical half stripe of black liner. For cheeks I used a warm pink blush and on the lips I used one of my favorite bright lipsticks from Bobbi Brown. It’s a very easy and quick look that would be suitable for the majority of skin tones. If you’re darker you may need some darker browns on the eyes but the shadows from MUG are very pigmented so they may work for you after all!
When the boyfriend goes out of his way to say, “Damn, you look great today. I think it’s the makeup,” you know you’ve got a keeper. I pulled out the ol’ Naked palette while I was getting ready for work and I guess I picked a winning combination! Nine times out of ten my makeup is quite soft and neutral, very work appropriate, and this is no exception. Of course when I got to work the air conditioning was malfunctioning so the effort to look presentable hardly seemed worth it… it’s quite impossible to exist as anything other than a sweaty mess in the middle of summer in Florida with no A/C.
But I digress. In the end the A/C was fixed and everyone stopped sticking to their desk chairs. A happy ending for all!
These beautiful blushes have been out for ages, but I thought I’d throw my two cents into the mix of opinions! I am a self proclaimed blush addict. My first piece of makeup was a blush, and the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes are neck and neck with NARS for my favorite blush formula of all time. When these were first released, all of the shades were matte. Due to their popularity the color range has been expanded and now includes some lovely shimmery shades as well! The three I have for review today are the original matte formulation in the shades Exposed, Natural Beauty, and Blissful.
I always love these sorts of “what’s in my makeup bag” type posts so I thought I would do a variation and show you my staples that always have a place in my makeup routine. These are the first products I reach for every time I do my makeup. I don’t always go for a full face and use everything shown here, but I’ll most often choose a subset of these items to perk up my skin and eyes. Along with each product I’ve given a mini-review as well 🙂