I took a look at my makeup stash trying to decide what to review next and realized that since starting my blog I’ve done quite a bit of hauling that I might not have otherwise done. I love seeing what others have picked up recently so I thought I’d share! This is quite a lot of stuff, but I’ve collected it over the past 2-3 months so the damage isn’t quite as bad as it looks. Let me know if you see anything you’d be interested in seeing a review in any of the products shown. I should have quite a few concealer reviews coming up seeing as I’ve been on a bit of a kick lately.
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!
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 🙂
This is my new favorite “every occasion” makeup look!
I think it would be suitable for the office, a date night, or even a night out if you’re pressed for time. I focused most on the skin, trying to give myself a little color for summer and cover up some hormonal spots on my chin. I went very simple on the eyes with a little black liner and tons of mascara; add a neutral lipstick and we’re set for the day!