It’s Friday, we’re in the few days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve when all I typically want to do is eat cookies, wear comfortable clothing, and hold onto movies like The Holiday for as long as I can. I really didn’t plan on putting any makeup on today…until two products I haven’t used in a while caught my eye, and I caught some inspiration to do a take on a very “me,” everyday makeup.
The two products I speak of are L’Oreal’s Lacquer Liner (essentially a black gel liner), and Urban Decay’s Naked Lip Gloss - both really wonderful, any occasion beauty things that somehow made it to the back of my drawer over time (“somehow” - the result of having a ridiculous amount of makeup). I really think that this gel liner rivals any high-end brand. It’s super black, has an easy to work with, creamy consistency, and has awesome lasting powder. This guy also comes with a little brush that I used today to apply - it’s not totally ideal for drawing a wing (a finer brush with longer + fewer bristles would be better), but I made do. The Naked Lip Gloss, a nude-pink-mauve (honestly - hard to describe!) with very fine pearly pink shimmer is also a winner. Pretty, sheer color, a really comfortable consistency (not sticky in the least!), and decent wear time - I get at least a couple of hours out of this gloss before wanting to re-apply. It makes for a really pretty stand-alone gloss, and, it works really nicely over any kind of nude or pink lipstick.
Now, onto the rest of my face! For foundation I used (surprise, surprise) It Cosmetics CC Cream - perfect coverage, a nice dewy finish. For a bit of extra glow all over I applied a bit of Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter to my cheek bones, bridge of my nose, and cheeks. To bronze up my face, I used It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Bronzer, which is such a nice, non-orange-y shade that does a great job of warming up my pretty pale complexion! Today I went in with not one, but two more highlight shades because, why not? ;) First, I took Victoria’s Secret Just Say Glow (unsung hero material here) and applied to cheekbones with my finger. I went overtop of this with RMS Champagne Rose, again using tapping motions. I mixed these two together to get a nice inner corner of the eye highlight! Oh and also, on the eyes, I took a small amount of the VS highlight on my lids (multi use product alert!), and a bit of the bronzer in my crease. I lined my eyes with the L’Oreal Gel Liner, and applied a few coats of L’Oreal Lash Paradise to my lashes. For blush, I used a long-time fave - Nars Liquid Blush in Orgasm. Such a great pop of peachy pink with some fine golden shimmer - perfect for a gloomy, rainy day like today! Last but definitely not least, for lips, I lined and filled in with Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk, and applied the Urban Decay Naked gloss overtop.
Thanks so much for reading, guys! I’d love to read your thoughts/comments on the above look! Also, I’d love to know what you want to see/read more of on here!