My Everyday Winter Makeup Look

Now I’m not saying that I wear make up every day because the truth is, I almost never wear makeup Monday through Friday. However, I wanted to share the makeup look that I wear on the weekends during the day if I want to look put together. It could very easily be an everyday makeup look because it’s not too heavy or over the top, it’s really light and casual. If you want to see the makeup look I wear on a regular day, then keep reading!

To start, I rediscovered my Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer for a glowy look. I love how it made my skin look! Next I use my Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation in 322 Warm Beige for foundation and My Too Faced Born This Way Concealer under my eyes in the shade Natural Beige. I like to use my hands to apply my foundation and concealer recently, so that I use less product and I feel like it gives me a really smooth finish. To set everything I use my Laura Mercier Translucent powder, my absolute favorite setting powder and the only one I’ll use!

For my bronzer, I always use the Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil bronzer, not so much to contour, but to just warm up my face, especially in the winter. For blush, I really love using the color Songbird from Becca lately. It’s such a pretty flush of color on the cheeks. I don’t really use highlighter anymore, especially not for a day time look so we’re skipping that this time!

For my eyebrows, I always use my Anastasia Brow Definer in Ebony and set them with a clear mascara. I like this to fill my brows in better than a thin pencil because I already have full brows, so they don’t need to be filled in very precisely.

On my eyelids, I used my Morphe 35G palette again! I am really loving this palette. You can do so much with it and I think as far as eyeshadow palettes go, it’s one of my best purchases. I used the color Sandy all over as my base, the color Deserted on my lid and then Toasted on the outer third. I used the same brush that had the color Sandy on it to go back in and blend everything in together to make it really smooth. On my inner corner to brighten it up, I used a pretty shimmery color called Glaze. Finally, I finished off my eyes with my Diorshow Lash Primer and Volume Mascara then my L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara. I sprayed my face with the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray, which is my tried and true favorite. On my lips, I used my all time favorite lipstick by Urban Decay in the color 1993. The prettiest, retro brown color on the market in my opinion.

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Three Holiday Makeup Looks 2019

I recently purchased a new Morphe palette to try out and decided to use it for my holiday make up looks. I got the Morphe 35G Bronze Goals Palette from Ulta Beauty for just $25! The colors initially are really beautiful and have a good mix of shimmers and matte colors. I think this palette is perfect for holiday looks, for summer looks, really for any time of year! Keep on reading to see how I used it to create 3 holiday make up looks!

To start, my base is the same for all three looks. I used a combination of my Becca Matte Primer and the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. For foundation, I used the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation (which I am obsessed with and will never use a high end foundation ever again) in the shade 322 Warm Beige. For concealer, I used the Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in Natural Beige and contoured with the Anastasia Cream Contour Palette in Medium. I set everything with my Laura Mercier Translucent Powder which is my godsend and my favorite powder of all time. For bronzer, I used my favorite Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and for blush I went in with the Becca Blush in Wild Honey. My brows of course are using the Anastasia Brow Definer in Ebony and they are set with a clear mascara from Maybelline. Every look will be finished with my Diorshow Lash Primer and Volume Mascara and my L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara.

Look 1:

For the first look, I wanted to do something a bit more dark and sultry. This one is great if you have a more formal evening party. For my base, I used the color Sandy in my Morphe palette. It’s a warmish light brown and I washed it all over my eye lid and into my crease. For my crease, I used a slightly darker brown called Nekked. I also used a pretty shimmery dark brown on my lid and along my lower lashline called Tan-Talize. For my lip color, I used my Smashbox Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out.

Look 2:

For my second look, I decided to do a look that is right in the middle, not too light and not too dark. For this one I also used the color Sandy as my base, but in my crease I used a warm reddish brown called Record Temps. I wanted a lot of shimmer, so I used a bright glittery gold color called Rays on my lids. For my lips, I used my new Colourpop Lippie Stix in Ziggie, which is the pretty dark orange color.

Look 3:

For the last look, I wanted it to be light and pretty. This is a look that would be great for day time parties if you switch out the lip color or great for night time as is. I used Sandy for the base again, and Nekked in the crease. For my lids, I used a shimmery pink-champagne color called Paradise. Lastly, for my lip color I used another Colourpop Lippie Stix in Thousand Percent which is a really rich cherry chocolate color.

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