It’s been awhile since I’ve done a 100% affordable makeup look. I was super happy with how this one turned out and I wish I had had somewhere to wear it! I had a friend ask me if I wore makeup everyday because of my blog…. The complete opposite is the case. I just wear skincare to work on a day to day basis. On occasion I put on mascara that I keep in my car if I have a meeting or some part of the day planned where people look at me. I also swear by Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass SPF 30 Cream for days where I have a breakout- it dulls redness like a charm but doesn’t loo. Two or three nights per week after I get home from work I do makeup and take pictures for blog posts.
It’s weird how social media can portray something that is so far from how things really are! I wish I had the time to workout in the morning and then get super glam for work, but that’s just not my life.
Not wearing makeup to work gives my skin lots of help staying clear and I don’t go through products very quickly. When I used to put on makeup for work I HATED not having time to do it well. Only having 15 to 20 minutes to get ready guaranteed I wasn’t going to have time to have my makeup turn out how I wanted, which put a damper on my day. Being free from that issue is amazing.
Complexion | RIMMEL lasting finish foundation, MAYBELLINE master conceal cream contour, NYX concealer, COTY airspun powder, MAYBELLINE fit me powder, MILANI bronzer, LOOXI creme de la creme highlight, HERITAGE rose water glycerin setting spray
Eye | JUVIA’S PLACE Saharan palette (joya, katsina, chad) ESSENCE glam metals eyeshadow, SEPHORA COLLECTION colorful shadow liner pencil, LOREAL miss manga rock mascara, KOKO Stella lashes
Brow| COLOURPOP arched auburn brow color, LOREAL brow stylist plumper
Lip | MAYBELLINE peach buff lipstick, NYX ever liner
Pink lips seem to give the appearance of a healthy glow, which is why I went with Maybelline Peach Buff. Sometimes colors like this pull orange or clownish on me, but I like this one. I used Milani baked bronzer soleil as a blush to make sure pink cheeks weren’t competing with the lip. I’m still working on getting the pink lip look down, this was definitely different for me.