When it comes to lip products, the trend has been the more pigment the better. It is all about rich saturation, from nude to bold to vampy colors as well as matte, glossy, satin, and metallic finishes. Thing is, when you have minimal makeup the options are chapstick or nude lips; or so you thought! I’ve been trying out a few lip products that give your lips a little extra something, without a lot of pigment, but is also a step above lip balm. I don’t have pictures of me wearing the products, because it doesn’t look like I’m wearing anything on camera. So, do with that information what you will.
Fenty Beauty Lip Gloss
Home girl was NOT kidding when this lip gloss got named the universal lip luminizer. It has the smallest amount of a peachy nude, and it just looks SO GOOD. The formula is amazing too! It’s soft, not sticky, and you can’t feel the shimmery bits.
YSL volupte tint in balm
this balm is unlike anything I’ve ever put on my lips before. It’s like a soft veil of goodness on my lips. It definitely doesn’t feel like a traditional balm; it’s more like an oil??? Like you know when you’re eating popcorn and the butter residue is left on your lips? It’s like that but not gross. The balm comes in a lot of colors. I have #1 , Dream me Nude, which is described as a neutral mauve. #2 tease me pink, #7 Flirt me Coral, and #3 call me rose are some more “your lips but better” shades.
Pink is one of my favorite colors, Blush pink is turning into a classic staple, valentine’s day is coming up and this is a list of pink things that I LOVE!
These Asos pants are everything to me. They are pink, can be taken from work to street with a change of shoes, and are so comfy.
I will always find a way to get the Mario Badescu Rose Water spray into a post lol. This is the perfect rose water spray! It refreshes, hydrates, and it’s multi use. The bottle says facial spray but in a pinch, I have used it to slick my hair back and refresh my curls!
Garnier Gel Rescue:
This is my favorite moisturizer of all time, I’ve written so many posts like this one and this one singing its praises
Pink dinnerware is real and this set from target is amazing. The price is affordable and most items I get from target are of amazing quality.
The last thing is this “not your baby” dress from H&M. Yes they have had issues earlier this year, but I still like their clothing. It’s affordable, and the clothes fit me better than Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe.
So minimal makeup? It’s fast and easy; perfect for the working woman. It’s actually perfect for any situation because of it’s simplicity. I’ve broken down my routine into 5 steps that take me from just-rolled-out-of-bed to effortlessly put together.
Concealer/corrector: a peachy colored corrector can help with discoloration of dark circles and concealer helps make everything look like skin.
2. Powder Foundation: The coverage isn’t fantastic, but it is enough to make the skin seamless (aka you can’t tell where your concealer stops and my skin starts). With a light dusting, it also sets all of the cream products.
3. Bronzer: Yep, it’s extra and can be completely skipped, BUT HEAR ME OUT. Bronzer helps give dimension and color. It also doubles as eyeshadow.
4. Brows: Framing the face is essential when there is no time (or want) for full face. Defining the eyebrows, no matter how full they are, can be the difference between makeup that looks rushed, and the minimal makeup look I am trying to achieve.
5. Mascara & Liner: Again frame the face! Eyes are the window to the soul, draw attention to your windows! Mascara opens up the eyes, and a nude liner will make them look brighter.
There you have it, 5 easy steps to achieve a gorgeous minimal makeup look. What? The lips? Right so, I usually just use chapstick. Feel free to pair any lip color with this look! I guess that is 6 steps, but shhhhh consider it a bonus
Let’s face it, an eye shadow palette is always a splurge. Whether it is from the drugstore or from the counters at Nordstrom, we get into a routine of using a handful of colors and leave the rest for the inspiring YouTube tutorial. Brands launch new palettes every season, so which ones are worth it?
Too Faced Sweet Peach and Semi Sweet Chocolate
The scented palettes Too Faced brings out are always a good purchase. The eyeshadow quality is amazing and can be used from beginner to professional. My top recommendations are the Semi-Sweet Chocolate palette and the Sweet Peach! The Semi sweet is on the cool toned side; it has the BEST shades for the crease. The Sweet Peach is the warm toned palette I LOVE. It’s so nice and easy to work with. The scents last a long time too; the chocolate is the oldest palette I own and she still smells incredible!
Affordable quality sums up the BH Cosmetics palettes. I got the Carli Bybel palette to be a supporter and fell in LOVE. This is my go-to everyday palette for work. On top of quality and price, the palette also comes with highlights!
Holy cow this palette is the definition of longevity. Of course, I got the Ultra Eye Contour and Light & Shade palette because it looks like the Kat Von D Shade and light eye palette, but at half the price. I wasn’t expecting the shadows to be so long wearing. It lasted a full day at Disney World, sweat and all. No creasing, and she stayed looking fresh (can’t say that for the rest of my makeup).
I’ve been collecting MAC lipsticks since I was in high school. It’s not a massive collection, but I love them and I have shades I actually want to use.
Persistence: This is the newest edition to the family. The website describes it as a peachy cinnamon color, and I call it my perfect nude. I’ve been using persistence the most frequently because it’s such an everyday color for me. Persistence is a matte finish but still super comfortable to wear all day long.
Del Rio: Del Rio is my favorite lipstick when I want a nice everyday color. I like to layer her underneath my Nyx matte liquid lipstick in french maid to make everything more comfortable. The color is described as a muted plum brown and is a satin finish.
Stone: Stone is what I use when I want a full on spice girls 90’s lip. My skin tone pulls the brown color more heavily than the taupe that others tend to get out of it. It is a matte finish (are we sensing a trend?) and a muted greyish taupe brow (straight from mac cosmetics website).
Rebel: My first love. Rebel is the first MAC lipstick I’ve ever owned and I have worn her to DEATH. I got her when I was into super bold lips because I couldn’t blend eye shadow. At one point, I would wear rebel every single day.
Viva Glam 1: This is my perfect red lipstick. It felt good to buy it because MAC donates money to an AIDS charity whenever someone buys products from the viva glam line.
From Zac Posen to DKNY, Jeremy Scott to Christian Siriano, one makeup trend for Spring 2017 stands out above all: Fresh clean skin. While some designers added bold lips, eyes, and brows, the face was left to the natural beauty of the runway models, and this is such an amazing trend for the everyday. We can store our full coverage foundations for now, because embracing our freckles and small imperfections are in! Exciting update: I’m going to try and translate a few posts at a time into Spanish!!! It’s not the best right now because I’m used to speaking, not writing. It’s scary but with any skill it takes practice.
I created two looks inspired by SS 17 fashion week. The first is more for daytime. I used a medium coverage foundation and concealer to even out my skin and cover my dark circles. Then I used a peach blush and a little bit of bronzer to add dimension and color. I also used the same blush and bronzer on my eyes to keep things simple. I finished off with mascara for an easy look that took me 15 miutes tops! The “night” look is even simpler: I added black liner and shadow for an easy smoky eye, and a berry lipstick to add drama.
Casi todo los diseñadores presentarton un tema en común para el maquillaje del Fashion week Spring/Summer 2017: el rostro fresco.
En esta temporada se puede usar bases de cobertura ligera y guardar las de cobertura completa para mas adelante.
Yo me inspire para crear dos looks differente uno para el dia en el cual use una base de cobertura mediana para igualar el tono de piel. Despues use un blush peach y un bronzer para agregar dimesion y color a la cara. Tambien use los mismos productos en los ojos para simplificar el proceso. Termine con una mascara para un look facil que toma alrededor de 15 minutos applicarlo
El look de noche es mas facil:
Ya que tenemos la base del dia, ahora agregar un deliniardor y sombra negra para crear un smoky eye. Y despues un labial berry para añadir glamour.
So I did some shopping over the past month and a half… The good news is that I’ll have a ton of inspiration for new posts and videos for the next few weeks. The bad news is that now I have to find a new reason to justify my purchases lol. I filmed a video hauling my nw stash I will leave links to everything I showed in the description box of the video as well as here, happy watching!