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FOTD: Rainy Friday

Today, my makeup is simple. It’s raining (normally I love it, today eh not feeling it too much) but it’s all good because I have on my yellow raincoat. 🙂


What I’m wearing: 

Benefit Cosmetics erase paste concealer in “light”

Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow in “light brown”

Too Faced Better than sex mascara

Benefit galifornia blush 

Wander highlighter in “ivory” 

Tarts park avenue princess lipstick 

Mario Badescu Rose water facial setting spray 

P.S. I know, I need my brows done BAD haha.

Love, 

          Nat 💖

High End VS. Drugstore

Because I just feel like it I’ll make a mini list of makeup, both drugstore and high end that I love.

*Note: These are not dupes, they are alternatives that I personally found work well*

High End

  1. Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream $43
  2. Hourglass Mineral Veil face primer SPF 15 $19 / $54 / $75
  3. Benefit Erase Paste $26
  4. Nars Sheer Glow (Have not tried this yet but hear it’s amazing) $47
  5. Bare Minerals Original Foundation ( I like to use this as a powder or foundation) $28.50
  6. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer $20
  7. Too faced Natural eyes Eyeshadow Palette (One of the least expensive yet amazing quality at Sephora) $36
  8. Urban Decay Eyeliner $20
  9. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (yep, that’s really what it’s called, Benefit They’re Real Mascara, Tarte Light’s Camera Lashes Mascara $23 / $24 / $21
  10. Tarte Blush, Benefit Coralita Blush $28 / $29
  11. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit $40
  12. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer $30
  13. Dior LipGlow Pink $30
  14. Becca Highlighter $38
  15. GlamGlow Glowsetter makeup setting spray $32

Drug Store

1. Olay Complete Daily Defense All Day moisturizer SPF 30 $13

2. Rimmel London Fix and Perfect Primer $7.99

3. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer $8.99

4. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation $12.99

5. Essence Matte Powder $4.99

6. NYX High Definition eyeshadow base $6.99

7. Wet N’ Wild walking on Eggshells trio $2.99

8. Rimmel London Waterproof Retractable eyeliner $5.99

9. L’Oreal Miss Manga, L’Oreal Carbon Black, L’Oreal Telescopic / Maybelline Great Lash $7.99 / $7.99 / $9.99 / $5.99

10. Revlon RavishingRose (I don’t know why but at first I thought it was called ‘Racy Rose’) blush $10.99

11. Wet N’ Wild Ticket to Brazil Bronzer $4

12. Revlon Lip Butter, L’Oreal Colour Riche $5.99 / $8.99

13. Mario Badescu Face Spray $7

Job Interview Makeup

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IMG_8733Begin with a moisturizer, because moisturizeing your face is IMPORTANT. Then, prime your face– some say this makes no difference whereas others like me find it vital so it lasts all day and goes on nice and smooth.

IMG_8736Onto face necessities, I wouldn’t say foundation is necessary because it’s important to not completely cover up, at least it’s a tip I carry when meeting someone new- and especially for an interview. Eyebrows are up to you, but I find filling mine in a task worthwhile since they may be accidentally covered in concealer and it tends to bring any look at all together on the face. I have with the dip brow, an essence eyeliner brush which I find works just as good as the matching $18 brush which sits next to the product on the shelf.

IMG_8737A cat eye is a bit much for an interview, so a nice brown smudge of a line with a slight flick at the end brings attention to the eyes without being overpowering. Mascara is a go-to no matter where I’m going I feel a little more put together with mascara on, and once again it brings attention to one’s eyes.

IMG_8739Blush is always a fun time; I have a matte and a shimmery one- its personal preference really. I like to go for shimmery coral because I find it looks natural and glowing whereas matte reminds me of fall and works best for a super natural approach. Along with powder (which should go on before blush) I would suggest using a setting brush instead of a giant fluffy one if just going with concealer.

IMG_8740Highlighter is to glow, and I am one who loves glowing haha. I also have a lip balm with color (completely go for Burt’s Bees because this is Dior and this was a splurge for me) so it’s not too much like lip gloss or lipstick can sometimes be. Setting spray to set the face and re-hydrate is next, if needed.

 

Products used:

  1. Fresh Rose Deep Re-Hydration Face Cream
  2. Travel Size Benefit Porefessional
  3. Benefit Erase Paste (under eye circle miracle worker) in “Light 01”
  4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in “Soft Brown”
  5. Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in “212 Rich Brown”
  6. Yves Saint Laurent BabyDoll Mascara
  7. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in “Glisten” / “Blushing Bride”
  8. Essence Powder in “10 Light Beige”
  9. Wander Highlighter in “Ivory”
  10. Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm in “001 Pink”
  11. Mario Badescu Skin Care Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

Fall / Winter Beauty Favorites 

These are a few of my favorites for autumn and winter. There are no eye shadows this time, but there is a narrowing down of lipstick (I promise).

💖Skincare:


I don’t use many face masks, but when I do I just buy one from the drugstore and I tend to reach for the one that appears in a mint color on my face. It’s just fun. There is also, of course, moisturizer because no one wants a yucky dry face… well I’d prefer not to have that anyways. I have cotton pads to use with my makeup remover which is the simple micellar water (loooove this stuff. Love it.) there is also a mini first aid beauty cleanser in case I run out of the micellar water. I’ve also thrown in the first aid beauty radiance pads because it’s nice to refresh the face with them… but whatever you do, don’t get this product in you’re eyes.

💖Highlighters:


I love love love the wander highlighter in ivory (my favorite), watts up highlighter by benefit (bought at an airport from the cutest vending machine), and a mini becca spotlight highlighter.

💖Lip balm:

I have here a hempz lip balm, a jack black lip balm in the lemon flavor (a game changer), and a burts bees conditioning lip balm.

💖Blush:


Blush may just be one of my favorite things in the universe, and I have the Tarte Amazonian clay blush in blushing bride, NARS orgasm blush, benefit rockateur (currently replacing my Cora lists which I’ve run out of for the fourth time ahhh), and the becca beach tint in lychee/Opal pictured above.

💖Lippies:


I honestly did narrow this down… haha. I stuck around the red family although I added in a few everyday nude picks as well. From the left: burts bees lip shimmer in rhubarb, Mac dazzleglass in love alert, Anastasia Beverly Hills lipgloss in date night, too faced melted lipstick in melted berry, Rimmel Kate moss lipstick in 107, buxom lipgloss in White Russian, bare minerals marvelous moxie lipgloss in rebel, rosy Vaseline tub, urban decay revolution lipstick in naked, Mac lipstick in creme cup. I realize now I didn’t include the Lancôme lip lover in rose ballet 313, and I have to tell you that is my all time favorite lipgloss year round.

💖Eyeliner:


I didn’t include my go-to brown pencil liner, however liquid liner I feel is that extra bit flattering in the fall. I have the best ever eyeliner by dollywink in the shade black, the super slim liner by L’Oréal, and two maybelline line stilleto eyeliners in blackest black and brownish black. Note: an amazing eyeliner I do no have on me at the moment is the essence gel eyeliner in midnight in Paris.

💖Nail polish:


So so so many shades… Essie peak of chic, essence rock, Essie Aruba blue, Essie skirting the issue, Chanel accessorie, Essie no more film, Rimmel ready set go, Essie Bahama mama, topshop heart of gold, sinful colors easy going, Essie mademoiselle. One not pictured that I am currently wearing is the Essie merino cool.

💖Book I’m currently reading:


The little Paris bookshop by Nina George. 😄

🍁 Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know what you’re favorites are for the autumn and winter months.🍁

💖 Nat