So I thought I would start my blog with my everyday beauty essentials: I go for a Natural Look that can be worn during the day or at night.
Cream: I start with a cream that features a SPF of at least 15. I go with NO7 Protect and Perfect Intense Day cream . Although I have olive skin and love to be in the sun, I always make sure to protect it. When I know I will be getting some rays, I go with sunscreen!
Concealer: Laura Mercier- Secret Concealer which I use under my eyes, on my eyelids and a little around my nose to reduce the redness.
Foundation: Make up Forever- Face and Body Liquid makeup I swear by it, It is extremely light yet covers- it doesn’t look like I am wearing any cover up and it leaves my skin looking flawless. On another note, it doesn’t hide natural marks that you should be embracing, Ie: freckles (which I happen to have many of).
Bronzer: Although my skin is naturally tanned, Dior- Diorskin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powder enhances it to give it a natural glow without a sparkly finish. One or two brushes along the cheekbones/jaw line and you are good to go with a sun kissed look.
Blush: My old blush was discontinued and I was desperate to find an exact replication to give a soft “rougé” look. Luckily I came across Marc Jacobs Beauty- Shameless Bold Blush in Soft Peach and it was a match.
Eyebrows: Since I cut my bangs I do not keep these wild beasts tamed by plucking however Anastasia Beverly Hills- Tinted Brow Gel does the trick. Not only does it keep them in place but it also gives them a more defined shape by just brushing.
Eyelashes: Since I started using makeup, I have always and will forever use Estée Lauder for Mascara. Of course I have dipped and dabbled with other brands but I always come back to them. To achieve a full lash look that is appropriate for day and night, I use Estée Lauder- Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara.
Eyes: I don’t really wear eye makeup; only for formal day events and going out at night. When I do, I always go for a cat eye look using YSL-Babydoll Eyeliner. It has a really bold Matte black that last throughout the sweaty California days and the party nights.
Lips: Honestly, I just brush my lips lightly with my foundation and add a gloss. If I do add a lip color, it’s a MAC lipstick. Some of my favorites include: Ruby Roo, Lady Danger, Diva and Crème d’Nude.
Scent: Anyone who knows me on a personal level, Associates me with a certain scent that I will never reveal. However this past year, I decided to branch out and test out a new smell that I have decided to share. Finally my body agreed on Elizabeth and James- Nirvana Black.