Flattering & Natural FOTD (+ pre-makeup skincare!) AND what’s to come on AMSL?

Ya know those days when you’re being a bit lazy and have nothing particularly special to get dolled up for, but you still have a ton to do and want to look like a slightly better version of yourself? 🙂

This is what I wear on those days.

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I like to hide some imperfections, make me appear to look less tired than I really am, and emphasize my brows and lashes which really help me look more put together.

If I have time, I also like to give my skin some color with a bronzey-glow and throw on my favorite lip product of the moment that is natural and makes my lips look “kissable” (if I do say so myself).

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Plus, I finally got to play around with my brand new Zoeva brushes. There is something terrible about getting a brand new brush dirty, but aside from that, so far so good!

I decided to go the extra mile when prepping my skin for makeup (which felt like it needed some help) by using my Pumpkin Enzyme Mask from Peter Thomas Roth followed by Cetaphil moisturizer (spf, yes!) and, of course, my Jack’s Black lip balm!

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Alright, lets get to the actual makeup. On my face, all I used was my new fav concealer (should have said “spoiler alert” because a review on it is coming soon!) from Urban Decay and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit.

I use the top middle banana shade under my eyes and in the center of my face. The top right shade as a highlight and a combo of the bottom middle and left as a contour/bronzer.

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On my lids I used my go to Soft Ochre paint pot and applied some of the Anastasia Beverly Hills banana shade on top.

Finally, I defined my brows with my Nyx Micro Brow Pencil and Maybelline Brow Drama gel on top. Brows are my obsession at the moment! I then applied a very slight winged liner just to bring some attention to my lash line and create a flattering shape and layered on a couple of mascaras (Cover Girl and Too Faced).

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Voila! Boring? Maybe. But what can I say? It’s my go to natural look that flatters my features. What do you wear when you want  look like your best self? 

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Not pictured: My lip product! How could I forget?! It is just Nars’ lip gloss in Chihuahua. I wore it at my wedding and my sisters. It’s a staple for me, which says a lot because I hate lip gloss in general 🙂

Now to address the elephant in the room. Okay, I doubt anyone was thinking this but, in case you didn’t notice, I have been a bit MIA recently. Mostly, due to health issues. I’ll address those more in my next blog post!

Despite all that, I am now back up and running and ready to put some ideas that have been brewing into action. What can you expect from AMSL in the coming weeks?

  • As I mentioned, a quickie review of my new fav UD concealer
  • A ginormous beauty haul that killed my bank account (hint: you’ve already seen some of it in this post, oops!)
  • A health and fitness update and maybe some sneak peaks at some experimental baking I have been doing…
  • Full Day of Eating posts/videos! Or “FDOE” if you are familiar with super cool Fitness Youtuber lingo 🙂

And more… you’ll see!

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