good morning! you guys definitely know how to flatter a girl, when you ask me about my eyebrows and over all make up routine. thanks for being nice! i love make up, but i’m a pretty simple girl when it comes to my every day look, and only use about 4 products and lipstick each day. i’ve listed everything here and share in detail how i use each product below. i don’t have the best skin on the planet, but as someone who used to be made fun of as a little girl for having a lot of freckles, i’m proud to say those days of ever feeling bad about having them are far far behind me, and i love the skin i’m in. now having a daughter of my own (and also two boys) who have the sweetest streaks of freckles appearing across their faces, i have no desire to ever try to hide my own!
the one thing i wanted to make sure i mention before we jump into it all is that i do wear lash extensions! they have changed my life since i can’t stand applying or wearing mascara to save my life. with the extensions, i just comb my lashes, but that is it! i get a double set and try to take good care of them each day so they last a lot longer than a usual set and i don’t have to get them filled as often. i feel like if anything, they just help me look a little more awake, in this very tired chapter of my life. ha! so i’m sticking with them a little while longer.
besides my lashes, below are the other products i use:
YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT CONCEALER STICK i have the biggest dark circles under my eyes, and have tried so many different under eye concealers. this is by far the best out there in my opinion, and i’ve been using it for a few years. i wear shade 2 luminous ivory, and just use my finger to lightly dab and blend in about three small dots of it under each of my eyes. it is very light, and blends really well while hiding your dark spots and brightening your eyes.
TARTE PRESSED POWDER (i wear it in shade light.) i love this powder because it’s really light, so it never feels or looks heavy. because i prefer to not cover up my freckles or apply a foundation to my entire face, i only use the powder on my t-zone area to help lightly even out my coloring and also help with my excess oil in that area.
NARS BLUSH my favorite blush i have been using for years. i switch between two shades depending on the season. in the winter when i’m even more pale than usual (lol), i prefer the shade super orgasm because it’s a prettier softer pink and has some shimmer to it. in the summer months when i have a little more color to me, i wear the shade madly because it’s a bit bronzier and works well when my freckles really come out to play in the sun (i’m wearing madly in these photos.)
ANASTASIA BROW POWDER i fill in my brows with this dark brown color palette using a simple brow brush after combing (and occasionally trimming) my brows. i embedded a video at the end of this post showing how i fill them in, but honestly, i don’t feel like i have any great tips or tutorials when it comes to my brows and how i fill them in because what i do with mine is just so basic. since i’ve grown mine out and they are already pretty dark, i just work with the shape to fill them in and make them slightly bigger (and to also make them even since my two brows are not shaped symmetrically and it’s kind of a pet peeve of mine.) i totally get that the heavier fuller brow isn’t everyone’s thing, but honestly i like my brows and i think that is what matters. so do what you like when it comes to your look and don’t worry too much (or at all!!) if people get all passionately bothered by it. (brow video below…)
EVERYDAY LIPSTICK you all know how much i love a bright or bold lip (see my entire blog post about lipstick right here), but when i’m not sporting a colorful lip, my every day go-to is currently this smashbox matte lipstick in the color mauve matte.
there you have it! i hope this was helpful! if i missed anything, feel free to ask in the comments and i’ll try to get to your questions soon!