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MOTD: Simple, Dewy Makeup

IMG_4890 after photoshopQuick little makeup of the day that I decided to do after taking photos for my upcoming post reviewing the bareMinerals Bare Skin Foundation. That post will be up on Monday if you’re interested.

I recently got some new products from Sephora (which I posted here) and decided to make a post where I used them. The new additions to my collection are the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer.

I wanted to go with a fresh, soft, dewy look today. Since I live in Florida I don’t really experience the insanity of dry skin when it gets cold, but my skin does react a little bit because of the constant change in temperature. To fight against this, I have been going for a glowy, minimal look lately.

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For my foundation, I used the bareMinerals Bare Skin foundation in the shade 01, Bare Porcelain, which is a great match for my fair skin. I don’t want to drone on about this foundation too much because I have an entire post on it coming up soon!

I next covered up my dark circles with the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly, which is the lightest shade. I set this and my foundation with my Rimmel Stay Matte translucent powder. I only added this to my T zone and under eye area to avoid mattifying the dewy effect of the foundation. To finish off the face, I added a bit of my Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in the shade Magic to the apples of my cheeks.

On the eyes, I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden to prime my eyelids. I just used the sample package that came with my Naked 3 pallete. After priming, I went in with the Naked 3 and blended the color Nooner slightly into the crease. I then went in with Burnout on the inner half of the lid and the smallest amount of Mugshot on the outter corner. I then added a tiny bit of Dust into the inner corner to add some shine to the look.

After the shadows, I created a thin line along my lash line with the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. This liner makes a super thin line insanely simple. If you want to see my first impression on this liner, click here. I added some of my Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara to finish off the eyes.

For my brows (which are in serious need of maintenance, forgive me) I used the Revlon Brow Fantasy pencil and gel in Dark Brown. Once I gather all of my thoughts on this, I am thinking about doing an entire review on the product.

I topped the look off with a quick swipe of the Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in the shade Honey. This lip product adds the perfect amount of tint to my look but feels amazing like a balm.

So that was it! My MOTD for a winter day in Florida. Keeping it simple (as always) and, currently, dewy. Let me know below what your favorite products were for an everyday look in January!

Mini Sephora Haul and First Impressions

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All of these products are ones that are super hyped up on the Internet. Personally, I am one of those people that tends to be skeptical of over-hyped products, but on this trip I went in with the mindset of blogging and seeing if these products were really worth it. I initially set out to get the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner to do a Worth the Hype post on it but soon decided to pick up a few more and do a first impressions post instead.

Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil

Probably one of the most talked about cleansing oils online recently has been this one from Boscia. On the way out of Sephora, they had a sample portion that was tucked on the little shelves near the register (those things always get me). Since I had been wanting to try this product for a while, I decided I could test it out for $10.00. Since this is just a sample size, it only contains 1.7 fl oz but I felt like that was perfect just in case I didn’t turn out to be a fan. Unfortunately for my wallet, I love it. I was used to using the Garnier Cleansing Oil but I always felt like it left my face just a bit too greasy after using and didn’t fully remove my makeup. With this Boscia product, I do feel the cooling effect and it really feels nice on my skin after a long day. I also can tell a difference with the makeup removal too. On a super lazy day, this doubles as a face cleanser as well. So far I am really enjoying it and am already considering repurchasing.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

If there is one concealer that has so much talk surrounding it, it has to be this one. As I’ve said before, I struggle with covering my super dark circles all the time. I have very fair skin (this concealer is in the lightest shade, Chantilly) which means that I have a really tough time finding shades that are light enough but still provide high coverage. With this product, I think that it covers more than any drugstore concealer I’ve used. It does set pretty quickly so you have to work one eye at a time, but it truly does provide the coverage I need. The shade is actually slightly lighter than my skin so it provides a bit of a highlight which I normally can’t get from a concealer. After setting it, I notice that it doesn’t stray or crease all day long. After putting it on initially, it does seem a bit stark but once it settles, it covers my dark circles fabulously.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

When I went into Sephora, I asked the sales woman to tell me her thoughts on the Kat Von D liner. I knew I was already going to make the purchase but I wanted to see what she would suggest for me and if she felt that this was the best product. After seeing her swatch it on her hand, it came out blacker than black and dried instantly. The finish wasn’t a dry matte, but rather a natural looking line. Once I got it home and tried it out, it creates a super thin and precise line. The brush tip does take a bit of time to get used to but once you do, it creates the perfect cat-eye flick.

So those are all my recent Sephora purchases! While sometimes products that have a ton of hype surrounding them fail, these all were successful purchases.