On the Go Makeup Look
Today I wanted to share with you my every day look that I've been rocking for a while! Its all about the natural and pinks with this look! Just in time for Spring! Of course it wouldn't be Color U Bold...AKA Jasmine without a little inspiration. Stay tuned till the end ;)
My Everyday Makeup Essentials
Show your beauty...Naturally!
I've been loving a clean fresh looking face with less coverage. Some days I'll go with BB cream and other times its all natural with a little pit of powder. I used to think full coverage was the way to go to have a flawless skin and although I love a good "beat face for the Gods" I also like to keep it sheer and naturally me!
1)I love my BB creams I've been slathering this lovely Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream on for awhile now! It gives me just enough coverage but still shows my skin...and I'm alright with that! I've just started a new concealer, Maybelline Face Studio Master Concealer, as well and its pretty good and stays on all day! I like to set my concealer with a light yellow highlighter from my BH Cosmetics Forever Nude Sculpt & Glow Contour Kit. It brightens my face up so much! You can also just use a light yellow eye-shadow too ;)
2)For powder I use my Lorac Oil-Free powder, I'm not to fussy over powder so this one is pretty good for me.
3)Using my City Color Contour Palette, I never really go to crazy with contour, I want it to be subtle not harsh! Some days(Most days) I don't even do it. Of course that means me looking like a young teenager but OH WELL! With an everyday face just keep it simple ladies, no need for the Kim K contour and highlight...Save that for the weekends!
Play it Pink
Playing it safe is boring change it up with pink eye-shadow...well in my case blush!
1)With the BH Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo in Rose I used but one brush a big blending brush I got also from BH Cosmetics! This duo acts as a eyeshadow and blush palette for me! I love versatility!
- I dusted the darker shade of pink in my crease and outer V and I used the pink highlighter for my eyelid! Blend those colors together! These colors give off a shimmery look to my eyelids which I love! I like to keep the look just on my upper lid for a quick look!
2)I can't go without my mascara and eyeliner!
3)For blush I use the same blush duo for a quick and easy on the go look!
- The darker pink blush for the cheeks and the highlighter for my cheekbones.
4)My lips need loving to so I love a good mauve color for my lips like my WetnWild MegaSlicks Lip Stain in Rico Mauve to keep it pretty neutral but with slight color.
- I like to apply a little and then smooth it with my fingers on my lips for a natural tint! If I'm feeling a little extra I'll add more and some pink gloss on the center of my lips!
The Final Look!
The Imperfect, Perfect Me
I love this look and have been rocking it for the longest time. I often get compliments on it! It's quick and its easy. I've been able to get it done within or less than 10 minutes!
You still see my little imperfecttions like the chicken pot dot on my nose or the serious lack of eyelashes I have...Yes I'm letting it all out! I've learned to embrace the little marks on my face and the lack of certain features I wish I could have. Although I may cover it up sometimes I never forget that those imperfecttions are what makes me...ME! I'm perfectly imperfect which leads me too...
Sit down with me as I reflect...
Sit down with me as I reflect...
Lately I've been at the point where I started to compare myself to others, from bloggers to people of different races. Yep I looked at them and said why can't I be as flawless as them? Why couldn't I have their type of body, their type of hair, their lips, their success? I started to doubt myself and my purpose as we so frequently do (Check Out The Comparison Game here). I almost didn't want to post this look because I felt like I didn't fit the "norm" of what beauty is!
I had to remind myself of who I was and my worth. My GROWTH is not their GROWTH. My LOOK is not their LOOK. My SUCCESS is not their SUCCESS! There will always be, in our eyes, someone prettier, someone with way more luck, someone who has it "all" together but we are all made perfect in the eyes of God. God does not look at the physical traits when he gives us a vision, when he gives us purpose. He crafted us in his image and his image is perfect...soooo basically we are perfect! Never forget that you are destined for greatness! You are who you are for a reason...EMBRACE IT, LOVE IT, SHOW IT!
"A Flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.
It Just Blooms!"
In the comments below
What are your fast and easy tricks for getting your makeup done quickly?
Have you learned to embrace your imperfect yet perfect self, let me know?
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