Thursday, July 11, 2013

FOTD: My Updated Everyday Look

Hi hi Dark Siders! :)

I don't know if most of you do this, but when I travel anywhere, I try to keep my makeup travel bag as small as possible. I try to take only essential products to create easy and quick makeup looks. Because I was in Los Angeles for 5 days, I wanted a quick and simple look that would be effortless and pretty. I ended up pretty much using the same products every day on my trip, and I am still following that same routine even now. It has pretty much become my "everyday look".


                                                                   Products Used                                                                       

-Kat Von D Rehab Priming Elixir
-Hourglass Immaculate Foundation
-Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser 
-MAC 'Pink Swoon Blush'
-Benefit Benetint Lip Stain 
-Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper 
-MAC 'Satin Taupe' eyeshadow
-MAC 'Nylon' eyeshadow
-Jessie's Girl Liquid Eyeliner 
-Revlon Lash Potion mascara

                                                                    Routine Explanation                                                           

1) Primer
After years of wearing makeup, I've learned that priming your skin is really important. It is hard for me to find a face primer that will help with my dry skin and oily T-zone, and I think that the Kat Von D Rehab Priming Elixir is the perfect primer for the job. It moisturizes any dry areas and keeps my T-zone from getting super oily. Priming the eyelids is also important, so I use the Lime Crime Eyeshadow helper before using any eyeshadows. Both of these products help to keep my makeup lasting longer.

2) Foundation 
With the current scorching heat in North California, I need a foundation that will not melt off my face. So, for a flawless face in just one easy step, I use my Hourglass Immaculate Foundation. This stuff is amazing. It gives the skin a smooth, natural matte finish. I don't need to use a concealer or a powder and it stays on all day, even with the scorching heat. In the photo above, I was wearing this foundation for 10 hours without any touchups. It doens't look perfect, but I think it looks amazing for a 10-hour wear on a hot summer day. 
To finish off, I like to use my HG under-eye concealer, the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser to give my under-eye area a bright look. 

3) Eyes
When I want a simple eye look, I tend to gravitate towards neutral eyeshadows. I love MAC 'Satin Taupe' eyeshadow to define my crease and lower lash line. The soft taupe color will give you a defined, but very subtle shadow with a bit of sparkle. Lastly, I use MAC 'Nylon' eyeshadow on the inner corners of the eye for a fresh and flirty look.  I top this off with a bit of liquid liner on the corners of the lash line and with mascara. My favorite liquid liner at the moment is the Jessie's Girl Liquid Liner. I used Revlon's Lash Potion because it was what I had on hand. But as you can see, the mascara isn't too bad!

4) Cheeks and Lips
Finally, I quickly finish off my look by applying blush and a lip stain. I used MAC 'Pink Swoon' blush because it compliments my skin tone very well. It also tends to look really good with neutral eye looks. On my lips I use Benefit's Benetint lip stain. Benetint gives me a really subtle flush of color. It looks really effortless! It doesn't last all day, but I like how natural it looks.


  1. Love the look, dou you have good look with pink swoon, It didnt show on my skin and guess pink does not suit my skin color

    1. Oh! hehe. I do. It works really well on my skin tone. It shows up on my skin really easily

  2. I love your everyday makeup look! :) I also tend to bring the basic makeup things I use every day when I travel. :D

  3. Ilove it, so simple and pretty :)

  4. It's a lovely simple look for every day. I tend to do the same thing on holidays: minimal makeup that's quick to do.

    1. It is a no brainer routine that I could do even if I was half asleep xD


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