from day to dinner

bb day to dinner3.jpgi thought i would do a quick post on how i take my makeup from day to night.  as you’ll see, i’m veeeeery simple especially with my daytime makeup, but i still like to make it a little fun for nighttime! bb day to dinner1.jpgdaytime face // 

on this particular day, i was finally over a pretty bad acne breakout, so i was really digging my bare skin.  i put on the bare minerals correcting concealer over my remaining hyper pigmentation and a swipe of rimmel santa rose blush on my cheeks.  i got this blush while in europe this winter, but you can find it online at feel unique!  it’s the prettiest sheer pinky peach with a slight glow.  perfect for a blush-phobe like me.  i used my trusty elf blush brush to apply. bb day to dinner2.jpgdinner face // 

for my dinner face, i started with a bit more concealer and blush, really just to touch up what had faded during the day.  for a little shimmer i pulled out my favorite pacifica mystical supernatural palette.  these shadows are so soft and pigmented, i would compare them very closely to lorac shadows.  the shades in this palette are stunning – and can you believe i use them all?!  for this night i blended the two lightest shades all over the lid and slightly into the crease, but not too high up, with a mac 217.  i also smudged that peachy-bronzey shade on my lower lash line using the bobbi brown smudge brush.  i curled my lashes with the surratt curlers but decided to forgo mascara since this was a pretty lightly toned look.  i dabbed a touch of kosas stardust on lips and called it a night! bb day to dinner4.jpgbb day to dinner selfie.JPGi apologize for this very awkward selfie.  what can you do?!

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from day to dinner

winter beauty essentials

or how not to look like all of your skin is peeling away!  it’s all about the layers people…

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the face base: mario badescu facial spray with rosewater, go-to skincare face hero, sunscreen (i’m trying out the la roche posay anthelios mineral with spf 50, not pictured), and lots of moisturizer

a mix of primers: mac strobe cream (i finally used up my little sample size and got the travel size…this is going to take me forever to go through!) mixed with the glossier priming moisturizer or the too faced hangover primer (again, a travel size, from ulta) depending on my mood

evening out but maintaining the dew: nars tinted moisturizer in terre neuve mixed with glossier skin tint in light – equally small dots of each when i need a little more coverage, or just the skin tint by itself

eyes and cheeks: clinique chubby stick for cheeks in amped up apple (also this is described as a blushing red which it most certainly is not – it’s a beautiful neutral rose), hourglass bronzer in luminous bronze light, elf smudge pot in cruisin’ chic (taupe) or revlon colorstay creme shadow in creme brulee (champagne)

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apply everything possible with a damp sponge for extra moisture and finish off with another spritz of rosewater!

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winter beauty essentials

makeup for a minimalist: glowy natural skin

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on this episode of makeup for a minimalist, i’m talking glowing skin.  this is my go to regime when i want to have a little makeup on my face – maybe i’m going out or having a less-than-ideal skin day.

glossier priming moisturizer: sometimes i just put this on my face without anything else.  it evens out the skin nicely and is super light.  it’s basically just a moisturizer, but i feel like it actually does a lil something.  emphasis on “feel” cause it probably doesn’t do anything that a regular, plain old moisturizer doesn’t do ;).

glossier perfecting skin tint in light: when i need to even out my face a little extra bit.  love this over the priming moisturizer as a) they were made to go together and b) they work together really nicely (duh).  sooooo super light and you just rub it in like you would a moisturizer.  totally disappears on the skin and i don’t need to set it or worry about creasing/patching up during the day.  just gives me a little teensy bit of evening out.

nars radiant creamy concealer in vanilla (light 2): my go to concealer.  a nice match for my skin tone and very full coverage but still creamy and blendable.  nothing else to say about this one!

maybelline fit me concealer in fair (15): a nice dupe for the nars concealer but with a lighter, more liquid-y formula.  nice when you need less coverage but still something.  really great purchase and amazing price.

bare minerals correcting concealer in light 1: i picked this up on a whim at sephora cause it’s really freakin’ cute.  this sits kind of in the middle of the nars and the maybelline concealers.  i like that it’s in a little pot and it does have a good coverage to it.  kind of slippery on the skin.  i don’t reach for this all the time but overall i’m glad that i purchased it.  i think this would be nice under the eyes too, which i don’t really conceal cause i like the dark-circles-cause-i-like-to-stay-up-late look.

rms beauty living luminizer – i just got this and i really like it.  i like it on the eyelids, in the corners of the eye to brighten, and/or on the cheeks and nose as a highlighter.  it’s really really subtle so it’s a highlighter that even i like to wear.  just be careful because it is all natural, so the consistency changes depending on the temperature.  it will melt if it’s hot out.

bobbi brown full coverage face brush – this. thing. is. perfect.  i don’t use it with the glossier skin tint (i just use my fingers for that) but i will use it if i’m wearing a heavier tinted moisturizer (laura mercier) and i always use it to blend/stipple in my concealer.  it works sooo well with the nars and maybelline concealers and really covers blemishes without just wiping the product away.  one day i had an epiphany and picked it up to buff in my concealer instead of using my fingers and i was like woaaahhhhh.

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makeup for a minimalist: glowy natural skin