I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and spent a lot of time relaxing and with family. Saturday was fun E and I went to our local craft festival and I met up with a couple of small business owners you will hear about on the blog later on this month. Sunday was spent all day with family breakfast with my mom and nieces then off to my cousins to go do some Christmas shopping, and lunch. How did you spend your weekend?
Today I wanted to go a little over my current make up situation, because I've had a few people ask me what I use in the past.
This is just my everyday make up before work routine, sometimes it is less stuff I may just do foundation and mascara [depending on mood, of course] or I may just do foundation, mascara, concealer and blush, but since discovering the translucent powder and highlighters I am in love.
Nars All Day Luminous Liquid Foundation Med/Dark 2 Tahoe All
Nars Liquid Concealer Med/Dark 2 Caramel
Mac Powder Blush Coppertone
Becca Cosmetics Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Highlighter
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Powder Brush - Professional
Angled Contour Brush
Angled Blush Brush
Last year my cousins girlfriend Ashley introduced the Nars Foundation to me after I believe I complained to her about the chemical smell of Mac and I have been in love ever since, I think I am close to running out but I will definitely restock. Laura Mercier Translucent Powder is a life saver for those under eye creases which are unavoidable on my face apparently. I picked mine up at Sephora and I take it everywhere with me. Champagne Pop is a highlighter collab with an amazing make up artist Jaclyn Hill, if you ever need someone hilarious to watch while getting through a tough day watch her videos. The highlighter is amazing, I use it sometimes for even an eye shadow and if you put it in the inner corners of your eyes, it is like BOOM! You can even use it at the arch of your brow to enhance the arch a little bit a tip I learned from Desi Perkins.
I pick up most of my Elf Products at Target, I have recently found some at Walmart as well. Old Navy sells them but they cost more for whatever reason. I like these as starter brushes because they are really cheap and make well. I prefer the black brushes because they don't look as cheap as the white ones, and the bristles feel pretty soft. I am in the market for new brushes so if you have any tips or places I should look at please let me know!