I hate getting sick. But for some reason I’ve just been getting sick so easily this past little while. I swear I just got better from a cold about 2 weeks ago and all of a sudden I’m sick again ) : . Pretty sad start to a new year.
One thing I hate about being is of course how I look. That sickly colourless skin, the dark under eye circles, the whole lot. So being the first day of school for me, and being someone who thoroughly enjoys looking fabulous almost all the time, here’s my make up of the day (MOTD).
I started off with my CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation that I’ve been loving lately. It applies and blends easily, leaves a matte finish but isn’t drying on my exceptionally dry skin. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this foundation for that specific reason, because my friend who also loves it has oily/combination skin. But I decided to give it a try anyways because I needed to try some new drugstore foundations, and I ended adoring it.
To cover my under eye circles I used the Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy duty concealor. This stuff really is HEAVY DUTY. It is truly a full coverage concealer, which is something you don’t usually find at the drugstore. This tube has lasted me AGES. you literally need the littlest drop of this concealer for your under eyes. I even use this concealer to highlight my under eye / cheek bone area, which means I use a little more than you would just covering up your dark circles, and it still has lasted me a lifetime. For the price, this concealer is amazing and definitely worth checking out.
On my eyes I used my Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. On days that I just want a super neutral look, this is always the palette that I grab. I LOVE matte eyeshadow looks, so this palette really is right up my alley. Today I used Faint (which is the medium brown colour) in my crease and outer V and then W.O.S. (a matte light pink) all over my lid. Oh and of course Venus (which is the only shimmer eyeshadow in the palette) in my inner corner and on my brow bone as a highlight.
And then you can see my little Anastasia Beverley Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Medium Brown in the corner there which is the only product I use for my brows now. I’ve only got two words for it. HOLY. GRAIL.
For my bronzer, I used the NARS Laguna bronzer from my Virtual Domination Palette. I originally thought that this palette would be limited edition palette, but to my surprise, they still have it for sale on the Sephora website. So if your looking to try some NARS products, definitely give this bad boy a try. I think it is well worth the money and I’ve used it pretty much every day since I’ve purchased it.
For a cheekbone highlight, of course I went with my trusty Hard Candy Baked Bronzer in Tiki. Amazing highlighter and I think it only cost me under $6 to buy.
And of course I had to moisturize my terribly chapped lips with my Blistex Lip Medex. This is the only lip repair treatment that works on my super chapped lips in the winter; my tried and true.
Lastly, I of course had to wear my brand new MAC blush in Melba which I had purchased just a few days ago. If you want to see a close up of it and a swatch, check out my Itty Bitty MAC Haul post. It was my first time trying it on the cheek today and I am already obsessed. Dare I say that it even trumps my ex-all-time-favourite, The Balm‘s Frat Boy blush? What I love about this blush is that it is matte, and it warms up your cheeks beautifully, while looking super natural. The Frat Boy blush has a bit of a sheen to it, while Melba is completely matte. And if you’ve met me, you’d know I love me my matte make up…
And of course I finished off my eyes with my good ol’ L’oreal Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner, and my Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara.
Hope you guys enjoyed this MOTD post. Think I might do some more of these just because I can give you guys my thoughts on the products that I’m wearing, and not just show you guys it on my face.
Let me know what your favourite everyday make up products are! I’m always looking for new products to add to my collection.