My Everyday Face

Vintage Makeup Case // JATWSo, I have a decent amount of makeup. Now by “a decent amount”, I just mean that I have more than I typically use on any given day. I know there are plenty of ladies out there that have drawers full, and that’s cool too. I’m also pretty messy about my makeup. I asked for a vintage makeup case this past Christmas, thinking it would help me contain and organize it a little bit. It kinda of has… but I’ll always be cluttery. It’s in ma bones.

Messy Makeup // JATWThis wasn’t staged,  I promise. And yes, I set makeup in the sink because we never use the sink in our master bath anyway.

But anyways, I thought it would be fun to showcase my daily picks when it comes to makeup. Since a good portion of my week ends up being an adventure that I didn’t plan, I don’t put a ton of makeup on. I hate waking up any earlier than I have to, so I don’t have much time. But here’s what you’ll normally see on my face:

Magic Nude Liquid Powder from Loreal  // JATWLoreal’s Magic Nude Liquid Powder may be the best thing I’ve ever discovered. You don’t have to use a sponge or brush to put it on, it has sunblock in it but doesn’t smell like it, it blends in with my skin flawlessly, and somehow makes my face look like I don’t have foundation on, but I do at the same time. AAANNNDD… it’s $10.

F21 Bronzer // JATWThis Forever 21 Bronzer is my most recent daily addition, and I’m really diggin’ it. I use the top and bottom left to highlight my face, and the top and bottom right for shadowing and blush. I haven’t used a bronzer in years, because I’m just the pastiest compared to my past sun-kissed skin tone. But this one manages to blend in well and not make me look like a beach face with a winter body (if that makes any sense).

Eyes // JATWHard Candy is great. So far everything I’ve bought from them goes on like something I bought at Sephora, but only costs me a fraction of the price. Their Lite Bright Concealer is great under the eyes, and it seems to last forever. I’ve discovered that this Maybeline mini palette goes really well with my skin tone. I’m usually one to gravitate towards blues and greens, because they are my favorite colors, but I’ve started to branch out. The Flamed Out Mascara from Covergirl is whatever… nothing special. Honestly, every mascara I’ve ever bought has been pretty much the same ol’ thing.

Naked 2 Palette // JATWWho doesn’t love the Naked 2 palette, am I right? Every now and then, I’ll get around to using all of them, but I apply Foxy every day.

NYX HD Studio Powder // JATWThis NYX finishing powder, as far as I’ve heard and have now experienced on my own, is exactly the same thing as the Makeup Forever HD finishing powder, but you get a lot more for a lot less. And it does exactly what it implies: It finishes my daily makeup routine.

So what do you use on a regular basis? Anything unique about your daily makeup routine?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look Out For This One

I’m really excited about this post because I get to talk about a family member! I really should do that more often.

Anyways, my cousin Hanah is an incredible person, a breath-taking beauty and a stunning actress. Last year she graduated from New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida and right now is studying at the Chicago college of Performing Arts and majoring in Musical Theatre. If I can make it through this little blurb about her without crying, it will be a miracle because I’m just so darn proud of her! She’s been in countless plays and shows since she was I believe in elementary school (or maybe middle, I can’t remember) and I think people quickly started to see the talent that was boiling inside. The first time I had that feeling that I would be seeing her on Broadway someday was when she played a major role in Seussical the Musical. I was looking forward to this play because I knew she had a singing part, and I had never heard her sing before. Well… I was floored.

I’ve enjoyed watching her first year of college go by via Facebook and Instagram, and one of her classes is especially fun. She gets to put makeup on for a class! So jealous. Some of her creations are stunning, and I wanted to share them with you. Check it out!