Hi everyone!! CS here! I wanted to share a few fresh makeup tips because I’ve recently REALLY started to be kind to myself (because we all owe ourselves that) and these tips are both practical and make me feel beautiful. Yes I’m a mom of 5, I have 2 jobs, I’m a wife, a daughter, a friend, but I want to be the BEST version of all those things, and I want to feel happy doing it all. Feeling beautiful from the inside out helps me to accomplish this. We all have many roles and above all, we deserve to be good to ourselves. So take what you will! But whatever you do… LOVE yourself! Put on some makeup… and BE KIND!
Here we GLOW!So my skin has been SUPER dry this fall/winter. I welcomed the advice to Skip the Powder if it meant having a glow vs. looking like an alligator. Obviously powder mattifies our faces which, for oily skin, is great! But the older I get the less oily my face has become. Powder has started to dry me out, hence my search for new tips and tricks.
Instead of powder, I opted to try out this spray that I got at Nordstrom to add an extra layer of moisturizer BEFORE applying any makeup. I love this spray it’s the bee’s knees and I find myself spritzing it a few times a day to feel fresh + boost my new found youthfulness. Apparently this spray is also available at Ulta and Urban Outfitters (thanks JU for this tip!) and a bunch of other places. I will be adding it to my Amazon cart for the day before I run out.
I hate to be wasteful, obviously. So I was extra excited to stumble upon this trick! I want youthful skin but I also want thicker lashes and an iPad pro. 2/3 aint bad. Anyway. Coat your lashes before you apply mascara with your loose powder or loosen up pressed powder with a clean mascara want. Dust the powder onto your lashes and when you’re routine calls for mascara, apply two coats. This is a def must do for me from now on!
P.S. I know that there are amazing products out there to thicken your lashes but I recently experienced very very red and puffy eyes so I’m steering clear for a hot sec!
I mentioned before that I want my skin to look moisturized and glow, even. So to achieve the look I am after I gave this tip a try and there is def no going back. Simply take a little bit of your favorite moisturizer (right now I’m doing the Rodan and Fields Redefine Regimen which… is kind of life changing… and moisturizing is last anyway!) and mix it with your foundation. I am obsessed with my foundation because it is light anyway. I find that it gives me that “I wonder if she’s wearing makeup look?!” look. Who doesn’t want that?! Also, my friend Ashley sells R+F so if you want to try a regimen, get in touch with her (just click on her name). My skin has really never felt better!
For just a pop of color on cheeks in the winter, this is the perfect oldie but a goodie tip. I seem to have a lot of lipsticks that I will never actually wear on my lips because I live in a very boring lipstick box. Do what you do here. I do love not looking like I’m pale and tired so this is one of my new favorite rediscoveries!
One of my favorite things to do these days is make my brows look vroom. I feel naked if I don’t do them! And thanks to Laura and Nordies and Anastasia products, I finally have them down! Pictured above after I have taken the Anastasia highlighter thingy and outlined my brows and my lips. The lips are just a little bonus outline, cuz I read you should do that to make your lips look more voluminous. From there I use my brow whiz AND OR my brow definer and do what Laura taught me to do. There is a method here but I’m not cool enough with the lingo and unqualified to go into specifics. But once I’m done with my brows I brush to blend and make sure the highlighter is blended, too! If you’re in Indy then do yourself a favor and make an appointment with Laura at Nordies. You really won’t regret it! Just call and ask for the makeup department and say “YO! I need to get in with that Laura chick who makes miracles happen with eyebrows” and they will make all your dreams come true. Also. Laura is SO cool and nice and I love her a lot. And if you’re not in Indy, call your Nordies because MOST of them have the brow bar!
Someone told me back in highschool that when you conceal zits and red spots to blend/blot with your ring finger because it has the least amount of oil? So. I do that. And then i’m into learning more about contouring but I don’t exactly have the right things to contour with, so I do the best with what I have! I also use the lighter color on the left on my lids, line with Teddy by MAC and apply my new FAVE mascara that Laura told me to buy. It’s by Dior, from Nordies. And, well. Wa la! I am ready to take on the day and feel a little bit pretty while I’m at it!
PS. What goes good with a fresh face of makeup? Kindness! So grab a hoodie. We have new colors and they are AHHHHMAZING! Click pic below to shop!