Beauty Face of the Day

fotd: fresh flush

January 28, 2015

I’m probably one of the few people who likes makeup that makes me look older. I’ve had freckles, naturally rosy cheeks and a round baby face my whole life, which wouldn’t be so bad if people didn’t associate youthfulness with inexperience. But they do, so for the sake of my career I wear smokey eyeshadow a LAHT.

By contrast, the whole flushed-cheeks-and-stained-lips look has always been a bit too young for me, but since I was only running errands yesterday I figured I’d switch things up and give it a shot. It’s not like I had anyone to impress at Target.


I went heavier on my blush than I normally would, super minimal on the eyes, and finished it off with a tinted lip balm. If I wasn’t struggling with my base and concealer to cover up my last beak out, this would have been a five minute look.


I’m not sure if it’s because I’m just more comfortable with my face now (or if I’m starting to look old!) but I ended up really liking this. It turned out to be more overall flattering than specifically youthful, which was a pleasant surprise. And considering how easy it was to create, it’s kind of perfect for casual weekend activities.


Light eye makeup still made me feel like a little kid though…can you tell?


Cle de Peau Beaute Cream Foundation
Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer
Nars Blush in Gaiety
Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Powder

Coastal Scents Revealed Palette
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner in Black
Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara

MAC Eyeshadow in Mystery

Fresh Sugar Lip Tint in Tulip