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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

Brows:
MAC Eyeshadow in Mystery

Lips:
Fresh Sugar Lip Tint in Tulip

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