My “Go-To” Makeup Look

Hey guys.

Today’s post is going to be on the makeup look I did a couple weeks ago. This is my “go to” look, especially when I am in a hurry or we make last minute plans.

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As you can see, I didn’t want anything that was going to feel too heavy on my face. So the first thing I did was prime (sorry I forgot to add a pic). What I have been using for a primer is the Nivea men’s aftershave balm. I’m sure you’ve all heard how great of a primer it is and it’s so affordable. I get the one for sensitive skin mostly because the scent isn’t as strong and after it soaks into your skin you don’t even smell it anymore. I feel like it really makes your makeup last.

I have oily/combo skin and before I discovered the aftershave, the Benefit Cosmetics Bigger Than BB Big Easy BB Creme (or whatever this stuff is) used to clump up in my dry areas and then slide off in my oily areas. I didn’t use it for a long time so I thought I’d give it another try using the aftershave and it actually lasted. I didn’t clump up or slide off at all. It was amazing! The shade I got is in “Light”

Next, I used the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in the lightest shade available to me.

After that I set my face with the NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation. I usually always do this no matter what I am using just because I like the extra coverage. This has been my go to product to set my face for the last couple of years. I really like it and it’s more affordable than other similar high end products out there.

Then to set my under eye area, I use the Anastasia Of Beverly Hills Contour Kit the light to medium palette. They have a medium to tan palette that looks beautiful as well. I used the shade Banana, which is a yellow shade, to set my under eye area but sometimes I will use both Banana and Vanilla (vanilla is the more pink shade). I also used this palette for my bronzing and contouring. When I contour, I usually just do a light contour. I have to practice my heavy contour before posting anything about that. Haha The shades I use the most in this palette for that are Fawn (is kind of an ashy brown) and Java (to me I feel like this is more of a neutral brown) and then the last colors in the palette, in case you were wondering, are Sand ( a pinky toned highlight) and Havana ( which is like a red based brown)

For blush, I used the Morphe Brushes Blush palette. It’s call 9b. I love this palette! I just wish this palette had names or numbers for the colors. I used the first shade in the second row. All the shades are so pretty and easy to blend and pigmented! If your looking for a blush palette I highly recommend this one!

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Next is brows, eyes, and lips. Like I said I just went with something simple and just an “everyday” look. So for my eyebrows I just used the Chella Eyebrow Color in the shade Tantalizing Taupe and then set them with the ELF Eyebrow and Eyelash Gel.

Then, again sorry not pictured, I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion to prime my eyelids. I used the three eye shadow palette from NYX. I got it in an ipsy bag one month so I’m not sure if this is something that is available to buy or something that was just made for ipsy. All my stuff is packed away right now so I’m not sure what the shades are called.

First I used the lightest shade all over my lid. I didn’t blend it up past my crease, I just kept it low on the lid. Then, I used that middle shade on a fluffy brush and blended that in my crease, starting on the outer corner of the eye so that most of the product sits there and then gets blended into the inner corner of the eye. I didn’t use the black shade this time but I did use the eye shadow pigment we got in our ipsy bag last month from Naked Cosmetics. I just kept that on the outer corner of the eye and blended down just a little bit and then a little into the crease, so in that outer “V” area.

Then I just applied the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. I didn’t curl my lashes this time. I kind of feel like I don’t really need to with this mascara. It gives me the length and volume that I am looking for.

So for probably my favorite part of doing my makeup, is the highlight. I almost always, since getting it, reach for the BECCA Cosmetics highlight that Jaclyn Hill created called “Champagne Pop”. I absolutely love this highlight and a little goes a long way so you don’t need much. I find that I just want to keep applying it even when I don’t need any more. I love it so much!!!!

I never really know what to do for my lips because I just feel like not matter what I do, they are just so little. Especially that upper lip. It kind of drives me crazy. So I never really do anything other that some sort of version of a nude/pink lip. So I used the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien. Then I just topped it off with a sheer pink gloss from NYX.

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This is how it turned out.

That’s it! That’s pretty much my go to makeup. I hope you enjoyed this long post! Be sure to subscribe and share with your friends. Thanks.

XOXO

Kristy

P.S.- Leave a comment down below and tell me if you want to see a makeup collection (broken down into categories), what I use to do my hair, or like a perfume/body spray collection? Let me know. Thanks.

 

Life Update: Moving!!

Hey everyone.

I just wanted to give a little life update and as you can see by the title…

WE’RE MOVING!!!

There is a long story of how this all came to be and I’ve been sitting here typing it all out and as I was reading back what I wrote, I just felt like it was super long and kind of boring. There has been a lot of emotions rolling around and I was going to put that all in here but thought maybe some of you wouldn’t really want to be bothered by all of that. So, to keep it short, me and Kyle have been praying a lot about this move and I can honestly say that this is a total God thing. Moving to be closer to my family has been something I have dreamed about for years. I’ve lived away from my brother sister practically my whole life and as we have gotten older, we have only grown closer so it has become quite hard to say good-bye to them and my nephews and everyone else.

Not to say that it is going to be easy to say good-bye to Kyle’s family or the two nephews I have down here because that is going to be way hard. For nearly the last 3-4 years, they are who I have depended on and have leaned on, being that the family I lived with or near had to move or we had to move and made it more difficult to spend time with. So, it’s going to be really hard to say bye to them. I am so thankful for the relationships that have been made stronger because of the life events that have happened. I don’t feel like Kyle’s family are just my in-laws, they are truly my family and I love them so much!!

So for those of you that don’t know, we are moving to Oregon. We try to make yearly trips, even if it’s only once a year and we will be trying to do the same to come back to California. We first planned on trying to start our own store up there but sometimes God throws something in your lap that you just have to try. So that is what sort of happened. Kyle worked really hard on his business plan and had things printed out to show a couple of investors and then a job opportunity fell into his lap and we talked about it and felt like it wasn’t going to hurt to try for it. So if he gets it, that will be amazing and a huge relief for our financial stability and if it doesn’t work out then that is okay too. We will continue to try to open our store and of coarse in either situation be praying and asking for guidance. If he does end up getting the job then that will give us a little extra time to put more thought and plan into our store because that is still something we both really want to try to do. It would be awesome for extra income eventually.

The move went from maybe in like 2 years or more, to this year! It’s been crazy how much God has shown us. Everything has been falling into place for the move to happen as soon as it is. It’s funny because last May was the first time we felt like God was telling us that it was going to happen. It wasn’t an “if” anymore, it was a “when” that was the question. The when became maybe September/October of this year to maybe the end of August to April then finally it’s going to happen in May. It’s amazing what you will begin to see when you pray about something and you tell God “I trust you”. Which is exactly what we have been doing and continue to try to do. Sometimes it’s a struggle to let go and trust God but once you are able to it’s so amazing what God shows you.

So lately I’ve just been getting things that we aren’t using that much packed up and going through things and trying to get rid of stuff or donate stuff. It’s kind of hard trying to decide what you will pack up this far ahead of time. I’ve got our bookcases packed and even though I don’t read a whole lot, I’ve been finding that I am in the mood to read. It’s funny how things like that happen. I’ve even got all of my nail polish stuff packed up along with most of my makeup. I left enough out so that if I do need to put makeup on I will have what I need but as far as my collection goes, it’s all packed up! It was so hard deciding what I want to have left out.

So with that said, I do have pics of the last time I did my makeup that I plan on posting on here. I’m just trying to figure out what to call it. I feel like it pretty much looks like my “go to” look since it’s brown eye shadows and nothing crazy. So we will see.

That’s pretty much it for now. Once we are getting closer to the big move I might do another post about it or something. Life is crazy with all the ups and downs and if there is something you are struggling with, the best advise I can give is to pray and keep praying about it. Tell yourself and God that you trust Him. Ask for God to open and close doors and to give you peace about something if the answer is no. God’s plan for you is much better than the plan you have for yourself.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

XOXO

Kristy

A Quick Note

Hey Everyone.

Just wanted to post a little note. Sorry I haven’t been posting much these past few days. I’ve been having issues with my back hurting and have been trying to get it to feel better.

I will be posting soon though! Maybe a little “Life Update” or my “Go To” makeup look or something. But in the meantime, go ahead and check out my etsy shop! Just give a little click on my “Shop” button and it should take you straight to my shop. I just added 3 new listings! Feel free to share and like and follow my shop to stay up to date with what I am creating!

Thanks!!

XOXO

Kristy