An Ode to Blue – Face of the Day


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I love a good themed makeup. Now I’m not saying I go around matching everything all the time but I do think it’s fun for events! My BF and I were heading to a Tigers game and I wanted something just a little fun. The Tigers colors are blue and orange and since orange eyeshadow isn’t really my thing I busted out my blue liner that I so love!

I used three different products to create this bold blue liner.
First up – create what ever base you’d like to for this look. I went for a slightly contoured eye so I just threw a little taupe in my crease. Whatever taupe you have is fine.
Next, grab that blue liner! My favorite is Jane Iredale’s Midnight Blue. For my liner I like to keep it a little thicker on the outer edges and taper it in.
Now it’s time for eyeshadows! I love setting a pencil liner with a powder shadow. It really helps keep it in place all day. I used two shades of eyeshadow to get the color I was going for.
On top of the pencil liner I first placed Jane Iredale’s Blue Hour. It’s not my favorite blue shadow by any means. Fallout like crazy with this one! But it seemed to do the trick. This shade just added a little sparkle and set the liner.
That didn’t end up being quite the color I was going for so, I used one of my favorite blue/purple shadows to add a little more punch to the liner. I used Indigo from the Jane Artist Eyes II palette. I love this color. It’s stunning on it’s own but works well with a variety of liners.
Underneath my eye I used Cappuccino from Alima Pure to give slight definition but also warm up the look. Lastly just mascara, I used the Nvey Eco one that I’ve been really meaning to write a review for.

Hope you enjoyed this little pop of color. I think blues are great at transitioning from summer to fall. Check below for more photos and some swatches.

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P.S. My lips are Ilia Beauty- In Paradise

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What’s your favorite colored liner??

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Face of Christmas Day

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas Holiday! I spent mine with lots of family all day and it was lovely. Since things got started really early in the morning I kept my morning face pretty easy. 
I used foundation and concealer and then followed it with Tarte Blush in Stellar. It’s my go to blush for a nude/pink blush. Then I just applied a wash of Modern Minerals eyeshadow in Uma. It’s a nice champagne color with a good bit of sparkle thrown in. Of course I followed with a ton of mascara. I’m using up my Bare Minerals sample I’ve got but not sure what I’ll use when it’s out. 
Later that night we headed to a family party and I broke out the smoky eye using my Jane Iredale Mystikol in Smoky Quartz. Then I popped on a not quite nude lip with Bite Beauty’s Musk lip cream and was finished. I really don’t like the name of that lipstick, but I love the color so I’ll survive. 
By the way if you’re looking for great lipsticks with an amazing selection of reds check out Bite Beauty


Face of the Day

I love my Saturday off. It usually involves me spending time with family or running errands. So I like to be comfortable. And I like my makeup to be kind of comfortable too. It’s not really a no makeup look but it’s a no-fuss look. Something I can throw on and know that I look put together without trying too hard.

So for skincare I have my current morning routine. I always start with my La Bella Figura barbary fig seed oil and then apply either argan oil or lately I’ve been trying LBF’s barbary fig renewal serum. Eye cream has been by Kahina which I’m testing out and will have a review up in another week or two. My SPF has been the same 100% Pure one I’ve been using forever. Last but not least we have lips and it’s my current favorite LBF la curacio. Not that I’m having a current love affair with LBF or anything…

My makeup for the day was simple and easy. I went with fresh skin thanks to Vapour Luminous Foundation (shade 115), and Illusionist concealer (shade 010). I followed up with Vapour Aura Multi-Use in Torch and a little rms living luminizer. I never leave the house without brows so I use my trusty Jane Iredale Bitty brow kit in blonde. Josie Maran mascara and Bite beauty lipstick in Fig and I was out the door. 
Today was spent baking cookies with my mom and trying on new lipsticks!