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Beauty - Basic Everyday Makeup

I have posted a lot of 'Beauty' posts over the years, but have yet to share the process of my basic, natural looking makeup routine.  Everyday I wear just a little bit of makeup.  From there I then add more on days I'm feeling sassy, or days I actually get out of bed on time.

My favorite foundation is


.  I only wear foundation if my skin is acting up, usually I just use

MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer

to cover blemishes.  The only makeup I NEVER leave my house without is the same concealer to cover my naturally dark under eye circles.

 To set the foundation and concealer I use

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder

.  I make certain it is applied to my eye circles so it won't crease.  My brushes are a Sonia Kashuk Susan G. Komen set from Target.  To fill in my brows I use 'Faint' in the

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

with a small angled brush.  I use it to make small brushstrokes in the direction my brow hairs grow in.  The goal is to fill in for a natural, but defined look.

to the apples of my cheeks.  The last touch is my favorite mascara,

Maybelline New York Volum' Express One By One

.  Quick and natural! ♥ Mallory

Beauty- My Favorite Lip Colors

Lipstick can be scary.  Unless you're at a nice makeup store you have to drop $10+ on a tube and hope the color works for you.  I'm not into that.  I love Sephora for lip color.  You can ask a very helpful Sephora employee for advice on brands, colors that compliment your skin color, and they'll clean samples off so you can try them without fear of germs.  After doing all of those things I've found some favorites and thrown all of my other lip products away.  Although I buy Nars which is slightly expensive it lasts all day and I trust the colors.  I also no longer feel the need to impulse buy at drugstores.

Here's my rundown:

  • For the everyday I have a tube of Burt's Bees original in my makeup drawer, my purse, and my work tote.
  • If I just want a lil something for errands or dates like putt putt I go with a tinted Burt's Bees that you can get anywhere.  I love Peony, Champagne, and Rhubarb the most.
  • My everyday lip color is NARS Niagara.
  • If I'm feeling sassy or if my outfit needs something extra I go with NARS Carthage.
  • If I'm dressed up for a date, a fancy wedding, or if I'm feeling classic NARS Red Lizard is the PERFECT red for most skin colors.

Some things to think about: If you're nervous about trying something bold give it a test drive on a day at home.  Matte lipsticks stay on longer because they have less oil in them.  Put on Burt's Bees original every morning so it can soak in while you do your hair and other makeup.  That way you have a nice, moisturized canvas for any lipstick!  I hope that helps you take the guessing game out of lipcolor for you.  It can be intimidating, but lipstick can pull your whole look together and make you feel much more stylish.  Love, Mallory