Simple MOTD: Lashes & Lips

Today I did a very simple eye look paired with a brighter berry lip color. All I did for the eyes was put some bronzer in the crease, apply some falsies, and cover the band with a little black liquid liner. I also only bronzed my skin with a big fluffy brush and skipped out on contouring.

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I’m not going to list out ALL of the products I used just because it really isn’t anything different than how I typically do my makeup in previous posts, but here are just a few of the main products I used.

Lashes: Andrea lashes

Foundation: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Bronzer: Milani Baked Bronzer in Soleil and Rimmel Natural Bronzer

Highlighter: Wet N Wild highlighter in Boozy Brunch

Lips: Maybelline lipstick in Blissful Berry

Greensmoke: Fall Makeup Look

I have another Fall inspired makeup look for y’all today! Typically Fall makeup consists of a warm eyeshadow looks and deep vampy lips, but I wanted to mix it up and add a subtle hint of color. The focus of this makeup look revolves around the MAC eyeshadow in the shade Greensmoke. It is a gorgeous mossy green shade with gold reflects that I think goes perfectly with a mauve lip color.

Keep scrolling to see more pics and a full list of the products that I used!

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Products Used:


  • Primed my eyes using the Elf eyeshadow primer and set the crease with a translucent powder.
  • I used MAC Soft Brown as my transition shade and deepened up the crease with MAC Swiss Chocolate.
  • I used MAC eyeshadow in Greensmoke all over the lid, then deepened up the     outter-V of my eye with a dark brown shade from my Morphe 35O palette.
  • I applied Soft Brown and Greensmoke to my bottom lashline as well.
  • I used the NYC black liquid liner to create a somewhat dramatic wing.
  • I applied one coat of the Maybelline Falsies mascara to my top and bottom lashes, then applied a pair of Andrea falsies to my top lashes (these and the Ardell Demi Wispies are my faves!).
  • I applied MAC Nylon to the inner corners of my eyes and my browbone.


  • I primed my face using my DIY Primer Water (I have a post all about this, it’s amazing!).
  • I applied the Milani Coneal + Perfect foundation with my Real Techniques beauty sponge.
  • For concealer, I used the L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in shade Creamy Beige under my eyes and on the other high points of my face.
  • I set my undereyes with the RCMA no color powder.
  • I set the rest of my face with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder in translucent.
  • I did not bronze my skin, but I did contour using the Wet N Wild contour palette in the shade Dulce De Leche.
  • For blush I used a mixture of Wet N Wild’s Rose Champagne and Apricot In the Middle.
  • For highlighter, I used a mixture of Wet N Wild highlight Reserve Your Cabana and MAC Nylon. I applied this using my Elf highlighting brush (such a great brush!).
  • I set my makeup using the Mario Badescu Rosewater facial spray.

Brows & Lips

  • For brows, I just filled them in using a couple of dark brown shades from my Morphe 35O palette and the Essence eyeliner brush (awesome for filling in brows). I set them with the Wet N Wild clear brow gel.
  • I lined my lips using the Jordana lip liner in the shade Rock ‘N Rose.
  • I used the Maybelline lipstick in the shade Mauve It (satin matte finish).

Cobalt Blue Winged Liner: Makeup Look

I’m baaaack! It has been quite a while since my last post because I have been so busy with school just starting, but I really missed creating makeup looks! So, I decided to come back with something bold and colorful (I even applied false lashes, which is something I really never do with my typical makeup looks). Even though summer is coming to an end, I really wanted to do something vibrant AND, I am trying out a new foundation.

Keep scrolling to see the full list of products I used!





Products Used:


  • I primed my lids with the same concealer I used for under my eyes and set it with a translucent powder.
  • I used the light and deeper pink shades from my Wet N Wild “Poster Child” eyeshadow palette in the crease. I used the lighter pink shade as my transition shade and then deepened it up with the deeper pink shade. I applied the same deeper pink shade to my bottom lashline as well. Side note: the Wet N Wild crease brush has been my go-to crease brush recently. It is extremely soft and blends shadows like a dream. Also, it is only $1!
  • I applied the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in the shade Amber Rush all over my lid.
  • For the star of the show- the cobalt blue liner- I used the Wet N Wild liquid liner in the color Voltage Blue. This eyeliner is so pretty and dries down completely matte. It is also very easy to apply and not streaky at all.
  • I applied one coat of my Jordana Best Lash mascara to my top and bottom lashes and then applied a pair of falsies to my top lashes. The ones that I used are from Ardell (I think, they are from the drugstore) in the Andrea style. I typically do not wear false lashes because personally I think they are too dramatic for everyday, but these look so natural and I have been wearing them a lot!


  • I primed my face using the Murad Oil Control Mattifier.
  • The foundation I used is a new one I am trying out- the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in the shade Cream Whip (I will post a full first impressions/ review of this foundation tomorrow!). I applied it using a Real Techniques sponge.
  • For concealer, I used the Wet N Wild Come Correct celebrity concealer in the shade medium. I applied this under my eyes and on other high points of my face.
  • I set my concealer with the RCMA no color powder and the rest of my face with the Maybelline Better Skin pressed powder.
  • I contoured using the Wet N Wild contour palette in shade Dulce De Leche and bronzed using the Milani Baked Bronzer in shade Soleil.
  • For blush I used the Milani Rose Blush in shade Tea Rose.
  • My highlight is Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop. This highlight goes with L’Oreal Amber Rush beautifully!
  • I set my makeup with the Mario Badescu Rosewater facial spray.

Brows & Lips

  • For brows I used my L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer is shade Dark Brunette and set them with a clear brow gel from Wet N Wild.
  • For lips, I just applied the NYX Mega Shine lipgloss in Frosted Beige for a metallic glossy look.


10 Minute Back To School/Work Makeup (5 Steps)

Everyone is posting their back-to-school makeup looks, so I decided to post one as well. I am not going to be focusing on the actual products I used, but more on the steps it takes to make your skin look flawlessly natura in 10 minutes or less.

Step 1-Prime: Instead of taking the time to apply a typical primer, use a primer spray (something like the Mario Badescu Rosewater facial spray or the Smashbox Primer Water. I also have a recipe for a DIY primer water on my blog!) It seems to take less time for these to soak into the skin and all you have to do is give your face a few good sprays and you’re all set! 

Step 2-Foundation: If you are going to use a foundation, pick one that has a natural finish- not too dewy and not too matte- so that it makes your skin still look like your skin, just better! My favorite foundation to use to achieve the look is the Too Faced Born This Way. I recommend applying this with a damp beauty sponge for a healthy glow and even application. 

Step 3-Brows: I do not like to completely fill in my brows when I am not going to be wearing a lot of eye makeup because it can make the face appear to be more masculine, especially if you already have darker brows. What I recommend is using a tinted brow mascara, like the Benefit Gimmie Brow or Essence Make Me Brow (they are pretty much the same thing). This takes basically no time and will give your brows a “done, but undone” natural appearance. 

Step 4-Bronzer: To add some color and life back to your skin, apply your favorite bronzer with a STIPPLE BRUSH. This kind of brush will apply the product evenly and will not deposit too much pigment. It will help to give the skin a naturally tanned appearance that is not too concentrated in one area. Basically, you just want to focus on bronzing the skin and not so much on contouring. I also recommend using a bronzer that has a slight sheen or shimmer to it, so it can double as a highlighter and save you some time! 

Step 5-Mascara: the last step to my 10-minute makeup look is applying a couple of coats of mascara. For natural days I like to use the L’Oreal Carbon Black voluminous mascara. I find that it adds volume and length to my lashes without making them clumpy or unnatural. 

And that’s all! I typically only apply a little bit of Chapstick to my lips to keep things simple and easy to reapply throughout the day. Obviously all of these steps are optional and interchangeable but this is just how I typically apply my makeup when I do not want to spend a bunch of time on it. Hopefully this was a helpful post! 

Copper Eyes & Brown Lips: Fall Makeup Look

Even though it is still summer, Fall makeup and fashion trends are popping up everywhere and I couldn’t wait! I love dark lip colors, especially chocolate brown shades, so I decided to pair this with a shimmery copper eye look. I did use, yet again, my Morphe 35O palette on my eyes. I know I probably over-use this gem of a palette but it has every shadow I could ever need to create a warm toned makeup look for Fall. I also used the same “draping” blush technique that I explained in yesterday’s post.

I hope y’all enjoy this look and are inspired to start playing around with Fall makeup as well!

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copper and brown 2

Products Used:


  • I primed my face with my Murad Oil Control Mattifier (this is meant to be more of a moisturizer for oily skin, but it works really well as a primer for me).
  • For foundation I used the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation.
  • For concealer I used the MAC Pro Longwear concealer. I also used this to prime my eyelids.
  • I set my face and concealer with the Coty Air-Spun powder.
  • I used the Makeup Revolution matte blush in Nude to “drape” my face. “Draping” is a technique where you skip out on your typical contour shades and contour with a neutral blush. I have a full post all about this technique if you would like to check it out!
  • I highlighted my cheekbones using the Essence Pure Nude highlighter.


  • For my entire eye look I used, of course, the Morphe 35O palette.
  • I did not apply an actual eyeliner, instead I just used a dark brown from the palette and an angled brush to smoke out my top lashline slightly.
  • I applied a couple of coats of my Covergirl Super Size lengthening mascara.

Brows & Lips

  • For brows I used the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown and then set my brows in place using the Essence Make Me Brow brow mascara in a dark brown shade as well.
  • For my lips, I lined them using the Essence lip liner in the shade All Natural.
  • My lipstick is a deep, chocolatey brown shade- L’Oreal lipstick in Spice.

Purple Cut-Crease + Red Lip: Makeup Look

This is a more dramatic makeup look and let’s be honest, I probably would not wear this as a daily makeup look BUT I absolutely love how purple eyeshadows and red lips go together! Doing a cut-crease really does take a lot of precision, so this did take a little extra time, but I loved the result and it was definitely worth it!

Keep scrolling to see a list of products that I used.


Products Used:


  • To get a precise winged effect, I used tape as a guide.
  • I applied a bone colored shadow from my Morphe 35O palette from my crease up to my browbone.
  • Applied the Maybelline Color Tattoo in shade Creamy Beige as a base all over my lid up to the crease.
  • I went in with MAC eyeshadow in Sketch (deep purple shade) and started to map out the cut-crease. I blended out the line with a pencil brush and a lighter purple shade from NYX (sorry I am not sure what the name is since I depotted it).
  • From the lid to the crease, I applied the matte bone shades from both the Morphe 35O palette and the Carli Bybel & BH Cosmetics palette. It is not necessary to go in with two shades from two different palettes, but I was just being high maintenance (lol). Any bone shade will work perfectly!
  • For the winged liner, I used the Maybelline gel liner in shade Eggplant.
  • For the bottom lashline and waterline, I applied the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in shade Purple Velvet and just blended this out.
  • I applied two good coats of Maybelline Falsies mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
  • I applied MAC Nylon eyeshadow to the inner corner and brow bone.


  • I concealed any blemishes and discoloration with the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer in the medium shade.
  • I skipped a liquid foundation today and just applied the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte powder foundation in shade Sun Beige.
  • I used my L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in shade Creamy Beige under my eyes and on other high points of my face.
  • I set my undereyes with the NYX HD banana powder.
  • I used the Wet N Wild contour kit in shade Caramel Toffee for an extreme contour. I also dipped into the banana shade from the palette to sharpen up the contour underneath.
  • I applied the Maybelline Master Highlight in shade Mauve (I think these are being discontinued but they are so good!).
  • For highlight I used the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in shade Radiant Lights. This is a frosty pink shade and it is GORGEOUS!

Brows & Lips

  • For my brows I used the L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer in shade Dark Brunette.
  • For my lips I used three products (high maintenance, I know). First, I used the Elf Matte Lip Color in shade Riach Red. Then I went in with the Revlon ColorBurst matte balm in shade Standout. Lastly, I topped it off with the NYX Intense Butter Gloss in shade Chocolate Apple.

I hope y’all enjoyed this look! It was a little outside my comfort zone but it was really fun to create!

Sunset Eyes: Makeup Look 

Eye looks inspired by the colors of a sunset just scream summer to me! I wanted to create something colorful and dramatic, yet wearable. I used different shades of orange in my crease, red all over the lid, and a deep purple on the bottom lash line (even though you can’t tell too much). 

Hopefully y’all enjoy this eye look and keep scrolling to see the products I used! 

Products Used: 


  • The three orange shades from the palette in my crease (yes I know that I use this palette in almost every eye look but it is just so versatile and amazing!)
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Bitten all over the lid. 
  • Black shade from the UD Naked 2 palette on the upper lash line as a smokey liner. 
  • Mac eyeshadow in Sketch on the bottom lash line. 
  • Mac Nylon on my brow bone and inner corner.
  • Jordana Best lash mascara and Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara on top and bottom lashes. 


  • Too Faced Born This Way foundation 
  • Wet N Wild Come Correct concealer 
  • Maybelline Better Skin pressed powder 
  • Set my under eye area with RCMA no color powder 
  • Wet N Wild contour palette in Caramel Toffee 
  • Nyx blush in Mocha (I don’t know why it’s called Mocha because it is a bright pink shade). 
  • Wet N Wild highlighter in Reserve Your Cabana 

Brows & Lips 

  • For brows I used my go-to, the L’Oreal Brow Stylist in Dark Brunette 
  • For lips I used Rimmel lipstick in First Class Nude and topped it with the Nyx Butter Gloss in Fortune Cookie 

Rusted Smokey Eye Look

Once again, I used my Morphe 35O palette to create this look! I was feeling really inspired by the maroon/rusty shades in the palette because these colors make my eye color, and any eye color, really pop! As per usual, I did not use fake lashes (I typically do not like to use fake lashes for my everyday makeup because they add a little too much drama for what I am going for). The eyes are all matte except for a little pop of shimmer on the inner corner.

I hope y’all enjoy this makeup look and feel inspired as well! A full list of the products I used will be down below.





Products Used:


  • Elf eyeshadow primer
  • Morphe 35O palette
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust Rouille
  • Almay brown eyeliner for my waterline
  • Covergirl SuperSizer mascara for the top and bottom lashes (I chose not to do any eyeliner for this look!)


  • Aloe Vera gel as a primer (this is a great primer, especially if you have sensitive skin)
  • Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin foundation (OBSESSED with this foundation!)
  • NYC loose powder is Naturally Beige
  • RCMA No Color powder to set the undereye area
  • L’Oreal True Match pressed powder in Nut Brown as a bronzer
  • Maybelline Master Highlight in Mauve as a blush
  • Wet N Wild Reserve Your Cabana highlighter

Brows & Lips

  • Essence Make Me Brow and L’Oreal Brow Stylist in Dark Brunette
  • For lips, I lined and filled them in with the Elf Matte Lip Color in Praline.
  • I topped that with the NYX Butter Gloss in Raspberry Pavlova (this is a maroon shade gloss, but it shows up more pink toned in the pictures).

Emerald Smokey Eye-Makeup Look

I have been wanting to do an emerald smokey eye for a while because I think it looks gorgeous on ANY eye color!

Keep reading to see a full list of the products I used!


Products Used:


  • I primed my eyes with the Maybelline Color Tattoo in shade Creamy Beige.
  • I used MAC Soft Brown in my crease as a transition shade and gradually deepened it with MAC Swiss Chocolate.
  • I applied the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder eyeshadow in shade Bella Emerald all over my lid (I sprayed my brush with a little bit of my DIY MAC Fix + to intensify the shadow).
  • I applied the NYX eyeshadow in Raven (matte black shade) to the outter-V of my eye and smoked this out softly, blending it into the green shadow.
  • I created a slight winged liner with the Maybelline Line Stiletto in Blackest Black.
  • For the bottom lashline, I brought down that same Bella Emerald shadow and smoked it out with a little bit of Soft Brown.
  • I lined my top and bottom waterline with the NYC Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in black.
  • I applied a couple of coats of the Essence Lash Princess (in the black and blue tube) to my top and bottom lashes.
  • Lastly, I highlighted my inner corner and brow bone with MAC Nylon eyeshadow.


  • Applied the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation.
  • Used the Maybelline Better Skin concealer for my under eyes and other high points of my face.
  • I set my under eye area with the NYC Translucent Loose powder and set the rest of my face with the NYC Loose powder in Naturally Beige.
  • Bronzed and contoured my face with the Kat Von D Shade + Light palette.
  • Applied the Milani Rose Powder Blush in shade Tea Rose to the apples of my cheeks and a little bit over my contour.
  • For my highlight, I used the same MAC Nylon eyeshadow on my cheekbones.
  • Lastly, I set my face with my DIY MAC Fix + spray.

Brows & Lips

  • I filled in my brows slightly with the L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer pencil in shade Dark Brunette.
  • For my lips, I over-lined them slightly with the Essence lip liner in shade In The Nude.
  • Then I applied the NYX Liquid Suede lipstick in shade Soft Spoken.

That’s all for this makeup look, hope y’all enjoyed this post!

Natural Summer Makeup Look

I have been posting a lot of makeup looks recently, but I have been feeling really inspired! This is a quick and easy natural makeup look that I did on my best friend Caroline. As much as I love doing my own makeup, I kind of like to do other people’s more because I get to play around with different eye colors, bone structure, and skin tones.


Since I wanted this to be a natural makeup look, I did not use any eyeliner or do any extreme contouring. Instead, I used a grey/brown eyeshadow to enhance the upper lash line and focused on bronzing up the skin rather than contouring her face. Also, instead of using foundation, I used a CC Cream for a more natural finish.

This makeup was really easy to do and is perfect for the summer!

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