1. ROSY LIPS
For Christmas Mom gifted me this light pink lipstick from YSL. It has sheer coverage and is super moisturizing, almost like a lip gloss but not sticky or super shiny. It just has a nice finish and a hint of color that is like your natural lips with a little punch. I feel like this lipstick is what kickstarted going back to my favorite natural makeup look…just a more refined version of myself as I’d like to think.
2. SHEER FOUNDATION
A while back I mentioned my love affair with Estee Lauder Double Wear — it’s a great full coverage foundation that helped when my acne was at its worst, and I still highly recommend it, but the last several months I’ve been leaning toward something that looks a little more natural. I splurged on this Armani Luminous Silk Foundation after watching a video about Lucy Hale’s routine, and I’m so glad I did. It gives more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, but still feels light and looks like skin while evening out my skin tone.
3. A LITTLE COLOR
I like blush that looks natural…a hint of color for a fresh face. NARS peachy pink in Torrid has been on rotation with Chanel’s Hyperfresh. Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter is a pretty shimmer blush/highlighter combo too.
4. A DEWY GLOW
Highlighter in the corner of my eyes and cheekbones always makes me feel more lively, no matter how tired I may be. I feel like I’ve been sick nonstop these last few weeks, and adding a bit of shimmer for that healthy glow has really perked up my look when leaving the house even when I feel like crawling back into bed. A few weeks ago I finally stopped into Sephora and grabbed the Shimmer Skinstick by Fenty Beauty. I’m usually not a fan of these types of highlighters because I feel like it rubs off any base product underneath, but this one has been a winner lately. I’ve been rotating between that and Perricone’s No Highlighter Highlighter. This one has a bit more of a dewy look thanks to its serum formula with a pretty pearl-like finish.
I never thought I would find a new favorite mascara after sticking with Dior Show for so many years, but for my birthday back in October my sister gifted me Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara and I was hooked. A good more budget-friendly favorite that I alternate with is L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. The brush is full and makes your lash super dark which I love, especially with a light shadow.