Saturday, October 1, 2016

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

September 2016

Hello! If you had asked me a year ago for my thoughts on makeup, I probably would have replied with "eh, it's whatever." Now, don't get me wrong, I've always enjoyed makeup to some extent but more to the extent of like "okay, I can do my winged eyeliner and mascara every day, this is the best it's going to get." Luckily, I've been blessed with skin that (usually) likes to behave and thus, haven't ever really "needed" foundation, or other makeup along those lines.

But in the past year, I've started to realize just how much fun makeup can be. I get why people refer to it as an art; it's just another creative outlet for expressing yourself. I don't wear makeup because I feel the need to cover up my natural appearance but rather to play around with my look or aesthetic just like I do with my clothing.

That being said, I've been having a LOT of fun with makeup recently. For about the past year, I subscribed to Birchbox and received 5 beauty samples a month which allowed me to try out (and fall in love with) a lot of new, cool products. I recently ended my Birchbox subscription due to an issue I had with Birchbox, or rather the nth issue that I had with Birchbox. 

Besides trying out new products from Birchbox, I adore trying out beauty products from Glossier and ColourPop. Glossier sells a wonderful variety of natural makeup and beauty products which I love. But it's not quite as fun or as playful as ColourPop is. ColourPop has a wide selection of fun shades of eyeshadow and lipstick that have been my recent go-tos. Shout-out to ColourPop for making pretty glitzy eyeshadows in colors like peach and satin lipsticks in wow-worthy colors like lavender.

For my daily makeup routine, it's still mascara and winged eyeliner BUT with the best mascara ever, Benefit's "they're real" lengthening mascara and the eyebrow product, Boy Brow from Glossier in blonde. 

However, when my day doesn't just consist of going to work, I do like to switch things up. For this look, I subtly highlighted and lightly contoured my face, swiped on a glittery pink shade of eyeshadow and puckered up with a rich shade of lipstick along with my normal makeup routine. And what I really love about this look is my rhinestones. After all, diamonds are a girl's best friend. Recently, I've really been into lining and adorning my bottom lashes and eyes with rhinestone after rhinestone. It creates such an eye-catching look that you almost never see and I absolutely love that. 

Lipstick: STILA
Eyeshadow: ColourPop
Eyeliner: Wet 'N Wild
Mascara: Benefit "they're real"
Eyebrows: Glossier, Boy Brow in blonde
"Tori" necklace: c/o Personal Necklace
Jumpsuit: Ashby


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